IDNR director Marc Miller has been making the rounds. And he will be making another appearance this weekend in the ninth week of shows around Chicago outdoors.
But there is a lot for Miller to do, as the lists behind him at Conservation Congress last fall show. On Saturday, he will be a guest speaker at the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance's Bronzeback Blowout.
That leads this week's show listing. We added a couple more pieces to the upcoming show list, too.
But we begin with the Bronzeback Blowout. It's at the Elmhurst American Legion. Tim Landwehr is the featured speaker. It lasts from 3-9 p.m. Go to illinoissmallmouthalliance.com/html/blowout.php
I haven't made this show yet, but the Lake Home & Cabin Show intrigues me. It is at the Schaumburg Convention Center from Friday through Sunday. Go to www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com
The Rockford Boat Show and companion Fishing & Outdoor Expo is at the Indoor Sports Center in Rockford from Friday through Sunday. Click here for the expo and click here for the boat show
Salmon Unlimited's Spring Swap Meet is at a new location. It will be at the Grace Lutheran Church in Bensenville from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Go to salmonunlimitedinc.com/suswap.pdf
My Downstate buddy Jeff Lampe has put together a very solid new show, the Elmwood All Outdoors Show, by the sounds of it. It is at Elmwood High School this weekend. Go to http://www.elmwoodalloutdoors.com/
The Spring Fishing Classic is at the various Bass Pro Shops and runs through next Sunday. Go to basspro.com/classic
UPCOMING OUTDOOR SHOWS
Show, dates, site, contacts
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 10-14, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis., www2.jsonline.com/sportsshow
Canoecopia, March 12-14, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, www.rutabaga.com/canoecopia
Time on the Water Outdoors Grand Opening/Open House, (formerly Riverview Marine) in Spring Valley, (815) 663-1000
Indoor Fishing Flea Market, March 13, Rolling Meadows High School, by the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters and the RMHS Choral Boosters, www.muskiesinc.org/chapters/03/indoorFishingFleaMarket.asp
Basa's Marine Tackle Swap, March 13, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-2272 or www.basasmarine.com
Travel and Adventures Show, March 20-21, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, adventureexpo.com
Spring Fever Reliever, March 27, Henry's Sports, Bait & Marine, Chicago, (312) 225-8538 or www.henryssports.com
Great Outdoors Expo, March 27-28, Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, greatoutdoorsexpo.net
National Antique Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, April 23-24, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, midwestdecoy.org