Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Renews Sponsorship for National Hunting and Fishing Day

Annual celebration set for Sept. 23

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (September 6, 2017) – ( – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation has joined as a sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). 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.

“We are proud to welcome back the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “With 28 years of advancing and protecting hunting, angling and recreational shooting sports, their efforts in advocacy, education and outreach have made them one of the most respected sportsmen’s groups in the nation. Their addition will be a great asset for this year’s NHF Day.”

CSF has worked for the interests of American hunters and anglers since 1989, and remains a leader for the sportsmen’s community within the policy arena.

“CSF is proud to once again sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “Through our work with members of Congress, governors and state legislators, we are committed in continuing our efforts for America’s hunters and anglers to ensure these time-honored traditions are protected for future generations.”

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 year’s NHF Day is set for September 23 with NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.

New for this year is the introduction of the National Hunting and Fishing Day Challenge. Honorary Chairman Childress is challenging hunters, shooters and anglers to introduce someone to the outdoors before NHF Day. Participants who sign up and take the pledge will be eligible to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience in America’s Conservation Capital from Big Cedar Lodge and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

To take the pledge for NHF Day Challenge, visit or call 417-225-1162.

NHF Day’s official home is at the Wonders of Wildlife 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. 

In addition to support from CSF, NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of these well-respected companies and brands: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, NRA, Realtree, GunBroker, Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Cabela’s, Keep America Fishing, Thompson Center, Izaak Walton League, and My Outdoor TV.