From the National Wild Turkey Federation:
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) encourages everyone to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day by introducing new individuals to the variety of outdoor opportunities available this weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, NWTF-sponsored National Hunting and Fishing Day events will take place across the country allowing the general public to experience hunting, fishing and shooting sports while learning about America’s conservation successes.
“Our country has a rich heritage of hunting and fishing and National Hunting and Fishing Day helps celebrate the tradition,” said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. “Invite someone to join you. If you have no experience in the outdoors, step outside your comfort zone and find an event near you. You may be surprised to find out the important role that hunters and anglers play in the conservation of our wildlife and other natural resources.”
The NWTF Hunting Heritage Programs — JAKES, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin’ Sportsmen — host events throughout the year to help people of all ages and experience levels enjoy a day outdoors. NWTF events feature expert instructors who guide participants in the safe participation of a wide range of activities, including shooting, archery and fishing. To find an NWTF Hunting Heritage event in your area, visit www.nwtf.org/in_your_state.
Outdoorsmen and women are responsible for the majority of conservation funding. The NWTF realizes the introduction and creation of hunters through National Hunting and Fishing Day events and NWTF Hunting Heritage Programs will ensure the future of our habitat and wildlife.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.