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Illinois Calendar of Events – August 10th, 2012


Aug. 10: Windy City Longbeards Banquet, Erie Street Cafe. Chicago. For more info call Matthew Dunn, 773-294-6851.
Aug. 11: Brown Co. Boss Gobblers, Banquet, Knights of Columbus Hall, Mt. Sterling. For more info call Brad Kassing, 217-248-2505.
Aug. 11: Shawn Oldani’s Struttin Gobblers, Banquet, Coello Community Building, Coello. For more info call Jeremy Mays, 618-218-3716.
Aug. 11: Des Plaines River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie Bluff Golf Club, Lockport. For more info call Tom Schiever, 815-838-5971.
Aug. 15: Southwest Suburban Strutters, Banquet, Crystal Sky Banquet Hall, McCook. For more info call Jack Lazzara, 773-586-1133.
Aug. 18: Heartland Chapter RMEF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sullivan American Legion. For more info call Travis Phelps, 217-728-2959.
Aug. 18: Ford Co. Turkey & Conservation Chapter, Banquet, Kruse Center, Gibson City. For more info call Greg Reiners, 217-784-4461.
Aug. 18: Little Egypt Longbeards, Banquet, Operating Engineers Local 318, Marion. For more info call Jonathan Holder, 217-549-6717.
Aug. 18: Little Wabash Longbeards Banquet, Knights of Columbus, Teutopolis. For more info call Alan Davis, 217-536-6032.
Aug. 18: Rock River Turkey Banquet, Brandy Wine, Dixon. For more info call Gerald Bois, 815-284-7923.
Aug. 18: River Prairie WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., PARC Building, Peoria. For more info call Dan Martin, 309-579-3169.
Aug. 23: Boone County Longbeards Banquet, Belvidere Community Building, Belvidere. For more info call Robert Grabbert, 815-636-8930.
Aug. 23: Boone County Longbeards Banquet, 6 p.m., Belvidere Community Building. For more info call Don Day, 815-547-4444.
Aug. 25: Cache River Limbhangers Banquet, Shawnee Community College, Ullin. For more info call Dutch Penrod, 618-657-2250.
Aug. 25: Sauk Trail Toms, NWTF Banquet, American Legion, Kewanee. For more info call Dustin Specht, 309-312-0126.
Aug. 25: White County Wild Turkey, Banquet, Carmi Fairgrounds, Carmi. For more info call Kristi Woodrow, 618-963-2549.
Aug. 25: Rivers Edge WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sullivan & Son Event Center, Carthage. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210.
Aug. 25: Sauk Trail NWTF Banquet, Kewanee American Legion. For more info call Dustin Specht, 309-312-0126.
Sept. 8: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-526-8603.
Sept. 8: Bond County Wild Turkey Banquet, VFW Hall, Greenville. For more info call Gary Netzler, 217-537-3430.
Sept. 13: Lake County Longbeards Banquet, Millcreek Banquet Hall, Wauconda. For more info call Bill Worth, 847-612-7564.
Sept. 13: Northwest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Jim Sager, 815-275-8385.
Sept. 15: Sangamon Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., IL State Fairgrounds, Orr Building, Springfield. For more info call Matt Davenport, 217-487-7238.
Sept. 15: IL Member & WS Appreciation Banquet, Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center, Whittington. For more info call Jim Garver, 618-724-1094.
Sept. 15: Cordova DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cordova Civic Ctr. For more info call Tom Tomlinson, 309-523-2626.
Sept. 18: Pekin DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pekin Moose Lodge. For more info call Darhl Brown, 309-696-9932.
Sept. 20: Rockford Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lino’s, Rockford. For more info call Pete Blassage, 815-289-4834.
Sept. 22: Loud Thunder WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Community Center. For more info call Tony Petreikis, 309-791-0116.
Sept. 27: Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Effingham Knights of Columbus, Fayette. For more info call Jon Wernsing, 217-343-1229.
Sept. 27: PF Chapter #852, Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Inn, Batavia. For more info call 630-533-2102.
Sept. 29: West Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Gymnasium. For more info call Bob Emery, 309-647-7307.
Oct. 6: Jersey County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Jerseyville American Legion Hall. For more info call Denny Ward, 618-498-9855.
Oct. 6: Area 51 WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., City of Macon Community Center. For more info call Matt Sieben, 217-820-7717.
Oct. 13: Southern Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. John’s Catholic School. For more info call Dusty Kolweier, 618-520-9592.
Nov. 3: Skillet Fork Banquet, American Legion, Fairfield. For more info call Judy Bennett, 618-925-4447.

Special Events

Aug. 12: IL Wheelin Sportsmen, Pistol Raffle, IL State Fair. For more info call Lisa Davis, 217-260-7036.
Oct. 5-6: Illinois Trappers Assoc. Convention, Logan County Fairgrounds, Lincoln. For more info call Mike Gragert, 618-637-9061.


Aug. 25-26: Lincoln Heritage PF Chapter Tom Knapp Shooting Exhibition, 2 p.m., Ashmore. For more info call Ron Woodyard, 217-232-8993.
Oct. 6-7, 2012: Illinois Conservation Foundation, Ladies Clay Shoot. For more info call Gordon Barnhill, 773-988-5685.

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Dove hunting season opens statewide.
Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season opens(tentative)


Sept. 22-23: Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., John A. Logan College. For more info call Ron Allen, 217-725-7602.


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.
Arlington Anglers meets the 3rd Tues. of every month, 7 p.m., Cabela’s Hoffman Estates. For more info call Tom Curtin, 312-560-9876.

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