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(NYSDEC Sportsmen Education Courses are not included here but can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.html

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JANUARY 2017

1 – Start of Fishing Season on Lake Ontario, the Lower Niagara River and Tributaries for Lake Trout (>9/30)

APRIL 2017

 

1 – Start of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee (>10/15)
1 – Start of Trout Season in Green Lake (Onondaga County), Rushford Lake (Allegany County) (>11/30)

 

MAY 2017

6 - Start of Statewide Fishing Season for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye (>3/15/18)

6 - Start of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County), the Chemung River and Tributaries and Tioga River (Chemung County) (>3/15/18)

15 - Start of Bowfishing for Carp Season (A fishing or small game hunting license may be used) Water must be legal for fishing and discharge of a bow. (>9/30)

27 - Start of Statewide Muskellunge Fishing Season (>11/30)

 

JUNE 2017

15 – Start of Frog Season (A fishing or small game hunting license may be used) (>9/30)

17 – Start of Statewide Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (11/30)
17 – Start of Finger Lakes Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (3/15/18)

17 - Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season (11/30)

17 – Start of Lake Ontario and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season (12/15)

24 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Become Skilled with Map & Compass at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $50.00) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194 

adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)  

24 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Points) Tournament on Silver Lake at the State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

24 - Free Kids Fishing Tournament at Celoron Park , Chautauqua Lake sponsored by master fishing guide Mike Sperry with Chautauqua Reel Outdoors and the Affinity One Federal Credit Union. (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) Visit either sponsor location by June 20 to sign up. Open to kids 12 and under. (For information call 716-763-2947, 716-483-2265, 716-483-2798 or Email: chautauquareeloutdoors@windstream.net.

24 - Teach-Me-To-Fish Clinic at Chestnut Ridge County Park, Orchard Park, NY. (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) Participants can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. (For information/register call Michael Todd, NYS DEC at 716-851-7010)

24 - Fishing Contest at Community Fellowship Church, 3146 Johnson Creek Road, Middleport, NY (5:00 – 10:00 am) There is a fee of $14 for adults, kids 12 and under $8. (For information contact Dave at 585-638-6461 or John at 585-628-7342.)

24 – Boating Safety Course at the Ashville Flasher, 5338 Stow Road, Ashville, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) This course is sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 34. (For information/register, call Judy at 716-785-2198.)

24 - Birding and Boating: Howland’s Island at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 2:30 pm) Join us for a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the Seneca River around Howland’s Island and the largest population of breeding Cerulean Warblers in NY. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child with-out rental, $18/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

24 - Birding 101: Class #6 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Which woodpecker am I? Learn how to identify the different woodpeckers found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

24-25– FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

24-25 - Hooked on Fishing Tournament  at Gateway Harbor, North Tonawanda, NY. (7:00 am) Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns. Over $3,000 in prizes.  Register June 23 from noon to 6 p.m. or any time after 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (For more info visit bgcnt.net or call 873-9842 Ext. 211.)

24-7/23 - The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp at  The camps feature free fun games for kids, activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. During the Family Summer Camp event, free workshops, which are conducted by store experts, will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, shooting and archery. Other workshops include hiking and backpacking, water safety for boating and kayaking, and learning about animals in the wild. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every workshop completed. When kids have finished all six workshops they will receive a completion pin (while supplies last). Families can participate in the following workshops: Thursdays - Noon – Fishing—freshwater/saltwater; 1 p.m. – Animals in the Wild—identifying animals; 2 p.m. – Water Safety—boating/kayaking; 3 p.m. – Trek and Prep—shelter, maps, tools. Saturdays - Noon – Fishing—freshwater/saltwater; 1 p.m. – Shooting/Archery—hunting and recreational; 2 p.m. – Camping/Hiking—fire safety, supplies; 3 p.m. – Animals in the Wild—identifying animals. Sundays - Noon – Shooting/Archery—hunting and recreational; 1 p.m. – Water Safety—boating/kayaking; 2 p.m. – Trek and Prep—shelter, maps, tools; 3 p.m. – Camping/Hiking—fire safety, supplies. In addition, kids can try free craft activities such as coloring a camp bag, creating a wooden camp photo frame, planting grass seeds in a decorative pot, and painting a duck track magnet and a wiggle fish. A different craft activity will be featured each week. At the stores, kids can enjoy several free hands-on activities including: • Casting buckets challenge; • Archery shooting arcade; • Daisy BB gun ranges; • Souvenir photo download; • Catch and Release Pond* opportunity is available at select stores only, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 only, from noon-5 p.m.  For information call 315-258-2700 or email Manager_Finger_Lakes_NY@basspro.com or visit www.basspro.com/summercamp.)

