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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for April 14

April 14, 2013 at 07:37 PM

Peoria Journal Star



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The Journal Star is interested in publishing your upcoming outdoor events or recent tournament results. Please email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), fax (309-686-3205) or call (309-686-3214) us with outdoor items.

TODAY’S EVENT

Archery shoot

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SWCD fish and/or tree sales

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale order deadline is April 16 for all species except grass carp (grass carp deadline has passed). (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/

Woodford County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. (309) 467-2308, ext. 3.

Tazewell County Soil & Water Conservation District is taking fish sale orders. Fish pick up is April 24 at Ag-Land FS Company on Route 9 and old Route 121. Deadline to order grass carp has passed; all other species must be ordered by April 19. (309) 346-4462, ext. 3.

Sporting clay shoots

April 20 — Father Eugene Finnell Memorial Sporting Clay Shoot at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. Registration 12:30 p.m., shoot 1 p.m., social and steak dinner 5:30 p.m. at K of C Hall in Morton. $100 per person. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (309) 263-6860.

April 28 — Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clay Shoot at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. $75 fee covers 100 targets, lunch and raffles. Registration begins 8 a.m. (309) 699-6974.

Pimiteoui Trail Association events

April 17 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will bicycle River Trail of Illinois from East Peoria to Morton. Meet 5:30 p.m. in parking lot on south side of Bob Michel Bridge, across from Granite City Food & Brewery. (309) 633-1224 or ptahike.org

April 20 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will help with community/trail cleanup on Earth Day. Meet 9 a.m. in Peoria Heights Library rear parking lot. (309) 633-1224 or ptahike.org

May 1 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike on River Trail of Illinois. Meet 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Park South, located behind Jonah’s Seafood in East Peoria. (309) 231-2190 or ptahike.org.

May 19 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike at Jubilee State Park. Meet 2 p.m. at the park’s Bow Wood Glen picnic area. (507) 358-3981 or ptahike.org


Archery shoots

April 20-21 — Pottstown 3D Range shoot, 7 a.m. to noon. (309) 696-8015.

May 4-5 — Pekin Archers 3D shoot at Pekin Archery Range, registration 7 a.m., must be on range by noon. (309) 347-4445.

Handgun clinic

April 27 — Introduction to Defensive Handgun Clinic at Chillicothe Sportmen’s Club, $75 or $65 for women, usrifleman.org/events or (573) 768-2450.

Orienteering meets

April 27 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club’s Spring Jubilee State Park Rogaine meet, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

May 11 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club Bushwhacker Adventure-O meet at Comlara Park in HudsonBuss Spring Jubilee State Park Rogaine meet, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Archaeology meeting

May 1 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetology meeting

May 2 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Trap shoot

May 4 — Peoria Skeet & Trap Club Shoot for the Cure at the club, 1470 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria. Registration 9:30 a.m., shooting begins 10 a.m. $30 fee includes 50 birds, shotgun shells, T-shirt. Raffles, lunch available. Proceeds to Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate. Registration, details at http://www.peoriaskeetandtrap.com. (309) 645-2597.

Bass tournament

May 4 — Glasford American Legion Post 35 Seventh Annual Bass Tournament at Banner Marsh (East, Main and Shovel lakes), 6 a.m. to noon. Entry $50 per boat. Check-in 5-5:30 a.m. at East entrance. (309) 686-3949.

Hunter safety classes

Aug. 9-10 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

Sept. 20-21 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

RESULTS

Bass tournaments

Thad Altman of Manito won the River City Casters tournament last Sunday at Schuy-Rush Lake with five fish weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces. Dillon McKinley placed second (1, 5.7) and Cody Null of Pekin third (1, 3.6). McKinley won big bass (5.7).

Adam Merritt of Glasford won the Illini Lunker Hunters Bass Club tournament April 6 at Lake Springfield with two fish weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Buddy Louck of Goodfield placed second (1, 4.16) and Larry Simonton of East Peoria third (1, 3.17). Louck won big bass (4.16).

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