Maryland Dedicates Annual Event to Those Who Served

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesinvites all current and former service members and their families toPatriot Pointin Dorchester County Sept. 21 to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day.

The annual event includes fishing, archery, shooting sports, and other activities centered on the outdoors and wildlife. A mentored dove hunt will also be offered for new and apprentice hunters.

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed 2019 as theYear of the Veteranin Maryland. This year-long observance raises awareness of the brave service and sacrifice our United States veterans and families have made for Maryland and our country.

“The new partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Patriot Point creates a remarkable opportunity to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “We are proud to offer this event on a beautiful waterfront setting and honor our veterans, their families, and supporters.”

There is no charge to participate, but because space is limited, advance registration is required. A separate registration is required to participate in the dove hunt, and all hunters must complete the requirements for newly licensed or apprentice hunters in Maryland.

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National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate the conservation successes of America’s anglers and hunters. Sportsmen generate nearly $800 million annually for state and local economies, supporting countless job opportunities, boosting local economies, and helping fund public resources.

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