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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)

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.)

 

JULY 2017

 

1 – Start of Dog Training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat (>4/15/18)

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

 

AUGUST 2017

 

1 & 3 -  Public Input Meetings on Management of Protected Lands in Salmon River Corridor at the Pulaski High School Auditorium, 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski, New York. (8/1 2:00 – 4:00 pm/8/3 6:00 – 8:00 pm) The size of the unit is 6,126 acres of state lands within the Oswego County towns of Albion, Boylston, Orwell, Richland, and Sandy Creek. DEC's policy is to manage state lands for multiple benefits to serve the people of New York State. The proposed UMP will help maintain healthy, sustainable and biologically diverse ecosystems for fish and wildlife while providing continued opportunities for forest product sales, recreational use, and environmental education. Everyone with an interest in the Salmon River Corridor is invited to attend one of the meetings to express their ideas and opinions about the plans. Formal presentations about the Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan currently under development for the newly created Salmon River State Forest and the Draft Eastern Lake Ontario Unit Management Plan will be given followed by an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Public comments may also be submitted in writing to: NYSDEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar, NY 13302, or by email to: R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov. Comments are being accepted until October 2, 2017. A copy of the Draft Eastern Lake Ontario Unit Management Plan is posted on DEC's website. (For additional information contact Erin Jennings at 315-298-7467 or email: R7Forestry@dec.ny.gov.)

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 - Birding and Boating on the Clyde River meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (1:00 – 3:30 pm) Join us for a canoe/kayak paddle on the quiet and calm Clyde River to explore the late summer bird migration. Migrating raptors, shorebirds, and songbirds can be seen in the trees, soaring high over the river and strolling along the shoreline. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one from us. (Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental) (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required. (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

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)

8 - Public Information Session on Habitat Management Plan for Stid Hill Multiple Use Area in Towns of Bristol and South Bristol. at the South Bristol Town Hall, 6500 Gannett Hill Road, in South Bristol (just off State Route 64 in the hamlet of Bristol Springs) (6:30 – 8:00 pm) The meeting will include a presentation about the history of management on the MUA, specific activities and locations for the planned management actions, a brief overview of DEC's Young Forest Initiative, and a question and answer period. The habitat management plan for Stid Hill MUA can be found on DEC's website. (For more information contact DEC Biologist Michael Palermo at 585-226-5383.)

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)

9 - Kids Outdoor Adventure Series: Salamanders at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Salamanders are secretive and elusive but quite abundant at Montezuma if you know where to look. Children ages 5-12 will explore Montezuma's habitats to learn all about our salamanders! We’ll explore the upland woods, lowland forests, and wetlands in search of the best salamander hiding spots! Each child must be accompanied by an adult. (Fee: $8/child.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

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)

10 – Open House For Public Input On A Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Onondaga Unit at the Camillus Town Hall, 4600 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219 (6:30 – 8:30 pm) The Onondaga Unit is located in Central New York, the Onondaga Unit includes Camillus Forest and Split Rock Unique areas, covering approximately 384 acres in Onondaga County. The UMP will update the previously published Camillus Forest Unique Area UMP, adding the 34-acre Split Rock Unique Area. DEC Forestry staff will provide a brief presentation on the UMP process, background on the unit, and review the wildlife habitat and recreational improvements that have been successfully implemented over the last 10 years. After the presentation, DEC Forestry staff be available to meet and receive comments or ideas. If mailing or emailing comments/ideas you have to October 10, 2017 for the draft UMP to. Mail goes to NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, Attn: Onondaga UMP, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045. Emails go to R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov. Additional information about Camillus Unique Area is available on DEC's website. The current Camillus Forest Unique Area Unit Management Plan is also available on DEC's website.

