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APRIL 2017

 

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)

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

 

JUNE 2017

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)

 

JULY 2017

 

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

 

AUGUST 2017

 

15 - Start of Dog Training on Small Game (>4/15/18)

SEPTEMBER 2017

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

9 - Start of Southern Zone Early Bear Season (>10/20)

27 - Start of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Bowhunting Seasons (>10/20)

OCTOBER 2017

1 – Falconry Season Opens (>3/31/18)

1 - Start of Southern Zone Deer and Bear Bowhunting Seasons (>11/17)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Cottontail Rabbit, Ruffed Grouse (>2/28/18) & Coyote (3/25/18)

1 – Start of Woodcock Hunting Season (11/14)

1 - Start of Hunting Season for Snow Geese (>4/15/17) and Brant (>11/29) in the Western Zone

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 - Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series – Aquatic WILD at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

18 - Trout Stream Management in New York at the Paul V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square, NY (6:30 – 9:00 pm) To provide a convenient opportunity for trout stream anglers and other interested members of the public to discuss these questions with NYSDEC biologists, a series of public meetings will be held in each NYSDEC region. The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation describing how DEC currently manages trout streams and will summarize key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015 (PDF, 2.6 MB). This will be followed by a 90-minute discussion period aimed at identifying the measures of trout stream angling quality most important to this segment of New York's the angling public. (For information call 607-753-3095)

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.)

19 - Trout Stream Management in New York at the Hammondsport High School, 8272 Main Street, Hammondsport, NY (6:30 – 9:00 pm) To provide a convenient opportunity for trout stream anglers and other interested members of the public to discuss these questions with NYSDEC biologists, a series of public meetings will be held in each NYSDEC region. The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation describing how DEC currently manages trout streams and will summarize key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015 (PDF, 2.6 MB). This will be followed by a 90-minute discussion period aimed at identifying the measures of trout stream angling quality most important to this segment of New York's the angling public. (For information call 585-226-2466)

20 - End of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Bowhunting and Crossbow Seasons

20 - Montezuma’s Home School Nature Series: Owls at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) When you hear the word “owl,” what comes to mind? Do you picture a mysterious big-eyed bird of the night? Maybe you think about a symbol of wisdom or a character in books. Clearly, people are fascinated by owls and the best way to understand them is to learn as much as possible about them.  Homeschooled children ages 5-12 will explore owl habitat, their unique characteristics and conservation projects at Montezuma. (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

20 - Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Nature Storytime Walk at the Refuge Visitor Center, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY. Led by Librarian and The Lodge Nature Store Manager, Gayle James, Nature Storytime Story Walk is recommended for children in pre-K through 3rd grade.  There is no fee for this program. Participants will take a walk with Miss Gayle along the Seneca Trail to see how the story of Little Boo unfolds!  Each page from the book is stationed along the trail, along with an activity. Parents are required to stay with their children during the program.  Please come prepared for the weather; the majority of the program is outside on the trail. Program is rain or shine (If it’s too rainy, we will move the program to inside the Visitor Center). For information, email andrea_vanbeusichem@fws.gov or call 315-568-5987.)

20 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (5:00pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial - $12.00/6:30pm – Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy – $12.00/8:00pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Herschel Burt at 570-596-2149)

21 - Start of Pheasant Hunting Season in Western New York (>12/31 north or >2/28/18 south)

21 - Start of Turkey Hunting Season (>11/3) 

21 - Start of Northern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/3)

21 - Montezuma’s Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (6:00 - 8:00 pm) We are happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands to search for Montezuma’s wild owls and other nighttime wildlife. (Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, $25/family.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

21 - Birding 101: Class #10 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

21 - Steuben County Coon Hunters, Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 4082 Depot Street, Cameron, NY (4:30 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $20.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Nite Hunt - $25.00) (For information call Roger Barney at 607-695-9024 or email ten.sehguh@yenrab_jr)

21 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (4:00 pm - Coonhound Water Race-Poor Boy - $12.00/Coonhound Bench Show- Poor Boy - $12.00/7:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129)

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 -  Letchworth Region Friends of NRA Event at the Firemens Exempt, 5939 Stone Hill Road, Lakeville, NY (5:00 pm) (Cost: $40.00) (For information call Janet Green 585-451-4988 or email jgreen102161@gmail.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)

21 - Owl Prowl at Klydell Wetlands, North Tonawanda, NY (6:30 – 8:00 pm) (Cost: $7.00) Space is limited. (For information/pre-register call 585-457-3228.)

