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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Legislation that could lead to Illinois DNR selling shooting and recreation complex moves to Senate

The World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta, Ill. consists of 120 trap houses laying across 3½ miles, two sporting clay courses, 24 combination trap and skeet fields and also a cowboy action shooting field. (Photo courtesy of Les Winkeler)
Legislation that could lead to DNR selling the World Shooting and Recreation Complex passed the Illinois House by a vote of 101 to 1 before being sent to the Senate, where it landed in the Judiciary Committee on April 12. The chief Senate sponsor of HB 3456 is Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro. Bryant, in an interview with Lee Newspapers’ Springfield bureau, said she “has heard from local government officials and business owners in the region who have expressed concerns about the future of the complex under state ownership.”
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