[UPDATE 1] Chicago outdoors: Green river, suburban turkey, warmouth, Shimano, coronavirus

Notes around Chicago outdoors include not dyeing the Chicago River, warmouth, a suburban turkey and Shimano’s smart call in response to coronavirus

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A turkey in Grayslake. Provided by Brian Snediker

A turkey in Grayslake.

Provided by Brian Snediker

Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors. NOTE: Many things at this time are in a state of flux, subject to rapid change. We try to update any changes in listed items ASAP, if you know of any chances, please let me know ASAP at BowmanOutside@gmail.com. [UPDATE 1] Made in FISH GATHERINGS.


Brian Snediker spotted this turkey in the shipping/receiving area behind the Grayslake Jewel/Osco. “She was almost friendly, not frightened at all,” he emailed.

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.



April 3-4: Bartlett, (847) 608-3163

April 18-19: Momence, (815) 472-2670


POSTPONED Friday, March 20: West Suburban dinner, Crystal Sky Banquet, McCook. Contact Rick Scheer, (708) 860-1602, or Cathie Stuart, (708) 829-726

POSTPONED Sunday, March 22: Naperville Trap Shoot, Naperville Sportsman’s Park. Contact Bill Lehman, (312) 841-9259, or Steve Hoffman, (630) 728-8432


POSTPONED Saturday, March 21: Kendall County Gobblers banquet, Yorkville American Legion. Contact Tammie Schleining at (630) 385-2277


Thursday, March 19: SSS-Inland Boating, Des Plaines, Chas. Hague, sailnrails@gmail.com

Saturday, March 21: About Boating Safely, Chicago, Dan O’Connell, cgaux.doc@gmail.com . . . About Boating Safely, Fox Lake, Winston Tumaneng, winstoncgaux@gmail.com


Click here for the master list of shows, classes and seminars.

POSTPONED Ultimate Sports Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Mich., showspan.com/USG/

POSTPONED Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center, Loves Park, rkfdrvshow.com


POSTPONED Tuesday, March 17: Guide Mike Hanson, “River Walleye and Sauger Secrets,” Arlington Anglers, Poplar Creek Banquets, Hoffman Estates, 6:30 p.m.

[UPDATED] POSTPONED Thursday, March 19: Josh Sokol, “Finesse Bass Fishing Secrets,” Fish Tales Fishing Club, Worth Township offices, Alsip, 7 p.m.


Through April 30: Applications for resident firearm and muzzleloader deer hunting


“This would have been my eighth year fishing the `Green’ River. Caught at least one fish every year.” Jeffrey Williams, on the decision to postpone the dyeing of the Chicago River

A: Last year, he caught a 12-inch jumbo perch on St. Patrick’s Day.


1-13: Pounds-ounces of the Illinois-record warmouth, caught by Wesley Mills on May 22, 1971 from a Cumberland County farm pond.


“After significant deliberation, Shimano has decided to not attend the these shows due to escalating concerns about the Coronavirus and any potential post-show quarantine for our team. The health and wellness of our employees and continuance of our business are our top priorities in this continually developing situation.”

Shimano, explaining its decision, which now looks brilliant, to not be represented at the Bassmaster Classic and two other shows last week in the United States.

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