The Prairie State has 1.31 million hunters and anglers who spend $2.34 billion annually and support 31,597 jobs. Working with CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Illinois are members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Illinois please contact Upper Midwestern States Manager Nick Buggia.
Illinois State Caucus Fact Sheet
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Illinois Members — Your representatives in Congress.
Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Caucus Leadership — Your local representatives in state government
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Reports and Data
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.33%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.86%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.00%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.02%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.98%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.80%)