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Yamaha Sponsors 2009 National Hunting & Fishing Day
Enter For a Chance to Win a 2009 Grizzly 550 FI EPS


CYPRESS, Calif. — DATE — Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen, continues its support of outdoor sports and conservation by sponsoring the 2009 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD).

As part of the partnership, Yamaha has donated an all-new 2009 Grizzly 550 FI EPS ATV that one lucky outdoorsman will win.  The sweepstakes is being promoted at NHFD events nationwide, and anyone can register online to win at through the end of October.

“Our involvement with National Hunting and Fishing Day last year proved to be an excellent opportunity for Yamaha to promote and support one of its core values; outdoor conservation and ethical hunting and fishing,” said Steve Nessl, marketing manager for Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group.  “We look forward to another great year with the organization.”

Scheduled annually on the fourth Saturday of September, this year the celebration of hunting, fishing and conservation is set for September 26, 2009.  NHFD serves as the most effective grass roots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation.  Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, Buckmasters, NWTF and NHFD, among others, is a continued supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor recreational enthusiasts. 

“We’re thrilled to have Yamaha on for another year of support,” said Denise Wagner of Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. — the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day.  “The ATV giveaway was a huge hit amongst NHFD participants and we look forward to another great turnout at all of our festivities nationwide.” 

The sweepstakes is open to all hosts, volunteers and attendees of any of the hundreds of nationwide events celebrating NHFD.  The contest is also open to all outdoor recreational sports participants.  One lucky entrant, 18 years-of-age or older, will win a 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI EPS.  Approximate retail value is $8,099.  No purchase necessary.  The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 11, 2009, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Oct. 31, 2009.  The winner will be determined by random drawing.

More information on NHFD is available at  Complete rules, entry info and more information is available by visiting

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit

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