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OCTOBER 2016

1 – Falconry Season Opens (>3/31/17)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Cottontail Rabbit, Ruffed Grouse (>2/28/17) & Coyote (3/29/17)

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

15 - Start of Pheasant Hunting Season in Western New York (>2/28/17 south)

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), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property, Hatchery Property - 8:00 am – 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 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) (>3/31/17)
16 – Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Clear Creek and Prendagast Creek (Chautauqua County) (>3/15/17)

NOVEMBER 2016

10 - Start of Trapping Season for Beaver in Central and southeast portions of New York (4/7/17)

15 - First Day Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Can Be Used Statewide (>4/30/17)

25 - Start Of Trapping Seasons for Beaver in Western New York (> 3/15/17 West portion of Southern Tier)

DECEMBER 2016

1 – Start of Statewide Black Bass catch and release / artificial lures only season (>6/16/17)
1 – Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries Black Bass catch and release / artificial lures only season (>5/5/17)

12 - Start of Hunting Season for Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) in Central and Eastern New York (>2/28/14)

JANUARY 2017

1 – Start of Fishing Season on Lake Ontario, the Lower Niagara River and Tributaries for Lake Trout (>9/30)
1 – Start of Catch and Release, artificial lures only, seasons for Lake, Brown and Rainbow Trout and Atlantic Salmon on Fall Creek (Cayuga Lake) from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Route 13 to Ithaca Falls (>3-31)

30-2/27 - NY State Winter Classic Ice Fishing Tournament, Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (Every Monday, 01/30-02/27 11:00am-11:00pm)

Cabela’s is excited to be a sponsor of the 2017 New York State Winter Classic Ice Fishing Tournament.  Stop in to the store to register for the tournament or bring your fish in to be weighed by one of our Outfitters.  You'll also have a chance to win a Cabela's ice shelter. Registration will take place at our customer service counter. (For more information on the tournament, please visit www.nysiceproam.com.) 

FEBRUARY 2017

17-3/5 - Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic at the Bass Pro Shop store, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, NY. Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic offers sportsmen and women, kids, and families interested in fishing the opportunity to enjoy 17 days filled with the latest fishing gear, tips, outdoor celebrities, giveaways, and more. The Spring Fishing Classic provides opportunities for novice and experienced anglers to learn from the pros while kids can attend a fishing workshop, participate in the casting challenge, win prizes, and more during the Next Generation weekend. Customers that donate used rods and reels can receive trade-in savings and instant bonus offers up to $100. The used fishing equipment will be donated to local nonprofit organizations. (To see pros, seminars, topics, and times visit www.basspro.com/classic. For information call 315-258-2700 or email Manager_Finger_Lakes_NY@basspro.com)
18 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cayuga County Longbeards Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   frontenacfowlers@yahoo.com   315-406-4763)

18 - The 2017 Almost-Annual Crappie Derby on the Whitney Point Reservoir. This year it’s  tied into NYS’s Free Fishing weekend. It will include education, such as seminars and/or demonstrations along with this. (For information go to nyscrappiederby@aol.com)

18 - #9 Late Ice Perch & Pike Derby 2017 sponsored by  Romigs Tavern, Bennington Drive, Rochester NY (Sunrise – 2:00 pm/Weigh in ends at 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $20.00) (For information call Kurt Hannabach 585-703-0349, Mike McCormick 585-944-0498, Mark Toomey 585-281-0526 or Mike Knittel 585-935-1407)

18 – Bluebird and Bat Houses sponsored by the Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville NY, (10:00-11:00 am or 11:00 am-Noon) Spring is just around the corner which means our wild friends will soon be looking for a place to roost and raise a family. Give them a helping hand by building a bat box, a bluebird box OR BOTH! These can be taken home or left with Pfeiffer Nature Center to be placed at the Lillibridge or Eshelman properties. Birding expert Tim Baird and Wildlife Biologist Mike Ermer will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals. Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead the construction activities. This program will take place at the Home Depot, Olean. Pre-registration is required and can be done through Pfeiffer Nature Center by 4 pm, Thursday, February 16th. Reservations are limited and are on a “first come first serve basis”. (Program fee: $10 per box and group of builders (1-3 participants per group). Children must be accompanied by adults. Sign up on the programs Calendar on our website www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187. (For informatio/register call 716-933-0187 or email naturalist@pfeiffernaturecenter.org)

18 - Rabbit Hunting Contest sponsored by the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, One Mullett Street (1.5 miles west of Route 60), Dunkirk, NY. Signup/entry is $5 per contestant. Non-members are allowed to participate, provided they are accompanied by a Con Club member. Weigh-in is from 2-3 p.m. sharp. Prizes and free food will be available. Stop at the Con Club for details.

