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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Nov. 13

November 13, 2011 at 07:36 AM

Peoria Journal-Star

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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

Dec. 10 — Wataga fire station, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (309) 368-0620 or (309) 335-4095.

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

Sierra Club events

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

Nature art show

Local nature art show and sale at Forest Park Nature Center, Nov. 19-Dec. 24. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. (309) 686-3360.

Walleye events

Spring Valley Walleye Club members only catch-and-release tournament Nov. 26 at Barto Landing. Entry fee $60 per team, $120 after Nov. 20. First place: $750. http://www.spring-valley-walleye.org.
Herpetolgy events

Central Illinois Herpetological Society has its Christmas party at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Forest Park Nature Center.

Holiday shop, stroll

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 17 — Nighttime stroll at Forest Park Nature Center includes music, storytelling, caroling, hot wassail, homemade treats, (309) 686-3360.

Snowmobile safety classes

Dec. 10 — Wataga Fire Station, (309) 368-0620 or (309) 335-4095.
Birding events

Peoria Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360. Travis Wilcoxen, assistant professor of biology at Millikin University speaking on bird feeding.
Outdoors shows

Jan. 6-8 — Let’s Go Fishing Show, Gateway Center in Collinsville, http://www.letsgoshows.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 — Quad City Boat, RV & Vacation Show, Davenport, Iowa, http://www.iowashows.com

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

Wild game feed

St. Mary’s School in Kickapoo is the site of a wild game feed on Jan. 21, (309) 696-9983 or (309) 243-7915.

Hunting seasons

Dove: Through today

Canada goose: North — Through Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Nov. 24-Jan. 31, 2012;

Deer: Firearm — Nov. 18-20, Dec. 1-4; Muzzleloader — Dec. 1-4, Dec. 9-11; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012

Turkey: Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012]

Squirrel: Through Thursday, Dec. 5-Feb. 15, 2012

Duck: North — Through Dec. 13; Central — Through Dec. 20

Rabbit: North —  Through Jan. 8, 2012

Pheasant: North — Through Jan. 8, 2012

Quail: North — Through Jan. 8, 2012

White-fronted goose: North — Through Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Nov. 19-Jan. 31, 2012
Trapping season

Raccoon, opossum, skunk, weasel, mink, fox, coyote, badger: North — Through Jan. 20, 2012

Beaver: North — Through March 31, 2012

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