LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a proclamation Friday, Sept. 13 declaring Sunday, Sept. 15 as Hunting and Fishing Day.  

“Michigan has a rich and storied tradition of hunting and fishing,” said Whitmer. “I’m proud to highlight the importance of hunting and fishing activities here in Michigan and recognizes the contributions of hunters and anglers to wildlife conservation.”  

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Nearly 2 million hunters and anglers support the state’s economy through spending more than $11.2 billion annually while engaged in their pursuits, and this spending supports over 171,000 jobs in Michigan.   

Michigan Hunting and Fishing Day promotes awareness of the importance of hunting and fishing activities in Michigan and recognizes the immense contributions of hunters and anglers to wildlife conservation.  

There is a map on the DNR's website that identifies the best family-friendly and easy-to-access areas with the highest chance that you'll catch fish.

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