18-19 - FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

18-19 – 3rd Annual Conesus Lake Frostbite Ice Derby headquartered at Ted’s Tackle, Lakeville, NY and sponsored by Ted’s and Critter Taxidermy. This is a multiple species contest -pike (4 prizes), bass (3 prizes), panfish (lot of 10/3 prizes), walleye (1 prize) and tiger muskies (1 prize). All profits from this derby will go to the Ronald McDonald House and the Myers Memorial Fund. Weigh in is by 1:00 pm, on the 19th at the Conesus Lake Sportsmen’s Club in Lakeville, NY. (For information call 585-429-0587 or email: ted.decker@yahoo.com.)

18-19 - Catteraugus County Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Event Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Hosted by York-Penn Shows of New York. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. 400 tables. (For information call James Buck at 716-569-6810 or email  topdrake@yahoo.com)

19 - Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auction at the Clubhouse, 4462 County Road 32 (3 miles east of Honeoye, south of 20A), Honeoye, NY (6:30 am fur checkin/10:00 am auction) ($10.00 charge for non-members) (For information call Tom Miller, 585-229-4759)

19 - Pistol Permit Course at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, One Mullett Street (1.5 miles west of Route 60), Dunkirk, NY. (5:30 - 10:30 pm) (Cost: $75.00) (For information contact Gary Dudek at 716-366-3397.)

20/21 - The IAC Wheatfield Gun Show at the Iroquois Arms Collectors of Western New York, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. (Cost: $5.00) (For information call John Scozzafava at 716-694-7443 or email  janscozz12@gmail.com)

21-3/28 - Beginner Fly Tying Class offered by The Lake Erie Chapter of the International Federation of Fly Fishers at the Charles F. Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, NY (6:30 - 9:30 pm each Tuesday) (Cost: Lab fee is $30) If you have a tying vise, bring it along. If not, one will be provided. Download an application from www.lake-erie-fff.org. (For information call 716-875-4766)

22 - Learn to Cross-Country Ski at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a guided ski tour. (Ski rental $8/person; $5/Friends of Reinstein members.) For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara Falls Thundering Toms Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, 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 Kenneth Young   kenyoung@kenyoungpaving.com   716-745-1239)

24 - Webster-Penfield 36th Annual DU Dinner at the Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road, Webster, New York (5:00 – 10:00 pm) (Cost: $75.00 single/$105 couple/$40.00 Greenwing) (For information call Gabe Speranza  585-313-1643)

24 - Montezuma Raptor Tour from the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (3:00 – 5:00 pm) Raptors have invaded the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s premier birding locations to encounter snowy owls, short-eared owls, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks and more! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Binoculars and field guides will be provided.  (Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

25 – 2nd Annual Sportsman’s Trade Show at the Locke Fire Department, 1050 State Route 38, Locke, NY (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) Free. (For information call Joyce Ward 315-730-9730)         

25 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Twin Tiers Local Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Watson Homestead, 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, 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 Bill Spaulding   ccatering@stny.rr.com   607-962-2106)

25 - Chautauqua County Friends of NRA Banquet at the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion, 9 Meadow Lane, Frewsburg, NY (5:00 pm) (Cost: $35.00) (For information contact Charlie Cardinale at 716-267-7875 or email chazcardy@windstream.net)

25 - South Towns Chapter (Hamburg) 39th Annual DU Dinner at Kloc's Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, New York (6:00 – 10:00 pm) (Cost: Single $60.00/Couple $80.00) (For information call Ron Sheldon  716 - 674 - 3075 or George Rockey  716 - 674 – 3075)

25 – Sap Seekers and Maple Munchers at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Search for signs of birds, squirrels and other animals that enjoy the sweet flavor of maple on this guided walk. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

25 – Birding 101: Class #2 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Join us for a bird identification adventure. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

25 - Friends of NRA Event at the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion, 9 Meadow Lane, Frewsburg NY. (5:00 pm) (Cost: $35.00) (For information contact Charlie Cardinale   716-267-7875     chazcardy@windstream.net)

25 - Owl Night Hike at the Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY  (8:00 – 9:00 pm) Join Laine for a night hike to call in some of our native owls. She’ll begin the evening with some basics about owl habitats, diets, and behavior, and introduce you to Lucy and Sophie, our resident non-releasable owls. Then hit the trail! Dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots, and bring your own flashlight or headlamp. (Cost: Free) (For information call 607-732-6060)

25 - Spring Season Fly Tying at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (12:00 - 1:00 pm) Head over to our Fly-Fishing department where one of our expert Outfitters will be showing how to tie the best flies to catch big trout during this spring season! We’ll go over the importance of being able to match the hatch and set you up with everything you need to tie some killer flies! You can also test your skills at tying your own flies right here in the store! (For information call 716-608-4770)

