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Governor proclaims Sept. 28 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 28, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska.

Nebraska has a rich tradition of hunting and fishing, and resident and nonresident hunters and anglers spend about $1 billion a year in Nebraska. The industry creates about 12,000 jobs for the state. Gov. Ricketts reflected on Nebraska’s heritage of hunting and fishing in a recent column.

The governor, an avid outdoorsman, also signed a pledge to take a new or novice hunter afield as part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Take ’Em Hunting Challenge.

Read more about the governor’s proclamation!

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