Illinois Outdoor News Calendar of Events – September 2nd, 2016


Sept. 8: Mississippi River Valley Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post, Columbia. For more info call Breeze, 618-977-6230.

Sept. 10: Des Plaines River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. George Social Center, Joliet. For more info call Tom Schiever, 815-838-5971.

Sept. 10: Silver Creek QF Banquet, 5 p.m., Damiansville Chamber of Commerce Park, Outdoor Pavilion. For more info call Pat Daniels, 618-566-8072.

Sept. 15: Rockford Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lino’s, Rockford. For more info call Pete Blassage, 815-289-4834.

Sept. 17: Loud Thunder WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Camden Centre., Milan. For more info call Tony Petreikis, 609-644-0008.

Sept. 17: Macoupin County Patriots Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Condordia Hall, Staunton. For more info call Gilbert Best Jr., 618-635-2360.

Sept. 23: Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Effingham. For more info call Janice Wernsing 217-821-8801.

Oct. 8: Rivers Edge WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sullivan & Son Auction House & Event Center, Carthage. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210.

Oct. 1: Alexander County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Alexander/Pulaski Sportsmans Club, Miller City. For more info call Susan Bigham 618-776-5882.

Oct. 15: Southern Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. John’s Catholic School, Red Bud. For more info call Dusty Kolweier, 618-520-9592.

Oct. 22: Area 51 WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Tiger Sports Complex, Tower Hill. For more info call Matt Sieben 217-820-7717.

Oct. 29: Illinois River Bottom WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Forman Center, Manito. For more info call Matt Davis 309-221-9935.

Nov. 11: Land of Lincoln WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamilton’s, Jacksonville. For more info call Jeff McDaniel, 217-371-0275.

Nov. 12: Montgomery County Prairie WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Hillsboro. For more info call Rich Reincke, 217-537-3159.


Special Events

Sept. 16-18: Illinois Trappers Assoc. Youth Camp, 6 p.m. Fri-noon Sun. Carlyle Lake. For more info call Neal Graves, 309-989-7616.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Illinois Trappers Assoc. Fall Convention, 8 a.m. Fri.-6 p.m. Sat., Macon county Fairgrounds, Decatur. For more info call Kent Weil, 217-522-2338.



Sept. 10-11: Momence Park District, Hunter Ed. Course, 9 a.m., Momence Island Park. For more info call John Hernandez, 815-388-3853.

Sept. 10-11: Xline Sportsman Hunters Safety Ed., 9-5 p.m. For more info call Leroy, 815-935-2700.

Sept. 17-18: Will County Farm Beareau Hunters Safety Ed. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Mark, 815-727-4811.



Sept. 24-25: Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days, John A Logan College, Carterville. For more info

Dec. 2-3: Chippewa Valley Knife Show, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Eau Claire WI Best Western Trail Lodge. For more info call Gary Thompson, 715-308-8772.



Sept. 17-18: 3D Bow Shoot, reg. Sat. 7-2 p.m., Sun. 7-1 p.m., Collinsville Recreation Club. For more info call Jim Thorpe, 618-910-2171.

Sept. 24: Marengo Lion Club Trap Shoot, 8 a.m., Coon Creek Hunt Club, Garden Prairie. For more info call Rocco Gailloreto, 815-568-3528.


Season Dates

Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens.

Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens.

Oct. 22: Fall shotgun turkey season opens (9 days)

Oct. 28: Crow hunting season opens.



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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