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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Feb. 24

February 24, 2013 at 07:35 AM

Peoria Journal Star

Seeking Out & About items

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
Pimiteoui Trail hike

Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike along Grandview Drive. Meet at 2 p.m. at Tower Park in Peoria Heights. Eric at (309) 688-7038 or ptahike.org

UPCOMING EVENTS
SWCD fish and tree sales

Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Tree orders due by March 15. Fish order deadline March 29 for grass carp, April 10 for other species. (309) 671-7040, ext. 3 or http://peoriacountyswcd.tripod.com/

Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Fish sale ends March 15, tree sale March 22. (309) 547-2215, ext. 3 or http://fcswcd.tripod.com/

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Tree orders due by March 15. Fish order deadline April 8 for grass carp, April 16 for all other species. (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/

Outdoors show

March 1-3 — Central Illinois Recreational Show at Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 2 to 7 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3. Admission $8 ($2 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under; ages 65 and over admitted for $5 on March 1 only).

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

March 2 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike at Funks Grove near Bloomington. Meet at 10 a.m. at Cracker Barrel in Morton to car pool. Jay at (309) 472-0165 or ptahike.org

March 16 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will participate in a hike at Rocky Glen in West Peoria. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at Jimmy’s Bar on Farmington Road to car pool. (309) 678-3827 or ptahike.org

Ducks Unlimited events

March 2 — Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Hunters Party at Countryside Banquet Facility in Washington. Doors open 4:30 p.m., dinner approximately 6 p.m. Tickets $25 (includes dinner, beer, soda), (309) 699-6974, (309) 231-1072 or (309) 303-2589.

March 2 — Bartonville Ducks Unlimited Banquet at Limestone American Legion. Doors open 4 p.m. Advance tickets ($30) available at Presley’s Outdoors. Tickets $35 at the door. Ticket price includes membership. (309) 369-8733.

Archery shoot

March 2-3 — Pekin Archers 3D shoot at Pekin Archery Range, registration starts 7 a.m., shooters must be on range by noon. (309) 347-4445.

Hunter safety classes

March 2-3 — Princeton Metro Center. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (815) 872-0840.

March 6-8 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6 to 9:15 p.m. (309) 697-8783.

March 7-9 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Thursday and Friday 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (309) 274-5586 after 5 p.m.

March 16-17 — Manlius Sportsman’s Club. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. (309) 507-0133.

March 21-22 — Kickapoo Sportsman’s Club, 5 to 10 p.m. (dinner served both nights). (309) 697-8783 or (309) 243-7217.

April 3-5 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6 to 9:15 p.m. (309) 697-8783.

April 5-6 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

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

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.

Archaeology meeting

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

Herpetology meeting

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

Trap shoot

March 9 — Relay for Life Trap Shoot and Raffle at Secor Sportman’s Club, registration 9 a.m., trap shoot 10 a.m., gun raffle approximately noon. Bring own gun and ammunition. $10 minimum donation to American Cancer Society. For raffle tickets or info, call (309) 923-5771.

Nature photography seminar

March 16 — Peoria Camera Club photo seminar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. Nature photographer Rod Planck will share his knowledge. Cost $75 until March 9; $85 at the door ($35 for students with ID). Information/registration at http://www.PeoriaCameraClub.com. Questions, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (309) 692-1552.

Orienteering meet

March 23 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club meet at Detweiller Park, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Walleye event

March 23-24 — Spring Valley Walleye Club hosts 27th annual Spring Valley Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament at Barto Landing. Cost $650 per team, with $20,000 payout to first place (pays to 15 places). Registration/information: http://www.masterswalleyecircuit.com. Questions, (580) 765-9031 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Rocky Mountain Elk banquet

April 6 — Prairie State chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraising banquet at Stony Creek Inn in East Peoria. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., live auction 8 p.m. Games, raffles, silent auction. For tickets, call (309) 678-8105.

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