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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for March 23

March 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Peoria Journal Star

Seeking Out & About items
-- The Journal Star is interested in publishing your upcoming outdoor events. 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 EVENTS
Shooting event
-- Peoria Skeet and Trap Club annual Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Club is located at 1470 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria. (309) 822-8146.
Walleye event
-- Spring Valley Walleye Club hosts Spring Valley Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament on Illinois River. Public is invited to weigh-ins, which begin at 3 p.m. at Barto Landing in Spring Valley.

UPCOMING EVENTS
SWCD fish and/or tree sales
-- Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale is ongoing. Order deadline is March 29 for grass carp and April 10 for all other species. (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, April 16 for other species. (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/
n 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. Grass carp must be ordered by April 5; all other species by April 19. (309) 346-4462, ext. 3.

Fishing volunteers
-- Hooked on Fishing will hold orientation for anyone interested in being volunteers in 2013. Choose either 10 a.m. March 30 or April 6 at Hooked on Fishing Park, located next to Dixon’s Seafood Shoppe in East Peoria. Hooked on Fishing provides fishing opportunities for children, seniors and special needs groups. http://www.hookedonfishingpark.org, (309) 219-3560 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fish fry
-- March 30 — Friends of Sanganois Fish Fry at Sanganois Conservation Area site office building in Chandlerville, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (217) 787-2538.
Archaeology meeting
-- April 3 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.
Herpetology meeting
-- April 4 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Hunter safety classes
-- 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.
-- 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.

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.

Archery shoot
-- April 6-7 — Pekin Archers 3D shoot at Pekin Archery Range, registration starts 7 a.m., must be on range by noon. (309) 347-4445.
Gun show
-- April 6-7 — At Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Sporting clays shoot
-- 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.

Handgun clinic
-- April 27 — Introduction to Defensive Handgun Clinic at Chillicothe Sportmen’s Club, $75 ($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

RESULTS
Bass tournament
-- Dillon McKinley of Pekin won the River City Casters tournament last Sunday at Lake Sangchris with two fish weighing 2.9 pounds. Danny Cunningham of Pekin placed second (2, 2.9) and Shaun Dickerson of Marquette Heights third (1 fish, 2.4). Dickerson won big bass.

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