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Recent entries


Versatile Hunter

June 22 Delta Waterfowl Sporting Clays Event

Wed, June 12, 2013

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Oakridge Sportsmen’s Club Upcoming Shoots and Events

Tue, June 11, 2013

The most exciting shoot and one that still needs participants is the youth shoot on July 20th.  Please sign up your youngsters age 10-16 for this great event and at a cost of 10$ for shells, food, gun use, and equipment—it simply can’t be beat!  Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and they must have eye and ear protection.  Contact Dewey for registration details: 309-208-2624.

Other upcoming shoots at Oakridge:

6-15 Midwest Food Bank

6-22 Riding Therapy and Delta Water Fowl

7-20 St. Jude and Youth Shoot

8-9 MS Shoot

8-10 Greater Peoria Contractors

8-17 Bill Brady Shoot

8-22 Farm Bureau Shoot

8-24 Rocky Mountain Elk

8-25 Pekin Mission

9-7 Boys and Girls club

9-19 Easter Seals

9-21 Good Sheppard’s School

9-26 Easter Seals Lyle Finch

9-28 Pekin First Baptist Church

Again, contact Dewey at the number above for more information.


IL Conservation Foundation Banquet This Saturday in East Peoria

Fri, May 03, 2013

Join the Illinois Conservation Foundation this Saturday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. for the annual Peoria-area Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Fundraiser.  The event will again be held at the Stoney Creek Inn, 101 Mariners Way, East Peoria.  Join the ICF and supporters from throughout the state for dinner and a chance to win door prizes and a great selection of auction items including hunts, outdoor recreation gear, and youth and ladies’ items.  Tickets are $45 per person in advance, $60 per person at the door, with tables of 10 for $425.  For tickets or more information, phone 217-785-2003 or check the ICF website at This is a great organization that supports youth hunting in our great State of IL—well worth the time and effort. . .

Parting shots:

Much to the horror of my loving wife, a wandering raccoon found it’s way into our backyard last night.  Dog:1 Raccoon: 0.  He really doesn’t like raccoons, although he’s tolerant of opossums (because they play dead and don’t fight back).

One gobbler down on public ground.

Big yellows in central IL in the past few days—good luck