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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Sept. 30

September 30, 2012 at 01:19 PM

Peoria Journal Star

Seeking Out & About items

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

Gun show

Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club Fall Gun Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Archery shoots

Pottstown 3-D Range shoot for St. Jude, 7 a.m. to noon, (309) 696-8015.

Black Diamond Archery (Canton) shoot, gates open 7 a.m., must be on range by noon, (309) 251-5016.

Black Diamond Archery (Canton) FFA Fundraiser Team Shoot, (309) 251-5016.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

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

Oct. 2 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.
Pimiteoui Trail hikes

Oct. 3 — From Forest Park Nature Center to Grandview Drive. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Nature Center parking lot. (309) 648-2771 or ptahike.org

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
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
Herpetology events

Oct. 4 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.
Trappers event

Oct. 5-6 — Illinois Trappers Association 50th Anniversary Convention at Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln. Open to public. Features supply dealers, demonstrations, contests, children’s activities, sweepstakes drawings, auctions, trappers education course. Performances by Heartland Cloggers dance group of Peoria and Richard Withers and The Illinois Boys band of Petersburg. (618) 637-9061, (309) 912-6843 or http://www.illinoistrappersassociation.com
Handgun events

Oct. 6 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club 1911 pistol match 8 a.m. Entry fee $3. More information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.
Ducks Unlimited event

Oct. 20 — Fulton County Ducks Unlimited annual membership banquet at Canton Elks Lodge. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner 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 National O-Day meet at Camp Cilca in Cantrall, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org
RESULTS

Bass tournament

Chris Benedict and Chad Burtelden of Washington won The Other Club’s final tournament of the season Sept. 22 at Sangchris Lake with two fish weighing 5.20 pounds. Dave Sonderman and John Romane of Washington placed second (1, 2.05) and John Darnell of Pekin and Jeremy Darnell of Gibson City third (1, 1.85). Benedict won big bass (3.55).

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