“Through hunting and fishing, in traditions handed down from generation to generation, families strengthen their bonds and individuals forge connections with the great outdoors. They rise before dawn to cast a line on a misty stream or wait patiently in a stand as a forest awakes. Parents help toddlers reel in their first catch, and young hunters master the call of a wild turkey. … Anglers and hunters have played an integral role, living up to their legacy as some of our nation’s strongest defenders of wild places. In addition to its significance as a time-honored tradition, outdoor recreation supports millions of jobs.”
— from President Obama’s proclamation recognizing National Hunting and Fishing Day.