IL: Calendar of Events Issue: 1

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 21: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m, Robinson
Community Center. For more info call Joe Boyer, 618-592-6300.

Jan. 21: Bureau Creek Gobblers, NWTF Banquet, Bureau County Metro
Center. For more info call Kurt Freeberg, 815-875-4089.

Jan. 21: Lewis & Clark Sportsman NWTF Banquet, Grafton American
Legion Hall. For more info call Blake Pazero, 618-466-8292.

Jan. 21: Bureau Creek Gobblers Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bureau County
Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call Kurt Freeberg,
815-875-4089.

Jan. 28: Sauk Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sterling Moose Lodge. For
more info call Derrick Lamb, 815-564-7361.

Jan. 28: Rend Lake Limbhangers NWTF Banquet, Eagles Lodge. For more
info call Keith Darnell, 618-627-2729.

Jan. 28: Chatham DU Chili supper, 5:30 p.m., Springfield Motor Boat
Club. For more info call Robert Rabin, 217-553-1088.

Jan. 28: Chatham DU Chili Supper, 5:30 p.m., Springfield Motorboat
Club. For more info call Robert Rabin, 217-553-1088.

Feb. 3: Rock Island, Henry County PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Milan
Community Center. For more info call Bill Martin,
309-787-0340.

Feb. 3: Douglas County Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Tuscola Community
Building. For more info call Scott Branca, 217-493-1937.

Feb. 4: Big Sandy Spurs NWTF Banquet, River Valley Bowl. For more
info call Jeff Neuhalfen, 309-238-3652.

Feb. 4: Clay County Cutters & Strutters NWTF Banquet, Elks
Lodge BPOE #1659. For more info call Charles Peters,
618-508-1293.

Feb. 4: Flatlanders NWTF Banquet, American Legion, Waverly. For
more info call Steve Mcneil, 217-438-6207.

Feb. 4: Forbes Lake Limbhangers, NWTF Banquet, St. Theresa School.
For more info call Terri Lively, 618-775-6565.

Feb. 4: West Central Wood Shadows Banquet, Litchfield Community
Center. For more info call Aaron Sharp, 217-246-0176.

Feb. 4: Shoal Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Highland KC Hall. For more
info call Greg Zykan, 618-664-9735.

Feb. 4: McLean County Sportsmen’s Assoc. Banquet, 3 p.m.,
Interstate Center. For more info call Austin Anderson,
309-275-4640.

Feb. 9: Illinois Conservation Foundation, 5:30 p.m., Drury Lane,
Oakbrook Terrace. For more info call Mark Spangler,
217-785-2003.

Feb. 10: Grundy County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Gardner American
Legion. For more info call Jersey Klegman, 815-634-2549.

Feb. 11: Cold Water Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lavender Crest
Winery. For more info call Cindy Harrington, 309-714-9525.

Feb. 11: Prairieland Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Pride of the Prairie,
Decatur. For more info call Richard Kerr, 217-864-2180.

Feb. 17: 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: Heart of Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hotel Pere
Marquette. For more info call Bill David, 309-389-3021.

Feb. 18: Jo Daviess Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Galena Convention
Center. For more info call Todd Steinke, 815-777-9579.

Feb. 18: Kendall County Gobblers Banquet, St. Patrick’s Parish
Center. For more info call Tammi Schleining, 630-385-2288.

Feb. 18: Northern IL. Thundering Toms NWTF Banquet, Giovanni’s,
Rockford. For more info call Fred Hebeler, 815-885-4802.

Feb. 18: Saline Valley Strutters NWTF Banquet, SIC Foundation
Center. For more info call Luke Schultz, 618-218-3357.

Feb. 24: Jackson Co. Wild Turkeys NWTF Banquet, Carbondale Civic
Center. For more info call Kenneth Delahunt, 618-972-8456.

Feb. 24: Richland County Longspurs NWTF Banquet, American Legion.
For more info call Bruce Bromm, 618-843-3636.

Feb. 24: Vermilion River Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Pontiac Elks
Club. For more info call Steve Billerbeck, 815-689-2250.

Feb. 25: Illini WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hotel & Conference Center.
For more info call Mark Dalton,217-202-6616.

Feb. 25: Central Illinois Fantails NWTF Banquet, Fire Fighter Lake
Club. For more info call Andrew Cochran, 217-414-4640.

Feb. 25: Kishwaukee Valley Gobblers NWTF Banquet, St. Mary Memorial
Hall. For more info call Todd Anderson, 815-751-4623.

Feb. 25: Medota Crossroads Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Mendota Moose
Lodge #714. For more info call Alice McGraw, 815-994-2974.

Feb. 25: Monroe County Longbeards NWTF Banquet, American Legion
Hall. For more info call Scott Goeddel, 618-939-2987.

Feb. 25: Pikeland Spurs & Feathers Local NWTF Banquet,
Pittsfield American Legion. For more info call Steve Ward,
217-491-7080.

Feb. 25: Shiloh Spurs NWTF Banquet, Shiloh Eagles. For more info
call Tim Kappert, 618-566-3508.

Feb. 25: Woodford County Sharp Spurs NWTF Banquet, Stokes Hall. For
more info call Chuck Koch, 309-367-4842.

Feb. 25: River Valley Gobblers Banquet, Pekin Moose Lodge #916. For
more info call Larry Childress, 309-925-3229.