25 - Steelhead Fishing Basics at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 - 2:00 pm) There’s nothing like the squeal of a tight drag while a giant steelhead bullets through the water! Stop by our Fishing department where one of our Outfitters will show you the ropes of how to increase your odds of landing a steelhead. From float fishing to jigging, we know all the techniques and gear necessary to turn you into a successful steelhead angler! (For information call 716-608-4770)

25 - Safety on the Water at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (2:00 - 3:00 pm) It’s always a fun time to hit the boat and spend the day on the water! What’s not so fun is running into a dangerous situation while away from shore. It’s time to get prepared and be ready for anything that might try and ruin your perfect day. Head over to our Marine department where we’ll show you everything you’ll need to be more than ready for your next outing! (For information call 716-608-4770)

25-26 - Niagara Frontier – Medina Gun Show at the Ridgeway V.F.D., 11392 Ridge Road  (Route 104, Medina, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 65 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

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)

MARCH 2017

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 Hunting Heritage Banquet at Sean Patrick's "Emerald Isle", 3480 Millersport Hwy, 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)

1 -  Cayuga Lake Birding Tour meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons.  Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles and Snowy Owls are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. (Fee: $8/child, $15.00/adult.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

4 - Start of Canada Goose Season - Part 4 - in the South Zone (>3/10/17)

4 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Country Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Clifton Springs Country Club, 2721 Hopewell-Townline Road, Clifton 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 Michael Marvin   585-738-8031) 

4 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Southern Tier Local Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   amunson@stny.rr.com   607-722-0572)

4 - 26TH Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Owego Treadway Inn, Route. 17C, Owego, NY (5:00 – 10:00 pm) Games, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffles, Buffet dinner. (No contact listed.)

4 - Whitetails Unlimited – Broome County Chapter Hunters Night Out at the Double Tree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 2-25-17. (Cost: Adult - $50.00/Spouse - $30.00/Youth - $30.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information call Adam Hall at, 607-279-0227 or go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

4 - Wyoming, Genesee County Pheasants Forever Banquet at the Alexander Fire Hall, Alexander, NY. (5:30 pm) (For information call Tom Kelsey at 585-591-0609.)

4 – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet at Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford. (5:00 pm) (For information call Peter Castronovo at 585-889-8599.)

4 - Sugaring at Sprague’s at Sprague’s Maple Farms, 1048 Route 305, Portville, NY (10:00 – 11:30 am) The Creation of maple syrup has been around for some 300 years and has a very interesting history. Join us for a guided tour through the maple trees and sugaring operation at Sprague’s Maple Farms and learn the art of sugaring from our local experts. Remain past the tour and sample the syrup during a delicious breakfast at the restaurant. The tour is free and open to the public but the cost of breakfast is the responsibility of each participant. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done through Pfeiffer Nature Center by 4 pm, Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. Sign up on the programs Calendar on our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187.

4-5 - Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo at the First Arena, 155 N. Main Street, Elmira, NY (Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Event features many seminars and a sales area. (For information go to www.twintiersoutdoorexpo.com)

7 - Annual State of Lake Ontario Public Meeting at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY (Niagara County). (6:30 – 9:00 pm) The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.DEC, United States Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources biologists will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, forage fish, stocking programs, and fisheries management plans. Ample time will be provided at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters. Information summaries for a host of Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs will be posted at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27068.html prior to the public meetings. (For information contact Steven Lapan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station 315-654-2147 or by email at steven.lapan@dec.ny.gov)

9 - Annual State of Lake Ontario Public Meeting at the Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Campus, Jefferson Road, Henrietta, NY (Monroe County). (6:30 – 9:00 pm) The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board. DEC, United States Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources biologists will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, forage fish, stocking programs, and fisheries management plans. Ample time will be provided at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters. Information summaries for a host of Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs will be posted at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27068.html prior to the public meetings. (For information contact Steven Lapan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station 315-654-2147 or by email at steven.lapan@dec.ny.gov)

9-12 - WNY Sport & Travel Expo at the Erie County Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY. (Thu & Fri Noon-9:00pm/Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm/Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm) WNY Sport & Travel Expo will be dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. Special guests include Greg Miller from the hit show In Pursuit Bwana Jim and his Wildlife Show, Jim Beverly Retriever Training, and Clint Taylor. WNY Sport & Travel Expo will showcase excellent entertainment and seminars on hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities for all age group. There will be very large display of goods and services related to sport and travel. Interactive games will make it more entertaining for the participants. (Cost: $9.00/Children 10 and under free/Scouts in uniform free/Free Parking) (For information go to http://10times.com/wny-sport-travel)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Ridge Gobbler Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   vsweet1@rochester.rr.com   585-739-6976)

10 - Home School Nature Series:  Montezuma Van Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Spring migration is underway and our marshes, ponds, fields and lakes are teeming with waterfowl.  Homeschoolers ages 5-12 will ride in the MAC van and tour the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Students will improve their bird identification skills while viewing massive flocks of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other birds during their long journey. (Fee: $8/student.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

