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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Jarnagin
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766
Kevin@blueheroncomm.com

SPORTSMANCHANNEL AND NHF DAY RENEW PARTNERSHIP
Sponsorship to Benefit Hunting and Fishing Participants

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 24, 2011) — Adding to a growing list of sponsors, Sportsman Channel and National Hunting and Fishing Day will continue to partner throughout the 2011 year.  NHF Day takes place on the fourth Saturday in September, which is Sept. 24, 2011.
   
Each year NHF Day is honored to have an honorary chair that participates actively in promoting the historic day. T. Boone Pickens is serving as the honorary chair to deliver the message of NHF Day during the 2011 year. Noted philanthropist and avid outdoorsman, Pickens is one of America’s most prominent and influential businessmen.

When he is not behind a set of pointers chasing quail, he is a leading authority on world energy issues. Pickens is also president and CEO of the investment firm BP Capital Management and founder of Mesa Petroleum.


A strong advocate for alternative energy in the U.S., his renowned “Pickens Plan” is designed to decrease dependency on foreign oil while harnessing domestic energy alternatives such as wind power.

The continued support of the SportsmanChannel’s sponsorship supports Wonders of Wildlife museum, which is the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The Springfield, Mo., facility oversees educational initiatives to help the American public understand the indelible relationship between hunting, angling, healthy habitat, and wildlife and fisheries conservation.

“We are honored to continue our tradition of supporting National Hunting and Fishing Day. While every day is a chance for us to show our viewers the benefits of the Great Outdoors, NHF Day provides us a unique platform to reach those who may not be familiar with our world, and hopefully they decide to stay,” said Michelle Scheuermann Director of Communications for Sportsman Channel.

“National Hunting and Fishing Day represents more than a single day set aside for hunters and fishermen,” said Misty Mitchell, Director of Conservation Programs at Wonders of Wildlife. “It is a call to our outdoorsman to get others involved. With the help of Sportsman Channel we will deliver the message that our heritage continues to grow and support conservation efforts that help preserve the valuable resources we all enjoy – the outdoors.”

In 1972, Congress formalized NHF Day to remind the public that conservation depends on funding and leadership from hunters and anglers. Every U.S. President from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama has issued official proclamations of support for the annual commemoration, now recognized as one of the most effective grassroots campaigns ever undertaken to promote traditional outdoor sports.

The list of sponsors continues to grow for NHF Day 2011, which includes Wonders of Wildlife, NSSF, Bass Pro Shops, Smith & Wesson, Cabela’s, Realtree, GunBroker.com, Yamaha, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Pope and Young Club, and Izaak Walton League.

If you would like more information about NHF Day visit www.nhfday.org <
http://www.nhfday.org/> .