Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Updated: 1:00 PMPress Release
Sportsmen and women from throughout southern Illinois are invited to learn about issues currently facing hunters, anglers, and outdoors enthusiasts in Illinois.
The Illinois Federation of Outdoor Resources (IFOR) and Massac County Coon Club are happy to announce the upcoming Sportsman’s Awareness Meeting.
The informational meeting is open to the public and will help sportsmen and women become more aware of legislation, regulatory changes and issues that currently face hunters, anglers and shooters in Southern Illinois.
The meeting will be held at Massac County Community Center, located on Korte Road near the high school, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.
Scott Bryant, president of IFOR, will be presenting an informational program that will help sportsmen better understand the regulatory process and current issues surrounding outdoor activities.
“There are so many new regulations, proposed regulations and issues that sportsmen in Illinois face today,” said Bryant. “It’s increasingly difficult for the average sportsman to keep up with the rapidly changing regulatory environment as well as the increasing number of threats to the hunting and angling heritages that southern Illinois sportsmen and women hold so dear.
“The goal of the meeting is to help sportsmen understand the most pressing issues both from regulatory agencies as well as other community groups and how to appropriately address them,” concluded Bryant.
All southern Illinois sportsmen are encouraged to attend.
Admission is free.