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Chicago outdoors: 2010 show season begins

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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

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

Show, dates: site, contacts

Chicago Muskie Show, Friday-Sunday, Harper College, Palatine,

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

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

All-Canada Show, Jan. 14-17, Pheasant Run, St. Charles,

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

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

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

America's Outdoor Show, Jan. 27-31, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont,

Strictly Sail Chicago, Jan. 28-31, Navy Pier,

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic, Feb. 26-28, Interstate Center, Bloomington,

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

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

Lake Home & Cabin Show, March 5-7, Schaumburg Convention Center,

Rockford Boat Show and companion Fishing & Outdoor Expo, March 5-7, Indoor Sports Center, Rockford, 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.,

Canoecopia, March 12-14, Alliant Energy Center, Madison,

Indoor Fishing Flea Market, March 13, Rolling Meadows High School, by the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters and the RMHS Choral Boosters,

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

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

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

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