For millions of Americans, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring family and friends together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. I’m joining Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), in asking you to share these wonderful outdoor traditions by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting.
Between now and NHF Day on Sept. 23, pledge to take someone on your next outdoor adventure by visiting NHFDay.org. You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package for two or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience in America’s Conservation Capital from Big Cedar Lodge and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.
For every new hunter and angler you create, you’re helping fund conservation. Every time someone buys a firearm, ammunition, archery equipment or fishing tackle, they are contributing to habitat conservation and science-based wildlife management through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program. The WSFR is the cornerstone of fish and wildlife conservation in North America because it brings funding to state wildlife management agencies such as the FWC from the sporting arms, archery and fishing industries and the people of Florida who participate in these outdoor activities. These monies, in addition to hunting and fishing license fees, are critical for conserving fish and wildlife across our nation.
Remember, someone took you hunting, fishing or target shooting for the first time. Today, we’re asking you to do the same. Take the pledge now and help a friend or family member learn how to hunt, fish and shoot by visiting NHFDay.org or calling 417-225-1162.