National Hunting and Fishing Day Proclamation Resource Center 2018

Governors from across the country, including Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) members, and President Donald Trump have signed proclamations recognizing Saturday, September 22 as National Hunting and Fishing Day. Among these 43 proclamations is:

  • Alabama Governor Kay Ivey*
  • Alaska Governor Bill Walker*
  • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey*
  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson*
  • Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy*
  • Delaware Governor John Carney*
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott*
  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal*
  • Idaho Governor Butch Otter*
  • Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner*
  • Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb*
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds*
  • Kansas Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer*
  • Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin*
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards*
  • Maine Governor Paul LePage
  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan*
  • Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder*
  • Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
  • Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant*
  • Missouri Governor Michael Parson
  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock,* GSC Co-Chair
  • Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts*
  • Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval*
  • New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu*
  • New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez*
  • North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
  • Ohio Governor John Kasich
  • Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin*
  • Oregon Governor Kate Brown
  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf,* GSC Vice Chair
  • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo
  • South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard*
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam*
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott*
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert*
  • Vermont Governor Phil Scott*
  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee
  • West Virginia Governor Jim Justice*
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker*
  • President Donald Trump


* Governors Sportsmen's Caucus member

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