Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – April 20, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

April 20: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington Interstate Center, Bloomington. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988.

April 21: Twin Rivers WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Hardin. For more info call Phil Godar, 618-576-2623.

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

Season Dates

June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide.

June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens.

Tournaments/Contest

April 21-22: IBO Illinois State Championship, 7:30 a.m., Blackhawk Field Archers. For more info call David Lee, 708-476-0305.

June 2: Braidwood Knights of Columbus Walleye Fishing Tournament, 7-1 p.m., Heidecke Lake. For more info call Dave Wollgast, 815-287-2036.

Special Events.

May 19-20: Tri County Gun Club, Open House, 9-4 p.m. For more info call Dale Hayen, 815-625-7916.

Education/Seminars.

May 12: Winnebago County Hunter Ed Instructors, 7:45-1 p.m., Torstenson Youth Ed Center. For more info e-mail jem66@comcast.net

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.

Calumet Region Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Sat. 11 a.m., Dolton. For more info call Julie Osborne, 708-525-4051.

Chicago#1 Chapter Izaak Walton League meets annually in July at national convention. For more info call Wendy Reid, 708-895-0850.

Decatur Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Fri. 7:30 p.m., Decatur. For more info call Jackie Wooten, 217-428-6403.

Kewanee Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. 7 p.m., Giant Goose Conservation & Education Center, Atkinson. For more info call Richard Gibson, 309-853-5245.

Des Plaines Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Des Plaines. For more info call Donald Johanson, 847-358-9023.

Elgin Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. 7 p.m., Elgin. For more info call William Jones, 847-742-3205.

Frank Anetsberger Chapter Izaak Walton League meets Northbrook Civic Center, Northbrook. For more info call John Sundquist, 847-564-3266.

Geneseo Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Mon. 7:30 p.m., Geneseo. For more info call Victor Bianchetta, 309-944-6522.

Havana Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Sun. 1:30 p.m., Astoria. For more info call Dawn Butler, 309-241-7768.

Peoria Chapter Izaak Walton League Meets 2nd Tues. 6 p.m., East Peoria. For more info call John Purple, 309-681-4010.

Walter Sherry Memorial Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Wed. 7 p.m., Wilmington. For more info call Cindy Campbell, 815-723-5065.

Woodford County Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Tues. 7 p.m., Metamora. For more info call Candace Kleen, 309-696-0208.

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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