Illinois’ Outdoor Calendar – Outdoor News

FEB. 24, 2024: Whitetails Unlimited River Bottom Stump Sitters Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., St. Theresa of Avila Gym, 190 Ohio Street Salem. Call 618-838-2253.

MARCH 2: Whitetails Unlimited Cold Water Creek Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., Lavender Crest Winery, 5409 U.S. Highway 6, Colona. Call 309-373-1154.

MARCH 9: Whitetails Unlimited Illinois River Bottom Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., The Forman Center, 308 S. Harrison Street, Manito. Call 309-221-9935.

MARCH 15: Whitetails Unlimited Illinois Valley Chapter Banquet; 5 p.m., The Cider Mill, 14180 1800 East Street, Princeton. Call 815-878-4905.

MARCH 16: Whitetails Unlimited Elkhorn Creek Rack-a-Holics Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall/Diamond Jubilee Club, 130 S. 8th Street, DuBois. Call 618-329-5303.

MARCH 23: Whitetails Unlimited Taylorville Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., Kincaid American Legion, 800 Railroad Street, Kincaid. Call 217-827-0029

APRIL 6: Whitetails Unlimited Union County Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., Great Boars of Fire Lodge, 920 Kratzinger Hollow Road, Cobden. Call 618-697-0168

APRIL 18-20: Backcountry Hunters and Anglers North American Rendezvous; Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul. Visit for details.

APRIL 20: Whitetails Unlimited Beacoup Bottoms Chapter Banquet; 4 p.m., KC Hall/ Columbian Club, 312 N. Gordon Street, Pinckneyville. Call 618-521-5280

MAY 4-5: Tri-County Gun ClubAnnual Open House; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days, Tri-County Gun Club, 3441 S. Brookville Road, Polo. Call 815-625-7916


Arlington Anglers: Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Poplar Creek Bowling Alley Hoffman Estates, Call Chris Popp 630-337-4520.

Calumet Region Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Saturday, 11 a.m., Dolton. Call 708-525-4051.

Chicago#1 Chapter Izaak Walton League: Annually in July at national convention. Call Wendy Reid, 708-895-0850.

Decatur Chapter Izaak Walton League: First Friday, 7:30 p.m., Decatur. Call Jackie Wooten, 217-428-6403.

Des Plaines Chapter Izaak Walton League: Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Des Plaines. Call Donald Johanson, 847-358-9023.

Elgin Chapter Izaak Walton League: First Tuesday, 7 p.m., Elgin. Call William Jones, 847-742-3205.

Fox Valley Area Anglers: Every fourth Tuesday of the month, Tap House Grill, St. Charles, 7 p.m. Visit

Frank Anetsberger Chapter Izaak Walton League: Northbrook Civic Center, Northbrook. Call John Sundquist, 847-564-3266.

Geneseo Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Monday 7:30 p.m., Geneseo. Call 309-944-6522.

Happy Hookers Bass Club: First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Haydens Crossing. Call Jim Pattin, 815-513-5687.

Havana Chapter Izaak Walton League: Meets third Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Astoria. Call Dawn Butler, 309-241-7768.

Lake Shelbyville Muskie Club: “Let’s Talk Muskie” meeting, May 13, 9 a.m. East Spillway Pavilion, Free, RSVP preferred. Call Bob Kerans, 217-414-0093.

Kewanee Chapter Izaak Walton League: First Tuesday 7 p.m., Giant Goose Conservation & Education Center, Atkinson. Call Richard Gibson, 309-853-5245.

Northern Illinois Anglers Association: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., B.B.S.C. Call Sam Thomas, 815-953-1372.

Peoria Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Tuesday, 6 p.m., East Peoria. Call John Purple, 309-681-4010.

Quad County Hunters Chapter of Muskies Inc.: March-May and July-Feb. Second Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Call Duane Landmeier, 815-286-7170.

Silver Creek QF: First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Alternating Mascoutah Steak House & Fuehnes, Damiansville. Call Pat Danies, 618-558-8072.

Take Pride in America: Second Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Crab Orchard Refuge Visitor Center. Call Ed Tresnak, 618-997-3344.

Woodford County Chapter Izaak Walton League: Last Tuesday of month, 7 p.m., Metamora. Call Candace Kleen, 309-696-0208.


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