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)

11-27 - Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic at the Bass Pro Shop store, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, NY. During the Fall Hunting Classic, professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters make the most of their fall hunting season. Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long.  Check local listings at www.basspro.com/classic. Free seminars include: August 19 - 11 a.m.: Archery Insights: Improving your aim; 2 p.m.: Stealth and Scent Control: Scent control and scent products to give you the edge; 4 p.m.: Bag a Bigger Buck: Tips and tactics.  August 20 - 11 a.m.: Hone the Harvest: Archery fine tuning; 2 p.m.: From the Field to the Freezer. The first 25 seminar attendees ages 18 or older on August 19 will receive a free LED Outdoor Light; the first 25 attendees on August 20 will receive a free Bass Pro Shops beverage bottle. Other special events include: August 19 - Women’s Hunting Workshop - Women are invited to this free seminar at 3 p.m. to learn hunting tips and how-to information for gearing up for the hunt and more. The first 25 women ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.  August 11 – 20: Bow, crossbow and optics trade-in - Hunters can trade in bows, crossbows and optics for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new bow, crossbow or optics (excludes longbows or recurves and spotting scopes).  August 19 – 27: Game camera and hunting boot trade-in - Hunters can trade in game cameras for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera; or trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, bows, crossbows and optics are donated to local nonprofit organizations to help with outdoor education programs. August 26 & 27: Next Generation Weekend - Next Generation Weekend is a family-friendly, free event that includes a free craft, giveaway, photo download and activities. Check local listings for more information on Next Generation activities.  It is vitally important that today’s youth get involved in the outdoors so they can become the stewards and conservationists of tomorrow to insure the maintenance and well-being of our natural resources. Bass Pro Shops is proud to take part in inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing easy, fun, accessible ways for families to discover and enjoy the outdoors.  (For information call 315-258-2700 or email Manager_Finger_Lakes_NY@basspro.com)
12 - Rod & Gun Auction at Hessney Auction Center, 2741 Route 14N, Geneva, NY (9:30 am) Shotguns, rifles, handguns, military, decoys, knives, mounts, fishing, ammo and swords. (For more information call 315-789-9349 or 585-734-6082 or go to www.hessney.com)

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)

12 - Girl Scout Day at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Calling all Brownie and Junior Scouts! Are you looking to stay involved with Girl Scouts over the summer but don't know how? The Montezuma Audubon Center is the perfect place for that! Come enjoy the summer sunshine with a variety of outdoor activities, including badge work, hiking, and nature exploration.  Please pack a lunch and stay afterwards for a picnic. Each scout must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. (Fee:  $8/Scout.)  (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

12 - Game-Camera Basics at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 12:00 pm) There's nothing that will get you more fired up for hunting season quicker than seeing a Monster Buck in full detail on your trail camera.  Let's talk about the advanced features and benefits of our full line of trail cameras, and how they can significantly increase your odds of tagging your next big trophy. (For information call 716-608-4770)

12 - Cabela's S.A.F.E Archery Range at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) Test your skills at our Cabela's S.A.F.E. Archery Range.  We'll go over shooting form basics and how to properly draw and release a recurve bow.  It's fun for all ages! (For information call 716-608-4770)

12 – Wildlife Identification at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (12:00 – 1:00 pm) It's always fun to slow down your hike, take a closer look at the ground below and see what animal activity is in the area.  Check out wildlife tracks with your young adventurers and see how many you can identify together! (For information call 716-608-4770)

12 – Three Steps to a Comfortable Backpack at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 – 2:00 pm) If you plan on hiking more than a few blocks, this seminar is for you. We will show you how to correctly fit, load and hoist your backpack in less than an hour.  Stick around for free backpack fittings. (For information call 716-608-4770)

12 – Fishing This Fall at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 – 2:00 pm) Enjoy more elbowroom on the water this fall when the hunters head to the woods and the kids hit the books. Our experts will share the hottest tackle to ensure you are successful on your next trip. (For information call 716-608-4770)

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 )

16 - Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Workshop for Forest Landowners (Oswego County) at the West Monroe Town Hall, 46 County Rte. 11, West Monroe, NY. (6:00 – 8:00 pm) The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets announced today that the agencies are offering two workshops on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego and Oneida counties. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species. (For more information contact Glen Roberts, Forester, (315)376-3521 or email information.R6@dec.ny.gov.) 

