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NOVEMBER 2016

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

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)

JANUARY 2017

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


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)

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)

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)

22 - NATIONAL EARTH DAY

22 - Legal Heat Utah/Arizona Pistol Permit Class at Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) Cabela’s has partnered with Legal Heat, the Nation’s Leading Firearms Training Firm to provide concealed carry classes to meet the qualifying requirements and documentation to obtain the Utah and Arizona concealed carry permits in a fun, informative, non-intimidating class. These permits will allow combined carry reciprocity in approximately 30+ states. Legal Heat's concealed carry class covers firearms safety, handling, transportation, storage, ammunition, self-defense and firearms laws, concealed carry techniques and much more. Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are all NRA and Utah BCI certified, insured and among the most highly experienced in the industry and can answer your CCW questions. This course typically runs approximately 4 hours. This Legal Heat course does not have a testor range requirement. The Utah and Arizona permits are open to residents of any state and can be applied for by mail. You do NOT have to reside in the state of UT or AZ to qualify to apply for their concealed carry permits. Register TODAY for this fun and informative class. Seating may be limited. (For information go to www.MyLegalHeat.com or call 877-252-1055 ) (This class may qualify you for the NY permit in several NY counties but has not been formally approved by any NY counties yet.)

22 - Spring Into Nature at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY. (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Annual celebration to welcome spring back to the swamps with a variety of nature-related exhibits including an eagle watch, plus free crafts and games for the kids. (Free) (For information call 585-948-5445 or email iroquois@fws.gov)

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 - Orleans County Houndsmen Beaglers Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY (10:00 am – Beagle Event – World Qualifying Event - $20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)     

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 - Annual Outdoor Gear & Flea Market at the Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY (8:00 am - 1:30 pm) Due to NY Safe Act, no guns may be displayed or sold. Loading equipment and components may be sold (powder, shot, primers, brass and bullets), live ammo may be sold: shotgun, pistol and rifle. (Admission: Free) (For information call Paul Stoos at 716-563-9258 or Willie Sieber 716-260-3240)

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 - Steuben County Coon Hunters, Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 4082 Depot Street, Cameron, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Roger Barney at 607-695-9024)

22 - Wyoming County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse Sage Road, Warsaw, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $12.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Scott Halsted 585-993-5188)

22 - Cattaraugus County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 10491 Route 240, West Valley, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $25.00) (For information call Joel Nicholas 716-378-1832)

22 - Fungi With A Fun Gal at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Enjoy a walk to look at mushrooms, while learning the basics of mushroom identification and how fungi contribute to the ecosystem. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

22 - ALIENS! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:00 pm) Are there outer space visitors in The Woods? No, just plants and animals that have been introduced from other parts of the world. Come meet some of them. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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)

25 - Fly Tying Program from the Eastern Waters Council of Fly Fishers International at Orvis in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY. Featured fly tyers include Sam Decker, Craig Buckbee and Rodney Priddle – casting instructors and/or guides in and around the famed Catskills. The event is co-sponsored by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International and it is free to the general public. (For information/register (by 4/18) call 716-276-7200 or 716-675-4766)

27 - Cornell Lab of Ornithology Tour. Meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:30 pm) Ever wondered what goes on behind the doors at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology?  Wonder no more! Join us as we travel to Ithaca, NY to meet with Jillian Liner, Audubon NY Director of Bird Conservation, for a guided birdwatching walk to explore warblers, vireos and other neotropical migrants. Afterwards, we will enjoy a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the Lab. Please pack a lunch. Fee: $18/child, $25/adult. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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

28-30 - Bird of Prey Days at the Braddocks Bay Raptor Research Center, Braddock Bay Park, Greece, NY. Includes a wide variety of activities. (For information go to www.bbrr.org.)

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 – The Western NY Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet at Barlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, NY (4:00 pm) An entertaining evening while raising money to benefit elk and other wildlife, their habitat and America’s hunting heritage. (For information and reservations, contact Sue Clark at 585-567-8991 or Hanley at 585-968-0142.)

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 - Seager Marine Perch Tournament headquartered at Seager Marine, 1 City Pier, Canandaigua, NY. (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) Pre-Register is by mail: $40 per team (1 – 3 persons). Teams weigh in 5 perch for total weight. (For information and registration forms visit seagermarine.com or call 585-394-1372 x216.)

29 - Women in Nature (WIN) Outdoor Skills Workshop sponsored by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs at the Camillus Sportsmen’s Club, 5801 Devoe Road, Camillus, NY. It is open to women and girls age 12 and up. The event is free but registration is required. (For information and the registration form, click on this link http://wwwfederationofsportsmen.com/wp/?page_id=32)

29 – 22nd Annual Niagara Frontier Friends of the NRA Banquet at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew,NY (5:00 pm) Half of the proceeds raised comes back into the area for grant programs involved with the shooting sports. (For information call Georgina at 716-866-7656)

29 - Boy Scouts Merit Badge: Environmental Science at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge during a fun and interactive program. Scouts will need to complete a few requirements prior to the program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. Each scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. (Fee: $8/scout.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

29 – Boating Safety Course by U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown, NY (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) This is a required class for anyone born after May 1, 1996 if you want to operate a boat or jet ski. (For information/register call Robert Hasse at 716-954-3453)

29 – Boating and Jet Ski Safety Class by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 in the Community Room at the McKinley Mall. (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) There is a new age-related State Law for boaters that went into effect in 2015.  To receive more information about the new law, or to register for this class, contact Eileen Reiner at 716-725-9669 or at reiner7@verizon.net.    Visit the website at www.wnyboatsafe.org for a list of additional classes.

29 - Rod & Gun Auction at Hessney Auction Center, 2741 Route 14N, Geneva, NY (9:30 am) Shotguns, rifles, handguns, military, decoys, knives, mounts, fishing, ammo and swords. (For more information call 315-789-9349 or 585-734-6082 or go to www.hessney.com)

29 - Nature Paints at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:00 pm) Learn how artists made paints efore the introduction of synthetic materials. (Materials fee: $4; $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members.) For children ages 10 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29-30 - Wellsville Lions Charities' Greater Trout Derby in the Genesee River. Registration Sites are: Wellsville Town Clerk Office - 156 N. Main Street; Wellsville Chamber of Commerce - 114 N. Main Street; K-Mart - 121 Bolivar Road; Strope Outdoor Supply - 5 William St. Addison NY (Sat 6:00 am – 7:00 pm/Sun 6:00 am – 5:00 pm) (Fees - If you register before April 1st the fee is $15, after April 1st the fee is $20) (For information call 585-596-9274 or email troutderby@yahoo.com or go to http://www.trout-derby.com)

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)

29-30 – Spring King of the Lake Salmon Tournament out of St. Catharines Marina, Port Weller, Canada. (For more information contact www.kotl.ca.)

30 - Last Day Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Can Be Used Statewide

 

MAY 2017

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

1 - Bird Collisions by Dr. Christine Sheppard,  American Bird Conservancy at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road,Ithaca, NY (7:30 – 9:00 pm) As many as a billion birds die each year in the U.S., nearly half of them after colliding with home windows. But new methods are being developed to curb bird injuries and death, not only for existing windows but with special materials and design to create new, bird-friendly buildings. Dr. Christine Sheppard will discuss the tools we have to solve the problem and the big job ahead getting those solutions implemented. However, this is one conservation issue where individuals can take immediate action and see immediate results. (For information email pel27@cornell.edu)

2 – Spring Wildflower Hike with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper at Whirlpool and DeVeaux Woods state parks in Niagara Falls, NY. (5:30 - 7:30 pm) (For information/pre-registration go to http://bnriverkeeper.org/rivertours.)

3 - Oneida Lake Association Annual Members Meeting at the Gillette Road Middle School, 6150 South Bay Road, Cicero, NY. (6:00 pm) Presentations starting at 7 p.m. by Agency and Cornell speakers; election of officers, and displays and door prizes. (For information email info@oneidalakeassociation.org)

5 - Greater Lewiston Smelt Festival, at the Waterfront in Lewiston, N Y (near Niagara Falls). (5:00 pm) The highlight is the Friday night Smelt Dip and Fry conducted by the Niagara River Anglers Association on the waterfront starting at 6 p.m. Live music. This event is free to the public. (For more info check out www.niagarariverregion.com)

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

5 - Wyoming County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse Sage Road, Warsaw, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $12.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Scott Halsted 585-993-5188)5 - 5 - End 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.

5-14 - 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 (>3/15/18)

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

6 - Start of Special Season on Lake Erie and Tribs for Black Bass (must 20 inches +) (>6/16)

6 - Steuben County Coon Hunters, Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 4082 Depot Street, Cameron, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Roger Barney at 607-695-9024)

6 - Annual Wildlife Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) Highlights at the Wildlife Festival will be live animal presentations, delicious food, live music, children’s games, crafts and activities, guided bird watching hikes and canoe trips, a native plant sale, a garlic mustard pulling contest, and over 40 vendors and exhibitors. (Fee: FREE for children under 5, $2/school-aged child, $4/adult.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

6 - Warblers For Beginners at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Join us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

6-7 - The Rochester Gun Show at the ROC Dome Arena, 2695 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester (Henrietta), NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) No children under 10 allowed and no cameras. (Admission: $8.00) (For information call 585-226-6211  or go to www.rochesternygunshow.com)

6-7 – 39th Annual Walleye Fishing Derby on Oneida Lake sponsored by the Chittenango Lions Club, Headquartered at Oneida Shores County Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton, NY (Awards 5/7 at 3:00pm)(Entry fee $15.00) (For information call Carol at 315-699-3187 or email info@lionswalleyederby.org)

6-7 - The 2017 Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show (CANCELLED) 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)

8 -  From PA to Africa: Chickadees in Forest Fragments & House Sparrows in Africa by Dan Ardia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Franklin and Marshall College at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY (7:30 – 9:00 pm) Sponsored by the Cayuga Bird Club. Dan will discuss two projects likely to change how you watch local birds. The first looks at movement and survival of Carolina Chickadees in forest fragments in central Pennsylvania. The second project studies how invasive House Sparrows spread across Africa. Two field expeditions (Kenya and Senegal) reveal interesting differences in which birds are at the leading edge of the expansion and how they differ in behavior. (For information email pel27@cornell.edu)

11 - Educator Workshops - Project WILD Workshop at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga). (4:00 - 7:00 pm) Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) - Helping educators prepare students to develop problem-solving skills in exploring responsible human actions toward wildlife and the environment. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

12 - Canandaigua Lake DU Sportsman's Night Out at the Gorham Fire Department, 4676 Kearney Road, Gorham, NY (6:00 – 9:00 pm) (Cost: $35 - Adult Kids 12 & Under Are Free!!) Join us for some great bbq, drinks, raffles for guns, gear and ducks unlimited merchandise all afternoon to raise funds for wetlands conservation. (For information contact Brian Danish 585-746-5766   danishb393@gmail.com   or Taylor Barnes   585-944-8904.)

12 -  Home School Nature Series: Aquatic Critters at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)   How can small aquatic critters be an indicator of environmental quality? Homeschooled children ages 5-12 will use microscopes to identify pond and marsh macroinvertebrates and learn how important they are to wetland habitats. Bring your water boots and be prepared to have fun and get wet! (Fee: $8/student.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

13 - Orleans County Houndsmen And Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Phipps Road, Albion, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $15.00/8:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)

13 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (3:30 – Coonhound Event Water Race $15.00/5:00pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial - $15.00/6:30pm – Coonhound Bench Show – $15.00/8:00pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Herschel Burt at 570-596-2149)

13 - Southern Tier Cha Inc. Coonhound Event at the clubhouse at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville NY (4:00 pm – Coonhound Event Bench Show-Poor Boy - $10.00/6:00 pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial-Poor Boy - $10.00/6:00 pm –Coonhound Event Water Race-Poor Boy - $10.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Kevin Noody at 716-595-2053 or 716-679-8783)

13 - Birding By Ear at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (9:30 am) Who’s that singing in the forest or up in the trees? Learn to identify birds by their calls and songs. For adults only. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

13 - Edible And Medicinal Wild Plants Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:00 pm) Learn to identify local wild plants that can be used as food and medicine, and sample some dishes featuring wild foods. (Materials fee: $5; $3 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members.) For adults and children ages 12 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

13 - Ladies' Archary 101 at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) Learn the basics and much more from our local outfitters. (For information call 716-608-4770)

13 - Ladies' Shotgun101 at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) Come learn the basics to shoot shotgun from our local outfitters. (For information call 716-608-4770)

13/14 - Fishing Basics for Mom and Kids at Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (Sat. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm/Sun. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm) Come join Pro Staffer Joe Fonzi and his lovely wife Diane for some Mother's Day fun, the outdoors way...

Joe and Diane will teach basics fishing techniques to anyone that would like to learn.  What a great opportunity for all moms to learn how to fish with their kids. (For information call 716-608-4770)

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)

19 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (4:00 - 8:00 pm) Join Legal Heat as they lead a Concealed Carry Course. (Reservations can be made at www.MyLegalHeat.com or by calling 855-GUN-CLASS.)

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 - Saturday Kayak Skills Session at the Olean, NY, Linn Launch, Steam Valley Road, Portville, NY (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) Kayak skills and safety training. (Cost: $80.00) (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

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) 

20 – Grape Country Coonhunters Association Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Williams Hill Road, Branchport, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $12.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Josh Wood at 315-729-4773)

20 - Cattaraugus County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 10491 Route 240, West Valley, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Joel Nicholas 716-378-1832)

20 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) Cabela’s has partnered with Legal Heat, the Nation’s Leading Firearms Training Firm to provide concealed carry classes to meet the qualifying requirements and documentation to obtain the Utah and Arizona concealed carry permits in a fun, informative, non-intimidating class. These permits will allow combined carry reciprocity in approximately 30+ states. Legal Heat's concealed carry class covers firearms safety, handling, transportation, storage, ammunition, self-defense and firearms laws, concealed carry techniques and much more. Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are all NRA and Utah BCI certified, insured and among the most highly experienced in the industry and can answer your CCW questions. This course typically runs approximately 4 hours. This Legal Heat course does not have a testor range requirement. The Utah and Arizona permits are open to residents of any state and can be applied for by mail. You do NOT have to reside in the state of UT or AZ to qualify to apply for their concealed carry permits. Register TODAY for this fun and informative class. Seating may be limited. (For information/register go to www.MyLegalHeat.com/Cabelas or call 855-GUN-CLASS)

20 - Birding and Boating: Howland’s Island Meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:30 – 4:00 pm) Join us for a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the Seneca River around Howland’s Island. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the largest population of breeding Cerulean Warblers in NY. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. (Fee: $10/child with-out rental, $18/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental) (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

26 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Event Water Race - $12.00/7:30 pm – Coonhound Bench Show - $12.00/9:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129 or John Marshall 607-345-5366)   

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

27 - Birding 101: Class #6 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Learn why some birds stay just for the summer and which species to look for during the summer. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

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)

2 - Whitney Point Sportsman Association Coonhound Event at the club on NY Route 206, Whitney Point, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Event Water Race - $12.00/7:30 pm – Coonhound Bench Show - $12.00/9:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Ralph Canniff at 607-240-1129 or John Marshall 607-345-5366)

3 - NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

3 - Boy Scout Conservation Day at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)  What are invasive species and why do they need to be removed?  Boy Scouts from Bobcats to Eagle Scouts will learn about invasive species management while participating in habitat restoration projects and exploring the birds and other wildlife that benefit from this important work. Each scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. (Fee: $5/Scout.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

3-4 - Orleans County Houndsmen Beaglers Beagle Event at 3199 Maltby Road, Oakfield, NY. (6/3 6:30 am – Beagle Event Hunt - $25.00/6/3 6:30 am Beagle Event Bench Show - $20.00/6/4 6:30 am – Beagle Event Hunt - $25.00/6/4 6:30 am Beagle Event Bench Show - $20.00/) Highest scoring double cast wins or 1 cast win and your score with plus points will be State Champion. King and queen from Saturday will go head to head with Sunday's king and queen for State Show Champion.  (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)     

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.)

9 - Grape Country Coonhunters Association Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Williams Hill Road, Branchport, NY (8:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Josh Wood at 315-729-4773)

9 - Home School Nature Series: Leaping with Frogs at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)  Spring is here and Montezuma is booming with frogs!  Homeschooled children ages 5 to 12 will explore the resident frogs and toads to learn how these wonderful animals survive and serve as a critical part of wetland habitats. Children will get up close to tadpoles, frogs, and toads so please bring water boots. (Fee: $8/student.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

10 -  Girl Scout Conservation Day at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors will participate in conservation projects that will improve habitats for birds, other wildlife, and people in our community. Scouts will remove invasive plants and ensure that newly planted seedlings are thriving. Each scout must have a leader, chaperone, or parent in attendance. (Fee: $5/Scout.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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 - Orleans County Houndsmen And Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Phipps Road, Albion, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Purina Event - $20.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Purina Event - $30.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)

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)

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 (3/15/18)

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

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

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

17 - Saturday Kayak Skills Sessions & Tours at the Buffalo River DEC launch at Ohio Street (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Kayak skills and safety training. (Cost: $60.00) (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

17 -  Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) Cabela’s has partnered with Legal Heat, the Nation’s Leading Firearms Training Firm to provide concealed carry classes to meet the qualifying requirements and documentation to obtain the Utah and Arizona concealed carry permits in a fun, informative, non-intimidating class. These permits will allow combined carry reciprocity in approximately 30+ states. Legal Heat's concealed carry class covers firearms safety, handling, transportation, storage, ammunition, self-defense and firearms laws, concealed carry techniques and much more. Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are all NRA and Utah BCI certified, insured and among the most highly experienced in the industry and can answer your CCW questions. This course typically runs approximately 4 hours. This Legal Heat course does not have a testor range requirement. The Utah and Arizona permits are open to residents of any state and can be applied for by mail. You do NOT have to reside in the state of UT or AZ to qualify to apply for their concealed carry permits. Register TODAY for this fun and informative class. Seating may be limited. (For information/register go to www.MyLegalHeat.com/Cabelas or call 855-GUN-CLASS)

17 -  Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: The Bear Facts at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 2:00 pm) Jean Soprano, wildlife rehabilitator at the Kindred Kingdoms Rehabilitation Center, is dedicated to the care and release of injured black bears in Central and Northern NY. Jean will give a fascinating  presentation about how she cares for bears and provides them with the best chance of survival when they are released.  (Fee: $4/child, $6/adult, $20/family, FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

18 - Niagara Frontier - Alexander Gun Show at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98)  Alexander, NY (9:00 am – 4:00pm) 100 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (100 Tables) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email  guns@nfgshows.com)

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

21 - Women’s Wednesdays Level 1 Kayak Skills Session at 18 Mile Creek and Lake Erie. (5:30 – 7:30 pm) Quality instruction to suit your needs aimed at the beginner, new to kayaking and want to learn. Minimum boat size is 12 feet. (Cost: $60.00 for 2 hours/Boat Rental $25.00) Bring refreshments, sunscreen, personal medications and spare clothing. Wear clothing suitable for getting wet (synthetics as cotton doesn’t dry quickly) and shoes without laces as they can get trapped. (For information call 716-392-2708 or email seabird.ava@gmail.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27-29 - Children in the Stream Conference at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY. A conference to educate school teachers and other adult mentors interested in starting a youth fly fishing program. Fishing is the answer to a lot of people’s questions. It should come as no surprise that fly fishing is being used as a foundation for investigating science, math, English language arts, visual arts and community outreach through a “Children of the Stream” program. This unique interdisciplinary approach will be under the tutelage of Dr. Mike Jabot and Alberto Rey. “Children in the Stream” is the brainchild of Rey, a program he has been involved with for 18 years molding the anglers of tomorrow. (Cost: $350) Registration includes instruction in the classroom and in the field; fly rod outfits, fly tying kits and publications. (For information visit www.childreninthestream.com.)

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

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)

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

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

5-16 - 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)  

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AUGUST 2017

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                         

SEPTEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 – NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

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

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

OCTOBER 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 2018

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

FEBRUARY 2018

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

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

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

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

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

MARCH 2018

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

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

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

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

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

from Mouth to County Line (Wyoming County)