Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has announced the winner of the 2008 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) sweepstakes. Christine Baldwin of Spokane, Wash., won the grand prize, an all-new 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI ATV. Baldwin’s name was selected by random drawing out of more than 13,000 entries.

“Yamaha is an outspoken and continued supporter of responsible land use and conservation, whether for hunting, fishing, or simply riding ATVs, and we’re working to make a lasting impact in preserving the heritage of these activities,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Yamaha is proud to sponsor National Hunting & Fishing Day and we congratulate Christine Baldwin for winning the Grizzly 550 FI ATV.”

Yamaha, which also has longstanding relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International and Buckmasters, is the first ATV and SxS manufacturer to sponsor NHFD. Yamaha and NHFD created the ATV sweepstakes to help promote the celebration in 2008. This was the biggest year for NHFD, which enjoyed a 32% increase in the number of registered events and a 44% increase in the number of states participating.

The 2008 NHFD celebration took place on Saturday, Sept. 27, across the nation with participation from more than 46 states. Formalized by Congress as a public reminder that hunters, anglers and shooters are America’s premier conservation supporters – generating $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat programs – the annual event provided an opportunity to introduce new participants to outdoor recreational sports, increase the availability of events for those already interested in participating, and show the nation the impact these activities have on conservation efforts. 

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