April 4: Illinois Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 4 p.m., Big Racks Stake House, Canton. For more info call Neal Graves, 309-989-7616.
April 10: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lourdes Parish. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988.
April 11: Jacksonville Rotary Club, Bass Tournament Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamilton’s Banquet Ctr, Jacksonville. For more info call Melissa Pantier, 217-245-1137.
April 17: Northeast Illinois DU Banquet, Antioch VFW Hall. For more info call Jack Fields, 847-274-3958.
April 25: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Virginia, Rushville. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140.
May 9: Trico, Steeleville Banquet, 5 p.m., Steeleville American Legion. For more info call Jamie Nagel, 618-559-8180.
Now-May 31: Carlyle Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Assoc., Fishing Contest. For more info call Terry Diechmann, 618-669-2917.
April 11: Southern Illinois University Bassers & SIU AFS, Saluki Open Bass Fishing Tournament, 6:30-2:30 p.m., Lake of Egypt Marina, Marion. For more info call Jake Bledsoe, 765-432-5587.
April 21-25: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586.
April 18-19: Will County Tuff Hunters Sporting Goods Swap Meet, Sat. 9-8 p.m., Sun. 9-4:30 p.m., Will County Fair Grounds. For more info call Smitty, 815-341-4001.
June 18-21: MRC Sportsman’s Club, Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic, 8:30 a.m. each day, at the Club. For more info call Jim Bauer, 715-785-8002.
April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone (tentative)
April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone (tentative).
Quad County Hawg 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.
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.
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.