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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for April 7

April 07, 2013 at 03:39 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The re-opening date for Powerton Lake has been pushed back to 6 a.m. May 3. Because of wet conditions, levee repairs have been delayed.

TODAY’S EVENTS

Archery shoots

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

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

Gun show

At Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SWCD fish and/or tree sales

Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale order deadline for all species other than grass carp is April 10 (grass carp deadline has passed). (309) 671-7040, ext. 3 or http://peoriacountyswcd.tripod.com/

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale is ongoing. Order deadline April 8 for grass carp and April 16 for all other species. (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.

Hunter safety classes

April 12-13 — Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (309) 697-2929.

April 12-13 — River Valley Sportsman’s Club in Germantown Hills, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. (309) 367-4177.

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.

Archery shoot

April 13-14 — Pottstown 3D Range shoot, 7 a.m. to noon. (309) 696-8015.

Pimiteoui Trail Association events

April 13 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike at Sand Ridge State Forest in Manito. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park in Pekin to caravan. (309) 678-3827 or ptahike.org

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

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.

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 meet

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

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.

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