17 - Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Workshop for Forest Landowners (Oneida County) at the Boonville Town and Village Office Building, 13149 NY-12, Boonville, NY. (6:00 – 8:00 pm) The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets announced today that the agencies are offering two workshops on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners in Oswego and Oneida counties. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species. (For more information contact Glen Roberts, Forester, (315)376-3521 or email information.R6@dec.ny.gov.)

17 - Upstate New York PVF Dinner at the Lockport Town and Country Club, 717 East Ave., Lockport, NY. (5:30 pm) Tom King, executive director of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and NRA Board Member, will be the keynote speaker. King has been a champion of the shooting sports in the state and a protector of Second Amendment rights. Seating is limited and deadline to register is August 8. (For information/register to attend contact Brenda Leder at 518-272-2654.)

17 - Kids Summer Day Camp at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Summer Break is almost over but the fun is still here! Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy a summer adventure program that includes outdoor games, nature exploration, and nature crafts. Come for the day (bring a lunch) or just the morning or afternoon sessions.  (Fee: $30/whole day, $18/half day.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

18 – 2nd Annual Realin for a Cure Ladies Fishing Tournament at Krull Park (6:00 am – noon) Fishing at Wilson and Olcott Harbors. (For information please call Stephanie Pierleoni 716-481-6388)

18 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (4:30 -8:00 pm) Cabela's has partnered with Legal Heat, the Nation's Leading Firearms Training Firm to provide concealed carry classes to meet the qualifying requirements and documentation to obtain the Utah and Arizona concealed carry permits in a fun, informative, non-intimidating class. These permits will allow combined carry reciprocity in approximately 30+ states. 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 course typically runs approximately 4 hours. This Legal Heat course does not have a 'test' or range requirement. The Utah and Arizona permits are open to residents of any state and can be applied for by mail. You do NOT have to reside in the state of UT or AZ to qualify to apply for their concealed carry permits. Register TODAY for this fun and informative class. Seating may be limited. www.MyLegalHeat.com   877-252-1055 We look forward to seeing you for a great class! (This class may qualify you for the NY permit in several NY counties but has not been formally approved by any ny counties yet.

18-20 - 70th Annual Woodsmen's Field Days at the Oneida County Fair Grounds, Route 294, Boonville (For information and schedule go to http://www.starinfo.com/woodsmen/boonvil1.html)

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 - Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood at the Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY. (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults. Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Karen Moran as she shares her first-hand experiences rehabilitating these amazing creatures. Spend time with Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteers as they share natural history and cool facts about our native frogs and salamanders. Enjoy hands-on herpetological arts and crafts. Visit the cabin at 10:30 am and enjoy a “talk” by local conservation biologist Robin Foster where she will discuss the hellbender, our largest salamander and “living fossil”. Come along for a hike led by Robin and fellow biologist Adam Haines to explore the trails of the Lillibridge preserve in search of snakes, frogs, and salamanders. This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the biology and importance these animals play in our local ecosystem and how we can help support and protect them.  (For information/register (by the 17th) call 716-933-0187.)

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 – Early Season Archery for Whitetails at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am – noon) Archery Season is an amazing time of the year.  Our Outfitters will share field-tested tips that will make your whitetail archery hunt a memorable one this season. (For information call 716-608-4770)

19 – Backcountry First-Aid and Survival at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am – noon) Let us help you stay safe when you're out enjoying the backcountry. This workshop covers basic wilderness first-aid, along with some helpful tips that just might come in handy should you ever find yourself in a precarious situation. (For information call 716-608-4770)

19 – Hunting Big Game With Broadheads at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 – 2:00 pm) Choosing a broadhead can be a very challenging decision.  Start practicing today with the broadhead you'll be shooting this season. Check out the flight patterns along with some broadheads with proven results so you too can be confident heading into the woods. (For information call 716-608-4770)

