OKLAHOMA CITY – House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Sanders issued the following statement about the 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD), to be observed Sept. 22 this year. Sanders is co-chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and member of the 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses.
“Hunting and angling have long been a part of Oklahoma’s heritage,” said Sanders, R-Kingfisher. “I am proud to join Oklahoma sportsmen and women who will participating in this national celebration and helping to pass the love of these traditions to future generations. The men and women who hunt Oklahoma lands and fish Oklahoma’s lakes, rivers and streams are not just interested in pursuing these sports for their own benefit, they also are the main contributors to our state’s conservation efforts.”
Sanders said he’s encouraged that Oklahoma hunters and anglers are passing down their love of their sports to their children and others so future generations can enjoy these traditions as well as participate in the preservation of our state and nation’s natural resources.
More information on National Hunting and Fishing Day is available at www.NHFDay.org or on the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation website at www.congressionalsportsmen.org/policies/state/national-hunting-and-fishing-day.