25 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Irondequoit Bay Fishing Derby – Launch Location: State Launch – North End (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920   sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

25 - KTBA Bass Club Oswego River Tournament at Phoenix Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com ) (Members Only)

27 – State of Lake Erie and The Upper Niagara River at Woodlawn Beach State Park's Lodge (6:30 – 9:30 pm) A meeting to update the public about the status of the Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River Fisheries. DEC is committed to sound management of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries to maintain high-quality angling opportunities and associated economic benefits. This event provides an excellent opportunity for anglers to hear directly from the biologists who study and manage Great Lakes fisheries. The free seminar will begin with an informal discussion and poster exhibits. This will be followed by a series of presentations on Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River fisheries topics, including an opportunity for angler input on a variety fisheries management activities such as a newly released steelhead management plan. The meeting will conclude with questions and an open discussion. Key members of Lake Erie and Niagara River's fisheries management and research community will present on Lake Erie fisheries management and assessment activities for steelhead, walleye, and muskellunge, and discuss research initiatives and habitat improvement projects. The Lake Erie and the upper Niagara River rank among New York State's top fishing destinations, especially for walleye, smallmouth bass and steelhead. The 2007 statewide angler survey estimated more than 800,000 angler days spent on these waters and the estimated value of these fisheries exceeded $22 million to the local New York economy. (For further information contact Don Einhouse, Lake Erie Unit Leader, 716-366-0228.)

27-29 - Children in the Stream Conference

at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY. A conference to educate school teachers and other adult mentors interested in starting a youth fly fishing program. Fishing is the answer to a lot of people’s questions. It should come as no surprise that fly fishing is being used as a foundation for investigating science, math, English language arts, visual arts and community outreach through a “Children of the Stream” program. This unique interdisciplinary approach will be under the tutelage of Dr. Mike Jabot and Alberto Rey. “Children in the Stream” is the brainchild of Rey, a program he has been involved with for 18 years molding the anglers of tomorrow. (Cost: $350) Registration includes instruction in the classroom and in the field; fly rod outfits, fly tying kits and publications. (For information visit www.childreninthestream.com.)

28 - Birding and Boating: Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle. Meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (6:00 – 8:30 pm) Join us for a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds and habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake. This is a great opportunity to see Bald Eagles and Osprey that are nesting in the area. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $18/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

28 - White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival in a Suburban Landscape with Hunting by Martin Feehan, Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University at the Fort Drum Natural Resources Outreach Facility, Building S-2507, Fort Drum, NY. (1:00 – 3:00 pm) The Seminar is coordinated by the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Over-abundant white-tail deer herds are an increasing issue throughout the country, and particularly in urban/suburban areas where hunting is usually restricted.  There are ecological risks due to over-browsing, and health/safety risks from vehicle collisions and Lyme disease.  A growing number of communities are considering suburban hunting programs to lower these risks. However, there has been far less research in these areas due to land access constraints.  This study analyzes fawn survival and population dynamics within the suburban cantonment area of Fort Drum, which has a long standing suburban hunting program. See how scientists track deer, find newborn fawns, and study how deer survive in northern New York State. (Anyone interested in deer is welcome to attend and it is FREE.) (For further information contact Ron Schroder  585-334-0183 or email rlschrod@frontiernet.net.)

29–7/1 – B.A.S.S. Northern Division Open on Oneida Lake  

30 - WNY Heroes Fishing Tourney for Military Vets, Chadwick Bay, Free to veterans, Fishing from 7am - 1pm, competition among veterans, lunch provided at Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club from 2-4pm. Coordinator: Captain Jim Steel, 716-481-5348; email: info@innovative-outdoors.com, or visit: https://lakeeriewalleyetournament.com/.  The Mission of WNYHeroes is to provide veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.