21-31 – “Halloween” Event at Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro Shops in the Finger Lakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, NY. The free event will feature activities including fun crafts for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and much more. The event schedule includes: Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22: - Noon to 5:00 pm  – Free 4x6 photo with life-size cutouts of Peanuts characters, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally and Lucy (photo packages also available for sale). First 100 kids to have a photo taken will receive a free LED flashing necklace; Free crafts for kids.  Kids will have the opportunity to color a free garden tips booklet on Saturday and to decorate a felt jack-o-lantern on Sunday. Friday, Oct. 27 – 5:00–7:00 pm – FREE 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang and decorate a Halloween bat craft. Oct. 28, Saturday – Noon-5:00 pm FREE 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang, Decorate a Halloween pumpkin craft and Pumpkin Toss game – play for a chance to win a prize; 3:00–5:00 pm – Trick-or-Treating; 4:00 pm - Costume parade; participants receive a free jack o’ lantern tote. Sunday, Oct. 29 - Noon – 5 p.m. – FREE 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang; Decorate a Halloween pumpkin craft; Pumpkin Toss game – play for a chance to win a prize. Oct. 30, Monday – 5:00–7:00 pm – FREE 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang; Decorate a Halloween bat craft. Tuesday, Oct. 31 – 4:00–8:00 pm – FREE 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang; Decorate a Halloween treat bag: Pumpkin Toss game – play for a chance to win a prize; 5:00 pm – Trick-or-treating; 6:00 pm – Costume parade; participants receive a free jack o’ lantern tote.For more information on the grant and how to enter, visit www.basspro.com/halloween. (For information call 315-258-2700 or email Manager_Finger_Lakes_NY@basspro.com)

23 - Trout Stream Management in New York at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, (Routes 5 and 20)
Avon, NY (6:30 – 9:00 pm) To provide a convenient opportunity for trout stream anglers and other interested members of the public to discuss these questions with NYSDEC biologists, a series of public meetings will be held in each NYSDEC region. The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation describing how DEC currently manages trout streams and will summarize key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015 (PDF, 2.6 MB). This will be followed by a 90-minute discussion period aimed at identifying the measures of trout stream angling quality most important to this segment of New York's the angling public. (For information call 585-226-2466)

25 – Start of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Weasel, Skunk, Opossum, Raccoon, Red Fox and Gray Fox (>2/15/17)

25 – Start of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Bobcat(Southern portion of Western New York (>11/17)

25 – Start Of Trapping Seasons for Coyote (>2/15/18)

25 - Start Of Trapping Season for Fisher (>10/30)

25 - Montezuma’s Bird Watching Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 - 11:00 am) The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join our education staff and we’ll drive you in our van to visit several Montezuma birding hotspots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans rest and feed during their long and impressive journey. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

26 - Trout Stream Management in New York at the Whitney Point High School, 10 Keibel Road Whitney Point, NY (6:30 – 9:00 pm) To provide a convenient opportunity for trout stream anglers and other interested members of the public to discuss these questions with NYSDEC biologists, a series of public meetings will be held in each NYSDEC region. The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation describing how DEC currently manages trout streams and will summarize key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015 (PDF, 2.6 MB). This will be followed by a 90-minute discussion period aimed at identifying the measures of trout stream angling quality most important to this segment of New York's the angling public. (For information call 607-753-3095)

27 – Ruffed Grouse Society Central New York Chapter 37th Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet at The Whitetail At Woodcrest Golf Course, 6200 Old Cheese Factory Road, (Route 173 & Cheese Factory Road) , Manlius, NY. (Social – 6:00 pm/Dinner – 7:30 pm) Must pre-register by October 20th.(For further information contact Bob Papworth  315-471-0914 email rppwrth@verizon.net or Tim McCarthy 315-696-8987 email tmac@twcny.rr.com )

27 - Clymer Coonhunters Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on 8023 Ravlin Hill Road, Panama, NY (8:00 pm – Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Willis Miller  716-355-4540)

27 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (5:00 – 9:00 pm) This course is designed 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.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.)

28 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots and Mergansers – Part 1 - in Western Zone (>12/6)

28 - Start of Canada Goose Seasons - Part 2 - in the West Central (>11/26) and South Zones (>12/17) of Western New York

28 - Cabela’s Sportsman’s Seminars - at Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) - Preparedness: Woods Pack for Survival - When you venture into the deep outdoors, are you carrying the items you might need to survive?  Whether it's a hunting trip, remote fishing expedition, long hike or any other activity in the backwoods, come learn about the essential items you'll need to include in your woods pack to be fully prepared for almost anything. (12:00 – 2:00 pm) – Wild Game Processing - So you shot a big-game animal.  Now what?  In this seminar, you'll learn the basics of butchering wild game and where each cut of meat comes from.  After watching this demonstration, you'll be able to take your newfound skills to the field and do it yourself. (12:00 – 1:00 pm) - Camouflage: Technologies and Patterns - Don't be lost in the mix of camouflage options.  Head in to our camo department to learn the features, advantages, and benefits of the various camo patterns and types of apparel. We'll test some technologies out and have you walking away with the knowledge on what camo rightly suits your hunting needs. (2:00 – 3:00 pm) - Pick the Right Knife - Knives range from no-nonsense, fixed blades to compact pocket knives, and specialized knives for scenarios such as quartering your elk or deer in the field.  Since no one knife will suit every task, some people carry multiple knives.  However, with some careful consideration you can select a single knife that will handle most of your needs. (For information call 716-608-4770)

