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Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – November 27, 2020

Season Dates Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative). Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 23, 2021: WTU Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap Teams Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For more info call Wendell Taylor, 618-214-2917. Jan. 30, 2021: WTU Sauk…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – November 13, 2020

Season Dates Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative).             Meetings Peoria Chapter Izaak Walton League Meets 2nd Tues. 6 p.m., East Peoria. For more info call John Purple, 309-681-4010. Calumet Region…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – October 30, 2020

Season Dates Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens . Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens. Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative).              Meetings Peoria Chapter Izaak Walton League Meets 2nd Tues….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

Season Dates Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens . Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens. Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative). Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 17: WTU Southern Illinois Rack Attack Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., St John’s Catholic…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – October 2, 2020

Season Dates Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens . Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens. Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative). Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 3: WTU Alexander County Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Alexander/Pulaski Sportsmans Club, Miller City….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – September 18, 2020

Season Dates Sept. 1: Dove hunting season opens statewide. Applications are accepted for a bobcat hunting/trapping permit. Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season opens (tentative) Sept. 30: Last day to apply for bobcat permit. Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 19: WTU Illinois River Bottom Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., The Forman Center, Manito. For more info call Matt Davis, 309-221-9935. Sept. 26: WTU Des…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – September 4, 2020

Season Dates Sept. 1: Dove hunting season opens statewide. Applications are accepted for a bobcat hunting/trapping permit. Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season opens (tentative) Sept. 30: Last day to apply for bobcat permit. Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 11: WTU Central Illinois Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Effingham Event Center. For more info call Janice Monroe, 217-821-8801. Sept. 12: WTU Loud Thunder Chapter…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – August 21, 2020

Season Dates Sept. 1: Dove hunting season opens statewide. Applications are accepted for a bobcat hunting/trapping permit. Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season opens (tentative) Sept. 30: Last day to apply for bobcat permit. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4 p.m., Celebrations 150, North Utica. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. Aug. 28: WTU Elkhorn Creek…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – August 7, 2020

Season Dates Aug.1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4 p.m., Celebrations 150, North Utica. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. Aug. 28: WTU Elkhorn Creek Rack-a-Holics Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus/Diamond Jubilee…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – July 24, 2020

Season Dates Aug.1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 15: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-781-5178. Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4 p.m., Celebrations 150, North Utica….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – July 10, 2020

Season Dates Aug.1: Squirrel hunting season opens staewide. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 15: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-781-5178. Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4 p.m., Celebrations 150, North Utica….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 12, 2020

Season Dates June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. June 30: Application deadline – second lottery for firearms deer permits. Banquets/Fundraisers July 25: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’Bucks WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 15:…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 29, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers July 25: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’Bucks WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 8: Muddy River…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 15, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers July 25: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’Bucks WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 8: Muddy River…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 1, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Shooting/Archery Menard Archers Shoot, 7-1 p.m. For more info call Gary Sumpter, 217-415-7911. May 31, June 28, July 26, Sept. 20, 27: 3D Shoots. Now-Sept.:…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – April 17, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers April 18: Illinois South WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., The Pavilion, Marion. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. Shooting/Archery  * * * Menard Archers…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – April 3, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers April 4: Illinois North WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Celebrations, North Utica. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. April 4: Green River DU Banquet….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – March 20, 2020

Season Dates April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers March 20: Illinois Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Cider Mill, Princeton. For more info call Mike Carrow, 815-878-4905. March 21: Midwest Gobblers NWTF…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – March 6, 2020

Season Dates March 10: Over-the-counter spring turkey permits available (in counties with leftover permits) April 6: Spring turkey hunting season opens in South Zone. April 13: Spring turkey hunting season opens in North Zone. June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers March 6: Tall Grass PF chapter 0779 Banquet, 6 p.m., Orland Chateau,…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 21, 2020

Season Dates March 10: Over-the-counter spring turkey permits available (in counties with leftover permits) Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 22: Bureau County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, West Princeton. For more info call Scott Wright, 815-303-7626. Feb. 28: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Marlene’s Event Barn. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988. Feb. 29: Sterling Rock Falls NWTF…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 7, 2020

Season Dates Feb. 15: Squirrel hunting season ends statewide. Feb. 15: Rabbit hunting season ends statewide. March 10: Over-the-counter spring turkey permits available (in counties with leftover permits) Education/Seminars. Feb. 7-8: Illinois Hunter Safety, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call Joe Sledgister, 815-866-7470. Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 8: JoDaviess County Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada, Galena. For…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 10, 2020

Education/Seminars. Feb. 7-8, 2020: Illinois Hunter Safety, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call Joe Sledgister, 815-866-7470. Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 11, 2020: Skillet Fork Upland Game Alliance Banquet, 5 p.m., Salem Community Activities Center. For more info call Brad Hargis, 618-292-1796. Jan. 18, 2020: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For…

Illinois Outdoor News Events – Dec. 27, 2019

Join Illinois Outdoor News at the “Let’s Go Fishing Show” in Collinsville, IL January 3-5, 2020! Subscribe at our booth and you’ll get a free Outdoor News cap! We are in booth L22C at the Gateway Convention Center. Get more details here. Education/Seminars. Feb. 7-8, 2020: Illinois Hunter Safety, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 13, 2019

Season Dates Feb. 15, 2020: Squirrel hunting season ends statewide. Feb. 15, 2020: Rabbit hunting season ends statewide. Education/Seminars. Feb. 7-8, 2020: Illinois Hunter Safety, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call Joe Sledgister, 815-866-7470. Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 18, 2020: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For more info call Kyle…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 29, 2019

Season Dates Dec. 5: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative) Dec. 8: Second firearms deer season closes (tentative) Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 18, 2020: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For more info call Kyle Bailey, 618-562-0407. Jan. 18, 2020: Bureau Creek Gobblers, 5 p.m., Cider Mill Banquet Room, Princeton. For more info call Joe Sledgister,…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 15, 2019

Season Dates Nov. 22: First firearms deer season opens (tentative) Nov. 24: First firearms deer season closes (tentative) Dec. 5: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative) Dec. 8: Second firearms deer season closes (tentative) Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 18, 2020: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For more info call Kyle Bailey, 618-562-0407. Jan. 24, 2020:…