30–8/11 - Cumming Nature Center Forest School at the Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naplels, NY. Forest School recognizes the intrinsic relationship between children and nature. Our mission is to provide children with the space to nurture this relationship through unstructured play, curiosity-driven exploratory learning, hands-on projects and outdoor skills development, all within a physically safe and emotionally supportive environment. Through forest school, students learn to be resilient, self-reliant and confidently inquisitive. Semester-long Forest School meets weekly throughout the summer. Please note that transportation to the Cumming Nature Center is not provided. For children ages 4 -12. (Cost: Non-member – 1 child-$200/2nd child-$180/3rd child-$160::Member – 1 child-$180/2nd child-$160/3rd child-$140) (For information call 585-374-6160.)

30-7/30 - Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Trout and Salmon Derby - Grand prize will be $12,500 for the biggest Salmon. (For information go to www.loc.org or call 888-733-5246.)

 

JULY 2017

 

1 – Start of Dog Training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat (>4/15/17)

1 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Open Tournament on Conesus Lake at the State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

5 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Points) Tournament on Canandaigua Lake at the Woodville State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

5-16 - The 27th Erie Canal Fishing Derby will be held on the Canal from the Niagara River to Albion. Over $20,000 in prizes will be up for grabs, including a boat package supplied by Brobeil Marine of Buffalo for the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize is determined through a special drawing at the Awards Ceremony of all first place winners of the seven species categories – bass, walleye, northern pike, bullhead, carp, sheepshead and catfish. There’s a family registration for just $25. Adults can register for $15; kids 14 and under can register for $10. A cash bash is also available for $5. There are six registration outlets and five weigh stations along the canal. In addition there will be 50 tagged fish worth some $10,000 in prizes. For more information, check out www.eriecanalderby.com.

7-8 - 13th NY Trappers Forum Summer Fur Rondy at Nichols Pond County Park, Town of Fenner, NY. (Approximately 5 miles south of Canastota, NY.) (8:00 am) Numerous trapping and outdoor demonstrations, trapping supplies, a trapper training course, raffles, contests and much, much more. (Cost: Free) (For information contact Tim Evans at 315-247-0285)  

8 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Points) Tournament on Conesus Lake at the State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

8 - Birding and Boating: Cayuga-Seneca Canal at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 2:30 pm) Join us for a canoe/kayak paddle on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal next to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Raptors, shorebirds and songbirds soar over the forests and wetlands adjacent to these tranquil      waters and we’ll help you experience it all. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one from us. Fee: $8/child without rental, $18/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

8 – Summer Wildflowers at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Search for seasonal wildflowers, and learn their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

8 - Former NHL Hockey Star, Rob Ray’s 3rd Annual Big Dawg Walleye Tournament that will run from Chadwick Bay Marina in Dunkirk Harbor, New York. This is a 1-day tourney, 5 fish/day, with an optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Unlimited boat field, 2 to 5 anglers per boat, $500 entry fee, 100% payback (based on number of entries), 6:00 a.m. take-off. (For information call Mark Mohr at 716-998-9871 email markmohr37@gmail.com or go to https://www.rayzorsbigdawg.com/.)

9 - BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $125 - $150 per person depending on the number of women on the boat.) Pre-registration is required. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

9 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Port Bay Fishing Derby – Launch Location: North End (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

10-8/4 - The Montezuma Audubon Center Youth Sportsman Summer Camps at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Girls and boys ages 11-15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for up to four weeks of sportsman education and wildlife adventure summer camps. Youth will earn their hunter safety, waterfowl ID, bow safety, and trapper safety certificates in two weeks with hands-on learning and outdoor experiences!  Fisheries Camp participants will learn safe fishing practices with hands-on and fun experiences while fishing for trout, panfish, salmon, bass and more around the Finger Lakes Region. Wildlife Adventure Camp participants will explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex’s habitats and wildlife through hiking, canoeing, navigating and other outdoor activities. Camp schedule: Week 1 – Hunter Safety/Waterfowl ID – July 10-14; Week 2 – Bow Safety/Trapper Safety Camp – July 17-21; Week 3 – Fisheries Camp – July 24-28 and Week 4 -  Wildlife Adventure Camp - July 31-August 4. (Fee per camper: $150/week.) Space is limited and registration is required. (Call 315-365-3588 or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma to download the summer camp registration forms.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

11 - Creek Critters At Amherst State Park at Amherst State Park. (10:00 am) Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater on this hike along Ellicott Creek.

