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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for March 3

March 03, 2013 at 07:54 AM

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 EVENTS

Outdoors shows

Central Illinois Recreational Show at Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $8 ($2 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger).

Elmwood All Outdoors Show at Elmwood High School and Grade School, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5 for adults (free for ages 13 and younger).

Archery shoot

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

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 sale order deadline is 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 sale order deadline April 8 for grass carp, April 16 for other species. (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/

Hunter safety classes

March 6-8 — Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, 6 to9:15 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.

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.
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 events

March 7 — Peoria Skeet and Trap Club informational meeting for summer trap league is 6 p.m. at the club, 1470 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria. Team captains and individuals who would like to shoot are encouraged to attend. (309) 822-8146.

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.

Archery shoot

March 9-10 — Partridge Creek Archers (Metamora) shoot, registration starts 7 a.m., must be on range by noon. (309) 370-5186 or (309) 370-1148.

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

March 9 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike at Funks Grove near Bloomington (this is a different date than originally listed). 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
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

Shooting event

March 23-24 — Peoria Skeet and Trap Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free lessons in trap and/or skeet, free hot dogs, and reduced shoot prices. Everyone welcome. Watch local exhibition shooter at 12:30 p.m. March 23. Club is located at 1470 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria. (309) 822-8146.

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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