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MEDIA NOTE: For more info and photos, contact Denise Wagner at Wonders of Wildlife museum, official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day, at or 203-241-4468.

Win a Grizzly 550 FI EPS ATV from Yamaha and NHF Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Yamaha Outdoors, a leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, continues to support outdoor sports and conservation through its renewed sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). As part of the 2009 partnership, Yamaha has donated a new 2009 Grizzly 550 FI ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) that one lucky sweepstakes entrant will win.

NHF Day 2009 is slated for September 26. Formalized by Congress in 1972, the day is an annual celebration of hunting, angling and conservation.

The sweepstakes is open to all hosts, volunteers and attendees of any of the hundreds of nationwide events celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day. The contest is also open to all outdoor recreational sports participants. Simply register online to win at One lucky entrant, 18 years-of-age or older, will win a 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI EPS. Approximate retail value is $8,199. No purchase necessary. The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Oct. 31, 2009. The winner will be determined by random drawing.

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

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

Yamaha, through its relationships with various conservation organizations as well as National Hunting and Fishing Day, is a strong supporter of outdoor sports and conservation.

Through hunting and fishing licenses and excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, rods and reels, hunters and anglers generate $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat.

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, Sportsman Channel, Realtree,, Hunting Heritage Trust, Cabela’s, Boone and Crockett Club, Smith & Wesson, Field & Stream/Outdoor Life, Woolrich, Yamaha, and Pope and Young Club.

For more information on NHF Day, visit

For complete sweepstakes rules, entry info and more, visit