Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Nate Reeves sent this photo of Jackie Reeves, who rescued and revived a tired female hummingbird, which was found disoriented in Glen Ellyn.
Wild of the Week, a celebration of wild scenes around Chicago outdoors, runs as warranted on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page.
Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (email@example.com).
Q: “Just wondering how to access Montrose Beach and parking to try for some Kings.’’ Phil Schuetzner
A: “Do not try for them from the beach. To get to the harbor, the Horseshoe and the jetties, exit Lake Shore Drive at Montrose and go east (toward the lake). At the first road, turn right (Park Bait is on the southeast corner), and park along there. Some Chinook salmon arrived last week.
1,600: Adult sturgeon population (greater than 50 inches) in Lake Wisconsin, Prairie du Sac Dam to the Kilbourn Dam in Wisconsin Dells, according to the Wisconsin DNR
“Dear Exhibitors, Effective immediately, the Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo will be indefinitely suspended.’’
Letter from the Expo operators to exhibitors
(Click here for full package of northeast Illinois hunter safety classes)
Sept. 7 and 9: Newark, (815) 210-4995
Sept. 9-10: Kankakee, (815) 935-2700
Sept. 16-17: Bolingbrook, BPHE92017@gmail.com . . . Kankakee, (815) 935-2704 . . . Momence, (815) 388-3853
Sept. 21 and 23: Woodstock, Mchenryilhs@gmail.com
Sept. 29-30: Arlington Heights, huntsafely.webs.com
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Beecher, TJHUNTERSAFETY@GMAIL.COM
Saturday: Chicago River Marathon and Half-Marathon, begin and finish at Eleanor Boathouse in Bridgeport, 7 a.m. start, click here for info
Saturday: Aquatic Pet Take Back Event, only fish and aquatic invertebrates accepted (no penalties for turning in regulated species), email BeAHeroReleaseZero@gmail.com, to ensure space, 10 a.m.-noon, Waukegan Harbor, click here for more info.
Saturday: Salmon Unlimited Kids Derby, Waukegan Harbor, 7 a.m.-noon, salmonunlimitedinc.com/kids
Saturday: Fishin’ Buddies’ Fishing Derby, Wampum Lake, Thornton, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., fpdcc.com/event/fishin-buddies-fall-fishing-derby/
Saturday: Teal, snipe and rail hunting begins
(Click here for the general list of Illinois DU events)
(Click here for general list of Illinois PF events)
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
(Click here for general list of banquets and events)