Note: this program takes place at Amherst State Park. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov) 

11 - Medicinal Herb Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (11:00 am) Learn about the medicinal values of the herbs that grow in the Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov) 

11 - Nocturnal Creatures at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (8:30 pm) Join former Naturalist Intern Matt Nusstein to search for creatures of the night on this guided walk. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

14 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (4:30 - 8:00 pm) Legal Heat's concealed carry class covers firearms safety, handling, transportation, storage, ammunition, self-defense and firearms laws, concealed carry techniques and much more. Legal Heat's firearm training instructors are all NRA and Utah BCI certified, insured and among the most highly experienced in the industry and can answer your CCW questions. This class may qualify you for the NY permit in several NY counties but has not been formally approved by any NY counties yet. (Reservations can be made at www.MyLegalHeat.com or by calling 877-252-1055.)

15 – Start of Snapping Turtle Season (>9/30)

15 -  Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - The Complete Hiker – Fun and Safety in the Wildlands at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $50.00) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)     

15 - The Search For Monarchs at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and search for eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies. For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)  

15 - Fishing for a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes. (7:00 am registration deadline/Weigh-in closes at 3:00 pm) You will be able to fish out of either Point Breeze or Bald Eagle Marina but the weigh-in will take place at Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina. Best 3 fish format. The entry fee is $50.00 cash with half going to the prize structure and half to Juvenile Diabetes research.  

15-16 - 2017 Outdoor State Archery Championships at the Allied Sportsmen of Western New York Club facilities, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, NY.  This annual shoot, sponsored by the New York State Archery Association, allows for shooting for ages from 6 to 70-plus. All disciplines are included: recurve, compound, barebow and crossbow. Fees are $30 for adults, $25 for Junior Olympic. Friday allows for practice from 2-5 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. Applications can be found at www.nysaa.org. (For information contact Dave Hoffman at 716-440-1582.) 

19 - Birding 101: Class #7 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (6:00 pm) Search for summer birds, such as gnatcathcers, kinglets, titmice and vireos. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov) 

19 - Going Batty! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (8:00 pm) Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)   

22 - The 7th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye SHOOTOUT will take place with more than 100 teams competing for this 100% cash back tournament. This is a 1-day tourney with an optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Limited to 85 boat field, $500 entry fee, teams of 2 to 5 anglers per boat, 6-fish bag weigh-in. (7:00 am - 3:30 pm/5:00 pm weigh-in at Cabana Sam’s) up to $100,000 in cash and prize awards. Part of Lake Erie King-Of-The-Lake Series (http://www.kotl.ca/walleye.html). (For information call Don Ruppert at 716-498-7770 or Bob Rustowicz at 716-830-6394 or go to https://walleyeshootout.com/.)

22 - Jewels Of The Sky at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst.(10:00 am) We will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)                                  

22 - 4th Annual King of the Oak Tournament - this is the second leg of the 4 part series to crown the King of the Oak. (For information contact Paul Czarnecki at 716-309-0085/ tri0900@gamil.com or Rick Hajecki at 585-704-7996/ crazyyankeesportfishing@yahoo.com.)

22 - Tackl'n the Basics: Free Fishing Clinic at Chestnut Ridge County Park, Orchard Park, NY. (8:30 am – 2:00 pm) Participants can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. (For information/register call EMPact America of New York, Megan McCulloch at 716-435-7873)

23 -  BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $125 - $150 per person depending on the number of women on the boat.) Pre-registration is required. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

23 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Conesus Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: State Launch (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920   sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

26 - Women’s Wednesdays Level 2 Kayak Skills Session at Sunset Bay, Irving, NY (5:30 – 7:30 pm) Quality instruction to suit your needs aimed at the advanced beginner who has some formal instruction, can forward paddle, steer the kayak, move sideways and prevent capsize in flat water and can paddle 3-5 miles in a sheltered environment. Minimum boat size is 12 feet. (Cost: $60.00 for 2 hours/Boat Rental $25.00) Bring refreshments, sunscreen, personal medications and spare clothing. Wear clothing suitable for getting wet (synthetics as cotton doesn’t dry quickly) and

shoes without laces as they can get trapped. (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

26 - Educator Workshop: Aquatic Wild at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Participants receive an activity guide filled with standards-based, interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons focused on aquatic wildlife. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29 – Bowhunting Classic at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. The schedule is:

10:00am-4:00pm - Game Cameras: Scouting Your Hunting Area - Trail cams are a hunting essential.  Talk with Bushnell® representatives about the advanced features and benefits of Bushnell® trail cameras and how they can help you tag your next big trophy.

