National Hunting and Fishing Day ~ Saturday, September 23, 2017 ~ Thank you to all sportsmen and sportswomen across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes

Thank you to all of our sportsmen and sportswomen across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes -- and throughout New York State -- for your contributions to our culture, our communities, our traditions and our economies.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 is designated as National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Thank you to all of our sportsmen and sportswomen across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes -- and throughout New York State -- for your contributions to our culture, our communities, our traditions and our economies.

See attached above Senator O'Mara's December 20, 2015 column on the economic impact of hunting and fishing, and the outdoor recreation industry overall, "Protecting New York's Outdoor Traditions."

Read more from the Ithaca Journal, "National Hunting and Fishing Day encourages sportsmen to get outside and promote"

And find out more on hunting and fishing in New York State from the Department of Environmental Conservation HERE.