Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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IL: Calendar of Events Issue: 3

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 12: Cold Water Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lavender Crest
Winery. For more info call Cindy Harrington, 309-714-9525.

Feb. 12: Heart of Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hotel Pere
Marquette. For more info call Bill David, 309-389-3021.

Feb. 12: Prairieland Longbeards Banquet, 5 p.m., Macon County
Fairgrounds. For more info call Richard Kerr, 217-864-2180.

Feb. 12: Prairieland Longbeards Banquet, Pride of the Prairie
Center. For more info call Jim Kramer, 217-433-0995.

Feb. 18: Union County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Great Boars of
Fire Lodge. For more info call Wes Burris, 618-833-1708.

Feb. 18: Embarras Chapter Banquet, Moose Lodge. For more info call
Connie Goble, 217-254-9067.

Feb. 19: Lake County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Antioch Moose Lodge.
For more info call Jack Fields, 847-274-3958.

Feb. 19: Illini WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., I Hotel & Conference
Center. For more info call Mark Dalton, 217-202-6616.

Feb. 19: Whiteside County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Arnies Happy Spot.
For more info call Jeff Melton, 815-499-4174.

Feb. 19: River City Chapter Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Two
Hearts Banquet Center. For more info call Joe Tubbs,
314-443-1292.

Feb. 19: Kendall county Gobblers Banquet, 6 p.m., St. Patricks
Parish Center. For more info call Bill Arterburn,
630-553-7614.

Feb. 25: Grundy County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Gardner American
Legion. For more info call Jersey Klegman, 815-634-2549.

Feb. 26: Monroe County Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m. For more
info call Scott Goeddel, 618-939-2987.

Feb. 26: Pinckneyville First Baptist Church Wildgame Dinner, 6
p.m., at the Church. For more info call Jeff Wagner,
618-318-0134.

Feb. 26: Mendota Crossroads Gobblers Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mendota
Civic Center. For more info call Alice McGraw, 815-994-2974.

March 3: TallGrass Chapter PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Orland Chateau. For
more info call Todd Chentnik, 708-903-3137.

March 4: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Stratford. For more info call
Paul Hereley, 815-790-2031.

March 4: Chicagoland WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Venuti’s Ristorante.
For more info call John Hudoba, 708-267-1628.

March 4: Lincoln Trail Turkey Chapter Banquet, Sam’s Steakhouse.
For more info call Steve McKillop, 217-822-1186.

March 4: McHenry County PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more
info call Dennis, 847-458-9008.

March 5: Sangchris DU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall. For
more info call Galen Johnson, 217-625-7555.

March 5: Pike County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Old JDL Building. For
more info call Doug Pruett, 217-734-2651.

March 5: Bon Pas Longspurs, Edwards Co. Fairgrounds. For more info
call Darren Williams, 618-442-5105.

March 5: Two Rivers Gobblers Banquet, Linden Banquet Center. For
more info call Scott Sprague, 217-493-5622.

March 5: Sterling Rock Falls Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
Sterling Moose Lodge. For more info call Heath Jordan,
815-441-1437.

March 10: South Suburban DU Banquet, Glenwood Oaks. For more info
call Jerry LeVault, 708-912-8717.

March 11: Piatt Co. Double Beards Banquet, Best Western. For more
info call Bruce Manuel, 217-202-8059.

March 12: Kankakee River Valley, Quality Inn. For more info call
Mike Porter, 815-651-7025.

March 12: Big Bend Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Arnies Happy
Spot. For more info call Vern Bielema, 815-631-7770.

March 18: Illinois Valley WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wise Guys Bar
& Grill. For more info call Bob Stevens, 815-646-4146.

March 19: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Mascoutah Sportsman Club. For more info call Jeff Peck,
618-234-1786.

March 19: Taylorville WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Kncaid American Legion.
For more info call Mick Moliske, 217-827-0029.

March 19: Illinois Pioneer CH 3002 Fundraiser, Brittany Shooting
Park. For more info call Ron Hamp, 618-836-5439.

March 19: Salt Creek Ridge Runners, VFW. For more info call Mike
Kavanaugh, 217-651-4419.

March 19: Horseshoe Lake Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
Alex.-Pulaski Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Karen Masterson,
618-776-5404.

March 19: Shoal Creek DU Banquet, KC Hall. For more info call Beau
Elam, 217-622-8883.

March 25: Three Forks Wild Turkey Chapter Banquet, The Beef House.
For more info call Charity White, 217-304-1553.

