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For Immediate Release:      Contact: Paige Darden
August 25, 2009                     877-587-9004, ext 102

 

MYTOPO PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY


BILLINGS, MT --   MyTopo is proud to announce its third year of support of National Hunting and Fishing Day, slated for September 26, 2009.  This year the company provided its award-winning mapping software, Terrain Navigator, to the first twenty five people who signed up to host a National Hunting and Fishing Day event in their community. 

The annual commemoration will hold events across the country to promote awareness about hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation, as well as celebrate America's rich, time-honored outdoors heritage.


“MyTopo is pleased to join with anglers and hunters across this nation in this celebration of our outdoor heritage,” said Paige Darden, Senior Vice President of MyTopo.  “It is our pleasure to provide a complimentary box of our award-winning Terrain Navigator mapping software to the volunteers who graciously share their love of the outdoors with the next generation by serving as an NHF Day event organizer,” said Darden.


On May 2, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, saying he urged "all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations."

By late summer, all 50 governors and more than 600 mayors had proclaimed their versions of National Hunting and Fishing Day. In the end, more than 3000 hunting- and fishing-related events were held, providing an estimated 4 million people with an opportunity to experience or learn about America's outdoors traditions.

"We understand the role we all have in serving as stewards of our natural resources for future generations.  In fact, we affectionately refer to our home state of Montana as ‘the last best place.’  We are pleased to be able to contribute and thank those across the country who are working to preserve and improve vital habitat-land and waters and to pass on the outdoors way of life to future generations."


"MyTopo has been a steadfast partner of NHF Day and we are grateful for the complimentary boxes of mapping software.  The volunteers who received them were excited about having a great resource of fully-detailed topography maps and mapping tools at their fingertips,” said Denise Wagner of Wonders of Wildlife museum, the official home of NHF Day.


MyTopo, based in Billings, MT, specializes in providing mapping products and services for the US and Canada.   The company offers an online service to order custom large-format topographic, aerial and hybrid maps; an online mapping subscription service, and the Terrain Navigator suite of desktop mapping software products.  MyTopo invites use of and links to its free online map browsing service, www.mytopo.com/maps.cfm, for a quick and easy trip-planning tool.


For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day and its events: www.nhfday.org. For more information about MyTopo: www.mytopo.com.