I received an E-news letter from the Director of the Illinois DNR this morning. This excerpt jumped out at me...
"Since 2009, we have been laying out a vision for a healthy agency focused on its mission, and it started with a new Conservation Congress. DNR constituents worked on three self-sustaining areas:
· Getting new people outdoors – youth, women, families, and underserved communities;
· Improving recreational access to the outdoors for everyone; and,
· Creating sustainable revenues to repair the agency, and broaden its base of support.
If we can accomplish these three objectives, we can protect our right to hunt and fish
, and ensure that we can pass along our outdoor heritage to future generations."
Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live.