SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -(Ammoland.com)- Ducks Unlimited has signed on for another year as a sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day).
NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.
“Ducks Unlimited and its members do so much for the hunting community and their sponsorship is just another way they help promote hunting and outdoor recreation,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “This dedicated group of hunters is leading wetlands and waterfowl conservation and their support will help bring in a new group of hunters and anglers to ensure our time-honored tradition of enjoying the outdoors continues for generations.”
Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, each fourth Saturday in September is set aside as NHF Day. This year's NHF Day is set for Sept. 23 with NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.
Beginning with a small group of dedicated waterfowl hunters, Ducks Unlimited has grown into the world's largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Ducks Unlimited works through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities.
“Ducks Unlimited is committed to conserving critical waterfowl habitat across North America, and the success of this mission would not be possible without DU's army of volunteers, the vast majority of whom are hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “We are honored to work with Richard Childress in support National Hunting and Fishing Day and to commemorate the important contributions of sportsmen to America's economy and outdoor heritage. By taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting, you are encouraging the next generation of conservationists.”
New for this year is the introduction of the National Hunting and Fishing Day Challenge. Honorary Chairman Childress is challenging hunters, shooters and anglers to introduce someone to the outdoors before NHF Day.
Participants who sign up and take the pledge will be eligible to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience in America's Conservation Capital from Big Cedar Lodge and Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.
To take the pledge for NHF Day Challenge, visit their website or call 417-225-1162.
NHF Day's official home is at the Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri. Both entities share the goal of strengthening the image of hunting, shooting and fishing. NHF Day is one of the most effective grassroots campaigns to promote hunters, anglers and the conservation of wildlife and habitat.
Each year, thousands of people participate in NHF Day events across the country to commemorate the foundation of conservation through fishing and hunting.
NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of these well-respected companies and brands: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, NRA, Realtree, GunBroker, Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Cabela's, Keep America Fishing, Thompson Center, Izaak Walton League, Outdoor Sportsman Group and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
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About Ducks Unlimited Inc.:
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
For more information on our work, visit their website.
About National Hunting and Fishing Day:
Over the years, National Hunting and Fishing Day boasted many more public relations successes, assisted by celebrities who volunteered to help spotlight the conservation accomplishments of sportsmen and women. Honorary chairs have included George Bush, Tom Seaver, Hank Williams Jr., Arnold Palmer, Terry Bradshaw, George Brett, Robert Urich, Ward Burton, Louise Mandrell, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Jeff Foxworthy and many other sports and entertainment figures. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation.
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