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Chicago outdoors: Tinley Park leads show season week 6

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The 20th-year celebration of the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show highlights the sixth week of show season around Chicago outdoors.


My column on Wednesday was a 20-year perspective on the show.

The key to the Tinley Show, which is at Tinley Park High School on Saturday and Sunday, is the family-oriented (price and activities) focus.

I would like to sit in on the forum with IDNR director Marc Miller (above last year) from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, but need to do other work for the Sun-Times.

Should be a packed weekend.


Free decoy and call appraisals and some 90 display tables highlight the Henry Decoy Show on Sunday at Henry-Senachwine High School. I have meant to do this show for years, but it is always on a weekend when I am covering a bowling event for the Sun-Times.


Jim Saric, Spence Petros, Capt. ``Ranger Rick'' Krueger and Mike Mladenik headline the Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show Friday and Saturday at the Indoor Sports Center.


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

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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