11 - NYS Ice Pro-Am Series – Sodus Bay -  Open Team Event. Each event is considered a separate event, so teams (1 or 2 anglers) can fish one or more events. Those who fish all 3 team event can go for the Triple Crown Title and the coveted Triple Crown Cup Trophy. (Costs: Each Team Event: $100/team (optional $20 lunker pool); Triple Crown Trophy Title: ($100/team) Invitational BFS: $50/team (only those teams fishing the IPA Invitational can compete)Invitational: $275/team (max of 15 teams accepted on a 1st paid basis)(Optional $20 lunker pool) (Full details per event, rules & regs, etc. can be found on the Series Website at: www.NYSiceproam.com.)

11 - Catherine Creek Trout Unlimited Banquet at the Horseheads Elks Club, Horseheads, NY. (5:00 pm) (For information call Jim Palmer, 607-425-6136.)

11 - Whitetails Unlimited Western New York Deer Camp at the Carousel Banquet Facility Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY. The deadline ticket date is March 4, 2017. Tickets may be ordered online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com or by phone - 1-800-274-5471. (Cost $45.00/$30.00 youth.) Everyone goes home with a Deer Camp Tour 2017 Shirt! (For information contact John Hunter at 607-426-8292 or email jhunterwtu@yahoo.com.)

11 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Letchworth Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the J W Jones Hall, 54 Leicester Road (Route 36), Caledonia, 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 David Fanaro   dfanaro@rochester.rr.com   585-202-6794)

11 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cortland Limbhangers Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   rollingridges@frontiernet.net   607-842-6260)

11 – Rochester Ducks Unlimited 79th Annual Dinner & Auction at River’s Edge Party House, 31 Paul Road, Rochester, NY. (5:00 pm) This event will feature a live and silent auction as well as other raffles throughout the evening. (Ticket cost: Single - $80/Couple - $115/Greenwing - $35) (For information call Bobbi McCaffery 585-259-2318  bmccaffery13@gmail.com)

11 - Northern Chautauqua Co. (Dunkirk) Ducks Unlimited Dinner at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect Street, Fredonia, New York (5:00 pm) (Cost: Single $45/Couple $70/after 3/4- $50 and $75) (For information call Ron Romance 716 - 969 – 5166)

11 – Rochester Ducks Unlimited 79th Annual Dinner & Auction at River’s Edge Party House, 31 Paul Road, Rochester, NY. (5:00 pm) This event will feature a live and silent auction as well as other raffles throughout the evening. (Ticket cost: Single - $80/Couple - $115/Greenwing - $35) (For information call Bobbi McCaffery 585-259-2318  bmccaffery13@gmail.com)

11 - Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Association Nautical & Fishing Tackle Sale at the Brewerton Fire House, Brewerton, NY. (9:00 am-1:00 pm) (For information call Bill Pingel at 315-515-8278.)

11 - Spring Great Outdoor Days/Turkey Classic at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (1:00 - 5:00 pm) Turkey season is right around the corner.  Stop in this weekend to check out the newest gear available as we count down the days to the opening day of turkey hunting. Jakes Calling Clinic and Contest at 11:00 am in our Hunting Department. Calling all turkeys and kids!  Whether you're new to turkey calling or you've been practicing for years, bring your skills to Cabela's and receive tips from our pros and stick around for a little friendly competition.  We will have a kids calling contest for the following age groups: 8 years and under, 9 years-12 years, 13 years -16 years. Prizes will be awarded to each age group to the top 2 callers

Seminars offered: 11:00 am in our Hunting Department. Join our expert outfitters and learn how to select the correct call as well as the proper use to make sure your upcoming hunt is a success. 

12:00 pm - Insider Tips to Catching Spring Walleye in our Fishing Department - Our expert outfitters will discuss tips and tactics, local waters, and the latest gear to try your hand at spring time walleye fishing

1:00 pm - Decoy Dominance in our Hunting Department - There is nothing more exciting than watching a trophy get drawn in with the perfect decoy setup. Learn about the latest decoys on the market and different strategies to place them in the field.  

