National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2010, 60279-60280 [2010-24644]

Download as PDF 60279 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 188 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8567 of September 24, 2010 The President National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As Americans, the bond we have with our land is traceable to our earliest ancestors and etched into the character of our Nation. From the rocky shoals of New England to the rugged mountains of the West, the natural beauty and great diversity of our open spaces draw millions to the outdoors every year for sport, play, and relaxation. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we recognize the Americans who engage in these timeless pursuits, and we reaffirm our commitment to conserving our native lands, waters, and wildlife for generations to come. Like President Theodore Roosevelt—an enthusiastic hunter and a great conservationist—hunters and anglers value stewardship, often leading efforts to ensure the protection of our Nation’s wildlife, habitats, and waterways. President Roosevelt understood that conservation was essential to preserving our hunting and fishing heritage, and during his Presidency established the first units of the National Wildlife Refuge System to sustain the outdoor traditions many Americans enjoy today. We recognize, as President Roosevelt did over a century ago, that we must champion the conservation of our lands, and those who know them well—the individuals who hunt and fish—must endeavor to be their consummate guardians. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD0 Conservation takes on even greater importance today as our lands, waters, and wildlife face threats from global climate change, loss of habitats, and environmental disasters. The abundance of our wilderness is not limitless and needs protection and restoration. To ensure America’s wild spaces remain healthy and accessible for all to enjoy, outdoorsmen and women can continue to participate in innovative programs such as the Federal Duck Stamp Program to protect and restore our natural legacy. This includes rebuilding and safeguarding our fragile Gulf ecosystem, where the unique and beautiful bounty of waterfowl, fish, and other game confront exceptional hardships. Following in the footsteps of President Roosevelt and other conservationists, my Administration is dedicated to fostering a national conversation about 21st-century conservation that embraces a broad coalition of Americans, including hunters and anglers. Through my America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, we have heard from sportsmen and women across our country about the value of hunting and fishing, the challenges to wildlife conservation, and how the Federal Government can be a better partner for conservation. My Administration established the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council to enlist the efforts of the sporting community, wildlife conservation organizations, States, and Native American tribes to uphold our Nation’s wildlife heritage and to meet the conservation challenges of our time. We added over 4 million acres to the Conservation Reserve Program this year to provide important wildlife habitats, and we have taken specific steps to benefit gamebirds in this program. In addition, we are providing millions of dollars to the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, a new effort to encourage hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities on privately owned land. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED0.SGM 29SED0 60280 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Presidential Documents Our ability to enjoy our land and wildlife today is a tribute to the character of conservationists who have come before us. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we celebrate the time-honored traditions of hunting and fishing, as well as the preservation of America’s vast natural resources, as we seek to protect them for centuries to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2010, as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–24644 Filed 9–28–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED0.SGM 29SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD0 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 29, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60279-60280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24644]



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Proclamation 8567--National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2010



Proclamation 8568--National Public Lands Day, 2010



Proclamation 8569--Gold Star Mother's and Families' Day, 2010


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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8567 of September 24, 2010

                
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As Americans, the bond we have with our land is 
                traceable to our earliest ancestors and etched into the 
                character of our Nation. From the rocky shoals of New 
                England to the rugged mountains of the West, the 
                natural beauty and great diversity of our open spaces 
                draw millions to the outdoors every year for sport, 
                play, and relaxation. On National Hunting and Fishing 
                Day, we recognize the Americans who engage in these 
                timeless pursuits, and we reaffirm our commitment to 
                conserving our native lands, waters, and wildlife for 
                generations to come.

                Like President Theodore Roosevelt--an enthusiastic 
                hunter and a great conservationist--hunters and anglers 
                value stewardship, often leading efforts to ensure the 
                protection of our Nation's wildlife, habitats, and 
                waterways. President Roosevelt understood that 
                conservation was essential to preserving our hunting 
                and fishing heritage, and during his Presidency 
                established the first units of the National Wildlife 
                Refuge System to sustain the outdoor traditions many 
                Americans enjoy today. We recognize, as President 
                Roosevelt did over a century ago, that we must champion 
                the conservation of our lands, and those who know them 
                well--the individuals who hunt and fish--must endeavor 
                to be their consummate guardians.

                Conservation takes on even greater importance today as 
                our lands, waters, and wildlife face threats from 
                global climate change, loss of habitats, and 
                environmental disasters. The abundance of our 
                wilderness is not limitless and needs protection and 
                restoration. To ensure America's wild spaces remain 
                healthy and accessible for all to enjoy, outdoorsmen 
                and women can continue to participate in innovative 
                programs such as the Federal Duck Stamp Program to 
                protect and restore our natural legacy. This includes 
                rebuilding and safeguarding our fragile Gulf ecosystem, 
                where the unique and beautiful bounty of waterfowl, 
                fish, and other game confront exceptional hardships.

                Following in the footsteps of President Roosevelt and 
                other conservationists, my Administration is dedicated 
                to fostering a national conversation about 21st-century 
                conservation that embraces a broad coalition of 
                Americans, including hunters and anglers. Through my 
                America's Great Outdoors Initiative, we have heard from 
                sportsmen and women across our country about the value 
                of hunting and fishing, the challenges to wildlife 
                conservation, and how the Federal Government can be a 
                better partner for conservation. My Administration 
                established the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage 
                Conservation Council to enlist the efforts of the 
                sporting community, wildlife conservation 
                organizations, States, and Native American tribes to 
                uphold our Nation's wildlife heritage and to meet the 
                conservation challenges of our time. We added over 4 
                million acres to the Conservation Reserve Program this 
                year to provide important wildlife habitats, and we 
                have taken specific steps to benefit gamebirds in this 
                program. In addition, we are providing millions of 
                dollars to the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat 
                Incentive Program, a new effort to encourage hunting, 
                fishing, and other recreational activities on privately 
                owned land.

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                Our ability to enjoy our land and wildlife today is a 
                tribute to the character of conservationists who have 
                come before us. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we 
                celebrate the time-honored traditions of hunting and 
                fishing, as well as the preservation of America's vast 
                natural resources, as we seek to protect them for 
                centuries to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2010, 
                as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs 
                and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2010-24644
Filed 9-28-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P