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WHEREAS, Nevada has a rich and storied tradition of hunting and angling that continues to this day; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's sportsmen and women were among the first conservationists to support the establishment of the Nevada Department of Wildlife to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitat, and through their license fees help fund State efforts to provide for healthy and sustainable natural resources; and

WHEREAS, upon recognizing that license fees alone were insufficient to restore and sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations, sportsmen and women supported seIf-imposed fees on hunting, fishing and boating equipment to raise additional conservation funds; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's sportsmen and women continue to generate millions of dollars through the American System of Conservation Funding to support the conservation efforts of the Nevada Department of Wildlife; and

WHEREAS, hunters and anglers across the Silver State are an important part of our economy, supporting jobs and spending millions of dollars while engaging in their pursuits; and

WHEREAS, National Hunting and Fishing Day was established in 1972 to celebrate and recognize hunters and anglers for their contributions to fish and wildlife conservation, and to our society;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  this 15th day of September as



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