Osprey eating fish, “Dare we eat fish/mushrooms?” CWD: Notes, Chicago outdoors

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Osprey.
Provided by Sandy Melovic

Notes from around Chicago outdoors.

FIELD NOTES

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 straycasts@sbcglobal.net.

DALE’S MAILBAG

“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.

BIG NUMBER

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.

LAST WORD

“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

WILD TIMES

ILLINOIS PERMITS/SEASONS

Sept. 28: Deadline, third lottery for public duck and goose hunting area permits. Click here for info

HUNTER SAFETY

(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

PADDLING

OCT. 15: Inaugural Illinois Water Trail Conference, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Click here for more information and sign-up.

WINGSHOOTING CLINIC

(Click here for the statewide list)

Oct. 13-14: St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club, Elburn, (847) 309-1093 or joemigalla5@gmail.com

DUCKS UNLIMITED

(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

CWD MEETINGS

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)

PHEASANTS FOREVER

(Click here for general list of Illinois PF events)

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION

(Click here for general list of banquets and events)


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