11:00am-12:00pm - Archery Gear for Beginners - Let our archery experts show you a variety of equipment and assist with directing you to the appropriate bow.  We'll also share some shooting-form basics, such as proper stance for ground versus elevated shooting.

11:00am-2:00pm - Try your skills at our famous inflatable hoverball archery game.  It's great fun for all ages!

12:00pm-6:00pm - Fuel Your Archery Addiction - Stop in and talk with Bear® Archery representatives and uncover all of the options on the Cabela's exclusive compound bows and learn how to get started in a hobby that many consider an addiction!

1:00pm-2:00pm - Treestand Setup and Safety - It's easier than ever to hunt safely from trees.  Our Outfitters will show you how to utilize modern gear and follow safety rules so you can hunt with confidence

12:00pm-2:00pm Pellet Grilling - Pellet Grills are all the rage these days.  Learn how easy it is to cook on a Pellet Grill and how fantastic the food turns out, every time! You can even have a bite of what we'll be cooking!

(For information call 716-608-4770)

29 - Scratch And Sniff Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Discover what Reinstein Woods has to offer your senses of touch and smell during this hands-on hike. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

30 - BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $125 - $150 per person depending on the number of women on the boat.) Pre-registration is required. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

30 - KTBA Bass Club Sodus Bay Tournament at Town Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

 

AUGUST 2017

 

4 - National Wild Turkey Federation – New York’s Finest Hunting Heritage Banquet at Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Huber Marty  mhuber@nwtf.net   716-479-9276 )

4-6 - The Northern Chautauqua County Conservation Club’s 13th Annual Walleye Derby in the New York waters of Lake Erie. Limited to 100 boat field, 3-day tourney, top 3 fish weighed each day, 2 to 4 anglers per boat, $100 entry fee, cash prizes, tackle/gear prizes. (For information call Zen Olaw at 716-640-2776.)

5 - BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $125 - $150 per person depending on the number of women on the boat.) Pre-registration is required. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

5 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Cayuga Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: Deans Cove (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

5 - Ribbit, Slither, Croak! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

5-20 - Orleans County Rotary Derby - This long time favorite offers a $4,000 Grand Prize and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Lake Ontario waters from the Niagara River to the Genesee River are the eligible waters for this Trout and Salmon Derby. (For information call 585-589-9881 or go to  www.orleanscountyfishingderby.com)

6 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Waneta/Lamoka Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: Between the Lakes (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

6 - BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $125 - $150 per person depending on the number of women on the boat.) Pre-registration is required. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

7-11 - Cumming Nature Center – Friends of the Forest at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 6 – 8, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.)

7-11 - Cumming Nature Center – Wilderness Adventures at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 9 – 11, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.)

7-11 - Cumming Nature Center – Archaeology at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 12 – 15, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.)

8 - Medicinal Herb Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (11:00 am) Learn about the medicinal values of the herbs that grow in the Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

9 - Women’s Wednesdays Level 3 Kayak Skills Session at Gallagher Beach, Buffalo, NY (5:30 – 7:30 pm) Quality instruction to suit your needs aimed at the intermediate who has some formal instruction, can forward paddle, steer the kayak, move sideways and backwards  maintaining a course in wind, can self-rescue and peer rescue in flat water, prevent capsize in flat water, and can paddle 6-8 miles in a sheltered environment. Minimum boat size is 12 feet. (Cost: $60.00 for 2 hours/Boat Rental $25.00) Bring refreshments, sunscreen, personal medications and spare clothing. Wear clothing suitable for getting wet (synthetics as cotton doesn’t dry quickly) and shoes without laces as they can get trapped. (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

10 - Annual Lake Ontario Friends of the NRA Banquet at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport, NY (5:00 pm) Half of the proceeds raised comes back into the area for grant programs involved with the shooting sports. (Cost - $50.00/ticket) (For information call Ed Stevens at 585-342-9168 or email ed@numzaan.com)

11-12 – Cattaraugus County Trappers Association’s Sportsman’s Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Route 353, Little Valley, NY. (Parking - $5.00/car) Supplies, demos, tailgaters, auction and food. (For information call Matt 716-359-5141 or Kevin  716-474-7251)

12 - Webster Pond Free Fishing Clinic at Webster Pond, Syracuse, NY. (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Participants can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Rain date is 8/19/17. (For information/register call Chad Norton, Anglers Association of Onondaga at 315-727-2922)

13 - KTBA Bass Club Double Shot Tournament on Onondaga Lake (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

14-18 - Cumming Nature Center – Archaeology at Cumming Nature Center, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 9 - 11, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.)

