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Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Histories Forgotten: Illinois sportsmen in 1930s repair and organize

Illinois Gov. Henry Horner (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Philip La Follette enjoy a laugh in the boat during a fishing trip. (Contributed photo)

During the early 1930s, both the economy and nature were in desperate need of repair. The Great Depression was wreaking havoc across the country.
Record drought conditions over much of the nation’s southwest and Plains states between 1930 and 1932 gave way to dusty, dirty conditions that inspired phrases like Dust Bowl and Dirty-thirty years. The environmental conditions were so severe that numerous states were forced to severely restrict, or close, portions of their 1930-1931 hunting seasons.

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