National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012, 59285-59286 [2012-23872]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Presidential Documents 59285 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8870 of September 21, 2012 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From our highest peaks and most historic parks to the quiet woods and streams where generations of families have connected with the land around them, America’s great outdoors have always played an important role in our national life. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we celebrate our rich legacy of conservation, recognize sportsmen and women who have carried that legacy forward, and renew the spirit of stewardship that has moved countless Americans to help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. As keepers of an age-old tradition, sportsmen and women share a deep and abiding bond with our environment. Generations have worked tirelessly to protect the lands and waters they cherish, and today, hunters and anglers stand among our strongest conservation advocates. This year, we also mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, which provided permanent and dependable funding for habitat conservation. This milestone recalls the many ways sportsmen and women have contributed to conservation of the public lands we all enjoy. Their legacy is all around us, and as we take time to appreciate America’s natural beauty, let us give thanks to all those who have helped make our country what it is today. Fulfilling our role as environmental stewards in the 21st century demands that we find the best ideas at the grassroots level and empower States, communities, and nonprofits with the tools they need to protect the land they love. Through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, my Administration has striven to meet those challenges and lay the foundation for a comprehensive, community-driven conservation strategy. From hunters and anglers to tribal leaders and young people, we are engaging stakeholders of all backgrounds and beliefs—and moving forward, we will continue to find new ways to make the Federal Government a better partner in preserving our environment today and tomorrow. As Americans, each of us has an equal share in the land and an equal responsibility to protect it. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we pay tribute to the community of sportsmen and women who have kept faith with that fundamental principle, and who will continue to help drive our environmental progress in the years to come. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 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 22, 2012, as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:32 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27SED2.SGM 27SED2 59286 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2012–23872 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:32 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27SED2.SGM 27SED2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59285-59286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23872]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8870 of September 21, 2012

                
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From our highest peaks and most historic parks to the 
                quiet woods and streams where generations of families 
                have connected with the land around them, America's 
                great outdoors have always played an important role in 
                our national life. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, 
                we celebrate our rich legacy of conservation, recognize 
                sportsmen and women who have carried that legacy 
                forward, and renew the spirit of stewardship that has 
                moved countless Americans to help preserve our natural 
                heritage for future generations.

                As keepers of an age-old tradition, sportsmen and women 
                share a deep and abiding bond with our environment. 
                Generations have worked tirelessly to protect the lands 
                and waters they cherish, and today, hunters and anglers 
                stand among our strongest conservation advocates. This 
                year, we also mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal 
                Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, which provided 
                permanent and dependable funding for habitat 
                conservation. This milestone recalls the many ways 
                sportsmen and women have contributed to conservation of 
                the public lands we all enjoy. Their legacy is all 
                around us, and as we take time to appreciate America's 
                natural beauty, let us give thanks to all those who 
                have helped make our country what it is today.

                Fulfilling our role as environmental stewards in the 
                21st century demands that we find the best ideas at the 
                grassroots level and empower States, communities, and 
                nonprofits with the tools they need to protect the land 
                they love. Through the America's Great Outdoors 
                Initiative, my Administration has striven to meet those 
                challenges and lay the foundation for a comprehensive, 
                community-driven conservation strategy. From hunters 
                and anglers to tribal leaders and young people, we are 
                engaging stakeholders of all backgrounds and beliefs--
                and moving forward, we will continue to find new ways 
                to make the Federal Government a better partner in 
                preserving our environment today and tomorrow.

                As Americans, each of us has an equal share in the land 
                and an equal responsibility to protect it. On National 
                Hunting and Fishing Day, we pay tribute to the 
                community of sportsmen and women who have kept faith 
                with that fundamental principle, and who will continue 
                to help drive our environmental progress in the years 
                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 22, 2012, 
                as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs 
                and activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2012-23872
Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P