The winter outdoors show season kicks off this weekend.
The Gotcha Outdoors Adventure Sport Show enters its fifth year on Saturday and Sunday in that most unique of settings at the First Church of the Nazarene in Kankakee.
This is a show on the make. And there is something wild about having a dog-training seminar on the stage of a church sanctuary, as happened las year.
Farther afield is the Indiana on the Fly: Fly Fishng/Wing Shooting Show on Saturday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Upcoming shows this winter:
Jan. 9-13: Progressive Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show, McCormick Place
Jan. 10-13: All-Canada Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Jan. 11-13: Chicago Muskie Show, Harper College, Palatine
CANCEL NOTE: The Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show, scheduled for Jan. 12-13, has been cancelled.
Jan. 18-20: Bedford Sales Open House, Morris (ADD)
Jan. 23-27: Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Jan. 23-27: Chicagoland Gun Show, co-located with the Chicago Outdoor Sport Show
Jan. 25-27: Illinois Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center, Bloomington
Jan. 26-27: Hammond Outdoor Sports Show, Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond, Ind.
Feb. 1-3: Field & Stream Deer & Turkey Expo, Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
Feb. 1-3: Great Outdoor Expo, Timber Creek Convention Center, Sandwich
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
[ADD] March 2: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance's Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion
March 2: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove
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