CYPRESS, Calif. — Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) again in 2012, and this year is giving away a Rhino 700 FI SxS with a full suite of Genuine Yamaha hunting accessories through its annual online sweepstakes.

This is the fifth year Yamaha has sponsored NHFD, and to honor this milestone, Yamaha is giving away the biggest prize ever.  The sweepstakes is being promoted at NHFD events nationwide and anyone can enter to win by simply registering online at through the end of October 2012.

“The National Hunting and Fishing Day is an important reminder and educational tool promoting the significant and positive impact these activities have on our country,” said Steve Nessl, marketing manager for Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group.  “Yamaha is proud to be involved with NHFD, and we look forward to giving away the new Rhino to some lucky outdoors enthusiast this fall.”

Scheduled annually on the fourth Saturday of September, this year the celebration of hunting, fishing and conservation is set for September 22.  NHFD serves as the most effective grass roots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation.  Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, Buckmasters, NWTF and NHFD, among others, is a continued supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor recreational enthusiasts.

“We’re thrilled to have Yamaha on for another year of support,” said Misty Mitchell, Director of Conservation Programs for Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. — the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day.  “The ATV giveaway has been a huge hit amongst NHFD participants, and we look forward to another great turnout at all of our events nationwide.”

One lucky entrant, 18 years-of-age or older, will win a 2012 Rhino 700 FI that is assembled in the U.S.A. and comes with a number of hunting accessories.  Total approximate retail value is $13,387.40.  No purchase necessary.  The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 31, 2012.  The winner will be determined by random drawing.

More information on NHFD available at www.nhfday.org.  Complete rules, entry details and additional information are available by visiting www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday and you can follow Yamaha Outdoors at www.facebook.com/yamahaoutdoors

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