14-18 - Cumming Nature Center – Eco Investigators at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 9 - 11, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.) 

14-18 - Cumming Nature Center – Survivor at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Campers, ages 12 – 15, get in touch with their wild side in the great outdoors. Experiences at the 900-acre preserve include hiking, forest exploration, survival skills and more. Bus transportation is provided from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (Cost: $285.00) (For camp offerings by week, full camp descriptions and to register, visit RMSC.org/Camps or call 585-697-1942.)

15 - Start of Dog Training on Small Game (>4/15/15)

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Wheelin Sportsmen Guns & ZomBBQ at Turkey Trot Acres, 188 Tubbs Hill Road, Candor, NY (2:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Andrew Munson  amunson@stny.rr.com   607-722-0572 )

18-9/4 - Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby - The $25,000 Grand Prize is part of the over $50,000 in cash that will be offered for this event.  (For information go to www.loc.org or call 888-733-5246.)

19 - 4th Annual King of the Oak Tournament - This is the third leg of the 4 part series to crown the King of the Oak. (For information contact Paul Czarnecki at 716-309-0085/ tri0900@gamil.com or Rick Hajecki at 585-704-7996/ crazyyankeesportfishing@yahoo.com.)

19 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Adirondack Byway: A Raquette River Paddle at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $65.00 plus option of canoe/kayak rental) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)    

19-27 - 40th Annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey - Eligible waters include those within Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties as well as those portions of Lake Erie and Ontario, Categories include Salmon, Rainbow/Brown trout, Lake trout, Smallmouth bass, Carp and Walleye. All have a chance to win the Grand Prize. (For information call 877-FALLSUS or visit www.fishodyssey.net.)

20 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Otisco Lake (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

26 - The Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge from Chadwick Bay in Dunkirk Harbor. This is a 1-day tourney with an optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Limited to 65 boats, $500 entry fee, 6-fish weigh-in. Part of Lake Erie King-Of-The-Lake Series (http://www.kotl.ca/walleye.html). Registration deadline: August 1. (For information call Jim Steel at 716-983-7867 or go to https://lakeeriewalleyetournament.com/.)

26 - Monarch Tag And Release at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Learn how monarch butterflies are tagged and recorded for research, then release them for their journey south. For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

26 - Birding 101: Class #8 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

27 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Oneida Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: Briggs Bay DEC Launch (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

31-9/2 - 2017 New York State Trappers Association Convention & Sportsman Show at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetery Street, Frankfort NY. (Admission: $10 for the weekend/Free to under 16) (for information contact Jack Spriggs  315-529-8248 or email Spriggsfamfarm@gmail.com or go to www.nystrappers.org/conventions)

                                         

SEPTEMBER 2017

1 - Start of Canada Goose Seasons in the West Central and South Zones of Western New York (>9/25)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Squirrels (>2/28/15), Snipe, Rails, Gallinules(>11/9) & Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/15)

3 - 4th Annual King of the Oak Tournament - This is the fourth and final leg of the 4 part series to crown the King of the Oak. (For information contact Paul Czarnecki at 716-309-0085/ tri0900@gmail.com or Rick Hajecki at 585-704-7996/ crazyyankeesportfishing@yahoo.com.

