What's happening: Illinois hunting, trapping dates

u Skunk: Hunting year-round.

Coyote: Hunting year-round.

Today-Aug. 1—Unnecessary mowing of grasses used for nest cover by ground nesting wildlife should stop.

April 15-20—Third South Zone turkey hunt.

April 16-21—Second North Zone turkey hunt.

April 21-27—Fourth South Zone turkey hunt.

April 22—Earth Day.

uApril 22-27—Third North Zone turkey hunt.

April 24—Full moon.

April 28-May 4—Fourth North Zone turkey hunt.

April 28-May 5—Fifth South Zone turkey hunt.

April 29—Last day to apply for firearm/muzzleloader deer permits, first lottery.

April 29-30—Fifth annual Governor’s Cup Shooting Challenge, Faller’s Sporting Clays, Butler, (217) 557-1395 or www.dnr.state.il.us/events.

April 30—National Arbor/Bird Day.

May 5-12—Fifth North Zone turkey hunt.

May 6-7—10th annual Illinois State Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship and Spongy Fungi Festival, Magnolia.

May 7—Women in the Outdoors, Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, Gurnee, (847) 740-2821 or www.womenintheoutdoors.org.


April 30—QCCA In-Fisherman Swap Meet, Expo Center, Rock Island, (309) 788-5912.

May 20-22—Riverfront In-Water Boat Show, Peoria riverfront, foot of Main, Peoria, (309) 693-9667, ext. 18, www.rbshows.com.

June 4-5—Northern 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

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