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2015 Illinois Sportsman's Raffle

The Illinois Conservation Foundation is proud to present the 2015 Illinois Sportsman's Raffle, with a grand prize of $50,000, taking place from now until January 29th.

Only 2,000 tickets will be sold to this exclusive fundraiser for the ICF's youth programs. A grand prize winner receives $50,000, with $5,000 to a first place winner, $2,500 to second place and eight additional $1,000 winners.

Click here to purchase a raffle ticket.

And as an added incentive this year, there are two other ways to win cash prizes. The ICF is proud to partner with Bass Pro Shops, and if you pick up an entry form at either the Gurnee or Bolingbrook stores and enter the raffle, you'll have an ADDITIONAL chance at $1,000 for each store you enter at. We're drawing one $1,000 winner from EACH STORE! Click here to visit the Gurnee location's website, or click here for the Bolingbrook Bass Pro Shop. Remember, you need to pick up an actual flyer at the store…photocopies will not be accepted.

Proceeds from the raffle help the Illinois Conservation Foundation to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders by creating and promoting conservation, ecological, educational and outdoor recreational programs for children and their families in Illinois. The ICF provides opportunities for fishing, hunting and camping as well as conservation scholarships and field trips for students.

If all 2,000 tickets aren't sold, prizes will be adjusted to reflect the percentage of tickets sold. For example, if 1,000 tickets are sold, prizes will be 50% of the prize money above with the exception of the $1,000 store prize which will still be awarded. All business transactions and operations of this raffle take place exclusively in Sangamon County. This raffle is being conducted in accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act, 230 ILCS 15/0.01 et.seq. and the Sangamon County Raffle Ordinance. All funds are held in private accounts at the ICF. Drawings will take place on January 30, 2015. For questions, please call the ICF at (217) 785-2003


Illinois State Jakes Hunt

Hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Illinois Conservation Foundation and State Jakes coordinators, Ken and Marcia Polhamus. Contact info: Cell: 815/222-5010 Home: 815/776-0846

The hunt will take place at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center, 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica, IL. Hunts will be held during the Illinois northern zone seasons. Please mark any or all seasons that you are available for in order of preference. Please remember to check the calendar for Mother's Day and Easter. Hunters arrive Friday evening and hunt Saturday and Sunday. Turkey tags are included except for the youth season. Youth season hunters will need to purchase their own tag over the counter for Winnebago County. First time turkey hunters will have preference. Complete application below. Submit application to: Ken Polhamus, 7490 Chestnut Drive, Galena, IL or email:

25 JAKES will be drawn January 26, 2015.

Requirements: Must be age 15 years or younger. Parents will need to purchase a youth hunting license by March 10, 2015. A Hunter Safety card is preferred but not required to purchase the license. All attendees must be NWTF members prior to the hunt. To apply go to


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