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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Oct. 2

October 02, 2011 at 02:35 PM

Peoria Journal Star

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

Thursday-Saturday — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club,  6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8, (309) 274-5586.

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

SWCD events

Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale is ongoing, (309) 547-2215.

Peoria County SWCD fish sale is ongoing, (309) 671-7040, ext. 3.

The Knox County SWCD fish sale is ongoing, (309) 342-5714 ext. 3.

Bass events

Illinois Central Bass Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Presley’s in Bartonville, (309) 264-2212 or (309) 387-6396.
Herpetology events

Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park Nature Center. Picnic and sale before meeting.

Crappie events

HOI Crappie Club tournament Saturday at Lake Evergreen, (309) 219-3346.

Birding events

Peoria Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360. Anaise Berry of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway to speak on the river road project.
Catfish event

Tri-County Catfish Association Tommy Wellenreiter Memorial Classic tournament 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at Pekin boat ramp, http://www.tricountycatfish.com.

Orienteering events

Illinois River Valley Orienteering event Oct. 15 at Camp CILCA, (309) 579-2157. Other events: Nov. at Farmdale Park.

Field day classes

Mackinaw Valley Long Rifles in Trivoli offer field days on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Classes begin at 8 a.m., .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Trapping events

Gander Mountain in Peoria offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, (309) 370-0866.

Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29, (309) 370-0866.

Walleye events

Illinois Walleye Trail points qualifier Oct. 30 at Spring Valley Boat Club. Entry $200 for each event/two-person teams and $10 big fish pot, (815) 955-7503.

Hunting seasons

Deer: Youth firearm-Oct. 8-9; Firearm — Nov. 18-Nov. 20; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012

Canada goose: North — Oct. 15-Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Oct. 22-Nov. 6

Duck: North — Oct. 15-Dec. 13; Central — Oct. 22-Dec. 20

Youth Waterfowl: Central — Oct. 15-Oct. 16; North — Oct. 8-Oct. 9

Turkey: Fall shotgun — Oct. 22-Oct.30; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012

RESULTS

Catfish event

Steve Henson and Mike White took first in the Tri-County Catfish tournament Sept. 10 on the Illinois River. Nick Huskins and Jeff Miller were second, with Phil Johnson and Tony Haney third.

Bass tournaments

PJ Knot and Dan Lee of Washington won The Other Club tournament Sept. 24 at Sangchris Lake with six fish weighing 9.06 pounds. Rick Manz of Pekin and Steve Grigsby of Peoria placed second (5, 7.00) and John Darnell and Jermie Darnell of Pekin third (5, 5.02). Knot won big bass (2.15).

Eric Doubet of Elmwood won the Illini Lunker Hunters Bass Club’s Ron Innes Memorial Classic on Sept. 24 at Coffeen Lake with three fish weighing 5.11 pounds. He also won big bass (2.14). Bill Phelps of Washington was second (3, 4.99) and Robert Kolowski of Bartonville third (3, 3.08).

Bob Hartman Jr. and Pastor Chase Fisher won the Fellowship of Christian Anglers’ Joe Marlow Memorial Pastors Tournament on Sept. 24 with two fish weighing 6.35 pounds. Fisher won big bass (4.63). Keith Whitaker and Pastor Randy Williams placed second (2, 4.44) and Todd Mull and Pastor Troy Willy third (4, 3.44).

Cory Storer and Dale Dufelmeier won the Fellowship of Christian Anglers’ tournament Sept. 17 at Sky-Rush Lake with seven fish weighing 10.11 pounds. Bob Hartman Jr. and Kenny Gregory placed second (8, 9.87) and Todd Mull and Pat Wright third (5, 9.73). Big bass was won by Roger Allen (4.29).

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