Today, Safari Club International (SCI) is excited to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. This annual observance, held on the fourth Saturday of September each year, honors the rich tradition of hunting and angling across the United States while highlighting the vital role that sportsmen and women play in responsible wildlife management.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the Presidential Proclamation establishing National Hunting and Fishing Day, laying the foundation for this important annual observance and emphasizing the responsible use of our nation’s natural resources for future generations. In the spirit of President Nixon’s decision to champion our country’s deeply rooted hunting and fishing culture, SCI remains steadfastly committed to ensuring the sustainable enjoyment of our outdoor heritage.
“SCI is proud to join the hunting and angling communities in celebrating 51 years of championing the right to hunt, shoot, and fish across our great country,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “National Hunting and Fishing Day is a fantastic opportunity for new hunters and anglers to participate in our historic sport while seasoned sportsmen and women can go afield, reflecting on their contributions to ensuring healthy wildlife populations and preserving public land access for all Americans.”
SCI, like National Hunting and Fishing Day, was founded in 1972. Since then, SCI has been and continues to be the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI is FIRST FOR HUNTERS, with 146 chapters and affiliate networks representing millions of hunters worldwide.