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Out and about for Sept. 20

September 21, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Upcoming events

Hunter safety classes
Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 26 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club, Morton, (309) 266-6666.
Oct. 7-9 — Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, (309) 274-5586.

Trapper education classes
Saturday — Carroll County Fairground, Milledgeville, (309) 362-2274 or (815) 232-8059.
Oct. 9 — Gander Mountain, Peoria, (309) 362-2274 or 370-0866

Bass tournaments
Central Illinois Bass accepting new teams for the 2011, six-tournament season. Call (309) 266-6687.

Big-buck contest
Sign-ups underway for Presley’s Outdoors big-buck contest, Kawasaki ATV top prize, (309) 697-1193.

Forestry workshop
Peoria County SWCD forestry workshop Saturday at Valley View Site in Jubilee College State Park, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $15, includes lunch. Register by Monday, (309) 671-7040, Ext. 3.

Ducks Unlimited events
Pekin Ducks Unlimited regular banquet Tuesday at Pekin Moose Lodge. Doors open 5 p.m., (309) 387-6032.

Sporting clays shoots
Lyle Finch Memorial Claybird Classic Thursday at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club near Mackinaw, 10 a.m. registration, noon shoot. Cost $500, includes lunch, dinner and shooting. (309) 687-2030.
Good Shepherd Lutheran of Pekin fund-raising sporting clays shoot Oct. 2 at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw, $70, (309) 347-1888.

3-D Archery shoots
Black Diamond Archery Club 3-D archery shoot Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 26, West Vine Street, Canton, (309) 668-2844.
Deer Creek Legion 3-D 30-target shoot, Saturday and Sept. 26, (309) 284-1473.
Menard Archery shoot, Sept. 26, (217) 632-7421.

Nature hikes
I Spy Hike at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights at 10 a.m. Saturday, (309) 686-3360.
Starved Rock State Park MegaHike Saturday or Sept. 26. Hike all paths, canyons and waterfalls in one day. Call (815) 220-7386.

Delta Waterfowl events
Illinois River Valley chapter of Delta Waterfowl banquet at Spring Bay American Legion, 4 p.m. Saturday, (309) 699-0146 or 303-7552.

Fly-fishing lessons, demonstration
Flyfishing lessons and demonstration, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hooked on Fishing Park, East Peoria, $10 donation, (309) 303-5691.

Fall fish sales
Peoria County SWCD fish orders due Sept. 30, (309) 671-7040, Ext. 3.
Fulton County SWCD fall fish sale underway, (309) 547-2215, Ext. 3.
Tazewell County SWCD fall fish sale underway, (309) 346-4462, Ext. 3.
Bureau County SWCD fish orders due Wednesday for grass carp, Sept. 29 for others. (815) 875-8732, Ext. 3.

Fishing derby
Wildlife Prairie State Park fishing derby Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon. All lakes open to fishing. Cost $10 ($6 for children 15 and under) in advance, $16 and $8 day of event. Gates open at 6 a.m. Cash and prizes awarded, (309) 495-6712.

Trapping events
Lake Calhoun Free Trappers Rendezvous Saturday through Oct. 3. Kids day Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (309) 579-3310.

Gun show
Gun show at the Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26.

Friends of Rice Lake meeting
Friends of Rice Lake meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville.

Tri-County Ducks & Geese meeting
Tri-County Ducks and Geese Forever meets at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville.

Hunting seasons
Woodchuck: Through March 31
Squirrel: Through Feb. 15
Dove: Through Oct. 31; Nov. 6-14
Teal: Through Sept. 19
Rail: Through Nov. 12
Snipe: Through Dec. 19
Woodcock: Oct. 16-Nov. 29
Deer: Archery — Oct. 1-Jan. 16. Youth — Oct. 9-10

Results
Bass tournament
Bert Parod of Washington won Illini Lunker Hunters Bass Club’s Sept. 11 tournament at Clinton Lake with two bass weighing 6.25 pounds. Parod also had big bass of 3.42 pounds. Robin St. Clair of Manito was second (2 bass, 5.03 pounds) and third went to Gary Stevenson of Peoria (1, 3.39).

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