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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Jan. 1

January 01, 2012 at 09:20 AM

Peoria Journal-Star

Out & About

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• 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.

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.

Birding events

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

Sierra Club events

• Heart of Illinois Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 676-5237.

Archaeology events

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

Herpetology events

• Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 for its annual business meeting and board elections at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

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. 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.

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.

Outdoors shows

•  Jan. 6-8 — Let’s Go Fishing Show, Gateway Center in Collinsville, http://www.letsgoshows.com

• 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. 12-15 — All Canada Show, St. Charles, http://www.allcanada.com.

• Jan. 13-15 — Chicago Muskie Show, Palatine, http://www.chicagomuskieshow.com.

• Jan. 13-15 — St. Louis RV, Vacation & Travel Show, St. Louis, Mo., http://www.stlrv.com/stlrv/Welcome.html

• Jan. 13-15 — Quad City Boat, RV & Vacation Show, Davenport, Iowa, http://www.iowashows.com

• Jan. 27-29 — Illinois fish & Feather Expo, Bloomington, http://www.illinoisfishandfeather.com

Hunting seasons

• Canada goose: North — Through Saturday; Central — Through Jan. 31

• Deer: Archery — Through Jan. 15

• Turkey: Archery — Through Jan. 15

• Squirrel: Through Feb. 15

n Rabbit: North —  Through Jan. 8

• Pheasant: North — Through Jan. 8

• Quail: North — Through Jan. 8

• White-fronted goose: North — Through Saturday; Central —  Through Jan. 31

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