Annual celebration set for Sept. 23
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Berkley has joined as 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.
"From working to consistently recruit new anglers to implementing fishing line recycling programs, Berkley is a leader in outdoor conservation," said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. "Berkley has worked to ensure continued angler access and helped promote fishing to future generations of outdoorsmen and women. We are appreciative of their support and welcome them to NHF Day."
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.
"Berkley is committed to supporting sustainable fishing environments, and we want every angler to feel good about each cast," said Jeremy Albright, brand development manager, Berkley. "We are honored to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day, and celebrate the conservation efforts that ensure a healthy habitat and wildlife for future generations."
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.
Contact: Greg Duncan
Blue Heron Communications