SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -(Ammoland.com)- Shakespeare is the latest name added to a growing list of sponsors 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.
“Shakespeare has a long history of supporting the future of fishing,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “Their longstanding support of youth initiatives and conservation programs has created passionate generations of new anglers who found the love of fishing directly through Shakespeare's efforts. Their support is greatly appreciated.”
Created in 1897 by William Shakespeare Jr. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Shakespeare has been the leader in quality, affordable fishing tackle. The company has thrived over its 100-plus-year history and their success comes from a passion for creating memories for generations of anglers.
“Shakespeare makes fishing accessible to everyone and helps create lifelong memories on the water,” said Lori Masad, manager, brand development for Shakespeare. “We are honored to help celebrate this special day and recognize the role anglers and hunters play in protecting our environment.”
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 September 23 with NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.
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 NHFDay.org 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, My Outdoor TV and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
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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