(KFVS) - National Hunting and Fishing Day is the fourth Saturday in September.
It started in May of 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation to honor sportsmen for their vital role in nature conservation.
Here are some events happening in the Heartland:
- Busy Spiders: 9 to 9:45 a.m./10 to 10:45 a.m., ages 0-2
- Snappers: Missouri Mammals: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ages 7-11
- Autumn's Bounty - Fall Wild Edibles: 1 to 2:30 p.m., ages 12+
- Meet the Artist: 2 to 4 p.m., all ages
- Catfishing Basics in the Evening: 6 to 7:30 p.m., ages 7-15
- There is few spots left for the Catfishing Basics course.
- 29th year of the southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Day event
- 200+ vendors
- 30,000+ visitors
- Many events:
- Open Archery: 9 a.m.
- Helicopter Rides: 10 a.m.
- Much more+