Welcome to the McLean County Sportsmen’s Association web site!  We look forward to this web site providing up-to-date information and a great overall web experience.  We are always looking for new members and new sponsors.

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About Us

This organization began in November of 1991 as an idea of a business man, Ron Hamilton – then owner of Guns & Game, to promote the positive image of sportsmen. It began as an association comprising of local hunting & fishing groups such as:

  • The Whitetail Bow Hunters
  • Mackinaw Valley Bow Hunters
  • Central Illinois Bass Club
  • Bloomington-Normal Bass Club
  • Mackinaw Valley Bassmasters
  • Kickapoo Muzzle Loaders
  • McLean County Pheasants Forever, and the
  • McLean County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited

In three short months these groups completed plans to hold a Wild Game Banquet, the first of a twenty year run and this year will be our 21st year.  The purpose of the banquet was to raise money, to help McLean County charities, especially those pertaining to young children & the great outdoors.  From the first banquet, $20,000.00 was raised for local charities, and in the years since over three quarters of a million dollars has been raised to continue helping children in McLean County.

For a list of individuals and organizations that we have supported throughout the years, click here.



  • Bruce Schenkel, President
  • Jerry Martoglio, Vice President
  • David Hunt, Treasurer
  • Jay Lemons, Secretary


  • Austin Anderson
  • Tom Cassel
  • Dave Clemons
  • Glen Dalton
  • Ray Dowden *
  • Rick Erickson
  • Phil Fayne
  • Mike Finley
  • Ross Fogle
  • Kyle Fraiser
  • David Fulton
  • Tim Gerike
  • Matt Graden
  • Rodney Graf
  • Rodeny Graf Sr.
  • Ron Hamilton
  • Mike Hunt
  • Ed Kaufman
  • Ron Long
  • Glen Lynch
  • Roger Mason
  • Zach Mason
  • Dave Nafziger
  • Dave Nafziger Jr.
  • Dylan Nafziger
  • David Park*
  • Ken Sharp
  • Mike Steffa
  • Mel Thake *
  • Bruce Thomas
  • Dylan Toepke
  • Steve Townsend
  • Cory Wills
  • Kevin Wills
  • Ken White
    * Deceased

Join us!

If you are interested in joining us or in becoming a sponsor in our efforts to promote the positive image of sportsmen, please send your name, e-mail address and/or any other contact information to comments@mcleancountysportsmen.org!


  • We are working hard to prepare for our 30th annual Sportsmen’s Banquet. Mark your calendars for February 1, 2020
  • Contact any of the listed Board Members for tickets!!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 – MOSSY OAK JERSEY NIGHT in Peoria at the Civic Center – River Men Hockey vs Evansville Thunderbolts
McLean County Sportsmen’s Night – Auctioning off the the River Men’s Hockey Jersey’s after the game and during the game there will be a raffle for a very cool cooler for $5 per ticket, 3 for $10, or 10 for $20, To be drawn during 3rd break! Check us out on Facebook for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to this event.

Stay up-to-date with us on our Facebook page as well!