Illinois Calendar of Events – March 18th, 2016


March 18: Northern IL Thundering Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s in Rockford, IL. For more info call Fred Hebler, 815-494-0208.

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

March 18: Cook County NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Chicago South Elks Lodge #1596. For more info call Carleton Rendel, 708-349-8862.

March 19: Elkhorn Creek Rack-a-Holics WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Diamond Jubilee Club. For more info call Scott Juenger, 618-410-9807.

March 19: DeWitt County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clinton Elk’s Banquet Hall. For more info call Jason Gentry, 217-519-2295.

March 24: McHenry Co. PF Banquet, 6-10 p.m., D’Andrea’ in Crystal Lake Illinois. For more info call Bob Veugeler, 815-477-4828.

March 26: Taylorville WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Kincaid. For more info call Mick Moliske, 217-827-0029.

March 26: Mississippi Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie Lodge, Port Byron. For more info call Gary Klavon, 309-523-3749.

April 8: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lourdes Parish, Germantown. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988.

April 8: Goose Lake Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jennifer’s Garden, Morris. For more info call Dan Snyder 815-791-0049.

April 15: Illinois Trap & Skeet Club NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Interstate Center, Bloomington. For more info call Rodney Graf, 309-261-4810.

April 16: Cross Trail Outfitters of Illinois Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fluid Events Center, Champaign. For more info call Eric St. Pierre, 217-480-2327.

April 23: Illinois South WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., The Pavilion, Marion. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265.

April 28: Northern Illinois WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles. For more info call Chris Manny, 630-774-4180.

April 30: Trico, Steeleville Scholastic WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Steelville. For more info call Jamie Nagel, 618-559-8180.



March 18-20: Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center. For more info call Laci Rotolo, 815-997-1744.

April 22-23: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assoc. Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show, Fri. 2-7 p.m., Sat. 9-2 p.m., Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586.


Special Events

March 20: Quad County Hawg Hunters Chapter of Muskies Inc. Indoor Fishing Flea Market, 9-2 p.m., Plano American Legion, Plano. For more info call Duane Landmeier, 815-286-7170.

April 14-17: Father/Son Adventure Weekend, Camp LuWisoMo, WI. For more info call Dylen Larsen, 815-520-1303.



June 16-19: MRC Sportsman’s Club, MEC Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic, 8 a.m., Medford, WI. For more info call Gary Kapfhamer, 715-965-7613.

Blackhawk Field Archers Schedule of Shoots, 10086 Forest Preserve Rd, Rockton, IL 61072. For more info call Brenda Lee, 708-576-7431..

April 16-17: IBO Illinois State Archery championship, 7:30 a.m.


Season Dates

April 4: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone (tentative)

April 11: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North zone (tentative)



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.

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.

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