Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Joseph Traina of Joliet was the first monthly winner in the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s 2018 Preserve the Moment contest with the cedar waxwings (above) playing tug of war at Rock Run Preserve in Joliet. Click here for more on the contest.
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.
“Want to go to a lake that has dockside lunch. Of course if the lake isn’t so crowded that would be a plus.’’ Mike Albertini
A: With those criteria, I suggested the Chicago River, which has developed many possibilities. Higher-end options are downtown. My favorite is Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp on the South Branch.
More than $10,000: Biggest fundraiser by Urban Rivers with its inaugural Urban Rivers Kayak Race and Parade on June 16
“No, loons do not mate for life. Far from it!’’
Wednesday: Capt. Marc Jackson on Door County smallmouth tactics, Walleyes Unlimited, Gurnee American Legion, 7 p.m.
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July 10, 11, 17 and 19: Downers Grove, (630) 963-1300, class 371012-01
July 12 and 14: Hebron, email@example.com
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Saturday: Final day to apply, second lottery, firearm and muzzleloader deer seasons. Click here for more details.
Saturday: Final day to apply, first lottery, dove permits for public sites. Click here for more details.
July 9: Deadline to register for Openlands TreeKeepers course, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 10-Aug. 2 at Arlington Heights Public Works, $128, Click here for more information.
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
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NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
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(Click here for general list of Illinois PF events)