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NHF Day is right around the corner

Saturday, Sept. 24 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, an event celebrated by all 50 states every year on the fourth Saturday in September. National Hunting and Fishing Day was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our nation’s hunters and anglers. More than 40 years later, these events are still going strong. It’s a great day for parents to take kids or for kids to take adults out to enjoy learning more about the outdoors and just plain having fun.

The first National Hunting and Fishing Day event in Louisiana was sponsored by the Monroe Morning World newspaper and the District 2 office of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 1982 at the Monroe regional office. Since then, three more locations were added by the LDWF in Baton Rouge, Minden, and Woodworth. Today, more than 10,000 people attend the celebrations throughout the state, making National Hunting and Fishing Day LDWF’s largest public event.

Event Details

Louisiana’s National Hunting and Fishing Day events are free.

Each location’s event varies but all include exhibits on LDWF’s research and conservation efforts, shooting and fishing demonstrations, and exhibits from local chapters of Ducks Unlimited, the Safari Club, and the Coastal Conservation Association, as well as local businesses. Attendees can try their skills at the shooting ranges, fishing ponds, and boating activities and learn about wildlife with live animal demonstrations.

LocationAddressContactDate and Time
Baton Rouge: Waddill Outdoor Education Center4142 North Flannery Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
225.765.2927September 24, 2022
Minden: Bodcau Shooting Range168 Ben Durden Road
Haughton, LA 71037
318.371.3050September 24, 2022
Monroe: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge480 Richland Place Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
318.343.4044September 24, 2022
Woodworth: Woodworth Shooting Range661 Robinson Bridge Road
Woodworth, LA 71485
318.484.2276September 24, 2022


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