Resident angler at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters Josh Prom will no doubt celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by fishing and hunting if he has his way. The grouse are abundant on the Gunflint Trail and just the other day he went hunting for the first time. After missing the first grouse be got the next three he shot at and didn't want to quit. We're lucky to live where we're surrounded by public lands and waters we can recreate on.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is less than a mile away. It's all set aside for folks who want to paddle and camp on public lands. In recognition of National Public Lands Day I may just have to get out and do some canoeing and fishing.
There are places all over the United States sponsoring activities today. Check out the National Public Lands Day website to find out what is happening near you. And maybe next year we'll see you on the Gunflint Trail for one of these special days.
National Public Lands Day 2010 celebrates service and recreation on public lands while educating volunteers about the effects of climate change on our parks. NPLD engages a diverse audience of adult and youth volunteers to get to outdoors and improve their lands, whether at the grandest national park or at an urban park in their neighborhood.
NPLD inspires a new generation of volunteers committed to service on public lands. The event also encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation. After working hard, volunteers can take a hike, a swim, a bicycle ride and get healthy in America's backyard.