Research shows people who enjoy a lifestyle that incorporates time outdoors are much happier and healthier than those who do not. By offering events aimed at providing fun, educational and impactful outdoor experiences, the National Wild Turkey Federation, its partners and numerous outdoor and conservation organizations hope to introduce participants to a healthy outdoor lifestyle they can then share with their families and friends.
Getting outdoors during National Hunting and Fishing day, for instance, has never been easier. From Learn-to-Hunt and Field-to-Fork to activities just for women or youth, the NWTF and its 1600 chapters across the country play host to a variety of events geared toward providing outdoor activities for anyone with an interest.
The fourth Saturday of every September serves as a reminder to the American public that wildlife and wild places exist today thanks to the ongoing leadership and funding from hunters, anglers and recreational shooters. This year, the day falls on September 28.
Check out these select National Hunting and Fishing Day events or see the wide range of activities available in your area throughout the year by visiting www.nwtf.org/events.
Mentored Hunt for Adult Participants
What: Fall Turkey Mentored Hunt
When: 09/27/2019 -09/29/2019
Where: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 Cloverdale Rd., Hastings, MI
Who: Any adult 18 and older
Hosted by: Michigan State NWTF Chapter
Contact: Steve Sharp, (517) 930-0947, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Outdoor Skills Classes for Women
What: Women In The Outdoors Event
When: 09/27/2019 - 09/28/2019
Where: K-Hill Indoor Shooting Range
9905 State Route 141, Kitts Hill, OH
Hosted by: South Hills Longbeards Chapter, OH
Contact: Amanda Sammons (740) 532-4364
Mentored Hunt for Youth Participants
What: Youth Dove Hunt
When: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019
Where: Hays Farm
5300 Lee Hwy., Brownsboro, AL
Hosted by: Tennessee Valley Toms Chapter, Alabama DCNR
Contact: Drew Able - (256) 683-0360
Mentored Hunt for People with Disabilities
What: Wheelin’ Sportsmen Freedom Hunt
When: 09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
Where: Jim and Shirley Rogers Farms
2527 N. County Road 925 E., Logansport, IN
Hosted by: Twin River Strutters Chapter
Contact: Grant Schimmele, (260) 704-3116
For a list of other NHFD and outreach events in your area, visit www.nwtf.org/events.
Also on September 28 this year, Mossy Oak Properties is hosting a brand new National Day of Conservation. Mossy Oak Properties is challenging everyone to complete a conservation-related project in their communities on this day. Projects can include:
- Trash clean-up efforts on land or waterways
- Pledging to plant or gift a tree
- Building a wood duck or bird/bat box
- Planting wildflowers
- Donating to a state park, campground, and/or wildlife refuge
- Purchasing extra federal waterfowl stamps to support wetlands conservation
- Sponsor new hunters in their hunter education coursework
- Purchasing a hunting or fishing license for a new hunter/fisherman
- Supporting a conservation organization, such as the NWTF
Mossy Oak Properties encourages you to involve your family and friends in your chosen project and to extend the challenge to others.
With so many options available from hunts to conservation projects, there’s no reason not to go outside on September 28. From healthy living to making the world a better place, there’s an activity out there that should appeal to you.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
About National Hunting and Fishing Day
Since 1971, National Hunting and Fishing Day, founded and fostered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has been called the most effective grassroots campaign ever undertaken to promote hunters, anglers and the conservation benefits they provide for all Americans who appreciate wildlife and wild places. Thirty years after its inception, National Hunting and Fishing Day found its official home at Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield Missouri.
About Mossy Oak Properties’ National Day of Conservation
Advocating for conservation initiatives and supporting conservation organizations has long been a corporate emphasis of the Mossy Oak family of companies. As such, the inaugural Mossy Oak Properties National Day of Conservation will challenge the Mossy Oak and Mossy Oak Properties families, as well as the entire outdoors community, to engage in conservation activities on Saturday, September 28th. According to Mossy Oak Founder and Chairman Toxey Haas, the Mossy Oak Properties National Day of Conservation will serve to further spread the message on conservation on a grassroots level, as well as challenge those passionate about the outdoors to take action by completing a project of need in their local community.