19 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Crossroads Women In The Outdoors Day at Mendon Ponds Park, 95 Douglas Road, Honeoye Falls, NY. (For information contact Dannielle Schmitt at 585-472-2139 or email schmitty181126@hotmail.com)

19 – Fall Salmon Fishing at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 – 2:00 pm) Fall is the best time to fish salmon. Our skilled Outfitters will demonstrate top gear picks and outline techniques to land these ferocious fighters. (For information call 716-608-4770)  

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 )

23 - Kids Summer Day Camp at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Summer Break is almost over but the fun is still here! Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy a summer adventure program that includes outdoor games, nature exploration, and nature crafts. Come for the day (bring a lunch) or just the morning or afternoon sessions.  (Fee: $30/whole day, $18/half day.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

24 - Annual Waterfowl Hunter Information Meeting for Western New York at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Casey Road in Alabama, NY (Genesee County) (7:00 – 9:00 pm) Discussion items will be: Highlights of waterfowl management and research programs at Iroquois NWR, Tonawanda, Oak Orchard and Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Areas, including drawdown schedules and hunt program news; Regional and statewide waterfowl news and updates, including waterfowl banding results; Atlantic Flyway news and waterfowl population status; and, NY 2017-18 duck and goose hunting seasons. In addition, an opportunity will be provided to schedule a public tour of wetland management work being done on Oak Orchard and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Areas and Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. (For information

call Linda Vera at 585-226-5324)

24 - Getting Ready for the Hunt at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) Are you new to the great outdoors?  Did you just obtain your hunting license?  Haven’t been hunting in years and interested in starting again?  Do you want to make sure you are properly prepared?  The Montezuma Audubon Center is hosting a hunting preparation class lead by wildlife experts.  This class will review the proper equipment for hunting, proper ways to set up a blind, and how to field dress a deer.  Pre-paid reservations are required.  (Fee:  $10/child, $15/adult.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

25-27 – The Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association’ Annual Stone Tool Craftsman Show at Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY. (Fri/Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Event will include flintnapping demonstrations; living history encampment – fur trade & civil war era; eastern seaboard atlatl competition; primitive skills demonstrations and prehistoric artifact identification (free). (For information go to http://gvknappers.tripod.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)

26 - National Wild Turkey Federation B Guns 'n' Lobsters event at Turkey Trot Acres, 188 Tubbs Hill Road, Candor, NY (1:00 pm) (For information contact Langevin Sean  607-427-5795   slangevin@nwtf.net)
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)

27 - Women In Nature Skeet Clinic at the Camillus Sportsmen’s Club sponsored by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs (9:00 am - ?? pm) This event is open to women 12 yrs. and older. Participants ages 12 to 17 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Attendence is limited to 18 participants. Priority will be given to 1st time participants and Onondaga County residents. Instructors will teach the basics of skeet shooting through demonstration and hands on experience. (Fee--$20.00) (For information/register, contact Bob Dankiw at (315) 487-7892 or e-mail at bdankiw@verizon.net. Directions to Club available at http://www.camillussportsmensclub.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.

4&6 – Bow Hunters Education Course at Hideaway Archery in Dayton, NY (4:30 -9:30 pm each day) Two-day attendance mandatory for certification. No charge for the course. Participants should be 12 or older, however students age 11 must be accompanied by a parent both days. Class is limited to 35 students. Bring identification, pen or pencil, snacks and a beverage. Mandatory pre-registration at www.register-ed.com. (For more information contact the DEC at 716-372-0645) Pick up the course material at Hideaway Archery, or the Sheriff’s Office or print online.

7 - Home School Nature Series:  Duck Banding at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Montezuma is an important stopover area for thousands of migrating ducks. Homeschooled children ages 5-12 are invited to join Montezuma’s wildlife biologists to band ducks and gather data that helps scientists learn more about waterfowl populations, their health and distribution. (Fee: $8/student.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

9 - .22 Caliber Pistol Or Rifle “Spinner Target” Course at the Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, 4391 Cassadaga-Stockton Road, Stockton, NY (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch) (For information call Rob at 716-485-3773, Tom at 716-680-0209 or the Club at 716-595-3334.)

