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Chicago outdoors: Show season, week 2

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One of the busiest weeks in the outdoors show season begins today, and kayaks are one connecting thread, as I note in today's column.


It begins with the Progressive Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show opening at 2 p.m. today at McCormick Place. I hope to be there around the open.

The All-Canada Show is Thursday through Sunday at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

The Chicago Muskie Show is Friday through Sunday at Harper College in Palatine. Sunday's column was on a great trip on Georgian Bay by Stephen Crook and Johnny Dadson, who will speak at 7 p.m. Friday on ``Blue Moon Muskies.''

CANCEL NOTE: The Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show, which had been scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled.

Upcoming shows this winter:

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. 24-27: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center

Jan. 24-27: Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier

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

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