Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Ken “Husker’’ O’Malley emailed this loon from a family trip to northwest Wisconsin and noted, “For whatever reason, loons love my boat.’’
Wild of the Week, the celebration of wild scenes and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs as warranted on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Saw this guy this morning on bike path near Sag Quarry. He appeared to be on a mission, so took this photo and bid him farewell, without disturbing him any further.’’ Tom Turek
A: Turek’s note is one of several this spring about turtle crossings, which I hope means people are becoming more aware of watching for them in spring. It’s also a cool photo.
34: Percent of decrease in drumming activity by ruffed grouse this year compared to 2017 in Wisconsin’s roadside grouse surveys.
“It’s probably the biggest development in the fishing rod since the addition of the reel.’’
Paul Leslie, RoboRod LLC’s chief development officer on the development of a drone fishing rod.
Tuesday: Rick Battalini on “Trolling Technique for More Game Fish, Arlington Anglers, Cabela’s¡¯s, Hoffman Estates, 6 p.m.
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July 10, 11, 17 and 19: Downers Grove, (630) 963-1300, class 371012-01
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Saturday-Sunday:Elburn, youth on Saturday, girls and women Sunday, (847) 309-1093 or email@example.com
FREE FISHING DAYS
Through today, June 18: Illinois’ Free Fishing Days
June 30: Final day to apply, second lottery, firearm and muzzleloader deer seasons. Click here for more details.
June 30: Final day to apply, first lottery, dove permits for public sites. Click here for more details.
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
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Saturday: About Boating Safely, Skokie, Dan O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org . . . About Boating Safely, Brad Feinberg, email@example.com
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NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
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