September 22 marks National Hunting and Fishing Day. Because we’re such big fans of hunting and fishing and being outdoors in general, we’re doing a giveaway for all of our fans!
Entering is SUPER EASY! Visit Camp Chef’s facebook page, click on the link icon (just below the timeline) that says “Sweepstakes.” You will be taken to a page where you can then enter the Giveaway! Enter now through September 22nd for your chance to win! Winners will be contacted via email on Monday September 24th.
Here are the goodies up for grabs!
1st Prize – Camp Chef 18″ Smoke Vault and a Yamaha Camo Hat
The Camp Chef 18″ Smoke Vault infuses that great smoked flavor to your favorite cut of meat.
- Two adjustable smoking racks
- One jerky smoking rack
- Total Output: 18,000 BTU/hr
- Water pan
- Heavy gauge wood chip tray
- Removable porcelain base tray for easy clean up
- Three adjustable damper valves; one on top and one on each side
- Easy to read door thermometer from 50 to 550 degrees
- Convenient matchless snap-ignition
- Cooking tips, ideas, and recipes included
2nd Prize – Camp Chef Denali 3 Burner Grill & Stove Burner plus Yamaha Camo Hat
When heading back to camp from a hike, the Denali 3 will be ready for you to cook up a hearty dinner.
- Two 10,000 BTU burners
- One 5,000 BTU grill burner
- Matchless ignition
- Non-stick aluminum grill
- Stainless steel drip tray for easy clean-up
- Convenient carry handle
- Regulator adapter for a 1-lb. propane cyclinder included
3rd Prize – Camp Chef Butane One Burner and a Yamaha Camo Hat
Lightweight and extremely portable, the Butane One Burner stove delivers all you need for your backcountry expeditions. Ideal for 72-hr kits as well.
- 8,000 BTU burner
- Matchless ignition
- Fully adjustable heat-control dial
- Porcelain drip tray for easy clean-up
- Includes handy storage case
- Compact and lightweight
- Butane powered
Each Prize includes a Yamaha Hat
Here’s more information and history about National Hunting and Fishing Day:
Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species.
Led by fellow sportsman President Theodore Roosevelt, these early conservationists called for the first laws restricting the commercial slaughter of wildlife. They urged sustainable use of fish and game, created hunting and fishing licenses, and lobbied for taxes on sporting equipment to provide funds for state conservation agencies. These actions were the foundation of the North American wildlife conservation model, a science-based, user-pay system that would foster the most dramatic conservation successes of all time.
Populations of white-tailed deer, elk, antelope, wild turkey, wood ducks and many other species began to recover from decades of unregulated exploitation.
During the next half-century, in addition to the funds they contributed for conservation and their diligent watch over the returning health of America’s outdoors, sportsmen worked countless hours to protect and improve millions of acres of vital habitat—lands and waters for the use and enjoyment of everyone.
In the 1960s, hunters and anglers embraced the era’s heightened environmental awareness but were discouraged that many people didn’t understand the crucial role that sportsmen had played-and continue to play-in the conservation movement.
The first to suggest an official day of thanks to sportsmen was Ira Joffe, owner of Joffe’s Gun Shop in Upper Darby, Pa. In 1970, Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Shafer adopted Joffe’s idea and created “Outdoor Sportsman’s Day” in the state.
With determined prompting from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the concept soon emerged on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In June 1971, Sen. Thomas McIntyre, N.H., introduced Joint Resolution 117 authorizing National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of every September. Rep. Bob Sikes, Fla., introduced an identical measure in the House. In early 1972, Congress unanimously passed both bills.
On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations.”
By late summer, all 50 governors and over 600 mayors had joined in by proclaiming state and local versions of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The response was dramatic.
National, regional, state and local organizations staged some 3,000 “open house” hunting- and fishing-related events everywhere from shooting ranges to suburban frog ponds, providing an estimated four million Americans with a chance to experience, understand and appreciate traditional outdoor sports.
Over the years, National Hunting and Fishing Day boasted many more public relations successes, assisted by celebrities who volunteered to help spotlight the conservation accomplishments of sportsmen and women. Honorary chairs have included George Bush, Tom Seaver, Hank Williams Jr., Arnold Palmer, Terry Bradshaw, George Brett, Robert Urich, Ward Burton, Louise Mandrell, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Jeff Foxworthy and many other sports and entertainment figures.
National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation.
Visit www.nhfday.org for more information.
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