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 – Trapper Training Course at Seymore Pound, Green, NY. On line course work must be completed prior to the course. To preregister go to www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92274.html

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 – Trappers Rendezvous at Solon Gun Club, Solon, NY (follow the signs for the Solon Sportsmens Club at Solon.) (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) There will be raffles for a fur handling table, crossbow, miniature pack basket and a hooped tanned beaver.  Several items will be at the Chinese auction.  There will be trap supply vendors, fur handling, trapping and knife sharpening demos. (For more information call Les Wedge  (607) 749-3292.)

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 - Montezuma Birdwatching Van Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (5:00 – 7:00 pm) The autumn migration continues as waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds continue to use Montezuma during their long journey. Join Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski as he leads a birding tour of Montezuma's birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $10/child; $15/adult, $40/family.) (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

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 - Whitetails Unlimited – Tioga County Chapter Hunters Night Out at Red Roof Inn Owego Treadway, 1100 NY 17C,
Owego, NY (Cost: $60.00 Single/$40.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit local youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/12/17) (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/owego-ny-tioga-county-chapter-hunters-night-out/)

15-16 - 21th Annual Montezuma Muckrace at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (5:00 – 7:00 pm) The 21th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be on September 15-16, 2017. This Big Day competition begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday runs for 24 hours. Teams will compete to see who can see the most species within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex in Cayuga, Wayne, and Seneca counties. The Complex includes the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, the NYSDEC Montezuma Wildlife Management Area and the Montezuma Audubon Center. The higher purpose behind the fun is raising funds for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex Last year 29 teams raised $10,200. There will be six categories in which to compete: Collegiate, Competitive, Low-carbon (no cars used), Recreational, Family/Mentor, and Photo. Come join the fun!   See more at: http://friendsofmontezuma.org/projects-programs/muckrace/.  (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

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 - Whitetails Unlimited – Southern Tier Chapter Hunters Night Out at Howard Community Center
7481 Hopkins Road, Howard, NY (Cost: $60.00 Single/$40.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit local youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/13/17) (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/howard-ny-southern-tier-chapter-hunters-night-out/)
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)

19 – Identifying Invasive Plants at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus, NY. At our next meeting, we will vote on making changes to our membership bylaws.  Speaking of the next meeting, it will be September 19 at Baltimore Woods which is located a few miles southwest of Syracuse.  The theme will be recognizing invasive plants.  The plan is to have three presentations.  Most importantly we hope to have this event co-sponsored with a dozen or more other organizations.

23 – NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

23 - 3rd Annual Savannah Art Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Savannah is alive with color! There will be something for everyone this year including art from local artists, an art/photography contest, great food, live music, bird of prey demonstrations, art workshops, prizes and so much more! (Admission is $5/person or $10/family.) Artists and vendors are encouraged to register by calling Steve Moore at (585) 424-0256 or Chris Lajewski at (315) 365-3588. (For more information, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.)

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)

23-24 - Niagara Frontier Gun Show - Hamburg at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY (9:00 am) (For more information call 716-542-9929 or go to http://nfgshows.com)

23-24 - A Youth And Women's Mentored Goose Hunt in Oneida and Madison Counties.  Participants must be 12 years of age and older and must have a valid NYS small game license. In addition, those age 16 and up must also have a valid Federal Duck Stamp. (To register, go to www.cnymyhunts.org and click on Event Registration on the left side. For more information contact Scott Faulkner at 315-225-0192, ECO Steve Lakeman at 315-734-0648 or ECO Ric Grisolini at 315-240-6966.)