March 2: Harvard Limbhangers NWTF Banquet, The Stratford. For more
info call Paul Hereley, 815-943-1243.

March 2: Lincoln Trail Turkey Chapter NWTF Banquet, Sam’s
Steakhouse. For more info call Steven Mckillop, 217-822-1391.

March 2: New Salem Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Sanert Auction Service.
For more info call Doug King, 217-634-4160.

March 2: Central Kane County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Riverside
Receptions. For more info call John Sachtleben, 847-214-1841.

March 3, Big Muddy Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Holiday Inn. For more
info call David Hester, 618-266-7990.

March 3: Illinois River Valley Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Marseilles
Lions Club. For more info call David Hedlin, 815-228-4188.

March 3: Lake Shelbyville Strutters NWTF Banquet, Stewardson
Community Center. For more info call Kendall Snyder,
217-821-2605.

March 3: McDonough County Fantails NWTF Banquet, DJ’s Steak House.
For more info call Michael Burgard, 309-776-4019.

March 3: Shawnee Hills NWTF Banquet, Amerihost Riverboat
Theater, Metropolis. For more info call Wayne Faughn,
618-524-7166.

March 3: South Central Wild Turkey NWTF Banquet, Moose Lodge,
Carlinville. For more info call Darrell Rutherford,
618-753-3280.

March 3: Sterling Rock Falls Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Moose Lodge,
Sterling. For more info call Heath Jordan, 815-441-1437.

March 3: Tri-County Strutters NWTF Banquet, Concordia Hall,
Staunton. For more info call Randy Snider, 618-637-2299.

March 3: Lake Sangchris DU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall.
For more info call Galen Johnson, 217-625-7555. Evenings.

March 3: Pike county WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Old JDL Building. For
more info call Doug Pruett, 217-734-2651.

March 5: Western Illinois Longspurs NWTF Banquet, American Legion,
Galesburg. For more info call Al Hayden, 309-342-7776.

March 9: Mississippi Valley Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Milan Community
Center, Milan. For more info call Gregory Shaffer,
309-235-0906.

March 9: Okaw Valley Longbeards NWTF Banquet, American Legion,
Vandalia. For more info call John Lay, 618-267-0887.

March 9: Piatt County Double Beards NWTF Banquet, Monticello Best
Western, Monticello. For more info call Bruce Manuel,
217-202-8059.

March 10: Adams County Sharp Spurs NWTF Banquet, The Ambiance,
Quincy. For more info call John Beck, 217-257-0484.

March 10: Big Bend Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Arnie’s Happy Spot
& Ballroom, Deer Grove. For more info call Todd Batten,
815-499-9136.

March 10: Edgar County Longbeards NWTF Banquet, Knights of
Columbus, Paris. For more info call John Hollingsworth,
217-463-3142.

March 10: Kankakee River Valley NWTF Banquet, Quality Inn, Bradley.
For more info call Butch Hackley, 815-383-0758.

March 10: Mackinaw Valley Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Parke Hotel &
Conference Center. For more info call Roger Wolf,
309-319-1661.

March 10: Elkhorn Creek Rack-a-Holics WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St.
Anthony Church. For more info call Scott Juenger,
618-410-9807.

March 16: Illinois Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Wise Guys Bar &
Grill. For more info call Bob Stevens, 815-646-4146.

March 17: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Magnolia’s. For more info call Pat Spires, 217-491-0409.

March 24, 2012: Illini WTU Banquet, Peoria Civic Center Ballroom.
For more info call Darel Martin, 309-389-4988.

March 24: Randolph County Cutters & Strutters, 4:30 p.m., St.
John’s Social Center. For more info call Bob Weber,
618-458-6964.

March 31: Cordova DU Banquet. Cordova Civic Center. For more info
call Tom, 309-523-2626.

March 31: River Bottom Stump Sitters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Flora
Eagles. For more info call Tim Murphy, 618-838-9173.

Tournament/Contest

Jan. 20: Illinois Conservation Foundation, Pheasant Shoot,
Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center. For more info call
Gordon Barnhill, 773-988-5685.

Feb. 11: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Hard Water
Classic Ice Fishing Tournament, noon-3:30 p.m., Blackwell Forest
Preserve, Warrenville. For more info call Jon Pellegrino,
630-876-5931.

Shows

Jan. 27-29: Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center,
Bloomington, Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m.
www.illinoisfishandfeather.com for more info.

March 3-4: Great Outdoor Expo, 9-6 p.m., Woodstock North High
School. For more info call Tim Oman, 847-217-7034.

Shooting/Archery

Oct. 6-7, 2012: Illinois Conservation Foundation, Ladies Clay
Shoot. For more info call Gordon Barnhill, 773-988-5685.

Season Dates

Jan. 13: Second late-winter firearm season (handgun, shotgun,
muzzleloader/antlerless-only opens.

Jan. 13: Second special CWD deer season opens.

Jan. 15: Second late-winter firearm season closes (handgun,
shotgun, muzzleloader/antlerless-only)

Jan. 15: Second special CWD deer season closes.

Jan. 15: Statewide archery deer season closes.

Jan. 15: Fall archery turkey season closes.

Jan. 15: Pheasant & quail seasons end in South zone.

Jan. 22: Rabbit season ends in South zone.

Feb. 15, 2012: 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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