Mike Clifford Posted June 26, 2008 Report Share Posted June 26, 2008 I just looked up this law last week as I hadn't heard any news about it in a long time, and mistakenly thought the old wording had been put back in. Judging by this article, apparently that isn't the case. What a crock of B.S. http://www.prairiestateoutdoors.com/index....ughta_be_a_law/ Back in June of 2005, legislators amended the Recreational Use act to provide limited liability for landowners who allow hunting or recreational shooting on their property at no cost. Unfortunately — due to back-room wheeling and dealing orchestrated largely by trial lawyers — many other recreational activities were omitted at the last minute. That’s why there’s currently no limited liability for Illinois landowners who allow fishing, conservation activities, hiking, birdwatching, trapping, rock climbing, horseback riding, swimming, boating, camping, sledding, snowmobiling or even picnicking. Attempts to extend liability protection to those activities have stalled for the past two years. That even though most Illinois representatives agree this is a no-brainer and despite the fact more than 40 other states have similar legislation. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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