MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sept. 21, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) is proud to continue its sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), set for Sept. 26.
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 sporting events.
Social media superstars Dude Perfect, known for their viral videos that have garnered more than nine billion views, are the honorary chairs for NHF Day 2020.
As the honorary chairs, Dude Perfect will use their platform of nearly 50 million subscribers to promote NHF Day’s mission of inspiring new audiences to get involved in hunting, target shooting and fishing. Their viral Hunting Stereotypes and Fishing Stereotypes videos have amassed more than 150 million views on YouTube alone.
“It’s more important than ever for us to be thinking of creative new ways to reach young audiences and inspire them to get outdoors – and no one is doing that better than Dude Perfect,” said noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “For us, it was a no-brainer to invite Dude Perfect, who already love to hunt and fish, to become the next honorary chairs for this historic holiday that celebrates our great outdoor heritage.”
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.
Beginning with a small group of dedicated waterfowl hunters, Ducks Unlimited has grown into the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. NHF Day’s official home is at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Mo.
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.
“The conservation commitment of Johnny Morris, Wonders of Wildlife, Bass Pro Shops, Ducks Unlimited and every hunter, angler and conservationist who participates will make this year's National Hunting and Fishing Day another great celebration of our outdoor heritage and conservation," said DU CEO Adam Putnam. "Being outdoors during these times is a great way to find respite in a crazy world. Thanks to the tireless commitment of our partners like Bass Pro Shops, DU is still moving dirt to improve habitat across North America where every American can enjoy the wonders of nature.”
Official partners for the 49th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day include Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Wonders of Wildlife, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Izaak Walton League of America, Yamaha, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Hook and Barrel magazine.
For more information visit https://nhfday.org.
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About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved almost 15 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.