Today is Monday, October 20, 2014rss RSS feed
Smith and Wesson

Smith and Wesson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -(Ammoland.com)— Ever wonder what it takes to make our lands better for future sportsmen?

It is simple. It takes hard work, great organizations and a call to conserve. Smith and Wesson has a long tradition of supporting conservation efforts and this year they are once again supporting National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Smith and Wesson has long supported NHF Day, which takes place on the fourth Saturday in September. This year it falls on September 27th.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is set-aside for sportsmen to celebrate those conservation efforts. Smith & Wesson is known widely for their generosity and dedication to the outdoor sports. Driven by passionate shooters and outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, Smith & Wesson continues to recognize the importance of conservation throughout the nation.

“Smith and Wesson is always ready to help recognize the efforts of their consumers that make a difference for future sportsmen,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “They are a vital role when it comes to restoring our hunting lands. We are more than pleased to have them on as supporters of NHF Day.”

The first to suggest an official day of thanks to sportsmen was Ira Joffe, owner of Joffe’s Gun Shop in Upper Darby, Pa. In 1970, Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Shafer adopted Joffe’s idea and created “Outdoor Sportsman’s Day” in the state.

With determined prompting from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the concept soon emerged on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In June 1971, Sen. Thomas McIntyre, N.H., introduced Joint Resolution 117 authorizing National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of every September. Rep. Bob Sikes, Fla., introduced an identical measure in the House. In early 1972, Congress unanimously passed both bills.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day

The list of sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day 2014 includes Wonders of Wildlife, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Realtree, Yamaha, GunBroker.com, Izaak Walton League, Ducks Unlimited, Scout, National Wild Turkey Foundation, Smith and Wesson, Outdoor Channel and Limit Out Productions.

  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Ed: Only 4? Per our Constitution, “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be...
      • mainejackal: I cannot fathom such stupidity as wanting to give first aid or cpr to some scumbag you just shot. As a...
      • FRANK J VOUK: Bought one of these for my 13 year old daughter for deer hunting in shotgun only zone in Minnesota. We...
      • Jessie Copeland: If you don’t already own a good rifle; Buy one and plenty of amo learn how to use it....
      • Jerry: It is not only 22 ammo that is hard to find. Pistol powder is not very plentiful either. I have a couple of...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Russian Sniper Rifle From AimSurplus.com

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be November 20 , 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Russian 1891/30 PU 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle and a can of Ammunition. For more information visit the AimSurplus Sniper Rifle Promotion Page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    14316320
    14923856