Chicago outdoors: Stuff to do

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Beginning with a fishing lure swap meet tonight, there is stuff to do this weekend around Chicago outdoors.

  1. Let’s start with tonight when the Midwest Musky Club holds its swap meet at the Village Sportsmen’s Club in Alsip at 7 p.m. Bring your old or new lures to swap or sell.
  2. Mark O’Neill, pictured above, will be giving updates on HDS Gen 3 and HDS Touch from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates. O’Neill, of structure-fishing.com, is the guy I consider best at explaining the ins and outs of electronics in a way that can be understood.
  3. From Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, there will be the first BioBlitz at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (Hennepin & Hopper lakes). I plan to be there Saturday afternoon and evening. Volunteers are needed, but you need to preregister at surveymonkey.com/s/DWRbioblitz
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