ICF 2023 Director’s Hunt Was Successful

For the ninth year, the Director’s Hunt has been a success. The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) partners with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to create programs and events that support preserving conservation and teach youth education.

This popular two-day ICF Director’s Hunt took place on November 27th & 28th at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife. Hunters across Illinois come together for a great cause, plus they shared laughs and stories. The pheasant and chukar hunt is also assisted by volunteer dog handlers.

Day one consisted of onsite lunch provided by Nuthatch Hill BBQ, hunting, followed by a banquet at the BOS Center. Comfortable lodging was provided to hunters who purchased the Ticket Package.

Day two hunters woke and enjoyed coffee and donuts for a morning kickstart before their hunt. Hunters also were able to enhance their hunting prowess with well-trained bird dogs.

The ICF Director’s Hunt serves a fantastic purpose that contributes to conservation efforts in Illinois to ensure wildlife and natural habitats are preserved for generations.

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