2:00 pm - Campsite Cooking outside of the Store (weather permitting) - There are a variety of ways to cook fantastic meals at your campsite. Our Outfitters will show you the tools and share with you the tastes of some of our best products for your campsite feast. (For information call 716-608-4770)

11-12 - Niagara Frontier - Cheektowaga Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd.  Cheektowaga, NY ((9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 90 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (90 Tables) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

11-12 - 38th Annual Maple Sugaring at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (10:00 am -2:00 pm) Come learn about maple sugaring in Indian times and present and enjoy a maple/pancake/sausage meal (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). (Cost: $3.00/person or meals-adult - $10.00/child - $8.00. Members $1.00 less) (For more information contact 585-374-6160 or 585-374-5425)

12 - NYS Ice Pro-Am Series – Sodus Bay -  IPA Team Invitational. Each event is considered a separate event, so teams (1 or 2 anglers) can fish one or more events. Those who fish all 3 team event can go for the Triple Crown Title and the coveted Triple Crown Cup Trophy. (Costs: Each Team Event: $100/team (optional $20 lunker pool); Triple Crown Trophy Title: ($100/team) Invitational BFS: $50/team (only those teams fishing the IPA Invitational can compete)Invitational: $275/team (max of 15 teams accepted on a 1st paid basis)(Optional $20 lunker pool) (Full details per event, rules & regs, etc. can be found on the Series Website at: www.NYSiceproam.com.)

12 - Spring Great Outdoor Days/Turkey Classic at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 3:00 pm) Turkey season is right around the corner.  Stop in this weekend to check out the newest gear available as we count down the days to the opening day of turkey hunting. Seminars offered:

11:00 am - Calling All Turkeys in our Hunting Department - Join our expert Outfitters and learn how to select the correct call as well as how to properly use that call to make your upcoming hunt a success. Lots of hands-on tips and secrets from the pros in the woods.

12:00 pm - Insider Tips to Catching Spring Walleye in our Fishing Department - Our expert outfitters will discuss tips and tactics, local waters, and the latest gear to try your hand at spring time walleye fishing.

1:00 pm - Gear Up For the Youth Turkey Hunter in our Hunting Department - New York offers special youth-only turkey hunting seasons. Join our Outfitters as they share information on this special opportunity and recommend turkey-hunting gear for your youth hunters.

2:00 pm - Campsite Cooking outside of the Store (weather permitting). There are a variety of ways to cook fantastic meals at your campsite. Our Outfitters will show you the tools and share with you the tastes of some of our best products for your campsite feast. (For information call 716-608-4770)

13 - Annual State of Lake Ontario Public Meeting at the Pulaski High School Auditorium, 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski, NY (Oswego County). (6:30 – 9:00 pm) The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association. DEC, United States Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources biologists will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, forage fish, stocking programs, and fisheries management plans. Ample time will be provided at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters. In the event of heavy lake-effect snow, the meeting will be held at the same time and location on March 9. Information summaries for a host of Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs will be posted at:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27068.html prior to the public meetings. In the event of heavy lake-effect snow, the meeting will be held at the same time and location on March 14. (For information contact Steven Lapan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station 315-654-2147 or by email at steven.lapan@dec.ny.gov)

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

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 – Registration Deadline for the July 6-9 - Young Birders Event at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY. The Young Birders Event aims to bring together teenagers (students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors) with a passion for birds who are interested in pursuing a career with birds. The participants will meet people who have successful careers that involve birds in a variety of ways from ornithological researchers to tour leaders, to audio specialists and computer scientists. To apply fill out the application form and return it by 15 March. Sixteen young birders will be selected and notified in mid-April. (For additional information contact Jessie Barry at jb794@cornell.edu or go to  http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/yb2017/ )
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 - Close of Canada Goose Hunting Season – Part 4 – in the South Area

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Finger Lakes Bucks & Beards Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquetat the Pulteney Fire House, 8891 Brown Road, Pulteney, 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 Steve Calderwood   eot_tradingpost@yahoo.com   607-522-7991)

17-18 - NYDU State Convention and Conservation Celebration at the Ramada Inn Lakefront, Geneva, New York (Cost: Single (full weekend) $150/Couple (full weekend) $275/Greenwing (full weekend) $85.00) (For information call Ron Golumbeck  315 - 789 - 4374 or Joe Nicosia 315 - 573 - 1939)

18 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquetat the K Of C, Main Streeet, 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)

18 - Southwestern NY Friends of NRA Banquet at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca, NY (4:30 pm) (Cost: $50.00) (For information contact Thomas E. Krott  585-968-3800 or email krotts@wildblue.net)

18 - Bluebirds Part 1 at the Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY (10:00 am) Bluebird expert Elaine Spacher gives you the scoop on why bluebirds matter, and how to attract them to your yard. Box construction, installation, monitoring, and more. (Cost: Free) (For information call 607-732-6060)

18-19 - 39th Annual Maple Sugaring at Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY (10:00 am -2:00 pm) Come learn about maple sugaring in Indian times and present and enjoy a maple/pancake/sausage meal (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). (Cost: $3.00/person or meals-adult - $10.00/child - $8.00. Members $1.00 less) (For more information contact 585-374-6160 or 585-374-5425)

19 - Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auction at the Clubhouse, 4462 County Road 32 (3 miles east of Honeoye, south of 20A), Honeoye, NY (6:30 am fur checkin/10:00 am auction) ($10.00 charge for non-members) (For information call Tom Miller, 585-229-4759)

22-23 - 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)

23 - Montezuma’s Migration Mania Tour meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (4:00 – 6:00 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 ) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chemung Valley Ridgerunners Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   cltcmcdonald24@yahoo.com   607-738-2050)

24-26 - 2017 Eastern Bird Banding Association Meeting at the Ramada Inn Ithaca Executive Conference Center, 2310 N Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY. (Email for a registration form at easternbirdbanding@gmail.com, or call Andy Thiede at 860-202-8107.)

