September 23 marks the 35th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, established by Congress in 1971 to acknowledge the conservation and economic importance of sportsmen and women. The observance has not gone unnoticed by the general public. In a recent poll a strong majority of Americans 18 years and older support hunting and fishing. In fact, the 2006 survey shows support for hunting actually increased from 10 years ago from a 73- to 78% approval rating.
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