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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Aug. 12

August 12, 2012 at 07:10 AM

Peoria Journal Star

Seeking Out & About items

The Journal Star is interested in publishing your upcoming outdoor events or recent tournament results. Please e-mail (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), fax (309-686-3205) or call (309-686-3214) us with outdoor items.

TODAY’S EVENTS

Archery shoots

n Pottstown 3-D Range shoot for St. Jude, 7 a.m. to noon, (309) 696-8015.

n Partridge Creek Archers 3-D fun shoot. Registration 7 a.m. to noon, must start course by noon, (309) 370-5186 or (309) 370-1148.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

Aug. 13-14 — Peoria Sportsman’s Club, 5-10 p.m. both days, (309) 545-3007

Aug. 16-17 — Maple Lane Country Club in Elmwood, 5-10 p.m. both nights, dinner served both nights, (309) 742-2141.

Aug. 18-19 — Canton Park District. Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday: 12-5 p.m., (309) 647-1345.

Aug. 29-31 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6-9:15 p.m. each night, (309) 697-8783.

Sept. 6-7 — Kickapoo Sportsman’s Club, 5-10 p.m. both nights, dinner served both nights, (309) 697-8783 or (309) 243-7217.

Sept. 6-8 — Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. Thursday-Friday: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (309) 274-5586.

Sept. 21-22 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton. Friday: 5-10 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (309) 266-6666.

Sept. 22-23 — Lewistown Park District. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 p.m., (309) 647-4416. Do not call until Aug. 25.

Sept. 26-28 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6-9:15 p.m. each night, (309) 697-8783.

Oct. 11-13 — Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. Thursday-Friday: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (309) 274-5586.

Bass tournaments

Presley’s bass tournament Monday at Banner Marsh (Main Access), (309) 697-1193.

Archery events

Aug. 18-19 — Pottstown 3-D Range shoot for St. Jude, 7 a.m. to noon, (309) 696-8015.

Aug. 18-19 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club 3-D shoot, 7 a.m., (309) 697-6766.

Aug. 19 — Seven Hills Archers 3D shoot. Registration 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., (309) 255-2723.

Aug. 25-26 — Black Diamond Archery (Canton) shoot, gates open 7 a.m., must be on range by noon, (309) 251-5016.

Sept. 1-2 — Pekin Archers 3-D shoot, registration starts 7 a.m., must be on course by noon, (309) 347-4445.

Sept. 8-9 — Partridge Creek Archers 3-D fun shoot. Registration 7 a.m. to noon, must start course by noon, (309) 370-5186 or (309) 370-1148.

Herpetology events

Annual Central Illinois Herpetological Society reptile and amphibian fair Aug. 18-19 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Peoria. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Admission $3. (309) 682-6208.

Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Archaeology events

Aug. 19 — Dickson Mounds Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m. Free admission. See new exhibits, learn about ongoing research, participate in family activities and hear about museum’s future, (309) 547-3721.

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Dickson Mounds Museum, (309) 547-3721.

Friends of NRA banquet

Heart of Illinois Friends of NRA dinner/auction is Aug. 18 at Itoo Hall. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. (309) 676-6241 or http://www.friendsofnra.org/IL


Peoria Audubon tours

Aug. 18 — Illinois River, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration required. Register early. Best for ages 12 and up, Cost: $35, (309) 686-3360.

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

Aug. 19 — Robinson Park North in Peoria. Meet at the park’s parking lot on Mossville Road at 2 p.m., (309) 633-1224.

Birding events

Peoria Hummingbird Festival, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at Forest Park Nature Center. Vernon Kleen from Springfield will demonstrate hummingbird banding and discuss the world of hummingbirds. Free, but donations appreciated, (309) 686-3360.

Women in the Outdoors event

NWTF Women in the Outdoors event, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club. Includes shooting, fishing, photography, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, animal calls, carving, trap shooting, archery and more. $50, http://www.womenintheoutdoors.org, (309) 274-6823 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Ducks Unlimited

Aug. 25 — Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited eighth annual party at Countryside Banquet Facility in Washington. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Fish dinner 6 p.m. Tickets $35 (includes D.U. membership). Children age 15 and under $20. Raffles, prizes, firearms, (309) 699-6974.

Sporting clay shoot

Aug. 26 — Pekin Union Mission Sporting Clay Shoot at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. Registration 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Pekin Union Mission youth programs, (309) 346-0724.

Orienteering events

Illinois River Valley Orienteering event Sept. 22 at Comlara Park in Hudson, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org.

Kids fishing event

Presley’s Outdoors Kids Fishing Derby is Sept. 8 at Hooked on Fishing Park in East Peoria. Free. Open to ages 15 and under. Registration 8 to 9 a.m., derby runs 9 to 11 a.m. More information online at http://www.hookedonfishingpark.org.

RESULTS

Bass tournament

Donnie Schimmelpfenning and Cody Watson won Galvin’s Spring Lake tournament Tuesday with three fish weighing 12.94 pounds. They also won big bass (5.43).

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