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Ducks Unlimited Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (September 19, 2014) — National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) is pleased to announce Ducks Unlimited has once again signed on as a sponsor for 2014.

Ducks Unlimited (DU) has long been known for its conservation efforts throughout North America and for helping to ensure future sportsmen and women have the same outdoor opportunities past generations have enjoyed. This year’s NHF Day is scheduled for September 27, 2014.

NHF Day is set-aside to celebrate the conservation efforts of sportsmen and women each year. The continued support of sponsors like Ducks Unlimited goes a long way to promote conservation of wetlands, streams and public properties that we all enjoy.

“DU is honored to yet again be a sponsor of NHFD,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “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. We are honored to support National Hunting and Fishing Day and to commemorate the important contributions of sportsmen to America’s economy and outdoor heritage.”

NHFD is dedicated to raising awareness of conservation on public lands across the country, and DU’s support is a great example of presenting a unified voice for conservation. DU also actively promotes hunting and shooting sports throughout the year.

“Ducks Unlimited is a force when it comes to conservation,” said Misty Mitchell, director of conservation for Wonders of Wildlife, the official home of NHFD. “They play a vital role in restoring our wetlands and enhancing waterfowl habitat throughout North America. We are more than pleased to have them as supporters of National Hunting and Fishing Day.”

This year, American country music star, award-winning TV host and former soldier Craig Morgan is serving as the honorary chairman for National Hunting and Fishing Day. Morgan is well known as an avid outdoorsman and also takes pride in serving others. He has made eleven overseas tours to entertain our troops and received the 2006 USO Merit Award for his tireless support of our U.S. soldiers and their families. The Tennessee native is also host of the award-winning “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors,” on the Outdoor Channel. The high-octane hit reality show gives viewers an all access, backstage pass to Morgan’s travels as he and his crew pursue big thrills and big laughs across the globe in a quest for the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Every U.S. President from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama has issued official proclamations of support for the annual commemoration, now recognized as one of the most effective grassroots campaigns ever undertaken to promote traditional outdoor sports.

The list of sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day 2014 includes Wonders of Wildlife, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Realtree, Yamaha Outdoors,, Izaak Walton League, Ducks Unlimited, Scout, Limit Out Productions, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Smith & Wesson and Outdoor Channel.

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