9 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Points) Tournament on Cayuga Lake at the Dean’s Cove Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

9 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Chautauqua Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: We Wan Chu (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

10 - KTBA Bass Club Oneida Lake Double Shot Tournament at Brewerton (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

14-18 – Women’s Adventure Kayak Training Trip in the ADK. Participants will be working on Level 2 & Level 3 skills whilst enjoying a beautiful setting with our own private launch access. Food will be sourced locally from organic farms. 'Pamper activities' for 'off the water' time can also be arranged for additional cost. NDK sea kayaks are available (Cost: $750.00/Canoe rental: $125) The four days include training, 4 evening meals and comfortable accommodations in beds at authentic Northpoint Camp at the edge of 6 million protected acres of Adirondack forest. Wifi (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

15-17 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at the Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George, Hague, NY. The workshop is focused on learning outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many other outdoor pursuits. Designed for women, it is an

opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and is for you if: • You have never tried these activities, but have always wanted to learn. • You are a beginner who wants to improve your skills. • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try new ones. • You are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. • You would like to become more self-sufficient. You can earn a NYS Hunter Education Certificate or a Trapper Education Certificate as part of the workshop. (Home study is required.) Enrollment limit 125. Minimum age is 18 years old. (For information contact Kelly Stang  kelly.stang@dec.ny.gov  518-402-8862.)

16 - Three-F Youth Conservation Mentor Day at the Three-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY. Enrollment is now open for a limited number of slots available for kids 12 to 18. This is an intensive day of learning that will include turkey calling instruction, conservation ethics, dog handling, archery, safe gun handling, skeet and trap shooting and more. The day culminates with a pheasant hunt on the club grounds as well. Cost is $35 and you must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. (For more information on how to reserve a spot, contact Dale Shank at 791-3809.)

16-17 - New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Show at the NYS Fairgrounds Expo Center, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse , NY (Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm) 1,000 tables. (Admission: $7.00/seniors $5.00/children under 12 free) (For information contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 346 Paul Street, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-748-1010 email sandynysac@yahoo.com)

17 - Start of Northern Zone Early Bear Season (>10/14)

17 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Wilderness First Aid, 9-hour Certification Program at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $120.00 plus option of canoe/kayak rental) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)  

23 – NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

23 - FREE FISHING DAY in New York State. No license required.

23 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Open) Tournament on Silver Lake at the State Park Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

24 - Barge Canal Bassmasters’ Keuka Lake Fishing Derby – Launch Location: Penn Yan (For information contact Bill Terry  607-962-6920    sliderwrom@yahoo.com)

24 - KTBA Bass Club Cayuga Lake Tournament at Long Point (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

25 - End of Canada Goose Seasons in the West Central and South Zones of Western New York

27 - Start of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Bowhunting Seasons (>10/21)

29 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - High Peak Jaunt: Views from the Summit at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $50.00 plus option of canoe/kayak rental) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

30 - End of Bow Fishing for Carp Season
30 – Close of Fishing Season on Lake Ontario, the Lower Niagara River and Tributaries for Lake Trout

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Enchanted Mountain Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Bartlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Randy Opferbeck   gobbler648@verizon.net   716-373-3322)

OCTOBER 2017

7 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Open) Tournament on Honeoye Lake at the State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

8 - Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show at the Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, NY (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

8-9 - KTBA Bass Club Classic Tournament on Oneida Lake (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

14-15 - 11th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, Bath, NY (Sat - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Free seminars on bass fishing, NY black bear, fishing from shore, trout streams of NY, river recreation, invasive insects, food plots, women and archery, retriever training and tracking wounded deer. For youth – fishing, archery, turkey calling and petting zoo. (For information call 607-664-2300 or go to www.SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com)

15 - Regular State Trout Season Closes (See fishing regulation guide. Great Lakes and tributaries as well as some inland waters are open all year)

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), East Branch Owego Creek, East and West Branchs Tioughnioga River and the Otselic River (Cortland County), Owego Creek and East & West Branches of Creek (Tioga County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property, Hatchery Property - 8:00 am B 3:3 0 pm (Livingston County), Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road Upstream to Union Street and from the Wheatland Center Road Upstream to the Mouth of Spring Creek, and Spring Creek (Monroe County), East Koy & Wiscoy Creeksand Chenunda Creek (Allegany County), Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry, Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek, (Cattaraugus County), Hosmer Brook and Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam (Erie County), Clear Creek from the mouth to the Wyoming-Cattaraugus County line, Wiscoy Creek 0.5 mile upstream and downstream from the East Hillside Road bridge, East Koy Creek, Chenunda Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam, Clear Creek (Ellington), Fenton Brook and Oatka Creek (Wyoming County) (>3/31/18)

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Clear Creek and Prendagast Creek (Chautauqua County) (>3/31/18)

18-20 - St. Mary’s Archer’s Club Catch and Release Tournament - For fishermen of all ages this great event features fantastic tributary fishing on the World Famous Oak Orchard River by the St. Mary’s Archer’s Club. Entry fee includes parking and meals. (For information  contact John Denniston at 585-682-3067.)

