This Sunday will be the duck blind drawing at the park in DePue. To be in the drawing, you have to have a current Illinois hunting license and duck stamp, or you may have last year’s license. They do not sell them at the site. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the drawing will be at 2 p.m.
There will be several raffles and drawings. Come early and chat with other hunters .
• It is time to prepare for the fall hunting season as far as your hunting license is concerned. If you have not taken a Hunter Safety course yet, or if you plan to take your son or daughter, then this is the first one in the area. The Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club will be hosting a class in August.
The course will take place on Aug. 10-12 at its clubhouse. Thursday’s and Friday’s classes will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students must attend all 13 hours to receive credit.
For more information about the course and to reserve a seat, you may call the coordinating instructor, Lowell Bennett, at 309-274-5586.
• The Spring Valley Walleye Club’s fish fry will be Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m. at Barto Landing. Everyone welcome. Also, they are selling the club’s trailer. It is ‘77 Airstream. For more info, call 815-663-6141.
Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the SVWC golf outing on Saturday, Aug. 12. To sign up, call 815-663-6141.
Lee Wahlgren is the BCR Outdoor Columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.