EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation continues the march forward in its mission to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. hosting events across the country in support of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 23, 2017.
Established by congress in 1972, NHF Day was designed to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation and to help introduce new people to the outdoor lifestyle.
Understanding the importance of exposing future generations to our hunting heritage, NWTF chapters across the country are planning events to celebrate this special day. Events receiving funding from the NHF Day include, NWTF – Women in the Outdoors, New Mexico; Cheboygan Chapter of the NWTF, Wolverine, Michigan; and Lake Washington NWTF Chapter, Washington.
“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “Promoting our hunting heritage to recruit and introduce individuals to the outdoors is important to reaching our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative goals and critical to the future of conservation in this country.”
Join us in celebrating the passion that is hunting and fishing. If there is not an organized event near you, we encourage you to take your friends and family afield or to a favorite fishing spot for a day to build these passions in new generations.
“The National Wild Turkey Federation’s dedication to hunting extends far beyond turkeys,” said Misty Mitchell, director of conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “They work each day to help secure the future of hunting, and their support for NHF Day is just one of the ways they focus their efforts to get people outdoors and promote hunting and conservation. We are fortunate to have such a group on board for another year.”
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.
To learn more about NHF Day, please visit http://www.nhfday.org/.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 19 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduces 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
— The National Wild Turkey Federation
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