25 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chemung Valley Ridgerunners Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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,   camomanbg@gmail.com   571-334-1496)

25 - Early Gun & Military Auction at Hessney Auction Center, 2741 Route 14N, Geneva, NY (9:15 am) Pre-1900 guns, shotguns, rifles, handguns, over 150 civil war letters, pre-1900 military guns & memorabilia, swords, knives, bayonets, books, photos, paper, Military Includes Spanish-American War, Indian Wars, Civil War, War of 1812 (For more information call 315-789-9349 or 585-734-6082 or go to www.hessney.com)

25 - Boy Scout Merit Badge – Reptile and Amphibian Study at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge requirements during this fun and interactive program. Scouts will need to complete a few requirements prior to the program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. (Fee: $8/ scout) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

25 - Whitetails Unlimited – Tobehanna Creek Chapter Hunters Night Out at the The Community Center, 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 3-20-17. (Cost: Adult - $45.00/Spouse - $25.00/Youth - $25.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

25 - J&B Sportsmen’s 16TH Annual Hunting Fishing FleaMarket at 2017 Clarks Summit U.M.C. 1310 Morgan Hgy. Clarks Summit, PA  (For information call 570-587-4427 or 570-587-1302)

25 - Early Gun & Military Auction at Hessney Auction Center, 2741 Route 14N, Geneva, NY (9:15 am) Pre-1900 guns, shotguns, rifles, handguns, over 150 civil war letters, pre-1900 military guns & memorabilia, swords, knives, bayonets, books, photos, paper, Military Includes Spanish-American War, Indian Wars, Civil War, War of 1812 (For more information call 315-789-9349 or 585-734-6082 or go to www.hessney.com)

25-26 – Spring Great Outdoor Days at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 2:00 pm) Spring is upon us and it's time to get in the woods and out on the water.  Join us this weekend for our Spring Great Outdoor Days as we help you prepare for your spring fishing trip or get you primed for spring turkey season. Seminars offered:

11:00 am - Spring into Gobbler Season in our Hunting Department - Whether you’re looking for the right turkey call, or the right gun to bring it home, we will show you options that will fit your personal preferences and get the job done.

12:00 pm - Turkey Calling Basics in our Hunting Department – Don’t wait for turkey season to start practicing your turkey-calling skills. Local turkey-calling pros will be on hand with a wide variety of calls and can help you better your skills no matter your level of experience.

1:00 pm - Insider Tips to Catching Spring Walleye in our Fishing Department - Our expert outfitters will discuss tips and tactics, local waters, and the latest gear to try your hand at spring time walleye fishing. (For information call 716-608-4770)

26 - End of Hunting Season for Coyotes

26 – Cabin Fever Celebration at the Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association Club, Whitney Point, NY (8:00 am) (For information call George at 607-692-4843.)

26 - Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet at the Harbor Hotel, 16 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY (3:30 pm) (Cost: $50.00) (For information contact Toni Dragotta at 607-738-9509 or email tmdra@yahoo.com)

26 - Finger Lakes Trollers Fishing Tackle, Outdoor Show and Flea Market at the Community Center at Clute Park, Watkins Glen, NY (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) New, used and antique fishing tackle,fishing charters,archery, turkery hunting stuff,etc. There will be about 70 tables set up. (Tables are sold out). (Admission is $2.00 with kids under 10 free. Parking is free.) (For information call Mike Burt  607-765-9866)

28 - Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip, meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)  Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us.  Travel in the Montezuma Audubon Center van to witness thousands of broad-winged hawks, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles and many more! This program is offered in cooperation with the Onondaga Audubon Society. Pack a lunch. (Fee: $17.50/child, $22.50/adult) Space is limited for all programs and registration is required. (For information/register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genesee Local Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Clarion Hotel, 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 Russ Romano   rpromano@rochester.rr.com   585- 975-9930)

31 - Falconry Season Closes

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

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 – 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 ½ 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)

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)

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri-County Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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)
1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter
Hunting Heritage Banquet 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   r905g@yahoo.com   716-857-0586)

