"Give-A-Day For Years To Come"
Building on an ethic espoused by one of our nation's greatest hunter-conservationists, dedicated hunters and shooters and employees in the hunting and shooting sports industry are rallying around the Hunting Heritage Trust's unique "Give-A-Day For Years to Come" program.
The idea for the "Give-A-Day" program is based on the beliefs of President Theodore Roosevelt who passionately proclaimed, "Every man owes a portion of his time and his income to the business or industry in which he earns his living". This concept forms the foundation for the unique Heritage Trust program, which invites dedicated hunters and shooters and individuals who earn their living in the hunting and shooting sports industry to dedicate one day's pay each year to protect the future of our hunting and shooting sports heritage.
For most, pledging, "A Day For Years to Come" means a tax-deductible contribution of only a few dollars per week, but it also means much more than that. Participation in the program means contributors will be playing an important, a necessary and a meaningful role in the protection of our hunting and shooting sports heritage.
A recent statement by Wayne Pacelle, the chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, underscores the need for an organization like the Trust. In a distasteful boast, Mr. Pacelle, proclaimed:
"We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to end all hunting in the United States. We will take it species by species . . . state by state. Our opponents say hunting is a tradition. We say traditions can change."
Some might dismiss this threat as so much anti-hunting rhetoric but they should know the threat is a top priority of an organization with a budget of $80 million.
Fortunately, the Board of Directors of the Heritage Trust has an answer to Mr. Pacelle's threat. Recently, the Trust Board approved the Trust's role in the production of a major two-hour documentary on the cultural history of hunting in America for airing on public television with follow-up distribution to some 50,000 schools. The Trust has formed a blue-ribbon panel of conservation and communications experts to guide the production and content of the documentary.
It will be good to see this powerful story on public television and to know that it will also be seen in thousands of schools. But it will be a great feeling knowing that you played a role in making it happen.
Supporting the Trust and the "Give-A-Day" program is one of the most powerful statements any hunter or hunting and shooting industry employee can make to oppose the efforts of the anti-hunting extremists.
Please join with your fellow sportsmen and pledge "A Day For Years to Come" or make a one-time contribution representing more or less than a day's pay. You can make your contribution by visiting the contribution section of this website.