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World Shooting and Recreational Complex bill in Illinois passes with new mission

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)
A bill that once sought to allow the sale of the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta now gives DNR permission to explore an agreement with a private company to run the site. Passed by both Houses on May 18, a rejiggered House Bill 3456 is headed to the governor’s desk. The measure is a trial balloon of sorts that will permit DNR to gauge interest in a public-private partnership to manage the state-owned, 1,600-acre site, which is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships.
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