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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Oct. 7

October 07, 2012 at 12:01 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
SWCD event

Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders until Oct. 12 for its fall fish sale. Order forms available by calling (309) 547-2215, ext. 3 or going online to http://FCSWCD.tripod.com

Trapper’s drawing

A drawing will be held Oct. 27 for trapping at Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area. All applicants must possess valid trapper’s license and habitat stamp. Drawing will be made at Snakeden’s check station, located one mile east of Victoria on Route 167. Registration begins 10 a.m., drawing at 11 a.m. Questions, call Snakeden office at (309) 879-2607.

Hunter safety class

Oct. 11-13 — Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. Thursday-Friday: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (309) 274-5586.

Pimiteoui Trail bike ride

Oct. 10 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead bike ride on River Trail of Illinois from East Peoria to Morton. Meet at 5 p.m. by caboose in parking lot of Fondulac Park District administration building on Veterans Drive. (309) 263-2474 or ptahike.org

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

Oct. 17 — At Northwood Park in Morton. Meet 5:30 p.m. at the park located across from Oakwood Park on North Main Street. (309) 263-8500 or ptahike.org

Oct. 20 — At Lake Shore Path in Lake Geneva, Wis. (309) 633-1224 or ptahike.org

Nov. 3 — At Carpenter State Park in Springfield. Meet 8 a.m. at Cracker Barrel in Morton to car pool. (309) 678-3827 or ptahike.org

Ducks Unlimited event

Oct. 20 — Fulton County Ducks Unlimited annual membership banquet at Canton Elks Lodge. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner from 4:30 to 6:30. Tickets at door, but advance reservations requested. Tickets: $45 individual, $60 couple, $20 greenwing (includes membership). (309) 338-4521.

Trapping education courses

Oct. 20 — DNR course at Gander Mountain in Peoria, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To pre-register, call (309) 370-0866.

Oct. 27 — DNR course at Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To pre-register, call (309) 370-0866.

Orienteering event

Oct. 27 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering event at Camp Cilca in Cantrall, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Herpetology event

Nov. 1 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Handgun events

Nov. 3 — Illinois Rifle Association Women on Target pistol class at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, (815) 635-3198.

Nov. 4 — Introduction to defensive handgun clinic at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club. $75, $65 for women. Sign-in 8 a.m., safety briefing 8:45 a.m., clinic 9 a.m.-5 p.m., usrifleman.org/event or (573) 768-2450.

Archaeology event

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

RESULTS
Bass tournament

Loran Hoffman of Washington won the Illini Lunker Hunters Bass Club’s Ron Innes Memorial Classic tournament Sept. 29 at Fulton County Recreational Area with three fish weighing 7.67 pounds. Eric Doubet of Elmwood placed second (3, 5.84) and Mark Balbinot of Canton third (3, 5.56). Bill Steele of Mapleton won big bass (4.23).

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