28 – The Beauty of Bats at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, NY (10:00 – 11:30 am) While it is a fact that bats rank very high on the list of most disliked species, it is also a fact bats are greatly misunderstood. Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be. Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. Join us for this entertaining and enlightening talk as we explore the world of bats. We will discover how necessary, beneficial and wonderful bats are to have as friends and neighbors. (Cost: Free for members, $5.00 for non-members and free for children 13 and under. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.) Register by 4:00 pm October 26. (For information/register call 716-933-0187.)

28 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (4:00 pm - Coonhound Water Race-Poor Boy - $12.00/Coonhound Bench Show- Poor Boy - $12.00/7:00 pm Coonhound Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129)

28 – Aliens at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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 )

30 – Close Of Trapping Season for Fisher

NOVEMBER 2017

1 - Leftover DMPs go on sale. Permits will not be available by phone, mail or the internet only in person at a license issuing agent on a first come/first served basis. 

1 – Migration at Montezuma at the Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) Mid-November is the peak migration for waterfowl at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This van tour will focus on viewing and learning the natural history of the species that frequent the area. Some days this time of year, the refuge sees 150,000 water birds at one time. Advance registration required. (Cost $25.00 per person) (For information and to register call 315-638-7382)

3 - Close of Turkey Hunting Season

4 - Start of Southern Zone Deer and Bear Crossbow Seasons (>11/17)

8 - Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series – STEM in the Schoolyard at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

9 – Close of Hunting seasons for Snipe, Rails & Gallinules

10 - Start of Trapping Season for Beaver in Central and southeast portions of New York (4/7/18)

10 - Montezuma’s Home School Nature Series: Bird Migration at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) The bird migration season continues and millions of birds are on the move! But, how do our feathered friends know where to go when they migrate?  Homeschooled children ages 5-12 will discover how birds uses a variety of tools to find their way to their wintering locations and back home again (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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

11 - Montezuma’s Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Conservation at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Environmental Conservation Merit Badge with our fun and interactive program. Please be prepared to spend time outside, and dress for the weather.  Pre-requisites and pre-registration are required.  All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. (Fee: $8/scout.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

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)

13 – Ruffed Grouse Society Triple Flush Chapter 31st Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet Lib’s Supper Club, 106 W. 5th Street, Elmira, NY (Social – 6:00 pm/Dinner – 7:30 pm) (For further information contact Peggy Barberi  970-589-1918  or email verdebutterfly@hotmail.com )

14 - Close of Woodcock Hunting Season

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

15 - Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series – Flying WILD at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

16 - Montezuma’s Migration Mania Tour meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:30 - 5:00 pm) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Montezuma Audubon Center ‘s van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Short-eared Owls and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult; $40/family) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

17 – Close of Southern Zone Deer and Bear Bowhunting/Crossbow Seasons

17 - Close of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Bobcat.

18 - Start of Southern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/10)

18 - Nature Vacation Adventure at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) 10:00 am) Plan your next vacation as we journey through redwood forests, ocean reefs and other natural wonders in this slideshow presentation. For adults only. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

18 - Montezuma’s Girl Scouts Cadette Badge: Trees at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 2:00 pm) Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to grab their naturalist hats and get to know trees. From the shade to the science, the fruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber. To know trees is to love them! All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. (Fee: $7/scout.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

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)

25 - Start Of Trapping Seasons for Mink and Muskrat (>2/15/18)

25 - Start Of Trapping Seasons for Beaver in Western New York (> 3/15/18 West portion of Southern Tier/rest >2/15/18)

25 - Montezuma’s Wait Till It Gets Dark Night Walk at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (6:00 – 7:30 pm) Join guest naturalist George Steele on a walk exploring the nature of night We’ll explore not only what animals might be out there and how they are adapted to the nighttime but how we can better explore the night by tuning in to our own five senses. Some of these activities will be featured in his new book “Wait Till It Gets Dark”. The walk will be preceded by a short reading from the book and then out in to the night we will go. The new book will be available in the nature store and George will be available to sign copies after the walk. (Fee: $5/child, $7/adult, $20/family.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

25 - Family Nature Quest: Turkeys at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) 10:00 am) Discover the secret world of turkeys as we search for wild birds and make turkey calls. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

26 - End of Canada Goose Season – Part 2 - in the West Central Zone

29 - End of Hunting Season for Brant in the Western Zone New York

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)

