Isaak Walton League Origins

April 15, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

At the bottom of this piece about the revival of Arapahoe, Nebraska’s Isaak Walton League (“the fastest growing in the nation”) is an interesting history of the League, derived in part from William Voight Jr.’s 1992 book “Born with Fists Doubled: Defending Outdoor America, The Izaak Walton League.” The original charter of the 1922 founders, according to Voight, was to “go forth and smite the living daylights out of the polluters and the dynamiters and all other miscreants demeaning and diminishing the peerless sport they embraced and which had come to such dire straits.”
For more info on the Isaak Walton League, visit their Web site.