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Chicago outdoors: 2010 show season begins

Show season begins this week for Chicago outdoors with the Chicago Muskie Show at Harper College Friday through Sunday. Below is the list of shows Ifor 2010.

That’s guys testing muskie stuff in the Harper College pool three years ago at the Muskie Show.

If you have additions or suggestions for the list below, let me know at outdoordb@sbcglobal.net.

I will probably run a weekly update through the show season.

2010 OUTDOOR SHOWS

Show, dates: site, contacts

Chicago Muskie Show, Friday-Sunday, Harper College, Palatine, chicagomuskieshow.com

Outward Bound Sporting Show, Saturday, Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene, Kankakee, outdoorlifeadventures.org

Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, Jan. 13-17, McCormick Place North, www.ChicagoBoatShow.com

All-Canada Show, Jan. 14-17, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, http://www.allcanadashow.com/html/chicago/.

Musky Road Rules Cabin Fever Clinic, Jan. 16, Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village, muskyroadrules.com

Musky Road Rules Cabin Fever Clinic, Jan. 17, Hilton Garden Inn, Rockford, muskyroadrules.com

Hammond Outdoor Sports Show, Jan. 23-24, Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond, Ind. sportsshow.gohammond.com

America’s Outdoor Show, Jan. 27-31, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, americasoutdoorshow.com

Strictly Sail Chicago, Jan. 28-31, Navy Pier, www.strictlysailchicago.com

Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Jan. 29-31, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, greatwatersflyfishingexpo.com

Chicago RV & Camping Show, Feb. 10-14, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, thervshow.com

Tinley Park Fishing & Outdoor Show, Feb. 13-14, Tinley Park High School, tinleyparkfishingshow.com

[LATE ADD] Henry Decoy Show, Feb. 14, Henry-Senachwine High School, Henry. Contact Susan or Bruce Bauter at (309) 364-4104 or bbauter@mchsi.com

Our World-Underwater, Feb. 19-21, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, www.ourworldunderwater.com

Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic, Feb. 26-28, Interstate Center, Bloomington, deerinfo.com/illinoishome.asp

Chicago Maritime Festival, Feb. 27, Chicago History Museum, chicagomaritimefestival.org

Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show, Feb. 27-28, Expo Center, Valparaiso, Ind., nwisteelheaders.org

Lake Home & Cabin Show, March 5-7, Schaumburg Convention Center, www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com

Rockford Boat Show and companion Fishing & Outdoor Expo, March 5-7, Indoor Sports Center, Rockford, showtimeproduction.net o click here for the expo and click here for the boat show

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 10-14, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis., www2.jsonline.com/sportsshow

Canoecopia, March 12-14, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, www.rutabaga.com/canoecopia

Indoor Fishing Flea Market, March 13, Rolling Meadows High School, by the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters and the RMHS Choral Boosters, www.muskiesinc.org/chapters/03/indoorFishingFleaMarket.asp

Travel and Adventures Show, March 20-21, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, adventureexpo.com

Great Outdoors Expo, March 27-28, Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, greatoutdoorsexpo.net

National Antique Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, April 23-24, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, midwestdecoy.org