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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Aug. 3

August 03, 2013 at 09:32 PM

Peoria Journal Star


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

TODAY’S EVENTS

Archery shoots


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

Pekin Archers 3D Shoot, registration 7 a.m., must be on range by noon, (309) 347-4445.

Pistol course

Pistol Prep Academy’s Basics of Pistol Shooting (ladies only) at Big Oak Hunting Paradise near Hartsburg. (309) 830-7182.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pimiteoui Trail Association hikes

Aug. 7 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike at Detweiller Park. Meet 6 p.m. at the park’s south-end Moose Shelter. (507) 358-3981 or ptahike.org

Sept. 8 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike at Farmdale Recreation Area. Meet 2 p.m. at parking lot on Bittersweet Road. (309) 648-2771 or ptahike.org

Sept. 18 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike on the East Peoria River Trail. Meet 6 p.m. at Cooper Park South behind Jonah’s Seafood House. (309) 231-2190 or ptahike.org

Sept. 28 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike at Sommer Park. Meet 9 a.m. at the park, located on Koerner Road. (309) 263-8500 or ptahike.org

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.

Aug. 15-16 — Maple Lane Country Club in Elmwood, 5-10 p.m. both days (includes dinner both days). (309) 742-2141.

Aug. 16-17 — Secor Sportman’s Club, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. (309) 376-5331 after 5 p.m.

Aug. 21-23 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6 to 9:15 p.m. all three days. (309) 697-8783.

Sept. 5-6 — Kickapoo Sportsmen’s Club, 5-10 p.m. both days (includes dinner both days). (309) 697-8783 or (309) 243-7217.

Sept. 12-14 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (309) 274-5586.

Sept. 13-14 — River Valley Sportsman’s Club in Germantown Hills, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. (309) 367-4177 after 5 p.m.

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.

Sept. 25-27 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6 to 9:15 p.m. all three days. (309) 697-8783.

Oct. 10-12 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (309) 274-5586.

Archery shoots

Aug. 10-11 — Pottstown 3D Range shoot, 7 a.m. to noon. (309) 696-8015.

Aug. 17-18 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club Fred Bear 3D Shoot, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (309) 274-9653.

Aug. 24-25 — Black Diamond Archery (Canton) 3D shoot, gates open 7 a.m., must be on range by noon, (309) 251-5016.
Pistol course

Aug. 10 — Pistol Prep Academy’s Basics of Pistol Shooting at Big Oak Hunting Paradise near Hartsburg. http://www.pistolprepacademy, (309) 830-7182 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Duck blind drawing

Aug. 11 — Drawing for duck blinds at Spring Lake Park in Macomb, registration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., drawing 1 p.m. at Caretaker’s House. Requirements include being age 21 or over and a Macomb resident. (309) 833-2052.

Prairieland anglers meetings

Aug. 12 — at Dawson Lake, 6 p.m. Fishing, wiener roast.

Friends of NRA banquet

Aug. 17 — Heart of Illinois Friends of NRA dinner/auction at Itoo Hall. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Live and silent auctions, raffles, prizes. (309) 676-6241 or http://www.friendsofnra.org/IL
Orienteering meets

Aug. 24 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club O-meet at Black Partridge Park in Metamora, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Sept. 21 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club National O-Day celebration at Robinson Park in Mossville, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Women in the Outdoors

Aug. 24 — NWTF Women in the Outdoors event at Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club, sponsored by Big Sandy Spurs Crazyhorse Chapter of NWTF, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. 20 courses offered. http://www.womenintheoutdoors.org, (309 274-6823 or (309) 678-5849.

Archaeology meeting

Sept. 4 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetology meeting

Sept. 5 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Shooting clinic

Sept. 14 — Illinois River Valley Pheasants Forever Chapter Youth and Women’s Introductory Wing Shooting Clinic at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. Registration 8:30-9 a.m., clinic runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and 28-gauge shotguns and shells provided. To register, call (309) 243-1854.

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