National Hunting and Fishing Day

JOHNSON Beagle Outdoor Wear of Vermont will be sponsoring its 37th Anniversary Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, in conjunction with a unique open house on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28. The event is open to the public and will operate 9 a.m-4 p.m., each day, at the Beagle Barn at 162 Route 15E in Johnson. National Hunting and Fishing Day is a family-oriented event, that everyone will enjoy. This is an ideal way to introduce youth and newcomers to outdoor sports while teaching them about the important role that hunting and fishing play in Vermonts wildlife-conservation programs. The Benoit Brothers, Bob Howe of Pine Grove Lodge, Fatal Attractions Smart Seat, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Kingdom Knives, Outdoors Magazine, Iron Skillet Seasonings, and the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club will also have exhibits at the open house. There will be displays of hunting outerwear and equipment, a BBQ, door prizes, and store deals on Beaglewear. The Vermont Big Game Trophy Club will be scoring racks, Iron Skillet Seasonings will be providing samples, and Outdoors Magazine will be handing out free copies of their magazine! National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. From shopping center exhibits to statewide expos, millions of citizens learned to appreciate Americas sportsman-based system of conservation funding. That system now generates more than $1.7 billion per year, benefiting all who appreciate wildlife and wild places. National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of every September. Beagle also announces the return of its Vermont Biggest Buck Contest! All licensed Vermont Hunters are eligible. The person who takes the biggest buck (clean dressed weight) in Vermont during the 2008 hunting season, as determined by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be awarded with a full Beaglewear outfit, including a coat, pants, and hat.

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