Congressional-Legislature Proclamation Template
WHEREAS, because of the outstanding contributions that America’s hunters and anglers have made to conservation, recreation, and the economy, they are deserving of special recognition, and
WHEREAS, since the turn of the 20th century, hunters and anglers have been the leader in nearly all major conservation programs and these sportsmen-conservationists are responsible for the founding of the State Fish and Game Departments to all 50 states asking that they themselves be required to buy licenses and that the money collected be used to support state conservation agencies, and
WHEREAS, these sportsman-financed programs have led to the dramatic comeback of many species that appeared to be headed for extinction at the turn of the century. The populations of white-tailed deer, elk, antelope and wild turkey, for example, are now restored to the healthy and abundant numbers they once enjoyed, and
WHEREAS, in 2008, the 37th anniversary of Congress' designation of a special day each year to acknowledge the conservation accomplishments of hunters and anglers, who volunteer countless hours of their time for local Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Missouri, has become the official home of that special day, and
WHEREAS, I would like to take this opportunity to commend hunters and anglers for their efforts on behalf of wildlife and for their contributions to conservation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, (senator’s name), Senator of the State of (state name), do hereby proclaim Saturday, September 27, 2008 as
NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY
in the City of (city’s name), and I call upon our citizens to join with sportsmen-conservationists in their efforts to ensure the wise use and proper management of our natural resources to benefit future generations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of (city’s name) to be affixed this (x) day of (month), 2008.
(senator’s name), Senator