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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for March 11

March 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Peoria Journal-Star

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 event

Pekin Archers 3-D shoot, 7 a.m.-noon registration. Shooters must be on the range by noon, (309) 347-4445.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

March 29-30 — Kickapoo Sportsman’s Club in Brimfield, 5-10 p.m., (309) 697-8783.
March 30-31 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club, 5-10 p.m. March 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31, (309) 266-6666.
April 11-13 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6-9:15 p.m., (309) 697-8783.
April 13-14 — Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton, 6-10 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, (309) 697-2929.
May 5-6 — Mackinaw Valley Long Rifles in Trivoli, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SWCD event

Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing, (309) 547-2215, ext. 3.
Peoria County SWCD fish and tree sale is ongoing, (309) 547-2215, ext. 3. Tree orders need to be placed by March 26. Grass Carp orders by March 30, all other fish by April 12.
The Peoria County SWCD prairie burn clinic March 24, at the USDA Service Center in Edwards.  Class begins at 8 a.m. followed by prairie burn demonstration. To make reservations or for more information, call (309) 671-7040, ext. 3.

Shooting events

Peoria Skeet and Trap Club captain’s meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the club. Meat shoot March 18, (309) 822-8146.
Peoria Skeet and Trap Club’s summer trap league begins April 5, (309) 822-8146.

Shooting event

Central Illinois Bass Club membership sign-ups Wednesday at 7 p.m. at TNT’s in East Peoria. Limited openings available, (309) 648-2280.

Archery events

Saturday-next Sunday — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club 3-D shoot, 7 a.m., (309) 697-6766.
March 18 — Seven Hills Archers in Bushnell, registration 7 a.m.- 1p.m., (309) 255-2153.
April 7-8 — Pekin Archers 3-D shoot, 7 a.m.-noon., (309) 347-4445.
April 14-15 — Partridge Creek Archers 3-D shoot. Registration 7 a.m. to noon, (309) 370-5186 or (309) 370-1148. Dog training event
Illinois River Hunting Retriever Club meets March 17 at 8 a.m. at Belles Landing in Banner Marsh for a training day. Check http://www.illinoisriverhrc.com for more details.

Sierra Club events

Heart of Illinois Sierra Club meets March 21 at 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 676-5237.

Outdoors shows

March 23-25 — Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic, Peoria, http://www.deerinfo.com
March 23-25 — Rockford RV Show, Rockford, http://www.showtimeproduction.net.
March 30-April 1 — Springfield RV & Camping Show, Springfield, http://www.eventsltd.org.
Walleye events

Spring Valley Walleye Club hosts 26th annual Spring Valley MWC Tournament on March 24-25 at Barto Landing. Cost $600 per team, with $20,000 payout for first place (pays to 30 places), (815) 252-0748.

Ducks Unlimited event

Peoria chapter of D.U. spring banquet March 31 at Knights of Columbus on Radnor Road. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Information/tickets: (309) 264-5400 or (309) 678-5445.

Gun show

Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club gun show March 31-April 1; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 31, 9 a.n.-2:30 p.m. April 1.

Archaeology events

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

Herpetology events

Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets April 5 at 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.
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