Events

2015 Presleys North American Duck & Goose Calling Championship

The 2015 Presleys North American Duck & Goose Calling Championship will be August 8th & 9th. Registration opens at 8:00 am with the first contest starting at 8:30 am. The contests are listed in running order, starting times are dependent on the number of participants in each contest.

Saturday August 8th

North American Regional Duck* - entry fee $50 - guaranteed $1000 for 1st place

Junior / Intermediate Meat Duck - entry fee $10 - payout based on participation

Two Man Duck - entry fee $40 - payout based on participation

Illinois River Regional Duck* - entry fee $50 - guaranteed $1000 for 1st place

Open Meat Duck - entry fee $50 - guaranteed $1500 for 1st place

Intermediate is all callers ages 16 & under.
Junior is all callers 12 & under.

Sunday August 9th

Junior / Intermediate Goose - entry fee $10 - payout based on participation

Central Illinois Regional Duck* - entry fee $50 - guaranteed $1000 for 1st place

Novice Goose - entry fee $30 - payout based on participation

Two Man Goose - entry fee $40 - payout based on participation

Open Goose - entry fee $50 - guaranteed $1500 for 1st place

Intermediate is all callers ages 16 & under.
Junior is all callers 12 & under.

*All 3 Regional Duck Contests Are Sanctioned By The World Duck Calling Championship

Fishing Demo Night

2015 Fishing Demo Night - Tomorrow, May, 28th 3pm - 8pm: Come try out the latest gear from top brands like Abu Garcia, Pfluger, Berkley, Shimano, Loomis, Lews, Minn Kota and many more! Experts will be on hand to help you choose your favorites. There will be a Humminbird Fish Finder Seminar at 6 and FREE food will be provided.

At the Hooked On Fishing Park next to Dixon's on Route 116 in East Peoria.

2015 Pre-Season Waterfowl Sale


The 2015 Annual Pre-Season Fall Waterfowl Sale is right around the corner! Presleys carries a huge line of quality Duck Decoys,Goose Decoys, Duck Calls, and Goose Calls. Presleys Outdoors also has a large selction of Layout Blinds, Hunting Clothing, Waterfowl Accessories, and Dog Training supplies. Not to mention HUGE savings on Shotguns and Shotgun Shells. Presleys Outdoors is excited to provide our customers with the best pricing and customer service in the world! Sign up to receive a catalog Here. If you have any questions feel free to Contact Us.

DNR Holding Waterfowl Open Houses

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Waterfowl hunters interested in learning more about upcoming duck and goose seasons are invited to attend one of three public open houses hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) in May. The open houses will allow hunters to visit with IDNR staff in an informal setting and ask questions about hunting zones and season dates proposed for the next five years. IDNR biologists will have the latest aerial waterfowl surveys, weather and freeze-up dates and hunter survey results. Biologists will be on hand to answer questions and interpret data.

IDNR hopes to set duck and Canada goose season dates for the next five years, subject to approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Waterfowl hunting zone lines can be changed every five years under Federal regulations. IDNR also sets respective waterfowl hunting season dates for the same time period every five years. However, changes in environmental conditions and/or waterfowl populations could result in changes to the federal waterfowl hunting regulations, which would require Illinois to adjust proposed season dates. Zone line locations and season dates determined this year will be in effect during the 2016-2020 waterfowl seasons. Attendees will have an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire and provide their opinions on waterfowl season timing and zone line location.

Hours for all open houses are 5 – 8 p.m.


Waterfowl Open House Dates:


Tuesday, May 12

Des Plaines SFWA Check Station/Site Office
24621 N River Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481 (west off of I-55 at exit 241)


Thursday, May 14

John A. Logan College Main Building, Tarvin Room,
700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL 62918


Friday, May 15

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
NGRREC: 1 Confluence Way, East Alton, IL (just off of Route 143/Great River Road between Route 3 and US 67, near Lock and Dam 26)


Waterfowl hunters unable to attend the open houses will have the opportunity to review the information presented on the DNR website, under waterfowl hunting, and submit comments via: dnr.ducktalk@illinois.gov

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