MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sept. 24, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) has long been known for their conservation efforts throughout North America and for helping to ensure that 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. 28.
NHFD is a special day set aside each year for all sportsmen 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," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "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 an organization stepping up to lend a unified voice for conservation.
"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 on as supporters of National Hunting and Fishing Day."
This year world-renowned fisherman Bill Dance will be the honorary NHFD chair. Dance comes from a long line of conservationists and is known for his willingness to help others with their conservation endeavors.
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.