The Outdoors in Chicago: Musical Turkeys, Walleye “Looking for Love,” Fly Gill Rods, Baby’s First Morel

Notes come from all over the Chicago outdoors and beyond.

savage week

Kate Briand Spotted turkey at the top of May 5 “Walking down the main entrance to Ravinia in Highland Park (maybe he/she is a music fan)!”

WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago in the outdoors, lasts most weeks in a special two-page outdoor section of Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To place orders, email [email protected] or connect with me on Facebook (Del Boman), Twitter (Tweet embed) or Instagram (Tweet embed).

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“First morel mushroom hunt cuban river4-week-old grandson. Sue Kubinski

a: Next to the grandmother’s grandmother in Ottawa who took her grandson on his first other chase, I noticed two things: Muriel is a good thing and River seems perfectly happy. Here we hope to get the fish of the week from a river in 12 years. Sue had one of the week hangars earlier this year.

Kubinsky River on its first fishing expedition.

Huge number

1- or 2- or 3-: Fly weight recommended rod Dave And Emily Whitlock for bluegill, at

The last word

Burdened with carrying eggs for somewhat longer (two weeks) than usual, the female wallis shed her eggs quickly as water temperatures raced through the ‘favorite’ temperatures of 38 to 42 degrees leaving many males working in the shallow water in search of love! ”

Court Justicefrom Kurt’s Island Sport Shop in Minocqua, Wisconsin, on the impact of late spring on Wisconsin fishing editorial

wild times

fish collecting

Tuesday, May 17th: Captain Chris Torrisano“Fishing the Fox Chain – Lures & Locations,” Arlington Anglers, Poplar Creek Banquets, Hoffman Estates, 6:30 p.m.,

Thursday, May 19: Tony Buhold“Fishing Southeast Wisconsin,” Fish Tales Fishing Club, Worth Township offices, Seeb, 7 p.m.,

safety hunter

From May 21 to 22: Bartlett, (847) 608-3163

June 2 and 4: Newark, [email protected]

Ducks Unlimited

May 25: Palos Park Dinner, Palos Golf Club, (708) 557-1300


May 22: Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon on May 22, online registration deadline is today May 14; Registration day $40 cash.

US Coast Guard Assistant

Next Saturday, May 21: Kick off National Safe Boating Week (safety classes, ship safety checks, family activities, demos), Belmont Yacht Club, free, 9am to noon,

Next Saturday, May 21: Calumet Harbor Chicago Flotilla hosts Ship Safety Inspection Station, Hammond Marina, starting at 9 a.m., USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 35-11 “Calumet Harbor Chicago” | Facebook

Tuesday 17 May: America Boats, Safeboat Team, [email protected]

Wednesday, May 18: Rowing Guide to Safety, Chicago, Don Leonard, [email protected] . . America Boat, Des Plaines, Virginia Haas, [email protected]

Wing shooting clinics

4-5 June: Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife District, (815) 423-5326, click here for more

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