June 6-14, 2020 is National Fishing & Boating Week (NFBW). NFBW occurs every year to recognize the importance of recreational fishing and boating as some of our favorite outdoor pursuits. NFBW commemorates the value that recreational boating and fishing brings to communities, the economy, and conservation. During NFBW all states provide free fishing days – some offer free fishing weekends - to encourage people to pursue fishing on public waters without a fishing license requirement.

Below are links to each state agency’s website for more information on how to obtain a fishing license beyond the free fishing opportunities during NFBW.

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Schedule of Events

Date Event Name Location
Jan 10 Reception at the DSC Convention Dallas TX
Jan 22 SHOT Show Reception Las Vegas NV
Feb 07 Reception at the SCI Convention Reno NV
Feb 08 Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Winter Reception Washington DC
Feb 10 Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Dinner Washington DC
Mar 04 Capitol Hill Policy Luncheon
Mar 09 Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Reception Washington DC
Sep 16 30th Annual Banquet & Auction Washington DC
Oct 14 Wine, Wheels & Wildlife Lexington NC
Oct 23 Texas Bass, Bucks & Boots Houston TX
Dec 08 - Dec 11 2020 Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit Little Rock AR

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A key component of the American System of Conservation Funding, the Pittman- Robertson Act directs excise taxes on firearms, ammo, and archery equipment to wildlife conservation. Since its inception in 1937 the Act has generated more than $12 billion towards conservation. However, there has been a loss of 5 million hunters in the past decade. One proposed solution to help fund conservation is to dedicate lottery proceeds for conservation purposes. Would you support this effort in your state?

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