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Don Grandy Eulogy

Mon, January 29, 2018

Husband, Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather, local business owner, and well respected outdoorsman—Don Grandy, of Pekin, IL passed away on January 25, 2018 doing what he loved most—spending time in the woods. Don was shed hunting at one of his favorite hunting grounds when he passed away from a heart attack.  His best friend, Jeff Yergler, found him that night with two shed antlers by his side that he apparently had found while searching Lick Creek’s woodlands. For an outdoorsman, perhaps there is no better way to go. . . .

Don was a good man, full of stories, and knowledgeable about all things hunting.  He had hunted all over the U.S. and Canada for just about every species of game there was.  He pursued with weapons of all types and calibers but his true passion was bow hunting and trapping.  He was so proficient at hunting that all who knew him knew that if he was after game, game was what he would be bringing home; whether it was a limit of squirrels or one of many trophy whitetails he had taken over the years.  When Don spoke about hunting, people listened.  They listened because he was a man with vast knowledge, built by years of on-the-ground experience.  He didn’t buy into many of the modern conveniences or gimmickry of the hunting industry, which he made well known his thoughts on how it was changing hunting for the worse.  He was old school hunting in a nutshell.

He touched the lives of many people in central Illinois whether it be through his successful painting business which he grew considerably over the years or through his search for hunting adventure.  Don was always there to lend a helping hand during local hunting events for the disabled and the young.  God bless, Don—our times spent learning from you and hearing great hunting stories have come to an end. . . .

There will be a celebration of life event for Don at the Pekin Avanti’s Dome Banquet Room from 6p-9p on Thursday, February 1.

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Champaign, IL Farm Bill Forum

Sun, January 28, 2018

If you believe yourself a hunter, conservationist, and/or outdoors person I would suggest everyone make a move to let your officials know how important the farm bill conservation programs are to us and educate yourself.

CONSERVATION ALERT!!

Register TODAY for Upcoming Farm Bill Forum—

Jan. 31, I-Hotel, Champaign, IL

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), in cooperation with the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF), has scheduled a public forum entitled ‘Illinois Sportsmen’s Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill.’ The purpose of the forums is to help sportsmen, private landowners, and fellow conservationists learn about federal Farm Bill conservation programs that are important to the future of fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, and soil health in Illinois.

According to an analysis by the TRCP, if Congress fails to re-authorize these important Farm Bill conservation provisions in 2018, Illinois stands to lose up to 900,000 acres of wildlife habitat enrolled in programs like the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and more than 16,000 acres of hunting and fishing access funded under the Farm Bill through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP).  Farm Bill programs also affect downstream water quality in Illinois rivers, lakes and streams.

“The 2018 Farm Bill will have a big impact on Illinois,” said Eric Schenck, executive director of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.  “This forum is a chance for conservation interests to learn what is at stake and how to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.”

The following Sportsmen Farm Bill forums are open to the public:

Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, I-Hotel, 1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL

To register for a Farm Bill forum and to download a copy of the “Illinois Sportsmen’s Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill”, go to www.ILCF.org.

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Local Farm Bill Forums

Sun, January 14, 2018

Sportsmen’s Alert

Register TODAY for Upcoming Farm Bill Forums—

Jan. 16 in East Alton, Jan. 17 in Springfield and Peoria

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), in cooperation with the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF), has scheduled three public forums entitled ‘Illinois Sportsmen’s Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill.’ The purpose of the forums is to help sportsmen learn about federal Farm Bill conservation programs that are important to the future of fish and wildlife habitat, and to the future of hunting and fishing in Illinois.

According to an analysis by the TRCP, if Congress fails to re-authorize these important Farm Bill conservation provisions in 2018, Illinois stands to lose up to 900,000 acres of wildlife habitat enrolled in programs like the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and more than 16,000 acres of hunting and fishing access funded under the Farm Bill through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP).  Farm Bill programs also affect downstream water quality in Illinois rivers, lakes and streams.

“The 2018 Farm Bill will have a big impact on Illinois,” said Eric Schenck, executive director of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.  “These forums are a chance for sportsmen to learn what is at stake and how to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.”

The following Sportsmen Farm Bill forums are open to the public:

Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Conference Room, One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL

Wednesday, January 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Headquarters), Lakeview Conference Room B-C, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL

Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Gateway Building, Conference Room, 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL

To register for a Farm Bill forum and to download a copy of the “Illinois Sportsmen’s Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill”, go to http://www.ILCF.org.

Direct link: https://www.ilcf.org/portal/upcoming-events-online-registration?EV=704

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