1 - Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series – Finger Lakes Artist David Beale at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 3:00 pm) David Beale, from Cortland, NY, is an award-winning watercolor artist who captures the essence of the Finger Lakes.  His bold and dynamic paintings illustrate the beauty of the region.  Join us as David talks about his paintings, not just of the Finger Lakes, but also from his travels around the world. (Fee: $4/child, $6/adult, $20/family, Free for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

1 - Whitetails Unlimited – Lake Ontario Chapter Hunters Night Out at the Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 Route 31, Palmyra, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 3-26-17. (Cost: Adult - $45.00/Spouse - $25.00/Youth - $25.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road (Route 93),
Ransomville, 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   plederhous@aol.com   716-791-3151)

6 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Plains Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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 – Oak Orchard River Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Carlton Fire Dept. 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
st.johnphilosophy@yahoo.com   585-682-4495)

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Orleans County Chapter Dinner at the Carlton Fire Department Rec Hall, Carlton, 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 Bob St. John at 585-682-4495) 

8 - Fly Fishing Academy in Campbell, NY, offered by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) One-day comprehensive introduction to fly-casting and fly-fishing, for ages 11-adult. Rod/reel provided for use in class if you do not have your own. Class size is limited; pre-register necessary. (For information/registration contact Steve Harris at 607-377-4956 or email sjh529@stny.rr.com or Kirk Klingensmith at 607-346-7189 or email kklingensmi@stny.rr.com.)

8 - Brighton Henrietta Pittsford 37th Annual DU Dinner at the Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road. Penfield, NY (6:00 pm) This year the BHP Chapter is looking to take our yearly event to the next level.  Exciting must have items will be found in our various raffles, silent, and main auction events. We are limiting our number of tickets sold to the first 170 people who register, and pay, for this dinner as we focus to provide the optimum experience for our attendees. As previously mentioned advanced payment for dinner tickets is required as we will no longer accepting payments at the door, so it is critical you purchase your reservations by Friday, March 24th. (Cost: Single $85.00/Couple $130.00) (For information call Rae Mungillo 585- 671-6888 or Pete Grondin 585-880-2035)

8-9 - Spring Fishing Classic at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 2:00 pm) The ice is melting and it's getting warmer. Time to get out and fish.  Stop in this weekend for our Fishing Classic and get learn about some of our new gear and tips and tactics from the Cabela's Pro-Staff team. Seminars offered:

11:00 am - Advanced Trolling Techniques for Walleye in our Fishing Department - This is the time of the year to catch a wall hanger and fine-tuned trolling is one of the best ways to make that happen. Join our resident experts and learn the finer points of this very effective method.

12:00 pm - Fine Tuneing Your Bass Fishing in our Fishing Department - This presentation is for the bass enthusiast who wants to take their fishing to the next level. Our experts will discuss gear, terminal tackle, reading the water, weather patterns and more.

1:00 pm - The Basics of Small Mouth Fishing in our Fishing Department - These bronze beauties are among the hardest fighting fish an angler can catch. Our outfitters will discuss tackle, lures, techniques and even specific bodies of water during this informative seminar. (For information call 716-608-4770)

15 – End of Dog Training

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

15 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Between-The-Lakes Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the South Seneca Sportsmans Club, 6894 Yarnell 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)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Hardwood Strutters Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the 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 Michael Mcgreevy   mike.doinker@hotmail.com   315-730-5821)

22 - NATIONAL EARTH DAY

22 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chautauqua lake Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Frewsburg Fire Dept., Hazzard Street, Frewsburg, 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 Patrick Hoover   phoover@phoenixmetal.com   716-489-6933)

22 - Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip, meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)  Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us.  Travel in the Montezuma Audubon Center van to witness thousands of broad-winged hawks, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles and many more! If weather conditions do not cooperate, the program will be moved to Friday, April 25. This program is offered in cooperation with the Onondaga Audubon Society. Pack a lunch. (Fee: $17.50/child, $22.50/adult) Space is limited for all programs and registration is required. (For information/register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

22 - Whitetails Unlimited – Cortland County Chapter Banquet at the, Elks Lodge #748, Cortland, NY. (4:30 pm)Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information call John Hunter at 607-426-8292)

22/23 – Spring Youth Turkey Hunt (Details page 46 16-17 Hunting & Trapping Guide)

22-23 - New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. (9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday/ 9;00 am-3:00 pm Sunday) (For  information contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

22-23 - (Delayed to May 6 - 7)The 2017 Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show at the Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans Street, Batavia, NY (Sat-9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sat-9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Sponsored by the Alabama Hunt Club. 180 tables. (Cost: $6.00/under 12 free w/adult) (For information contact Jim Penland  716-434-6535   jimpenland@verizon.net)

28 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oswego River Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Oasis At Thunder Island, Route 48, Fulton, 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 Bruce Bailey   dinklepuss@hotmail.com   315-695-5113)

28 – Arbor Day – New York State

29 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Drumlins Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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
msalerno@marshallfarms.com   315-879-8960)

29 - Whitetails Unlimited – Stonybrook Chapter Hunters Night Out at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1130, 6 Main Street, Dansville, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 4-24-17. (Cost: Adult - $45.00/Spouse - $30.00/Youth - $30.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information call Shannon Griese, 585-739-1779 or go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

29-30 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York ((9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 300 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $7.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (90 Tables) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

 

MAY 2017

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

5-14 - Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Spring Trout and Salmon Derby 2017. 1st of 3 LOC Derbies offering over $30,000 in cash and prizes with a grand prize of $15,000 for the largest overall Salmon caught. (For more information call 888-733-5246 or visit their website at www.loc.org.)

