Chicago outdoors: A weird cicada, five fawns, a Woo Daves memory, joy of Geneva Lake walleye

A weird cicada scene, five fawns with a doe, a Woo Daves memory and a quote on Geneva Lake walleye are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.

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Five fawns with a doe. Credit: Bill Peak

Five does with a fawn

Bill Peak

Notes come from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.

DALE’S MAILBAG

“Don’t have a buck, haven’t seen one yet this season. However, I was going down the street I saw a doe with some fawns [photo above]. I’ve seen one or two, but never five. Don’t know the doe took on some other doe’s young, unusual.” Bill Peak

A: I’ve seen a couple triplets, but never five.

WILD OF THE WEEK

Andy Knapp spotted this dead emerging cicada at his Minooka home this week. “I’ve never seen this before,” he emailed. Nor have I.

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. To make submissions, email BowmanOutside@gmail.com or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

A dead emerging cicada. Credit: Andy Knapp

A dead emerging cicada.

Andy Knapp

WILD TIMES

ILLINOIS PERMITS/SEASONS

Sunday, Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting opens . . . Applications begin for free upland game permits

HUNTER SAFETY

Aug. 19 and 21: Mundelein, (847) 918-6145

Aug. 20-21: Ingleside, shawnfrey33@gmail.com

Aug. 28-29: Palatine, palatineparks.org

LUNCHTIME LECTURES

Monday, Aug. 2: Patrick McBriarty, author of “Chicago River Bridges,” Bridgehouse Museum on Chicago Riverwalk, free, noon-12:45 p.m., bridgehousemuseum.org/events

DUCKS UNLIMITED

Friday, Aug. 6: Lockport Virtual Event online

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

Next Saturday, Aug. 7: Boat America, Chicago, Dan O’Connell, cgaux.doc@gmail.com . . . Boat America, Waukegan, Curt Schumacher, curts402@gmail.com

WINGSHOOTING CLINICS

Aug. 14-15: Shabbona, (815) 757-2949, rakcarlson@comcast.net

SPEARING

Sunday, Aug. 1: Deadline to apply for a sturgeon spearing tag for the Upriver Lakes (Poygan, Winneconne or Butte des Morts), only 500 will be selected.

BIG NUMBER

27-13: Pounds-ounces of Woo Daves winning weight in July, 2000 during the BASS Master Classic in Chicago.

LAST WORD

“Lake Geneva walleye are doing great. We were drop-shotting in 20 feet of water for smallmouth bass and couldn’t keep the walleyes off!”

Roger Jackson, on a good problem to have while fishing with Arden Katz

Geneva Lake walleye. Provided by Roger Jackson

Geneva Lake walleye.

Provided by Roger Jackson

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