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The Sportsman Channel Tunes in Support for NHF Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Sportsman Channel, the only television channel with 24/7 hunting, shooting and fishing programming, is showing its dedication to its audience through a renewed major sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day.


The annual celebration of hunting, fishing and conservation is set for Sept. 26, 2009.


NHF Day recognizes hunters and anglers for their leadership in conservation. Through licenses, permits and special taxes, these outdoor sportsmen and women generate $100,000 every 30 minutes—totaling more than $1.75 billion per year—for fish, wildlife and habitat. No one outperforms hunters and anglers when it comes to conservation.


As part of its sponsorship, The Sportsman Channel will help spread the word by airing PSAs, hosting a special NHF Day event in southeastern Wisconsin and encouraging participation nationwide via its numerous social networking sites.


“We are so proud of the efforts the NHF Day committee has done promoting this, really, year-long event and are excited to once again stand beside them to help contribute this very important initiative,” said Todd Hansen, senior vice president of The Sportsman Channel.


The official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Wonders of Wildlife museum, is helping build public awareness of these facts. The Springfield, Mo., facility is developing event planning tools, promotional items, PSAs, communications initiatives and more.


Denise Wagner of Wonders of Wildlife said, “The Sportsman Channel has become a perennial sponsor of NHF Day—a big part of the resurgence of pride that many hunters and anglers enjoy each year on our special day of recognition.”


Congress formalized National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972. Every U.S. President from Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush, as well as numerous governors and mayors, have issued formal proclamations commemorating the day.


Country music star Luke Bryan is the honorary chairman for NHF Day 2009.


The growing list of sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day includes Wonders of Wildlife, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, The Sportsman Channel, Realtree,, Hunting Heritage Trust, Cabela’s, Boone and Crockett Club, Smith & Wesson, Field & Stream/Outdoor Life, Woolrich and Yamaha.

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