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Chicago Outdoors: Deer Expo leads Week 5 of shows

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Illinois' best outdoors show headlines the fifth week of winter shows.

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The Field & Stream Deer & Turkey Expo opens at 2 p.m. Friday at a different venue in a different town, the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

I plan to be there at the opening. The big question for the weekend will be how many big bucks (how many record-book entries) show up for scoring, especially considering the relatively early date for the show.

To be scored officially, a rack must have dried for 60 days. Illinois' deer seasons just ended a couple weeks ago.

All the same, I expect a good show. It runs through Sunday.

The Great Outdoor Expo is scheduled for Friday through Sunday at Timber Creek Convention Center in Sandwich. I have not received any information on nor heard anything about the show; and the web site has virtually no information.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Feb. 8-10: Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show, Indoor Sports Center

Feb. 9-10: Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show, Tinley Park High School

Feb. 10: Henry Decoy Show, Henry-Senachwine High School

Feb. 13-17: Chicago RV & Camping Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Feb. 15-17: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Feb. 15-17: Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

Feb. 15-24: Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds,

Feb. 22-24: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center

Feb. 23: Chicago Maritime Festival, Chicago History Museum

Feb. 23-24: Great Outdoors Expo, Woodstock North High School, Woodstock

March 2: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove

[ADD] March 2: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance's Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion

March 2-3: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School

March 6-10: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.

March 8-10: Canoecopia, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.

March 9: Indoor Fishing Flea Market (Chicago Muskie Hunters), Rolling Meadows High School (ADD)

March 22-24: Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center

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