Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Jim McGowan sent another wonderful hummingbird photo from Alsip, though he emailed, ``It’s been a tough year for me to photograph these little guys.’’ Here’s to the little guys.
WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. Send nominations to @BowmanOutside on Twitter or Instagram, to Dale Bowman on Facebook or email BowmanOutside@gmail.com.
Sept. 6-7: Bartlett, Sofia at (847) 608-3118
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Capt. Mike Fuys, Salmon Unlimited, Elk Grove Village VFW,, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Robert Tomes, ``Muskie on the Fly,’’ Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc., North Branch Pizza & Burger Co., Glenview, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: (note day, place and time change) Guide Jim Tostrud will lead discussion on the day of fishing Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva Fishing Cub, Big Foot Archers, Lake Geneva, Wis., meeting at 5:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Aug. 15: Tim Jacob and Tom Lauraitis on tips and tricks for Ontario outing, Fish Tales Fishing Club, Worth Township offices, Alsip, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16: Applications end, third lottery, firearm and muzzleloader deer permits, https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/LPR/Pages/DeerPermitsFees.aspx . . . Applications begin, first lottery, public duck/goose hunting, https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/waterfowl/Pages/OnlinePermitApplication.aspx
Monday: Aug. 12: Shedd Aquarium’s Karen Murchie on migratory fishes, McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum Lunch and Learn, 12:15-12:45 p.m., museum plaza on Chicago Riverwalk
Through Aug. 18: Northwest corner of Illinois State Fair, Springfield, daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For Conservation World info go to https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Pages/Step-Into-the-Outdoors-at-Conservation-World-During-the-2019-Illinois-State-Fair.aspx
Aug. 17-18: Shabbona Lake State Park, (217) 524-5466
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Friday, Aug. 16: Gobblers at McGraw, Dundee. Contact Missy Johandes, (847) 514-0100
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
Saturday, Aug. 17: About Boating Safely, Chicago, Dan O’Connell, cgaux.doc@gmailcom . . . About Boating Safely, Waukegan, Curt Schumacher, email@example.com
``Yesterday I saw out my window at work what I think was another set of fawn triplets. Last week I saw three spotted fawns in a back yard in Oak Brook; the weekend before that, while fishing off an island in the Fox in downtown Aurora, three fawns came out of some thick shoreline vegetation to get a drink from the river.’’ Pete Lamar
A: That is not something I have seen. In fact I’ve only seen a few twins. Curious if others have seen unusual numbers of triplets.
``Beach seining for young of year yellow perch today . . . not many perch but we could have put the bait shop out of business with all the shiners!’’
Ben Dickinson, Indiana’s Lake Michigan fisheries biologist, in Facebook post, Wednesday morning