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 )

24 - 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@gmail.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com)   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@gmail.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.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)

29 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Enchanted Mountain Chapter Dinner 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  (716) 373-3322  gobbler648@verizon.net )

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 – Whitetails Unlimited - Finger Lakes Chapter Hunters Night Out at American Legion Hall, 71 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY. (Cost: $50.00 Single/$30.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit Chemung County youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/27/17) (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/horseheads-ny-finger-lakes-chapter-hunters-night-out/)

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 - Ed Warnick Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt at John White WMA, Basom, NY (Genesee County). The Region 8 North Instructors Association (RENIA) and the Reg 8 SpEd office will be holding the annual youth pheasant hunt.  This year, it is the weekend AFTER Columbus Day, so there is no conflict (for attention or time) with the Youth Deer season as in the past. (For information call 585-226-5457 or

e-mail Frank.Phillips@DEC.NY.gov )

14 - NWTF Wheelin Sportsmen Muzzleloader Deer Hunt on private property in Sandy Creek, NY (For information contact William Wilbur  315-440-4351  wwilbur551@aol.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)

 15 - Southern Tier Outdoor Show Wild Turkey Calling Contest at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, 15 E. Washington Street, Bath, NY (For information call Jim McGlynn at 607-776-6263 or email elkmcg@wildblue.net )

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)

21 - Friends of NRA Event at the Lakeville Exempt Club, 5939 Stone Hill Road, Lakeville , NY. (For information contact Janet Green
at 585-451-4988 or email jgreen102161@gmail.com)

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)

19 - NWTF Salmon River Chapter Wheelin Sportsmen Archery and Crossbow Deer Hunt on private property in 2509 State Route 104, Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur  315-440-4351  wwilbur551@aol.com)

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)

2 - NWTF Salmon River Chapter Wheelin Sportsmen Muzzleloader Deer Hunt on private property in 2509 State Route 104, Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur  315-440-4351  wwilbur551@aol.com)

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)

13 - National Wild Turkey Federation B New York State Awards Dinner at the Holiday Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo, NY (For more information contact Bruce Bailey  315-695-5113  dinklepuss@hotmail.com)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter Dinner at The Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins Street, Dunkirk, 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 Scott Dibble  716-595-3897   svdibble@yahoo.com )

27 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Wyoming County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Alexander Recreation Hall, 10505 Main Street, Alexander, 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 Marc Kern  585-815-9549  marckern@twc.com)
(585) 815-9549

 

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)

3 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara Frontier Chapter Dinner at Banchetti’s Banquet Facility, 550 N. French Road, Amherst, 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 Albert Gai  716-937-3271  tilliesg2001@yahoo.com)

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cohocton Valley Chapter Dinner at the Friends Of Howard Building, Hopkins Road, Hornell, 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 Jim Mcglynn 607-776-6263 elkmcg@wildblue.net) 

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Catharine Valley Long Spurs Chapter Dinner at the Watkins Glen Community Center, Route 414, Watkins Glen, 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 Wally Wasson  607-546-4859   wasson3970@aol.com)

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)

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cayuga County Longbeards Chapter Dinner at the Union Springs Hose & Engine Co., Cayuga Street (Route 90), Union Springs, 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 Jason Barnes  315-406-4763   frontenacfowlers@yahoo.com) 

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Twin Tiers Local Chapter Dinner at the Corning Glassworks Union Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, 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 Hugh Jackson  607-359-2301)

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)

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – The Forest Kings Chapter Dinner at Sean Patrick’s “Emerald Isle”, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst, 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 Sam Troup  716-631-3500)

3 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Country Chapter Dinner at the Clifton Kings Catering, 4031 Routes 5&20, Canandaigua, 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 Michael Marvin  585-738-8031)

3 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Southern Tier Local Chapter Dinner at the Owego Treadway, Route 17C, Owego, 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 Andrew Munson  607-722-0572  amunson@stny.rr.com) 

