National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011, 59883-59884 [2011-25066]

Download as PDF 59883 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 188 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Title 3— Proclamation 8720 of September 23, 2011 The President National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On vast plains and through dense forests, along rocky riverbanks and atop tranquil lakes, Americans of every age and background cherish their connection to the great outdoors. As we mark National Hunting and Fishing Day, we are reminded of the uniquely American idea that each of us has an equal share in the land around us and an equal responsibility to protect it. America’s hunters and anglers directly experience the endless beauty and reward of our Nation’s bounty. We have long depended on this land to sustain us, from our Native American ancestors and the settlers on the Eastern Seaboard to the sportsmen and women of today. Fishing and hunting are traditions that span untold lengths of time, enabling important bonds to the land and between generations to form. Sportsmen also develop unique connections to the land they enjoy, and hunters and fishermen were some of our first conservationists. These relationships are preserved and passed on with pride, along with a deep and abiding respect for nature. Today, we continue the essential work of conserving and sustaining our precious environment. Our landscapes are not only a source of pleasure, but a valuable resource for our local economies and the livelihood of many across America. Last year, after an unprecedented public engagement effort, with input from across our country, my Administration launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. Through this initiative, we are working to meet the unique challenges of environmental stewardship in the 21st century and create community-based solutions for conservation. As part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, we recently established the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to assist with promoting outdoor recreational activities for American families on public lands. By coordinating with State, local, and tribal governments, and other stakeholders, the Council aims to connect our families, and especially our youth, to the rugged beauty of the natural wonders our Nation’s hunters and anglers know so well. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Protecting the conservation legacy of our past is the responsibility of all Americans. Working together, we can preserve the wonder of nature while building a future where all Americans are able to enjoy and share in her bounty. 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 24, 2011, as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:25 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED0.SGM 28SED0 59884 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–25066 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:25 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED0.SGM 28SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59883-59884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25066]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8720 of September 23, 2011

                
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On vast plains and through dense forests, along rocky 
                riverbanks and atop tranquil lakes, Americans of every 
                age and background cherish their connection to the 
                great outdoors. As we mark National Hunting and Fishing 
                Day, we are reminded of the uniquely American idea that 
                each of us has an equal share in the land around us and 
                an equal responsibility to protect it.

                America's hunters and anglers directly experience the 
                endless beauty and reward of our Nation's bounty. We 
                have long depended on this land to sustain us, from our 
                Native American ancestors and the settlers on the 
                Eastern Seaboard to the sportsmen and women of today. 
                Fishing and hunting are traditions that span untold 
                lengths of time, enabling important bonds to the land 
                and between generations to form. Sportsmen also develop 
                unique connections to the land they enjoy, and hunters 
                and fishermen were some of our first conservationists. 
                These relationships are preserved and passed on with 
                pride, along with a deep and abiding respect for 
                nature.

                Today, we continue the essential work of conserving and 
                sustaining our precious environment. Our landscapes are 
                not only a source of pleasure, but a valuable resource 
                for our local economies and the livelihood of many 
                across America. Last year, after an unprecedented 
                public engagement effort, with input from across our 
                country, my Administration launched the America's Great 
                Outdoors Initiative. Through this initiative, we are 
                working to meet the unique challenges of environmental 
                stewardship in the 21st century and create community-
                based solutions for conservation.

                As part of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, we 
                recently established the Federal Interagency Council on 
                Outdoor Recreation to assist with promoting outdoor 
                recreational activities for American families on public 
                lands. By coordinating with State, local, and tribal 
                governments, and other stakeholders, the Council aims 
                to connect our families, and especially our youth, to 
                the rugged beauty of the natural wonders our Nation's 
                hunters and anglers know so well.

                Protecting the conservation legacy of our past is the 
                responsibility of all Americans. Working together, we 
                can preserve the wonder of nature while building a 
                future where all Americans are able to enjoy and share 
                in her bounty.

                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 24, 2011, 
                as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs 
                and activities.

[[Page 59884]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-third day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2011-25066
Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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