Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for May 13
Hunter safety classes
Friday-Saturday — River Valley Sportsman’s Club in East Peoria. Friday: 6-9 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (309) 367-4177 after 5 p.m.
June 1-2 — Gander Mountain in Peoria. Friday: 5-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (309) 692-4110.
1-2 — Little John’s Conservation Club. Friday: 5-10 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (309) 219-4488.
June 29-30 — Galesburg Farm Bureau. Friday: 5:30-9 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., (309) 342-2036.
Aug. 9-11 — Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. Thursday-Friday: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (309) 274-5586.
Aug. 10-11 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton. Friday: 5-10 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (309) 266-6666.
Central Illinois bass tournament, 6 a.m.-noon Monday at Banner Marsh, East access, (309) 697-7833.
Galvin’s Spring Lake bass tournament, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, (309) 267-6538.
Presley’s bass tournament May 21 at Banner Marsh, Pump House Lake, (309) 697-1193.
Wildlife walk at Forest Park Nature Center, 10 a.m. May 16 and June 6. Donations requested, (309) 686-3360.
Signs of spring walk, 1:30 p.m. May 20 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360.
Sierra Club events
Heart of Illinois Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 676-5237.
Duck & Geese Forever events
Tri-County chapter of Ducks & Geese Forever hosts WebFoot Day at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jacob’s Field in St. David, near Canton. Fishing, bow and arrows, BB gun and trap shooting, prizes, breakfast and lunch served, (309) 346-4278 to register.
Migratory bird walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Forest Park Nature Center. Donations requested, (309) 686-3360.
May 19-20 — Pottstown 3-D Range shoot, 7 a.m. to noon, (309) 696-8015. Every weekend. June 16-17 shootout for St. Jude.
May 19-20 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club 3-D shoot, 7 a.m., (309) 697-6766.
May 20 — Seven Hills Archers 3D shoot. Registration 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., (309) 255-2723.
May 26-27 — Black Diamond Archery (Canton) shoot, gates open 7 a.m., must be on range by noon, (309) 251-5016.
June 2-3 — Pekin Archers 3-D shoot, 7 a.m.-noon, (309) 347-4445.
Pimiteoui Trail hikes
June 2 — Black Partridge Park in Metamora. Meet at the park’s dead-end turnaround at 9 a.m., (309) 231-2190 or ptahike.org.
Ducks Unlimited events
BCK Riverbottom D.U. event, noon-5 p.m. June 3 at The Brick in Bath. Truck raffle tickets available, (309) 546-2534 or (309) 338-0064.
The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. June 5 at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.
Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. June 7 at Forest Park Nature Center.
Ray Richmond and Tom Dietrich won Presley’s Outdoors tournament May 7 at Banner Marsh with a total catch of 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Darren Birckel and Kelly Presley were second (3.55) and Jim Babcock and Mitchell Jacobs third (3.09). Richmond/Dietrich had big bass (4.07).
Frank Campbell of Brimfield won the Illinois Central Bass Club tournament Thursday at Lakeland Park with five fish weighing 11.88 pounds. Bill Hurst of Bartonville placed second (5, 11.74) and Ken Wolland of Bartonville third (5, 10.80). Jim Busche of Groveland won big bass (5.28).
Rusty Sweeney of East Peoria and Sean Webb of Pekin placed first in the Central Illinois Bass Club tournament April 22 at Sangchris Lake with three fish weighing 9.15 pounds. Brad Heitzman and Billy Canada of Manito placed second (3, 9.5) and Steve Graves and Jared Shay third (3, 9.0). Heitzman and Canada claimed big bass (4.12).
Winners of the Peoria Skeet and Trap Club’s registered trap shoot last Sunday were: Doubles — Class A: Dave Dressler (95x100), Class B: Richard Drennen (92X100), Class C: Richard Garey (88x100), Class D: Clifford Glardon (83x100). Singles — Class A: Marvin Cremer (100x100), Class B: Clifford Glardon (98x100), Class C: William Seele (96x100), Class D: Garrett Zeeb (95x100), Lady: Kathy Turpin (98x100), Sub Junior: Christopher Mostaka (93x100), Vet: Larry Lark (97x100), Senior Vet: Richard Garey (97x100). Handicap — Champ: Kent Koshkarian (96x100), 18-21 yards: Chris Robb (96x100), 22-24 yards: Gary Frankin (93x100), 25-27 yards: Larry Murphy (94x100)