Annual celebration set for Sept. 22
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (September 19, 2018) – Ducks Unlimited has re-signed as sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) set for September 22. 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 is an ardent supporter of the outdoor lifestyle,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “From their educational Greenwing program for youth to advocating in Washington D.C., Ducks Unlimited’s is dedicated to ensuring our outdoor heritage continues. We are proud to partner with such a committed organization.”
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. 22 with retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. 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.
“The conservation commitment of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and the dedicated leadership at Wonders of Wildlife make this year’s National Hunting and Fishing Day another great celebration of conservation and our shared hunting heritage,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “Ducks Unlimited’s success wouldn’t be possible without DU’s team of volunteers – the majority of whom are hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen – banding together for waterfowl and wetlands conservation. We are honored and proud to celebrate their contributions to America’s economy and outdoor heritage.”
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.
To find local NHF Day events and celebrations near you, check out the events page here.
NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of these well-respected companies and brands: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shop, Realtree, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Izaak Walton League of America.