GunBroker.com, NHF Day to Build Support for Sportsmen
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The world’s largest online auction of firearms and accessories, GunBroker.com, is again part of the world’s largest celebration of hunters, shooters and anglers, National Hunting and Fishing Day.
NHF Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.
Congress formalized NHF Day in 1972 to publicly recognize the conservation leadership and necessity of hunters and anglers. It’s a message that deserves to be told year-round, say officials with Wonders of Wildlife, the Official Home of NHF Day, in Springfield, Mo. The museum directs programs, offers event planning tools, PSAs, promotional items, communications initiatives and more. Learn more at www.nhfday.org
“Our goal is helping all Americans better understand and appreciate traditional outdoor sports,” said Denise Wagner of Wonders of Wildlife. “People tend to forget that these activities pay the bills for conserving the wildlife resources that we all cherish. We’re better positioned to educate them because of devoted sponsors such as GunBroker.com.”
GunBroker.com is a perennial supporter of the NHF Day.
“Most of our 1.5 million registered users are hunters, shooters and anglers,” said Steve Urvan, founder and CEO of GunBroker.com. “We join them in supporting NHF Day and its educational mission. NHF Day is a great opportunity to help promote the many benefits of sport in the great outdoors, to ultimately help preserve the heritage and brighten the future for all participants.”
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.
The growing list of 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