Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for April 29
Retriever club event
Illinois River Hunting Retriever Club meeting today, 8 a.m. at East Point access in Banner Marsh for a training day, http://www.illinoisriverhrc.com or www.illinoisriverhrc.com.
Hunter safety classes
May 11-12 — Minier Christian Church, 6-9 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, (309) 392-2311.
The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.
Galvin’s Spring Lake bass tournament 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, (309) 267-6538.
Glasford American Legion Post 35 tournament at Banner Marsh (East, Main and Shovel lakes) on Saturday, (309) 686-3949.
Central Illinois bass tournament 6 a.m.-noon May 14 at Banner Marsh east access. Pre-tournament meeting 5 a.m. First place: $500, based on 50 boats, (309) 697-7833.
Wednesday — Illinois Valley Power squadron hosts, (309) 678-1392.
Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360.
Nationally known outdoorsman Jimmy Houston, host of the No. 1 outdoors show on ESPN for 20 years and now on NBC Sports Outdoors, will be the guest speaker at the East Peoria Prayer Breakfast on Friday at Embassy Suites. Price $35 per person. Doors open at 7 a.m. Register at epcc.org or (309) 699-6212.
Saturday-next Sunday — Pekin Archers 3-D shoot, 7 a.m., (309) 347-4445.
May 12-13 — Partridge Creek Archers 3-D shoot, (309) 370-5186 or (309) 370-1148.
May 19-20 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club 3-D shoot, 7 a.m., (309) 697-6766.
Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited sporting clay shoot May 6 at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. $70 fee covers 100 targets, lunch, raffles; prizes, including cash prize for top gunner. For tickets, call (309) 699-6974.
Peoria Skeet & Trap Club Shoot for the Cure is Saturday at the club, 1470 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria. Check-in 9:30 a.m., $30 fee includes two rounds of trapshooting, shotgun shells, T-shirt and entry into prize drawings. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate. Registration, details at http://www.peoriaskeetandtrap.com or (309) 645-2597.
Peoria Skeet & Trap Club Spring Trophy Shoot is May 6. Registration opens 8:30 a.m., contact (309) 822-8146 or http://www.peoriaskeetandtrap.com
Illinois spring bird count Saturday, (309) 681-2858.
Migratory bird walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360.
Peoria Audubon Society meeting, 7 p.m. May 9 at Forest Park Nature Center. Don Chamberlain, from DEC Mind Meld Photography in Decatur, to speak on bird photography and share photography tips, (309) 686-3360.
May 12 — Grady Christmas Tree Farm Trivoli, 8 a.m., (309) 224-2610 or (309) 370-0865.
Kyle Wolfe of Manito won the Illini Lunker Hunters Bass Club tournament April 21 at Banner Marsh with three fish weighing 12.70 pounds. Dennis Woods of Mapleton was second (1, 6.43) and Kip Stevenson of Elmwood third (3, 5.18). Woods won big bass (6.43).
Peoria Skeet & Trap Club winners in its Ammo Box Shoot last Sunday included: Doubles — Class A: Dave Dressler (94x100), Class B: Tim Hays (97x100), Class C: Larry Murphy (89x100), Class D: William Doane (83x100), Lady: Betty Havens (66x100), Sub Junior: Garrett Zeeb (69x100), Vet: Charles Bunch (61x100), Senior Vet: William Murphy (86x100). Singles — Class A: Bruce Bennett (99x100), Class B: Fred Moffatt (97x100), Class C: Glenn Cross (91x100), Class D: Garrett Zeeb (89x100), Lady: Regan Armbrust (89x100), Sub Junior: Christopher Mostaka (90x100). Vet: Charles Bunch (91x100), Senior Vet: Gary Franklin (97x100). Handicap — Champ: Regan Armbrust (96x100), 18-21 yards: Robert Minor (94x100), 22-24 yards: Richard Drennen (93x100), 25-27 yards: Larry Murphy (90x100).