State, NASCAR team owner participating in outdoors challenge

The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is partnering with a NASCAR team owner to challenge hunters and anglers to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chairman for hunting and fishing day, is supporting the new hunting and fishing day challenge.

According to a wildlife conservation commission news release, participants who pledge to introduce someone to the outdoors between now and National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23 will be eligible to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience in America’s conservation capital from Big Cedar Lodge and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

“If you are a sportsman, sportswoman or an angler, you can make a difference and support National Hunting and Fishing Day by becoming a mentor,” said Childress in the news release. “Mentoring is critical to ensure our outdoor tradition lives on through future generations. Make the commitment to take someone outdoors, and show them why you value hunting, fishing and target shooting.”

Those who pledge to take someone hunting, target shooting or fishing will be entered for a chance to win two prize packages. The first grand prize is two passes to a future NASCAR race, which includes pit and garage passes, garage and team hauler tours and an opportunity to meet team owner Childress.

The second grand prize package is a trip to America’s Conservation Capital, Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. The package includes a two-night stay in a log cabin at Big Cedar Lodge and nature-based excursions including guided bass fishing on 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake, passes for the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail and Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum at Top of the Rock, shotgun sports at Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Shooting Academy and passes to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, opening Sept, 21.

To get involved in the challenge, visit or call 417-225-1162.

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