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Outdoors events, results

October 17, 2011 at 02:25 AM

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hunter safety classes

Oct. 22-23 — Mackinaw Valley Long Rifles, Trivoli, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Nov. 4-5 — Butler Haynes Park, Mapleton, (309) 697-2929.

Dec. 10 — Wataga fire station, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (309) 368-0620 or (309) 335-4095.

Jan. 23-24 — VFW in Pekin, 5-10 p.m. each night, (309) 346-9155.
SWCD events

The Knox County SWCD fish sale pick-up Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. at the USDA building, (309) 342-5714 ext. 3.

Peoria County SWCD fish sale delivery at 11 a.m. Saturday at the USDA Service Center in Edwards, (309) 671-7040, ext. 3.

Field day classes

Mackinaw Valley Long Rifles in Trivoli offers field days Oct. 22-23. Classes begin at 8 a.m., .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Trapping events

Gander Mountain in Peoria offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, (309) 370-0866.

Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville offers a trapping class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29, (309) 370-0866.

Walleye events

Illinois Walleye Trail points qualifier Oct. 30 at Spring Valley Boat Club. Entry $200 for each event/two-person teams and $10 big fish pot, (815) 955-7503.

Herpetology events

Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights. Dr. Chris Herman will be speaking on keeping frogs in captivity, (309) 267-3764.

Birding events

Peoria Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 686-3360. Marshall B. Plumley, Illinois River Basin Integrator, to speak.

Marksmanship clinic

Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic Nov. 5-6 at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m., (309) 369-4863.

Hunting seasons

Canada goose: North — Through Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 24-Jan. 31, 2012

Deer: Firearm — Nov. 18-Nov. 20, Dec. 1-4; Muzzleloader — Dec. 1-4, Dec. 9-11; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012

Turkey: Fall shotgun — Oct. 22-30; Archery — Through Jan. 15, 2012

Dove: Nov. 5-13

Squirrel: Through Nov. 17, Dec. 5-Feb. 15, 2012

Duck: North — Through Dec. 13; Central — Oct. 22-Dec. 20

Rabbit: North — Nov. 5-Jan. 8, 2012

Pheasant: North — Nov. 5-Jan. 8, 2012;

Quail: North — Nov. 5-Jan. 8, 2012

White-fronted goose: North — Oct. 26-Jan. 7, 2012; Central — Nov. 19-Jan. 31, 2012

Trapping season

Raccoon, opossum, skunk, weasel, mink, fox, coyote, badger: North — Nov. 5-Jan. 20, 2012

Beaver: North — Through March 31, 2012

RESULTS

Shooting results

Winners of the Peoria Skeet and Trap Club’s Fall Handicap event held last Sunday included: Doubles — Ron Cox Jr., A (96); Terry O’Brien, B (93); John Bilbrey, C (93); Charles Roth, D (86). Singles — Mike Walker, A (100); Tim Arndt, B (100); Regan Armbrust, C (97); Jerry Wilson,  D (96). Handicap — Jim Lyons, champion (96); Kent Koshkarian,  19-21 yards (95); John Jose, 22-24 yards (95); Bob Bachtold,  25-27 yards (92); Regan Armburst, ladies champion; Chris Mostaka, sub junior champion; Jordan Matzke, junior champion; Ken Franklin, veteran champion; Lyle Stine, senior veteran champion.

Bass results

Domenic Theison of Mackinaw and Tom Cassel of Danvers took first place in the Bass 25 Bloomington Classic with 16.8 pounds. Doug Gudat of Lacon and Matt Hodge of Lacon finished second (14.75) and Mike Hibler of Danvers and Brad Svoboda of Decatur placed third (13.70). Theison and Larry Birmingham of Danvers won big bass on the first day, and James Duvall of Bloomington and Jeremey Williams of Mackinaw earned big bass on the second day (3.35).
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