Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 23, 2019

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Dove hunting season opens statewide.

Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season opens (tentative)

Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens.

Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens.


Aug. 24: Rivers Edge WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., The Ambiance, Quincy. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210.

Aug. 24: Little Wabash NWTF Banquet, Country Haven Event Center. For more info call Alan Davis, 217-821-7778.

Sept. 13: Knox Co Bow & Bullets WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Columbian Club KC of Galesburg. For more info call Terry Howarter, 309-388-0159.

Sept. 19: Rockford Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lino’s, Rockford. For more info call Bryan Hall, 815-670-0912.

Sept. 21: Loud Thunder WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Camden Centre, Milan. For more info call Doug Harper, 309-791-0505.

Sept. 21: Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369.

Sept. 27: Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Effingham Event Center, Effingham. For more info call Janice Wernsing, 217-821-8801.

Sept. 28: Illinois River Bottom WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., The Forman Center, Manito. For more info call Matt Davis, 309-221-9935.

Oct. 10: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info all Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022.

Oct. 19: Southern Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, Red Bud. For more info call Dusty Kolweier, 618-520-9592.

Oct. 26: Area 51 WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eye of the Tiger Sports Complex, Tower Hill. For more info call Matt Sieben, 217-820-7717.


Sept. 15: Whitetail Archery 3D Shoot, 8-noon, Clinton III Archery Range. For more info call Craig Bottles, 309-826-6099.

Sept. 8, 22: Menard Archers 3D Shoot, 7-1 p.m., Petersburg. For more info call Gary Sumpter, 217-415-7911.

Special Events.

Sept. 19-21: Vintage Gunners Cup, Hausmann’s Hidden Hollow Sporting Clays, Friendsville, PA For more info call 570-934-2336.


Peoria Chapter Izaak Walton League Meets 2nd Tues. 6 p.m., East Peoria. For more info call John Purple, 309-681-4010.

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.

Calumet Region Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Sat. 11 a.m., Dolton. For more info call Julie Osborne, 708-525-4051.

Chicago#1 Chapter Izaak Walton League meets annually in July at national convention. For more info call Wendy Reid, 708-895-0850.

Decatur Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Fri. 7:30 p.m., Decatur. For more info call Jackie Wooten, 217-428-6403.

Geneseo Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Mon. 7:30 p.m., Geneseo. For more info call Victor Bianchetta, 309-944-6522.

Kewanee Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. 7 p.m., Giant Goose Conservation & Education Center, Atkinson. For more info call Richard Gibson, 309-853-5245.

Elgin Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. 7 p.m., Elgin. For more info call William Jones, 847-742-3205.

Des Plaines Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Des Plaines. For more info call Donald Johanson, 847-358-9023.

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