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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Dec. 18

December 18, 2011 at 07:37 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

Jan. 23-24 — VFW in Pekin, 5-10 p.m. each night, (309) 346-9155.

Nature art show

Local nature art show and sale at Forest Park Nature Center through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (309) 686-3360.

Fishing calendar

The Larry’s Fishing Hole 2012 Fishing Calendar are available. The calendar lists better fishing days, better times each day and new fishing tips each month. Coupons included each month. Cost $11. Check http://www.larrysfishinghole.com for details or mail check to: Larry’s Fishing Hole, P.O. Box 2602, East Peoria, IL, 61611

Sierra Club events

Heart of Illinois Sierra Club meets Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., (309) 676-5237.

Archaeology events

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetolgy events

Central Illinois Herpetological Society annual business meeting and board elections Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center.

Women on target event

Women on Target instructional shooting course Jan. 7 at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club. No FOID required; firearms, lunch provided. Limited to 24 women. Sponsored by Illinois State Rifle Association. Pre-registration required. Call (815) 635-3198. Other courses on Feb. 4 and March 3.

Outdoors shows

Jan. 9-11 — All Canada Show, Indianapolis, In., http://www.allcanada.com.
Jan. 12-15 — Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, McCormick Place-North, http://www.chicagoboatshow.com.
Jan. 12-16 — Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show, McCormick Place-North, http://www.chicagoboatshow.com.
Jan. 13-15 — Chicago Muskie Show, Palatine, http://www.chicagomuskieshow.com.
Jan. 13-15 — St. Louis RV, Vactiona & Travel Show, St. Louis, Mo., http://www.stlrv.com/stlrv/Welcome.html
Jan. 27-29 — Illinois fish & Feather Expo, Bloomington, http://www.illinoisfishandfeather.com

Birding events

Peoria Audubon annual potluck and slide/media show Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360.

Wild game feed

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and all-stars Dave Kingman, Lee Smith and Ozzie Virgil, Jr. are scheduled to appear at St. Mary’s School in Kickapoo for a wild game feed on Jan. 21, 2012. Serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $15, kids 8-14 $7. Raffles and magic show included. Tickets available at Ludy’s (309-692-6466), St. Mary’s School (309-691-3015), Suburban Gas Co. (309-676-5528) and CJL Landscaping Office (309-691-9200). More information call, (309) 696-9983 or (309) 243-7915.

Hunting seasons

Deer: Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012
Turkey: Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012
Squirrel: Through Feb. 15, 2012
Duck: Central — Through Monday
Rabbit: North —  Through Jan. 8, 2012
Pheasant: North — Through Jan. 8, 2012
Quail: North — Through Jan. 8, 2012
Raccoon, Opossum, skunk, weasel, mink, fox, coyote, badger: North — Through Jan. 20, 2012
Beaver: North — Through March 31, 2012

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