Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — April 7, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

April 7: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lourdes Parish, Metamora. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988.

April 8: Sangamon Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Springfield. For more info call Matt Davenport, 217-487-7238.

April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140.

Season Dates

April 10: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone (tentative).

June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide.

June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens.

Shows.

April 28-29: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586.

Shooting/Archery

June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern S x S Classic Shoot, 8 a.m. each day, Medford, WI. For more info call Gary Kapfhamer, 715-965-7613.

Tournament/Contest

May 20: Springfield Crappie Club, Crappie Bash, Lake Shelbyille. For more info call Jerry Jallas, 217-529-7585.

Special Events.

May 20-21: Tri County Gun Club, Open House, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Gary Juist, 815-625-7916.

Education/Seminars.

May 7: Basic to Advance Fish Finding with Humminbird, 9 a.m., Cabela’s Hoffman Estates. For more info call Diane Schneider, 847-645-0454.

Meetings

Happy Hookers Bass Club meets the 1st Tues. of every month, 7 p.m., Haydens Crossing. For more info call Jim Pattin, 815-513-5687.

Quad County Hunters Chapter of Muskies Inc. Meets March-May and July-Feb. 2nd Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. For more info call Duane Landmeier, 815-286-7170.

Northern Illinois Anglers Assoc. Meets on the 4th Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., B.B.S.C. For more info call Sam Thomas, 815-953-1372.

Arlington Anglers meets the 3rd Tues. of every month, 6:30 p.m., Cabela’s Hoffman Estates. For more info call Tom Curtin, 312-560-9876.

Silver Creek Quail Forever. Meets 1st Tues. of the Month. 7 p.m. For more info call Pat Daniels, 618-566-8072.

Take Pride in America meets 2nd Mon. of every Month, 7 p.m., Crab Orchard Refuge Visitor Center. For more info call Ed Tresnak, 618-997-3344.

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