Bass Pro Shops to Sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day

Bass Pro Shops to Sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day
Outdoor Channel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A perennial supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day -- Bass Pro Shops -- has renewed its commitment to the most effective grassroots campaign ever undertaken to promote hunting, fishing and conservation.

With its 2008 sponsorship, Bass Pro Shops strengthens a growing national partnership to build energy for the annual celebration, set for Sept. 27.

To date, partners include Wonders of Wildlife, the renowned conservation museum and official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which founded the annual commemoration 37 years ago.

Congress, at NSSF's urging, formalized National Hunting and Fishing Day to educate the public about the vital conservation funding generated via traditional outdoor pursuits. Today, through fees and excise taxes, over 34 million hunters and anglers generate $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat programs.

"Many people are surprised to learn that hunters, anglers and shooters contribute most of the funding for conservation in America. Bass Pro Shops is an important partner in delivering this message because its stores are tourism destinations that touch sportsmen and non-sportsmen alike," said Denise Wagner, who coordinates National Hunting and Fishing Day activities for Wonders of Wildlife.

Bass Pro Shops locations around the country will be hosting public celebrations surrounding National Hunting and Fishing Day.

"All of us at Bass Pro Shops are proud to be a part of this annual event that celebrates this nation's great heritage of hunting and fishing," said Bass Pro Shops Manager of Corporate Public Relations and Outdoor Education, Larry Whiteley. "It is important to get the message out about what hunters and anglers do to contribute to habitat programs for fish and wildlife and vital for all of us who love the outdoors to pass on these traditions to both kids and adults."

Located in Springfield, Mo., Wonders of Wildlife is the only hunting- and fishing-focused museum that's both affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

For more information, visit

Recommended for You


MidwayUSA Pro Series Shooting Mat

G&F Staff

Shooters across the U.S. are using this competition shooting mat.

Trout & Salmon

How to Catch the Biggest Trout in the Stream

David Paul Williams

Several factors need to be evaluated before reaching a conclusion about what fly, lure or...


Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

As KVD tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, innovative Humminbird products and cutting-edge technology like that found in the new Mega 360 Imaging sonar are major reasons contributing to his unparalleled success.

Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor Hoody

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products helps OSG's Lynn Burkhead understand the new features of the new Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor sun protection hoody.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories


5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton - September 16, 2015

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...


How To Make Your Own Catfish Dough Bait

Keith Sutton - August 04, 2015

When it comes to fishing baits, you won't find a more unusual variety than the strange brews...


Top 10 Biggest Pike World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - August 19, 2015

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the...

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.