21 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Become Skilled with Map & Compass at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $50.00) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)   

21 - Southern Tier Bassmasters (Open) Tournament on Conesus Lake at the State Launch (ENTRY FEE: -$25/Angler --$5/optional lunker) (For information Call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

21 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (4:00 pm - Coonhound Event Water Race - $12.00/6:00 pm – Coonhound Bench Show - $12.00/8:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129 or John Marshall 607-345-5366)

29 - KTBA Bass Club 8th Annual "STONE COLD" Tournament on Oneida Lake (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $80.00 boat for Members/$100.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information contact Tom Testa - tuzzytny@yahoo.com )

NOVEMBER 2017

11 - FREE FISHING DAY in New York State. No license required.

11 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (5:00 pm – Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $12.00/7:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $12.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129 or John Marshall 607-345-5366)

15 - First Day Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Can Be Used Statewide (>4/30/15)

30 - End of Statewide Fishing Season for Black Bass and Muskellunge

30 - End of Trout Season in Green Lake (Onondaga County) and Rushford Lake (Allegany County)

30 - Close of Lake Erie and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season

DECEMBER 2017

1- Start of Statewide Black Bass catch and release / artificial lures only season (>6/16/18)

1 - Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries Black Bass (20 inch limit) fishing season (>6/16/18)

15 - Close of Lake Ontario and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season

31 - Close of Fishing Season for Trout in the Finger Lakes Tributaries

JANUARY 2018

1- Start of Fishing Season on Lake Ontario, the Lower Niagara River and Tributaries for Lake Trout (>9/30)

FEBRUARY 2018

1 - Start of Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on North McMillan Creek and Conesus Inlet WMA from Conesus Lake South to the Dam (Livingston County) except the canal west of the inlet and that portion of the north of the canal. (>5/5)

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

15 - Close of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge and Walleye

15 - Close of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County) & the Chemung River and Tributaries (Chemung County)

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Black Bass in all Finger Lakes except Cayuga, Otisco, Owasco and Skaneateles Lakes. (>6/19/16)

16 - Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on Otselic River from mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam, Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street Bridge, Susquehanna River in the towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge, Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building (Broome County), Dutch Hollow Brook from Owasco Lake upstream to the Route 38A bridge (Cayuga County), Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam (Oswego County) (>5/5)

31- Close of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property (8:00 am B 4:00 pm) (Livingston County), Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road Upstream to Union Street and from the Wheatland Center Road Upstream to the Mouth of Spring Creek, and Spring Creek (Monroe County), East Koy & Wiscoy Creeks (Allegany County), Clear Creek, Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry Creek, Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Cattaraugus County), Hosmer Brook and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Erie County), Wiscoy Creek (Minus Section 2 mile Each Side of East Hillside Road Bridge), East Koy Creek, Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam and Clear Creek from Mouth to County Line (Wyoming County)

MARCH 2018

1 - Start of Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on North McMillan Creek and Conesus Inlet WMA from Conesus Lake South to the Dam (Livingston County) except the canal west of the inlet and that portion of the north of the canal. (>5/5)

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

15 - Close of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge and Walleye

15 - Close of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County) & the Chemung River and Tributaries (Chemung County)

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Black Bass in all Finger Lakes except Cayuga, Otisco, Owasco and Skaneateles Lakes. (>6/19/16)

16 - Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on Otselic River from mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam, Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street Bridge, Susquehanna River in the towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge, Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building (Broome County), Dutch Hollow Brook from Owasco Lake upstream to the Route 38A bridge (Cayuga County), Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam (Oswego County) (>5/5)

31 - Close of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property (8:00 am B 4:00 pm) (Livingston County), Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road Upstream to Union Street and from the Wheatland Center Road Upstream to the Mouth of Spring Creek, and Spring Creek (Monroe County), East Koy & Wiscoy Creeks (Allegany County), Clear Creek, Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry Creek, Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Cattaraugus County), Hosmer Brook and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Erie County), Wiscoy Creek (Minus Section 2 mile Each Side of East Hillside Road Bridge), East Koy Creek, Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam and Clear Creek

from Mouth to County Line (Wyoming County)