The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2021 National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. On this special day, the rich tradition of fishing, hunting, and target shooting will be observed recognizing the conservation efforts of sportsmen and women across the country.
The day also coincides with the start of the statewide fall archery season for deer and the fall archery season for turkey in selected counties.
National Hunting and Fishing Day was established by the U.S. Congress in 1972 and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to wildlife conservation. The National Hunting and Fishing Day is an event celebrated in all 50 states annually on the fourth Saturday in September.
Together with federal aid programs, wildlife conservation efforts are funded mainly by the money sportsmen and women spend on their license fees, as well as the taxes they pay on certain types of outdoor recreational equipment that includes firearms, ammunition, and fishing gear. These funds support conservation programs, habitat acquisitions, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Tennessee and throughout the nation.