MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sept. 17, 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. To that end, DU is proud to be a sponsor of this year's National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Sept. 27.
"DU is honored to yet again be a sponsor of NHFD," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "The conservation commitment of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris – coupled with the dedicated leadership at Wonders of Wildlife – will make this year another great celebration of conservation and the hunting heritage."
NHFD is a special day set aside each year to celebrate conservation efforts nationwide. States hold unique events and encourage all sportsmen and women to spend time outdoors and enjoy the day.
"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," Hall said. "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.
This year world-renowned country music star, award-winning TV host and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan is the honorary NHFD chair.
For more information, visit www.nhfday.org.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.