Illinois – -(Ammoland.com)- In 1991, a nasty letter to the editor appeared in the Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper.
The letter berated hunters, calling them slobs. Hunters in the area were furious. Newspapers in 1991 had a lot more influence than they do now. Those were the days before widespread Internet use, Facebook, Twitter and texting.
Being furious doesn’t much matter if you can’t turn anger into positive action.
Ronald Hamilton, an avid outdoorsman from Bloomington, decided to take positive action. Ron and a few of his friends formed the McLean County Sportsmen’s Association (MSA), an organization dedicated to educating children in the outdoors. Over the last 25 years, Ron, the MSA board members and hundreds of volunteers have educated thousands of children in hunting, fishing, shooting and gun safety.
On Saturday, February 6, 2016, I was privileged to attend MSA’s annual banquet, along with about 800 other people. If there was ever a group of people who turned a lemon into lemonade, Ron Hamilton and the MSA are it – well done Ron!
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