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Les Davenport, Outdoorsman and Illinois Whitetail Alliance Board Member

Name: Les Davenport

Occupation: Retired Manufacturing Engineer, Caterpillar Tractor Inc.

Place of Residence: Western Illinois

Background and Personal History: Les has been an avid outdoor writer for 30 years; hunted, fished and hiked on five continents and New Zealand; enjoys woodworking and travel as his hobbies; and loves nature photography. He has lived in Illinois and Arizona, and retired from Caterpillar Tractor, Inc., 15 years ago (after a 30-year career).

Current Projects: As a board member, Les promotes better deer management in Illinois through the Illinois Whitetail Alliance (IWA).

Other Fun Facts: Les has been married to his wife, Connie, for 44 years. Connie is also an avid hunter and outdoorsperson. The couple has four grandchildren who are athletes and keeps them busy with school sports. Connie and Les are gardeners and own 260 acres in western Illinois where they hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

More Places to Find Les on the Web:

Illinois Whitetail Alliance