March 26: Edgar Co. Longbeards, Knights of Columbus. For more info
call Jon Hollingsworth, 217-463-3142.

April 2: Lawrence Co. Longbeards Banquet, 4-H Center. For more info
call Jerry Dunn, 618-936-2189.

April 8: Hancock County Jakes & Longbeards Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Hamilton VFW. For more info call Brent Reneau, 309-337-0348.

April 9: Gobblers Knob Banquet, Local 1197 Union Hall. For more
info call Don Cox, 618-924-3052.

April 16: Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap Teams WTU Banquet, 5
p.m., Steeleville American Legion. For more info call Greg
Richelman, 618-318-3906.

April 30: Crawford Co. Longbeards, Quail Creek Country Club. For
more info call Troy Pinkston.

April 30: Elkhorn Creek Rack-a-Holics WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St.
Anthony Church. For more info call Scott Juenger,
618-410-9807.

June 4: Kaskaskia Longbeards Banquet, American Legion. For more
info call Lee Lester, 217-620-8542.

July 30: DeWitt Co. Longbeards, Elks Lodge. For more info call
Shawn Evans, 217-521-8148.

Aug. 5: Jasper Co. Wild Turkey, Knights of Columbus. For more info
call Jason Meyer, 618-562-2345.

Aug. 6: Ford Co. Turkey & Cons. Chapter Banquet, Kruse Center.
For more info call Gary Reiners, 217-749-2816.

Aug. 13: White Co. Wild Turkey, Carmi Fairgrounds, Floral Hall. For
more info call Kristi Woodrow, 618-963-2549.

Aug. 27: Champaign Co. Boss Gobblers Banquet, Champaign-Urbana Elks
Lodge. For more info call Spencer Nicholas, 217-202-6789

Shows.

Feb. 12-13: Tinley Fishing & Outdoor Show, 9-5 p.m., Sat. &
Sun. Tinley Park. For more info www.tinleyparkfishingshow.com

Feb. 17-20: Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Show, Thurs. 4-9 p.m.,
Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 9-8 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., QCCA Expo Center.
For more info www.qccaespocenter.com

Feb. 18-20: St. Louis Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo, Fri. 3-9
p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Gateway Expo Center.
www.deer-expo.com

March 5-6: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m.,
Elmwood High School. For more info call Jeff Lampe,
309-231-6040.

March 25-27: Deer Turkey Classic, Fri. 2-9 p.m, Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun.
9-4 p.m., Civic Center, Peoria. For more info
www.deerinfo.com

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Wisconsin Championship Hunting Series. To Register or more info
call Craig or Teri Steinbach, 715-577-5683.

March 5-6: Southern WI Chukar Challenge, Magnolia Game Farm,
Evansville.

March 19-20: Northeastern WI Chukar Challenge, Wolf River Game
Farm, Shiocton.

April 2-3: WI State Invitational, Little Creek Lodge, Little
Suamico.

Tournaments/Contest

March 12: Shoal Creek Fire Dept., Bass Tournament, 7 a.m., Coffeen
Lake. For more info call Steve Hasenmyer, 217-341-5403.

Education/Seminars.

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Cabela’s Hoffman Estates. Schedule of 2011 Events. For more info
call Diane Schneider, 847-645-0400.

Now-Feb. 25: Intro to Handguns, 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Special Events.

March 10-13: Illinois Taxidermy Convention & Competition,
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. Sat. 10-4 p.m., Sun. 9-2
p.m. For more info call 618-773-4324.

Women’s Programs

May 13-15: Illinois State WITO Event, Camp Ondessonk. For more info
call Denise Glennon, 618-201-0140.

May 14: Mississippi Valley Gobblers, Rock Island Conservation Club.
For more info call Berta Garcia, 309-787-1242.

June 4: White Co. Wild Turkey, Hamilton Co. State Fish &
Wildlife Area. For more info call Kristi Woodrow,
618-963-2549.

Aug. 6: Lawrence Co. Longbeards, Red Hills State Park. For more
info call Michelle Waller, 812-881-5389.

Aug. 27: Big Sandy Spurs, Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. For more
info call Maria Geiger, 309-274-6823.

Sept. 10: New Salem Longbeards, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State
F&WA. For more info call Cheri Schoonover, 217-498-0283.

Sept. 18: Tri-County Callers, South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club.
For more info call Lauren DeKlerk, 815-955-4087.

Season Dates

Feb. 15: Squirrel hunting season ends statewide.

Meetings

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.

Fox River Valley Hunting Retriever Club meets the 2nd Wed. of each
month, 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Hoffman Estates.

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