Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Sandy Melovic photographed this successfully hunting osprey her husband Steve spotted by a church in Orland Park.
WOTW, 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.
“If you caught something in the Fox River would you eat it? Tami Goldmann tweet
A: Yes. There are very limited fish-eating advisories on the Fox for channel catfish, common carp and drum. In general terms for fish advisories. Click here for the Current Fish Advisory Map from the Illinois Department of Health.
17: Counties in Illinois where chronic wasting disease has been detected: Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Livingston, and Kankakee.
“No mushroom in the world is so delicious that people should risk their life eating a species they’re only pretty sure won’t kill them.”
Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois & Surrounding States, page 2 sage advice
Sept. 28: Deadline, third lottery for public duck and goose hunting area permits. Click here for info
(Click here for full package of northeast Illinois hunter safety classes)
Satuday-Sunday: Mokena, (708) 390-2409 . . . Dyer, Ind., (219) 515-2197
Oct. 12-13: Arlington Heights, huntsafely.webs.com
Oct. 20-21: Tinley Park, (708) 342-4200
OCT. 15: Inaugural Illinois Water Trail Conference, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Click here for more information and sign-up.
(Click here for the statewide list)
Oct. 13-14: St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club, Elburn, (847) 309-1093 or email@example.com
(Click here for the general list of Illinois DU events)
Thursday: Barrington Area dinner, The Onion Pub, Lake Barrington. Contact Scott A. Hilpert, (847) 471-1735 or Don Chapman (630) 805-1263
Saturday: Lily-Cache Flyway dinner, White Fence Farm Restaurant, Romeoville. Contact Jim Reszke (630) 452-5991 or RJ Stanchnik (708) 207-4418
Tuesday: Goose Lake Prairie SNA, Morris, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Big Rock Community Center, Big Rock, 7 p.m.
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
(Click here for full listings of classes in the area)
(Click here for general list of Illinois PF events)
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
(Click here for general list of banquets and events)