6 - Start of Statewide Fishing Season for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye (>3/15)
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)
6 - Start of Special Season on Lake Erie and Tribs for Black Bass (must 20 inches +) (>6/16)

6-7 - The 2017 Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show at the Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans Street, Batavia, NY (Sat-9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sat-9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Sponsored by the Alabama Hunt Club. 180 tables. (Cost: $6.00/under 12 free w/adult) (For information contact Jim Penland  716-434-6535   jimpenland@verizon.net)

14 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Summer Slam Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Hornell American Legion Post #440, 72 Seneca Street, Hornell, NY (3:00 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 Mike Valentine   mvalentine@stny.rr.com   607-661-8709)

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)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Grand Slam Gobblers Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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  315-730-24360)

20 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Stalking the Adirondack Ostrich: Ferns, Flowers & Trees of the Adirondacks 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)    

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

27-29 - 53nd Annual National Lake Trout Derby On Seneca Lake. Fishing will be from 6 a.m. Saturday to noon Monday, and participants can take their catches to one of three weigh stations – in Geneva, Sampson State Park in Romulus and Watkins Glen. The derby is open to adults and youth 5 and older. The main prizes will be: Grand Prise - $7,500; 1st place lake trout:$3,000 and 1st place brown, rainbow and llS: $1,500. (For information contact: Colin Morehouse, 67 John Street. Geneva, NY 14456  (315) 789-8634)

31 - Close of Spring Turkey Hunting Season

 

JUNE 2017

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon Rivers Strutters Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Elms Golf Club, 2 Country Club Lane, Sandy Creek, 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 William Wilbur   wwilbur551@aol.com   315-440-4351)

3 - NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

4 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Seneca Lake Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet 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
dalejmt@yahoo.com   315-374-0017)

4-10 - NATIONAL FISHING WEEK

9 - 9th Condor Memorial Derby - This popular event serves as a practice day for the new Oak Orchard Open event and is also the 1st event for the King of the Oak Derby series. (For information contact Bob Songin @ 585-621-7878 or e-mail at reelxite@rochester.rr.com.)

10 - 20th Annual Genesee Valley Chapter Of The Adirondack Mountain Club Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds- Hundred Acre Pond parking lot, Mendon, NY (Monroe County) (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Demonstrations, discussions and activities will be offered all day on a wide variety of outdoor related topics. More than 70 workshops on various aspects of outdoor activities. Attendees also view and inspect outdoor gear and try out canoes and kayaks on the Hundred Acre Pond. ADK, other local outdoor clubs, and local outdoor retailers present all of the events. (For information call 585-224-0912 or go to http://www.gvc-adk.org/) 

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Women in the Outdoors Event at the Erie County Conservation Club, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, NY (9:00 am) (For more information contact Becky Werchowski   viewofcountry@yahoo.com   716-942-6858)

10-11 - 5th Annual Oak Orchard Open Tournament - After a very successful and improved 4th  year of this event which introduced a new format with 5 Salmon and 5 Trout making up the legal catch, and  no communications, this year should be even better. (For  information contact Rick Hajecki at 585-704-7996/ crazyyankeesportfishing@gmail.com or Bob Songin at 585-704-5829/ reelxite@rochester.rr.com.)

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

15 – Start of Frog Season (>9/30)
16 – Close of Special Season on Lake Erie and Tribs for Black Bass
16 – Close of Statewide and Finger Lakes Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Black Bass
17 – Start of Statewide Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (11/30)
17 – Start of Finger Lakes Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (3/15/16)
17 – Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries and Lake Ontario and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season (11/30)

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

25-26 – FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

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

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

 

JULY 2017

 

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

5-16 - 26th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby - Great fishing abounds on the Erie Canal. Eligible waters are the Erie Canal from the Niagara River to the Route 98 Bridge, located in the heart of Albion. More than $8,000 in prizes is available. (For information go to   www.eriecanalderby.com.)

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

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

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

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

 

AUGUST 2017

 

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

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)

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                         

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.

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

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

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

23 – NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

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

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

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

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

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

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

OCTOBER 2017

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.).

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)