u Skunk: Hunting year-round.
Coyote: Hunting year-round.
Today-Aug. 1Unnecessary mowing of grasses used for nest cover by ground nesting wildlife should stop.
April 15-20Third South Zone turkey hunt.
April 16-21Second North Zone turkey hunt.
April 21-27Fourth South Zone turkey hunt.
April 22Earth Day.
uApril 22-27Third North Zone turkey hunt.
April 24Full moon.
April 28-May 4Fourth North Zone turkey hunt.
April 28-May 5Fifth South Zone turkey hunt.
April 29Last day to apply for firearm/muzzleloader deer permits, first lottery.
April 29-30Fifth annual Governors Cup Shooting Challenge, Fallers Sporting Clays, Butler, (217) 557-1395 or www.dnr.state.il.us/events.
April 30National Arbor/Bird Day.
May 5-12Fifth North Zone turkey hunt.
May 6-710th annual Illinois State Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship and Spongy Fungi Festival, Magnolia.
May 7Women in the Outdoors, Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, Gurnee, (847) 740-2821 or www.womenintheoutdoors.org.
April 30QCCA In-Fisherman Swap Meet, Expo Center, Rock Island, (309) 788-5912.
May 20-22Riverfront In-Water Boat Show, Peoria riverfront, foot of Main, Peoria, (309) 693-9667, ext. 18, www.rbshows.com.
June 4-5Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club Gun & Knife Show, Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5, $3, or free when purchasing $10 in raffle tickets, (815) 964-6134 or www.nirpc.com.
From the April 20-26, 2005 issue