2 - Montezuma’s Nature Photography Tour with Jim Montanus at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 4:00 pm) Ever wonder how to take the best picture with your camera?  No camera is too big or small to take the perfect picture. Join us for a traveling photography class lead by renowned photographer Jim Montanus who will begin with a presentation about birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography. Later, we’ll travel around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex with Mr. Montanus to explore birding hot spots while receiving expert photography advice. (Fee: $50/adult.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

3 - End of Northern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons

4 - Start of Northern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons (>12/10)

6 - End of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers in Western Zone

6 - Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series – Classroom Citizen Science at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

8 - Montezuma’s Home School Nature Series: Wild About Birds at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is one of the most unique birding habitats in the northeast United States with 50,000 acres of forests, grasslands, wetlands, and open water and nearly 300 species can be found here. Some are colorful and some are drab. Some are tall and some are small. Through fun, interactive, and hands-on educational activities, homeschoolers ages 5 to 12 will learn how to recognize field marks to identify birds while participating in a citizen science project that will lead to help Audubon conserve bird habitats. (Fee: $8/student.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

10 - Close of Southern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons

10 - Close  of Northern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons

11 - Start of Hunting Season for Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) in Central and Eastern New York (>2/28/18)

11 - Start of Southern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons (>12/19)

13 - Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series – Growing Up WILD at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

16 - Montezuma’s Raptor and Riesling Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) The holiday season is here and so are our wintering raptors. Join Montezuma Audubon Center education staff to tour Montezuma’s birding hotspots in our van to search for the elusive Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and Snowy Owls!  During the tour, we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards can provide important bird habitat. Must be 21+. (Fee $20/adult, includes tasting fee.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

17 - End of Canada Goose Season in the South Zone of Western New York

18 - Montezuma’s Christmas Bird Count at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds.  Novice and experienced birders are welcome! (Fee: FREE.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)  

19 - Close  of Southern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons

26 - Start of Canada Goose Hunting Seasons – Part 3 – in the West Central Area (>1/14/18)and South Area (>1/14/18)

26 - Start of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots and Mergansers – Part 2 - in Western Zone (>1/15/14)

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

31 - End of Pheasant Hunting Season in Lake Plains Portion of Western New York

JANUARY 2018

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

1 – Start of Hunting Season for Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) in the Southern Tier portion of Western New York (>1/31)

8 - Tioga County Trappers Association Fur Sale at the Tioga County Sportsman's Association, 1141 Carmichael Road, Owego, NY.  (9:00 am to 12:00 pm.) (For information contact Bill Swagler at 607-222-8554.) 

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)

14 - End of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots and Mergansers – Part 2 - in Western Zone

14 – End of Canada Goose Hunting Seasons – Part 3 – in the West Central Area and South Area

19-21 - The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Conference and Event Center, Niagara Falls, NY. (For information go to niagarafishingexpo.com.)

20 - LOTSA Salmon School at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, NY. (For information and sign up go to www.lotsa1.org.)

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

31 - End of Hunting Season for Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) in the Southern Tier portion of Western New York

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.

15 - End of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Weasel, Skunk, Opossum, Raccoon & Fox.

15 - End of Trapping Seasons for Coyote, Mink and Muskrat.

15 - End of Trapping Seasons for Beaver in most of Western New York

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) 

17-18 - FREE FISHING DAYS in New York State. No license required so it’s the perfect time to introduce someone to the sport or invite friends or family from out of state.

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)

28 - End of Hunting Seasons for Squirrels, Grouse, Cottontail Rabbits, Pheasant (in the Southern Tier Portion of Western New York) & Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) (in Central and Eastern New York)

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)

2 - Start of Canada Goose Season - Part 4 - in the South Zone (>3/10/18)

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 - Close of Canada Goose Hunting Season – Part 4 – in the South Zone

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.

15 - End of Trapping Season for Beaver in West portion of Southern Tier

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)

25 - End of Hunting Season for Coyotes

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 - Falconry Season Closes

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

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 - End of Trapping Season for Beaver in Central and southeast portions of New York

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)  

15 – End of Dog Training

15 – End of Snow Goose Hunting Season in Western New York

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)  

21-22 – Spring Youth Turkey Hunt (Details page 46 17-18 Hunting & Trapping Guide)

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

1 – Start of Spring Turkey Hunting Season (½ hour before sunrise till noon/ Bearded Birds Only) (>5-31)

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)

31 - Close of Spring Turkey Hunting Season

 

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)

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

23-24 - FREE FISHING DAYS in New York State. No license required so it’s the perfect time to introduce someone to the sport or invite friends or family from out of state.

JULY 2018

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

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

AUGUST 2018

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

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 , Snipe, Rails, Gallinules& Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/18)

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

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons