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CALENDAR

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

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JANUARY 2018

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

APRIL 2018

1 - Start of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee (>10/15)

1 - Start of Trout Season in Green Lake (Onondaga County), Rushford Lake (Allegany County) (>11/30)

 

MAY 2018

5 - Start of Statewide Fishing Season for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye (>3/15/19)

5 - Start of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County), the Chemung River and Tributaries and Tioga River (Chemung County) (>3/15/19)

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)

 

JUNE 2018

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

16 - Start of Statewide Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (11/30)

16 - Start of Finger Lakes Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (3/15/19)

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

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

JULY 2018

1 – Start of Dog Training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat (>4/15/19)

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

 

AUGUST 2018

15 - Start of Dog Training on Small Game (>4/15/19)

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 (>2/28/19), Snipe, Rails, Gallinules(>11/9) & Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/19)

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

22 - National Hunting & Fishing Day

22 - FREE Kids Fishing Classes at the Oneida Lake Hatchery, Hatchery Road (off NY Route 49),
Constantia, NY (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) All bait and tackle provided FREE. (For information email mmcgrath2@twcny.com or srybaak@yahoo.com.)

22 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Oneida Lake at Oneida Shores Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $85.00 boat for Members/$105.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information call Jonathan Bechy 607-761-3037):

22 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Open Bass Tournament – Fair Haven Bay at the State Launch at the Park. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

22 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (2:00pm – Coonhound Event Water Race – $15.00/4:00pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial - $15.00/6:00pm – Coonhound Bench Show – $15.00/8:00pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Larry Morley 607-387-9803  moc.oohay@owthsreh)

22 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Enchanted Mountain Chapter Dinner at the Bartlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, 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 Randy Opferbeck  (716) 373-3322  gobbler648@verizon.net )

22 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Enchanted Mountain Chapter Dinner at the Bartlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, 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 Randy Opferbeck  (716) 373-3322  gobbler648@verizon.net)

22 - Finger Lakes Open Bass Tournament – Honeoye Lake. (For information contact Tucker Kautz  607-426-9978 or email Kautzt86@yahoo.com)  

22 - 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)

22 - Niagara County HHW Event at the Lockport Town Hall,  6560 Dysinger Road, Lockport, NY. (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Mandatory Pre-Registration begins August 23, 2018. Specialty Items will be accepted at the event for a recycling fee. Specialty items include: propane tanks $5.00 each and fire extinguishers $10.00 each. No charge Acceptable Materials: Acids & Bases, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Cleaners, Driveway Sealer, Fluorescent Bulbs, Gasoline, Glues, Herbicides, Kerosene, Latex Paint 2/3 Can or More *Consolidate, Oil-Based Paint, Paint Thinner, Pesticides, Photo Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, Thermometers, Thermostats, Wood Polishes, Wood Stains. (If there are any questions regarding acceptable material, please contact Hazman directly at 716-998-8073.)

22 - Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs 47th Annual NHF Day Celebration at the Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma, NY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Open to everyone of all ages. Come join the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs in celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration. Learn from the local experts on how to hunt, fish, trap, shoot, and much more. Free event, rain or shine! (For information contact Rich Davenport 716-510-7952 rich@weloveoutdoors.org or go to www.eriectyfsc.org/events.htm)

22 - 22st Annual Salmon River Hatchery Open House and Family Day at The Salmon River Hatchery, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar, NY (Oswego County). (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m) Admission is free. Tours of the facility will be given throughout the day, providing attendees with behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of the hatchery. In addition, the fish ladder will be on display, offering the opportunity to view salmon as they migrate. Children will have the opportunity to learn to cast a fishing rod, tie flies, participate in a laser shooting range, observe the aquatic life of Beaverdam Brook, and learn about rare and threatened fish species in New York State. (For information contact Fran Verdoliva, NYSDEC Salmon River Coordinator, at 315-298-7605.) 

22-23 - 33th Annual Wildlife Festival in Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the New York Power Authority’s Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road (adjacent to Niagara University), Lewiston, NY (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Catch a fish at the Niagara River Anglers fishing pond or shoot pellet guns at the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Club’s shooting trailer. A variety of conservation exhibitors will also be on hand, including NYS Department of Environmental Conservation divisions, NYS Parks Interpretive Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, plus clubs to include sportsmen, trappers, and boy and girl scouts to name a few. Loads of fun for the whole family! Kids fishing contest for youngsters age 15 and under in the public waters of Niagara County. Two ages classes. Weigh in will be at the Wildlife Festival between noon and 2 p.m. both days. Awards on Sunday at 3 p.m. Largest fish caught out of the NYPA reservoir and from the NYPA fishing platform will also receive a prize. (For information call 866-697-2386 or visit their website at www.nypa.gov.)

22-23 - Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, Route 321, Elbridge, NY. (11:00 am - 5:00 pm) Created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day, this annual festival is a terrific opportunity for all ages to try their hand at a variety of outdoor pursuits, including skeet shooting, waterfowl identification, axe/knife throwing, turkey calling, archery, 3-D laser big game hunting, crossbow, BB gun, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing, muzzle loading, Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers and Smokey Bear, woodsmen demonstrations, local wildlife artists and authors and trout fishing. Activities subject to change. (Cost: $5.00 per vehicle) (For information call 315-689-9367 or contact Tom Merrill at 315-247-5141 or email president@federationofsportsmen.com) 

22-23 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, Event Building, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 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 Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

23 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Owasco Lake (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

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

27 – Owl Show at the Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY. (6:30 – 7:30 pm) Come meet Herbie the Great Horned Owl, Orin the Screech Owl, Mystical the Barred Owl and their much misunderstood friend, Vinnie the Turkey Vulture! These friends are a hoot! (Cost: $3 per person OR $10 per family) (For information call 315-539-5624)

27 – Ducks Unlimited - Syracuse Chapter Annual Dinner at the Doubletree Hotel, Carrier Circle,       Syracuse, NY (5:30 – 10:00 pm) Registration deadline 9/26. (Cost: $70.00) (For information/registration call Steve Swift – 315 - 727 – 8896, Glynn Matthews – 315 - 350 – 4182 or Pete Georgiana – 315 - 685 – 3665)

28 - Grape Country Coonhunters Association Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Williams Hill Road, Branchport, NY (6:30 pm – Coon Hound Bench Show - $12.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Josh Wood at 315-729-4773)

28 – Whitetails Unlimited – Tioga County Chapter Hunters Night Out at the VFW Post 1371, 207 Main Street, Owego, NY. Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. (Cost: $50.00/Spouse or child $30.00) (For information go to https://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/owego-ny-tioga-county-chapter-hunters-night-out/)

29 - Intro to Powerboating at the Fleet Boat Club, 1384 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY (9:00 am, 9:30 am, 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm) Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? Students will learn engine shifting and throttle control, steering, stopping and station holding, understand the “weathervane” effect and how to use “the boater’s eye” technique to safely navigate. The course is three hours long, taught aboard 20- to 26-foot single-engine powerboats, and priced at $149. Class size is limited to four students per vessel, ensuring each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified instructor. (For information go to www.BoatUS.org/On-Water)

29 – Whitetails Unlimited - Finger Lakes American Freedom Dinner at the American Legion Hall, 71 Old Ithaca Road , Horseheads, NY (Registration deadline 9/27) (Cost: $50.00) (For information/register contact Ed Baker at 607-731-7163, Allen at 607-857-3047, or Mike at 607-738-5547)

29 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Strutters Jakes Hunt at the Spring Brook Farms, County Route 54, Penneville, NY. (For more information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351 wwilbur551@hotmail.com) 

29 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Silver Lake Open Derby at the State Park Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) The entry fee for OPEN team tournaments is $85/boat. (For information call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

29 - Grape Country Coonhunters Association Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Williams Hill Road, Branchport, NY (6:30 pm – Coon Hound Bench Show - $12.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Josh Wood at 315-729-4773)

29 - National Hunting & Fishing Day - Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma New York (For information call Rich Davenport 716-510-7952)

29 - Mushroom Hunting at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, NY (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) Meet the at the Kanyoo Trail. Free. (Pre-registration required.) (For information/register  call 585-948-5445.)

29 - Poisonous Plants In Your Own Backyard at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Some of the plants that grow in our yards can be toxic if you eat the wrong part or prepare them the wrong way. Learn about these common plants and their chemical defenses, as well as some poisonous plants and animals in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29 - 4th Annual Savannah Arts Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Fine artists, photographers, sculptors, crafters, quilters, jewelers, wood workers, and other talented people will show and sell their handcrafted creations at this fun, family event. The festival will also feature great food, live music, fine art contests, photography contests, art workshops, sidewalk chalk art, Lego building, the Trashin’ Fashion Runway Show, prizes, and more! (Admission: $5/person, $10/family.) (For more information or to sign up as a performer, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org )

29-30 - American Bass Association (ABA) 2018 Championship Tournament at Mayville Lakeside Park boat access on Chautauqua Lake. Additional details in planning.

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 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

30 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Conesus Lake (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

30 - CVBM Canandaigua Lake Tournament at Woodville Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

OCTOBER 2018

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

1 - Start of Hunting Season for Snow Geese (>4/15/19) in the Western Zone

4 - Migration Mania Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (3:00 – 5:30 pm) The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they settle into Montezuma’s marshes to feed and rest. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family.) PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For more information or to sign up, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org)

4 - Silver Lake Bass Club Silver Lake Fishing Derby (Contact: Zachary Kowasz 585-315-1053 or Brad Ashcraft 585-409-9030)

5 - Junior Home School Nature Series: Wildlife Camouflage (Ages 5-10) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) All creatures great and small use their color, patterns and shape to survive in the wild. Some animals are brightly colored, others are dull. Some are spotted and some are striped. How do these adaptations help them hide from predators and find their prey? Learn about camouflage through fun games and activities while searching for wildlife in the forest, grassland and wetland. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. (Fee: pay as you go: $8/class OR register and pre-pay for the series: 1st child: $28, 2nd child: $24, 3 or more: $22/child.) (For more information or to sign up, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org)

5-7 - Buffalo Maritime Festival around the Ward Pumpking Station located just off I-190 at 2 Porter Avenue. Features antique and classic boats, beer, food trucks, music, entertainment for kids-model boat races. Inside the Pumping station, there will be vendors selling arts and antiques along the balcony. (Admission is $10.) (For information go to https://www.everfest.com/e/buffalo-maritime-festival-buffalo-ny.)

6 – Start of Hunting Season for Brant (>12/4) in the Western Zone  

6 - Upstate Anglers BASS Team Open Championship – Cayuga Lake at Cayuga Lake State Park (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information email admin@upstateanglers.com or go to http://www.upstateanglers.com/)

6 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Honeoye Lake Open Derby at the State Park Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) The entry fee for OPEN team tournaments is $85/boat. (For information call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

6-7 - Cortland Gun Show at the Ramada Cortland Hotel and Conference Center, 2 River Street, Cortland, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 2:00 pm) ((Admission - $8.00/12 and under – Free/Seniors - $7.00) 300 tables. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. (For information call Martin Tretola  516-221-7380)

7 - Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show at the Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, NY (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) (85 tables.) (For information call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

10 - Home School Nature Series: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System (Ages 11-15) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Tracking the movement of animals is a challenge for wildlife biologists.  Using the latest technology, Montezuma Wetlands Complex scientists are monitoring and tracking migratory birds.  Students will learn how this radio telemetry system works and how the data guides our conservation work. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. (Fee: $8/student.)

(For more information or to sign up as a performer, call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org )

11 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Watershed Connections at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades K-12. (3 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

11 – Owasco Lake Ducks Unlimited Dinner at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Road, Dryden, New York (5:00 – 9:00 pm) (Cost: Single $60/Couple $80) (For information call Jerry Relyea 607 - 216 – 2321 or Justin Rejman 315 - 730 - 7214 )

11 - Silver Lake Bass Club Silver Lake Fishing Derby (Contact: Zachary Kowasz 585-315-1053 or Brad Ashcraft 585-409-9030)

13 - 2018 Ed Warnick Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt at John White WMA located in Basom, Genesee County. This Youth Pheasant Hunt is a day of supervised fun and a hands-on learning experience for Jr. hunters. It

is open to all interested and licensed Junior Hunters (ages 12-15). Hunters & Mentors are required to bring a blaze orange hunting hat & vest (license and back tag), their own shotguns, and ammunition. Morning snacks, lunch, stocked male pheasants, and top notch hunting dogs with handlers will be provided. Certified Hunter Education Instructors will provide trained supervision afield. (RSVP deadline: October 9th) (Event limited to 25 hunters) (For information Frank Phillips  585-226-5457   Frank.Phillips@DEC.NY.gov)

13 - FREE Kids Fishing Classes at Lake Neatahwantha, Town of Granby, Oswego County (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) All bait and tackle provided FREE. (For information email mmcgrath2@twcny.com or srybaak@yahoo.com.)

13 -  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)

13 - National Wild Turkey Federation - Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Muzzleloader Deer Hunt on Private Property, Sandy Creek, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

13 - Finger Lakes Open Bass Tournament – Keuka Lake. Launch Location: Branchport, NY. (For information contact Tucker Kautz  607-426-9978 or email Kautzt86@yahoo.com)  

13 - Oak Orchard River Bass Angler’s Conesus Lake Open at the State Launch. (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) 1 or 2 anglers per boat. (Entry Fee:  $60 per boat (cash only) (For information contact Em Seefeldt 585-798-4441 or em@orleanscountybass.com)

13-14 - Western New York Youth Waterfowl Hunt (Saturday-Sunday) Young hunters age 12 to 15 years, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, and Canada geese on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters MUST be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter (including current HIP registration and duck stamp). Adult hunter may not shoot any birds.

13-14 - 12th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, Bath, NY (Sat - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Free seminars on bass fishing, NY black bear, fishing from shore, trout streams of NY, river recreation, invasive insects, food plots, women and archery, retriever training and tracking wounded deer. For youth – fishing, archery, turkey calling and petting zoo. (For information call 607-664-2300 or go to www.SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com)

13-14 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Oneida & Onondaga Lakes (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $85.00 boat for Members/$105.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information call Jonathan Bechy 607-761-3037)

13-14 - Niagara Frontier – Akron Gun Show at the Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm /Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 85 tables.(Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email  guns@nfgshows.com)

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

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

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

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

17-19 - St. Mary’s Archer’s Club Catch and Release Fly Fishing Derby - 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.)

18 - Hibernation Hullabaloo at the Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY. (6:30 – 7:30 pm) Meet our touchable turtles, and their reptilian friends, and find out the crazy things they do to survive the winter! (Free) (For information call 315-539-5624)

20 - 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: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

20 - Mysterious Mushrooms at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY (10:00 – 11:30 am) Come join us as we explore The Woods in search of those mysterious mushrooms. Learn how to identify one from the next and even get a mushroom’s fingerprints! For ages 5 and up. (Cost: $6.00 members/$9.00 public.) (For information/register call 315-673-1350)
20 - Arcadia Bass Anglers 2018 Die Hard Series Tournament – Sodus Bay at the State Launch on Route 14. Also open to Lake fishing. (7:30 am – 3:30 pm) (Entry fee: $60.00) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

20 - CVBM Keuka Lake Open at the Branchport Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

21 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Owasco Lake Tuff Guy I (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

21 - CVBM Keuka Lake Tournament at Branchport Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

20 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Conesus Lake Open Derby at the State Park Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) The entry fee for OPEN team tournaments is $85/boat. (For information call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

25 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Life Science Connections With Project Wild at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades K-12. (3 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

25 - Montezuma’s Birding Van 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. Pre-Paid Reservations Required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

26 – Ruffed Grouse Society - 38th Annual Central New York Chapter Banquet the Whitetail at Woodcrest Golf Course, 6200 Old Cheese Factory Road (Route 173 & Cheese Factory Road), Manlius, NY (Social Hour - 6:00 pm/Dinner -  7:30 pm) (Attendees must pre-register by October 20) (For information/register contact Bob Papworth  315-471-0914  rppwrth@verizon.net or Bryan Eastman  607-216-7901  leastman60@aol.com)

27 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots and Mergansers – Part 1 - in Western Zone (>12/8)

27 - Start of Canada Goose Seasons - Part 2 - in the West Central (>11/26) and South Zones (>11/14) of Western New York

27 - Creepy Critters at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Come have fun learning about bats and owls through stories, activities and crafts. For children ages 4-8. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

28 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Conesus Lake Tuff Guy II (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

28 -  CVBM Owasco Lake Open at the Emerson Park Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

NOVEMBER 2018

3 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Oneida Lake (Stone Cold Open) (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $85.00 boat for Members/$105.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information call Jonathan Bechy 607-761-3037)

3 - Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 - 3:00 pm) Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during migration seasons.  Hop in our van for an excursion to the north end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen.  During the tour, we’ll stop at Apple Station Winery for wine tastings and learn how agriculture and wildlife thrive side by side. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Must be 21+. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting fees. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

3 - Montezuma’s Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geology at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to the MAC to complete the requirements for the Geology Merit Badge, through our fun and interactive afternoon program with regional geologist, Fred Hayes. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/Scout (Fee: $8/scout.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

3 - Arcadia Bass Anglers 2018 Die Hard Series Tournament – Conesus Lake at the State Launch on East Lake Road. Also open to Lake fishing. (7:30 am – 3:30 pm) (Entry fee: $60.00) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

3-4 - Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen’s Show at the Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds, 501 Erie Street, Little Valley, NY (Sat. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun. 9:00am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $5.00/12 and under free) (150 Tables) Fire Arms, Ammo, Hunting and Fishing Supplies (New & Old ). All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. (For information call Jim Miller 716-938-6928, email lvsc1982@yahoo.com or go to http://www.lvvfd.com)

4 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Keuka Lake Tuff Guy III (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Archery & Crossbow Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

6 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Project Learning Tree

at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (9:00 am – 3:30 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades PreK-8. (6 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

7 - Montezuma’s Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11 – 15) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Knowing what’s under the ground is as important as knowing what’s on it.  Students will learn how rocks can tell us about our past, and how they formed our region. Led by regional geologist, Fred Hayes, students will get hands-on opportunities to learn about rocks and our unique geological history. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

8 -  Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) It is fun to play in the great outdoors but are our actions hurting wildlife and their habitats? Join us for hands-on demonstrations to learn how to enjoy nature while protecting wildlife and the places they need to survive. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.  (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

10 - Natural Products Workshop at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Learn how to make natural cleaning and beauty products, which make great holiday gifts. Make a natural cleaner or lip balm to take home. (Materials fee: $7/$5 for Friends members.) (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Archery & Crossbow Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

10 - Arcadia Bass Anglers 2018 Die Hard Series Tournament – Keuka Lake at the Keuka Lake State Park Launch. Also open to Lake fishing. (7:30 am – 3:30 pm) (Entry fee: $60.00) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

10-11 - Niagara Frontier – Springville Gun Show at the Springville Vol. Fire Hall, 405 Main St, Springville, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 60 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

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

12 – Ruffed Grouse Society - 31st Annual Triple Flush Chapter Banquet in Elmira, NY (For information go to http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/UserFiles/File/NotFinal.pdf)

14 - Close of Woodcock Hunting Season

14 - End of Canada Goose Season – Part 2 - in the South Zone

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

15 -  Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Climate Change And The Great Lakes at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades 6-12. (3 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

17 - Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma 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 Western NY wildlife photographer, Zaphir Shamma. The class begins with a presentation with overviews of birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography.  Later, join us as we travel around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex exploring our wintering bird’s hot spots while receiving expert photographing advice.  (Fee: $50/adult.  PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

17 - In The Rut at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) During this month, whitetail bucks are on the hunt for does. Join us for a walk as we search for bucks in the preserve. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Archery & Crossbow Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)
24 - Start of Canada Goose Hunting Season – Part 3 – in the South Zone (1/13/19)

24 - Outdoor Skills at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) In this program, you will build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (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

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

30 - Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:00 – 4:30 pm) As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma’s marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

DECEMBER 2018

1 - Start of Statewide Black Bass catch and release / artificial lures only season (>6/15/19)

1 - Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries Black Bass (20 inch limit) fishing season (>6/15/19)

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

5 -  Home School Nature Series: Climate Change (Ages 11-15) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) The Earth’s climate is a complicated system. What’s the difference between weather and climate?  Is one extremely hot day caused by climate change?  Students will address the misconceptions of climate change while distinguishing fact from opinion. (Fee: $8/class. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

6 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Great Lakes Service Learning And Citizen Science at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 6:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

7 -  Junior Home School Nature Series: Fish Adaptations (Ages 5-10) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Winter is coming and fish will have to adapt to their icy environments to survive. But how will they do it? Explore the amazing characteristics that fish employ to survive in Montezuma’s waterways and learn where you can go to catch the big one. (Fee: $8/class. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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

15 -  Wine and Wings Birding Van 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 us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more.  During the tour we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas happily exist side by side. Must be 21+. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. (Fee $20/adult, includes tasting fee. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

19 -  Montezuma Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 – 11:00 am) Waterfowl have left their breeding grounds and are ready for the long, cold winter. Join us for a birding van tour to see dozens of ducks, geese and swans as they rest, feed, and socialize in Montezuma’s marshes. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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

26 - Start of Canada Goose Hunting Seasons – Part 3 – in the West Central Area (>1/13/19)

26 - Start of Hunting Seasons for Ducks, Coots and Mergansers – Part 2 - in Western Zone (>1/11/19)

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

JANUARY 2019

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

12 - National Wild Turkey Federation New York State Awards Dinner at the Embassy Suites Destiny USA, 311 Hiawatha Blvd., W. Syracuse, NY (5:00 pm) (For more information contact Bruce Bailey 315-695-5113 dinklepuss@hotmail.com)

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

19-20 - Niagara Frontier – Akron Gun Show at the Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm /Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 85 tables.(Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter Dinner at The Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins Street, Dunkirk, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Scott Dibble 716-595-3897 svdibble@yahoo.com )

27 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Wyoming County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Alexander Recreation Hall, 10505 Main Street, Alexander, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Marc Kern  585-815-9549  marckern@twc.com)

FEBRUARY 2019

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genegantslet Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Port Crane Fire Department, 844 Route 369, Port Crane, 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 Eric Davis 607-234-4021 eric_a_davis25@yahoo.com)

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)

16-17 - FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

16-17 - Niagara Frontier – Medina Gun Show at the Ridgeway V.F.D., 11392 Ridge Road  (Route 104, Medina, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 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 Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

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)

23 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara Falls Thundering Toms Chapter Dinner 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 716-798-5158 kenyoung@kenyoungpaving.com)

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Twin Tiers Local Chapter Dinner at the Corning Glassworks Union Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY (6:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Hugh Jackson 607-359-2301)

MARCH 2019

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. (>5/4)

1 - Start of Canada Goose Hunting Season – Part 4 – in the South Zone (3/10/19)

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 - 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) 

2-3 - Niagara Frontier – Springville Gun Show at the Springville Vol. Fire Hall, 405 Main St, Springville, 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 Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

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)

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)

9 - 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)

9-10 - Niagara Frontier – Cheektowaga Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road,
Cheektowaga, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 90 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.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)

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

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

16 - Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on Otselic River from mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam, Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street Bridge, Susquehanna River in the towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge, Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building (Broome County), Dutch Hollow Brook from Owasco Lake upstream to the Route 38A bridge (Cayuga County), Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam (Oswego County) (>5/4)

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Dinner at the K of C, Main Street, 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 Sean Smith 607-368-8255) 

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Finger Lakes Bucks N’ Beards Chapter Dinner at J B's Bar & Grill, 10832 Gloades Corners Road, Prattsburgh, 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 Steve Calderwood 607-522-7991  eot_tradingpost.yahoo.com) 

23 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chemung Valley Ridgerunners Chapter Dinner at the Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 760 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Chad McDonald 607-738-2050 cltcmcdolald24@yahoo.com) 

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – CrossRoads Limbhangers Chapter Dinner at the Lima Country Club, 7470 Chase Road, Lima, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Brian Gottfried 571-334-1496 camomanbg@gmail.com)

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

31 – 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 2019

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 – Start Lake, Brown, Rainbow and Atlantic Salmon in the tributaries of Canadice, Canandiagua, Hemlock, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco, Otisco, and Skaneateles Lakes (>12/31)

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) 

8 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Youngstown Volunteer 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 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 585-409-1804 tyoung14143@gmail.com

21 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri-County Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, 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 at 607-533-4707)

27 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oswego River Chapter Dinner at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Route 48. Fulton, NY. (6:00 pm)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 Quality Inn, North Main Street,
Newark, 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 2019

JUNE 2019

 

8 – 22nd Annual Outdoor Expo presented by the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club and Monroe County Parks at Mendon Ponds Park, Pittsford, NY.