National Hunting and Fishing Day – Fish & Hunt

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Fish & Hunt Maryland is dedicated to showcasing the world-class hunting and fishing found in Maryland. There is no better day of the year to highlight these activities than September 26, which is National Hunting and Fishing Day . Launched in 1971 by Congress, NHF Day has consistently recognized hunters and anglers for their leadership in wildlife and conservation. Countless regional and local organizations host state and national events to bring together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of hunting, target shooting, and fishing on this day. This year, take time on NHF Day to explore new experiences, plan your next adventure, and support conservation efforts in your area. 

Introduce Hunting & Fishing to Someone New 

This year, make sure to bring that family member or friend along for a new adventure. Maryland  has countless opportunities. Take some friends on a fishing charter or bring your child along for his or her first deer or waterfowl hunt. Regardless of your pasion, there are many ways to pass down the tradition and love for the outdoors. 

Check out our experience videos for a little inspiration.  

Plan Your Next Adventure 

National Hunting and Fishing Day is the perfect time to plan your next adventure. From world-class white-tailed deer to striped bass and large trout populations, Maryland offers many options to choose from! Use our quick links to help you hop aboard your next charter or find the perfect hunting guide for your next trip. With so much wildlife and natural beauty, planning a hunting or fishing trip in Maryland is easy. 

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Do Your Part

Outdoorsmen and women are the pillars of sustainable wildlife management, with a long history of regulation and scientific research being tied directly to hunting. September 26 not only marks National Hunting and Fishing Day, but also National Public Lands Day; marking the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Learn more about volunteer activities and ways to connect to nature at

For more information on lodging options, hunting guides, outfitters and more, be sure to visit our Plan section to make the most out of your next trip. Plus add a little family fun to your travels by checking out these trip suggestions for Maryland’s 18 scenic byways–forget the highway and take the byway.

Visit our Plan Your Trip page for information on fishing charters and guides, lodging options, marinas, retailers, and more.

You can purchase your Maryland License online, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Be sure to visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources online for more information on seasons and regulations before heading out!

In need of additional inspiration? Check out Fish & Hunt Maryland’s latest articles written by fellow sportsmen and local partners.