Educating the Public About Hunting, Fishing, Conservation
Whether you are a teacher, a librarian, a scout leader, homeschooling parent or just a hunter/angler who hopes to preserve the tradition - a whole new world of resources are now available!
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-For 38 years, National Hunting and Fishing Day has been
celebrated from the smallest hometowns to the highest offices in our nation's
capital. An official public reminder that conservation in America depends on
leadership and funding from hunters and anglers, NHF Day now aims to deliver
its message year round through a free and newly updated variety of
Always the fourth Saturday in September, NHF Day 2010 is slated for Sept. 25.
"Our goal is equipping every hunter, angler and sport shooter to more
effectively communicate the conservation benefits of traditional outdoor
sports. All of us must work together to build public understanding and
appreciation for what we do," said Denise Wagner of Wonders of Wildlife, the
Springfield, Mo., official home of NHF Day.
Hunting and fishing licenses, along with excise taxes on firearms,
ammunition, bows, arrows, rods and reels, generate $100,000 every 30 minutes
-totaling more than $1.75 billion per year-for fish, wildlife and habitat.
NHF Day educational resources, available free at www.nhfday.org, include:
• PowerPoint Presentation-A colorful presentation of facts to accompany
school speeches, lectures, meetings and more. Downloadable as a 16.7 MB file. A sample script and public speaking tips also are available. Or simply click and play the fully finished, automated audio-visual presentation, which is
6:43 in length. Be sure to check out the helpful hints for answering
questions from your audience!
• Handouts and Activity Sheets-Five different single-page conservation games
and fact sheets designed to be fun and informative for all ages.
• Print, Audio and Video PSAs-For use by the media, club newsletters or
anyone who needs ready -to-use communications. Current and past honorary chairs are featured, including Olympic medalist Corey Cogdell of the USA Shooting Team, country music star Luke Bryan, outdoor television personality Michael Waddell and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
• Event Planning Tools-If you're planning an NHF Day public celebration, use
these resources for tips, timelines, guidelines and more. Also post your event to the official national online listing of NHF Day celebrations!
• Wildlife Portraits-These 10 features and accompanying art can be used as a
regular monthly series or individual handouts. They give background on each species and their significance to American culture as well as how their futures have been preserved through the efforts of conservation-minded sportsmen and women.
• News Templates and Tips-Use these templates to announce your NHF Day events
and other public celebrations. See the tips offering insights from the media on how to garner even more media attention for NHF Day and its important message.
• Photos and Logos-To accompany articles or programs on NHF Day.
• Proclamation Templates-NHF Day has been formally proclaimed by every
American President from Richard M. Nixon to Barack Obama, along with countless governors, mayors and other officials. These templates serve as a useful guide for getting recognition for sportsmen and women in your area.
• How to Get Started Hunting, Shooting and Fishing-You already know why! Here's the basic how, what, where and when info that newcomers need to join the millions of hunters, shooters and anglers who help fund and lead conservation.
For these and other resources, visit www.nhfday.org.
The entire USA Shooting Team is serving as honorary chair for NHF Day 2010.
With 103 Olympic medals for rifle, pistol and shotgun marksmanship, the U.S.
excels in few sports more than shooting. Only track and field, swimming,
diving, wrestling and boxing have been more prolific medal producers for
Americans. In fact, shooting ranks ahead of gymnastics, figure skating,
volleyball and more than 30 other Olympic sports. Most members of the current
USA Shooting Team are active hunters and anglers, blending a passion for the
outdoors with winning on the world stage.
Sponsors for NHF Day 2010 includes Wonders of Wildlife, National Shooting
Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Smith & Wesson, Sportsman Channel,
Realtree, Cabela's, GunBroker.com, Yamaha, Pope and Young Club, Izaak Walton
League of America and Academy Sports + Outdoors.
For more information about NHF Day, visit www.nhfday.org.