Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Oct. 9
Seeking Out & About items
Hunter safety classes
Nov. 4-5 — Butler Haynes Park, Mapleton, (309) 697-2929.
Dec. 10 — Wataga fire station, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (309) 368-0620 or (309) 335-4095.
Jan. 23-24 — VFW in Pekin, 5-10 p.m. each night, (309) 346-9155.
The Knox County SWCD fish sale is ongoing. Pre-orders until Thursday, (309) 342-5714 ext. 3.
Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale is ongoing through Friday, (309) 547-2215, ext. 3.
Peoria County SWCD fish sale is ongoing. Orders by Oct. 20, (309) 671-7040, ext. 3.
Peoria Trap and Skeet Club’s Toys for Tots Charity Shoot is Oct. 16. Open to public. Team fee $50 (includes lunch vouchers). Prizes. Signups 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; team events begin after 11:30 a.m. color guard presentation. A toy drop station will be on site. (309) 635-3576.
Peoria Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360. Anaise Berry of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway to speak on the river road project.
Tri-County Catfish Association Tommy Wellenreiter Memorial Classic tournament Oct. 15-16 at Pekin boat ramp, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. http://www.tricountycatfish.com.
Field day classes
Gander Mountain in Peoria offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, (309) 370-0866.
Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29, (309) 370-0866.
Illinois Walleye Trail points qualifier Oct. 30 at Spring Valley Boat Club. Entry $200 for each event/two-person teams and $10 big fish pot, (815) 955-7503.
Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic Nov. 5-6 at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m., (309) 369-4863.
Canada goose: North — Saturday-Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 24-Jan. 31, 2012
Deer: Youth firearm — Sunday; Firearm — Nov. 18-Nov. 20
Youth Waterfowl: Central — Oct 15-16; North — Sunday
Duck: North — Saturday-Dec. 13; Central — Oct. 22-Dec. 20
Turkey: Fall shotgun — Oct. 22-Oct.30; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012
Dove: Nov. 5-Nov. 13
White-fronted goose: North — Oct. 26-Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Nov. 19-Jan. 31, 2012
Raccoon, opossum, skunk, weasel, mink, fox, coyote, badger: North — Nov. 5-Jan. 20, 2012
Beaver: North — Through March 31, 2012
Dan Bandeko and Pat Wright won the Fellowship of Christian Anglers tournament Oct. 1 at Lake Springfield with 12 fish weighing 24.35 pounds. Bob Hartman Jr. and Joe Lowery placed second (11, 17.52) and Tim Reber and Larry Millen were third (11, 14.85). Bandeko won big bass (3.96).
Joe Eisenhower of Pekin won the River City Casters Classic tournament last Sunday at Jim Edgar Panther Creek with three fish weighing 7.5 pounds. John Garrett of Pekin placed second (2, 6.13) and Dillon McKinley of Pekin third (2, 5.13). Garrett won big bass (4.01).
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