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Ridge Gobbler Chapter Dinner at the Brockport Elks Club #2100, 4400 Sweden Walker Road, Brockport, 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 Vickie Sweet 585-739-6976 vsweet1@rochester.rr.com)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Letchworth Chapter Dinner at the J W Jones Hall, 54 Leicester Rd. (Route 36), Caledonia, NY. 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 David Fanaro   585-202-6794  lakeviewconstruction@hotmail.com)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cortland Limbhangers Chapter Dinner at the Cortland County Music Park, 1824 State Route 13, Cortland, 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 Bret Eccleston  607-842-6260   rollingridges@frontiernet.net)

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)

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Finger Lakes Bucks N’ Beards Chapter Dinner at the Pulteney Fire House, 8891 Brown Road, Pulteney, NY. 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 Steve Calderwood   607-522-7991eot_tradingpost.yahoo.com)

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Dinner at the K of C, Main Street, Hornell, 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 Sean Smith  607-324-6664) 

23 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chemung Valley Ridgerunners Chapter Dinner at the Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 760 E. Water Street, Elmira, 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 Chad McDonald  607-738-2050  cltcmcdolald24@yahoo.com) 

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – CrossRoads Limbhangers Chapter Dinner at the Lima Country Club,7470 Chase Road, Lima, 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 Brian Gottfried  571-334-1496   camomanbg@gmail.com)

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)

31 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Between-the-Lakes Chapter Dinner at the South Seneca Sportsman’s Club, 6894 Yamell Road, Ovid, 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 Shane Hayward  607-351-8830  shanehayward9@gmail.com) 

APRIL 2018

5 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Plains Chapter Dinner at the Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road, Webster, 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 Richard Vendel  585-872-4565) 

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri County Chapter Dinner at the Lake Watch, 1642 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, 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 Scott Wilcox  607-533-4707)

8 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Youngstown Vounteer Fire Company, 625 Third Street, Youngstown, NY (3:30 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 Pamela Lederhouse  716-791-3151   plederhous@aol.com) 

13 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oak Orchard River Chapter Dinner at the Carlton Fire Department Rec Hall, Route 98, Albion , NY. (5:30 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 Robert St John  585-682-4495   st.johnphilosophy@yahoo.com)  

14 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Dinner at the St. Aloysius Church Hall, 186 Franklin Street, Springville, 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 Richard Gerlach  716-857-0586   r905g@yahoo.com)  

19 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Hardwood Strutters Chapter Dinner at Club 86, Avenue E, Geneva, NY. (5:30 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 Scott Mackenzie  315-521-2937  scott.mackenzie30@hotmail.com) 

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genesee Local Chapter Dinner at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, 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 Terry Young  585-343-8350  tyoung14143@gmail.com)  

23 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chautauqua Chapter Dinner at the Lakewood Rod & Gun, 433 E. Terrace Avenue, Lakewood, NY. 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 Patrick Hoover 716-489-6933)

27 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oswego River Chapter Dinner at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Route 48. Fulton, NY. A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Bruce Bailey   315-695-5113   dinlepuss@hotmail.com)

28 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Drumlins Chapter Dinner at Donselaars, Route 31-10257, Clyde, 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 Mark Salerno  315-879-8960   msalerno@marshallfarms.com)

 

MAY 2018

19 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Grand Slam Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Wolcott Elks Club, 6161 w. Port Bay Road, Wolcott, 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 Chris Reed   jmc604@hotmail.com)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Summer Slam Chapter Dinner at the Hornell American Legion Post #440, 72 Seneca Street, Hornell, NY. A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Mike Valentine 607-281-5322   mvalentine@stny.rr.com)

 

JUNE 2018

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Strutters Chapter Dinner at the Elms Golf Club, 2 Country Club Lane, Sandy Creek, NY. 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 William Wilbur   315-440-4351   wwilbur551@aol.com) 

3 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Seneca Lake Chapter Dinner at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Route 14, Dresden, NY. (4:00 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 Dale Lane  315-374-0017   dalejmt@yahoo.com)

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Wito at Erie County Conservation Club, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, NY (9:00 am) A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Becky Werchowski  716-942-6858   viewofcountry@yahoo.com)