National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2016, 66785-66786 [2016-23631]

Download as PDF 66785 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 188 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9500 of September 23, 2016 The President National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Hunting and fishing have endured as cherished traditions for generations. Whether for sport, sustenance, or both, these activities provide opportunities for Americans to connect with those around them—from tribal elders sharing sacred practices to parents spending time outdoors with their children. On this day, as we celebrate America’s hunters and fishers for the ways in which they have strengthened our communities, we also honor their call to serve as good stewards of our lands and waters. Anglers and hunters were some of the earliest conservation leaders, and they remain key partners in safeguarding the important recreational opportunities provided by our unparalleled natural spaces. Caring for our environment is critical for supporting hunting and fishing, and today we recognize the growing urgency of conserving our Nation’s lands, waters, and ecosystems so that more Americans can enjoy all they have to offer. That is why I continue to call on the Congress to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped create new opportunities for hunting and fishing. Outdoor areas across America are renowned for their beauty and for the wealth of recreational activities they support. To secure this legacy, my Administration has protected more acres of public lands and waters than any other in our Nation’s history—and this past summer, I established the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which preserves access to hunting. And at national wildlife refuges, in forests, and on public and private lands throughout our country, we have expanded opportunities for Americans to hunt, fish, and reconnect with nature. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Hunting and fishing strengthen local economies, provide sustenance, and help Americans experience the outdoors. By enriching our communities and bringing people together, hunters and anglers have carried forward traditions dating back to long before our Nation’s founding. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we recognize the majestic landscapes that make these activities possible for Americans around our country. As we acknowledge the important cultural heritage surrounding hunting and fishing, let us vow to protect our Nation’s remarkable outdoor spaces for generations 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 24, 2016, as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I invite all Americans to observe this day with appropriate activities in our great outdoors. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 059060 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED0.SGM 28SED0 66786 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / 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 sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–23631 Filed 9–27–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 059060 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED0.SGM 28SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23631]



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Vol. 81

Wednesday,

No. 188

September 28, 2016

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9500--National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2016



Proclamation 9501--National Public Lands Day, 2016



Proclamation 9502--Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
/ Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9500 of September 23, 2016

                
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Hunting and fishing have endured as cherished 
                traditions for generations. Whether for sport, 
                sustenance, or both, these activities provide 
                opportunities for Americans to connect with those 
                around them--from tribal elders sharing sacred 
                practices to parents spending time outdoors with their 
                children. On this day, as we celebrate America's 
                hunters and fishers for the ways in which they have 
                strengthened our communities, we also honor their call 
                to serve as good stewards of our lands and waters.

                Anglers and hunters were some of the earliest 
                conservation leaders, and they remain key partners in 
                safeguarding the important recreational opportunities 
                provided by our unparalleled natural spaces. Caring for 
                our environment is critical for supporting hunting and 
                fishing, and today we recognize the growing urgency of 
                conserving our Nation's lands, waters, and ecosystems 
                so that more Americans can enjoy all they have to 
                offer. That is why I continue to call on the Congress 
                to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation 
                Fund, which has helped create new opportunities for 
                hunting and fishing.

                Outdoor areas across America are renowned for their 
                beauty and for the wealth of recreational activities 
                they support. To secure this legacy, my Administration 
                has protected more acres of public lands and waters 
                than any other in our Nation's history--and this past 
                summer, I established the Katahdin Woods and Waters 
                National Monument, which preserves access to hunting. 
                And at national wildlife refuges, in forests, and on 
                public and private lands throughout our country, we 
                have expanded opportunities for Americans to hunt, 
                fish, and reconnect with nature.

                Hunting and fishing strengthen local economies, provide 
                sustenance, and help Americans experience the outdoors. 
                By enriching our communities and bringing people 
                together, hunters and anglers have carried forward 
                traditions dating back to long before our Nation's 
                founding. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we 
                recognize the majestic landscapes that make these 
                activities possible for Americans around our country. 
                As we acknowledge the important cultural heritage 
                surrounding hunting and fishing, let us vow to protect 
                our Nation's remarkable outdoor spaces for generations 
                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 24, 2016, 
                as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I invite all 
                Americans to observe this day with appropriate 
                activities in our great outdoors.

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

[FR Doc. 2016-23631
Filed 9-27-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P