SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — As the leading powersports supporter of access, conservation and outdoor education, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is again sponsoring National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) to raise awareness for our annual celebration of outdoor recreation.
Each year, 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.
Yamaha’s continued funding of the NHF Day Live It! Grants is complemented by a Wolverine X4 Side-by-Side sweepstakes at www.YamahaOutdoors.com/NHFDay.
“Yamaha once again is stepping up to support our efforts to expose more and more people to positive experiences in the outdoors,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “With the continued help of passionate and caring companies such as Yamaha, we are making great strides in fulfilling our mission this year. We thank them for their support over the last decade and for what should be another successful campaign.”
Yamaha’s annual sponsorship of NHF Day is aimed at raising awareness and support for outdoor recreation and conservation. As part of Yamaha’s support, it is offering to give away a 2018 Wolverine X4 featuring the industry’s quietest, comfortable and confidence inspiring 847-cc twin cylinder engine in a SxS.
The Wolverine X4 is Proven Off-Road and the ideal hunting and fishing partner. With superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability, the Wolverine X4 is a recreational four-seat SxS vehicle designed for outdoor adventures. The sweepstakes is open to men and women, ages 18-years-of-age or older, through the end of October 2018.
“Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative, which helps fund the annual NHF Day Live It! Grant program, is celebrating 10 years of supporting access,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Everyone at Yamaha is proud to continue our decade-long support of National Hunting and Fishing Dayand the program’s mission to get people outdoors. Everyone who enjoys public land has a responsibility to support and protect it, and we encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to learn how they can get involved at YamahaOAI.com.”
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 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. This year’s NHF Day is set for September 22 with retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. serving as honorary chairman.
NHF Day’s official home is at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium 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: Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, Realtree, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Izaak Walton League and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.