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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Jan. 27

January 27, 2013 at 07:43 AM

Peoria Journal Star

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

TODAY’S EVENT
Outdoors show

Illinois Fish & Feather Expo hunting, fishing and boat show at Interstate Center in Bloomington, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under, http://www.illinoisfishandfeather.com

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wild game feeds

Feb. 2 — At Bartonville VFW Post 3883, from 1 to 7 p.m. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle, silent auction. Donations welcome. Proceeds to Post 3883. (309) 697-3882 or vfw3883.org
Feb. 23 — At Manlius Sportsmen’s Club, $20 donation. (815) 739-0536.

SWCD fish and tree sale

Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Fish sale ends March 15; tree sale March 22. (309) 547-2215, ext. 3 or http://fcswcd.tripod.com/

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

Feb. 2 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will hike and view eagles at Chautauqua Wildlife Refuge. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pekin Riverfront Park to car pool. Mark at (309) 678-3827 or ptahike.org
Feb. 24 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike along Grandview Drive. Meet at 2 p.m. at Tower Park in Peoria Heights. Eric at (309) 688-7038 or ptahike.org

Handgun class

Feb. 2 — Illinois Rifle Association Women on Target pistol class at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, (815) 635-3198.

Archaeology meeting

Feb. 6 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetology meeting

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

Orienteering meet

Feb. 9 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club meets at McNaughton Park in Pekin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Outdoors show

Feb. 10 — Henry Decoy Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry-Senachwine High School. Admission $5 (free for children under 12). (309) 364-4104 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Birding event

Feb. 13 — Peoria Audubon Society program on wetland restorations along the Illinois River (featuring Ducks Unlimited field biologist Eric Schenck and Peoria Audubon conservation chair Maury Brucker) at 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center.

Boating safety classes

Feb. 16 — Pekin Salvation Army. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (309) 447-6463.

Feb. 17 — Mossville Grade School. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (309) 447-6463.

Delta Waterfowl banquet

Feb. 16 — Lincoln Land chapter of Delta Waterfowl banquet fundraiser at American Legion in Mason City. Doors open 5:50 p.m. Dinner tickets (prime rib meal catered by Guzzardo’s) must be purchased by Feb. 10 by calling (217) 648-2829, (217) 341-2145 or (217) 737-3265.

Ducks Unlimited party

March 2 — Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Hunters Party at Countryside Banquet Facility in Washington. Doors open 4:30 p.m., dinner approximately 6 p.m. Tickets $25 (includes dinner, beer, soda), (309) 699-6974, (309) 231-1072 or (309) 303-2589.

Hunter safety classes

March 2-3 — Princeton Metro Center. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (815) 872-0840.
March 16-17 — Manlius Sportsmen’s Club. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. (309) 507-0133.

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