National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to fish and wildlife conservation.
Indiana’s sportsmen and women were among the first conservationists to support the establishment of the DNR to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitat and, through license fees, helped fund efforts to provide for healthy and sustainable natural resources.
Last year, Indiana’s sportsmen and women generated close to $38 million to support the conservation efforts of wildlife. Indiana’s 867,000 hunters and anglers support the state’s economy by spending more than $924 million annually while engaged in their pursuits, supporting more than 14,000 jobs in Indiana and generating $103 million in state and local taxes. Please join us in celebrating our hunters and anglers on this day.