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OCTOBER 2016

1 – Falconry Season Opens (>3/31/17)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Coyote (3/29/17)

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

16 – Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), East Branch Owego Creek, East and West Branchs Tioughnioga River and the Otselic River (Cortland County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property, Hatchery Property - 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Livingston County), Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road Upstream to Union Street and from the Wheatland Center Road Upstream to the Mouth of Spring Creek, and Spring Creek (Monroe County), East Koy & Wiscoy Creeksand Chenunda Creek (Allegany County), Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry, Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek, (Cattaraugus County), Hosmer Brook and Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam (Erie County), Clear Creek from the mouth to the Wyoming-Cattaraugus County line, Wiscoy Creek 0.5 mile upstream and downstream from the East Hillside Road bridge, East Koy Creek, Chenunda Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam, Clear Creek (Ellington), Fenton Brook and Oatka Creek (Wyoming County) (>3/31/17)

NOVEMBER 2016

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2017

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

24-3/25 - All in the Same Boat Annual Catch and Release Steelhead Tournament for Niagara and Orleans County ributaries. (Entry fee is $15. (For information/register contact the Newfane tackle shop, Newfane, NY.)

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)

4/5 – 25/26 - Spring Season Fly Tying at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (Weekends at 1:00 pm) Head over to our Fly-Fishing department where one of our expert Outfitters will be showing how to tie the best flies to catch big trout during this spring season! We’ll go over the importance of being able to match the hatch and set you up with everything you need to tie some killer flies! You can also test your skills at tying your own flies right here in the store! The March schedule is: March 4th - Featuring the Wooly Bugger Fly, a fly that represents many species of aquatic insects/March 5th - Featuring the Prince Nymph Fly, a fly that represents many species of aquatic insects/March 11th - Featuring the Conehead Marabou Muddler Fly, a streamer fly that represents many bait fish/March 12th -  Featuring the Wire Body Stonefly Fly/March 18th - Featuring the Elk Hair Caddis Fly, a great searing dry fly when fish are active and sipping bugs off of the surface/March 19th - Featuring the Caddis Pupa Fly, a fly that represents an emerging caddis/March 25th - Featuring the Parachute Adams Fly, a great dry fly to represent many of the mayfly while still in the nymph stage/March 26th - Featuring the Bead Head Pheasant Tail Fly, A classic trout nymph representing the mayfly while still in the nymph stage of life. (For information call 716-608-4770)

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16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Black Bass in all Finger Lakes except Cayuga, Otisco, Owasco and Skaneateles Lakes. (>6/19/16)
16 - Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on Otselic River from mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam, Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street Bridge, Susquehanna River in the towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge, Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building (Broome County), Dutch Hollow Brook from Owasco Lake upstream to the Route 38A bridge (Cayuga County), Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam (Oswego County) (>5/5)

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

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Finger Lakes Bucks & Beards Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquetat the Pulteney Fire House, 8891 Brown Road, Pulteney, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Steve Calderwood   eot_tradingpost@yahoo.com   607-522-7991)

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

18 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquetat the K Of C, Main Streeet, Hornell, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Sean Smith   607-324-6664)

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

18 - Concealed Carry Class presented by Legal Heat at the Cabela’s Cheektowaga Store, 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) Join Legal Heat as they lead a Concealed Carry Course. Reservations can be made at www.MyLegalHeat.com.

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

18-19 - 39th Annual Maple Sugaring at the Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY. (Breakfast 9:00 am-1:00 pm/Trail Demonstrations 10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Explore the science and lore of maple syrup production with volunteer guides along the CNC Pioneer Trail and also enjoy a pancake breakfast. On the trail, participants learn how a tree makes sap and discover the different processing techniques while enjoying the outdoors. Other highlights include a 100 percent pure maple syrup tasting in the sugarhouse, and a pancake meal in the visitors center. All meals include pure maple syrup and a choice of beverage. Maple Sugaring is the CNC’s major annual fundraising event and helps maintain CNC operations. (Meal Cost: Adult - $10.00/Kids - $8.00) (For information call 585-374-6160)

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

21 - Citizen Science: Frogwatch Usa Training at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (7:00 pm) Become a citizen scientist! Participate in this training program to volunteer to monitor frogs and toads at Reinstein Woods. (For information/ call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

22-23 - New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Show at the NYS Fairgrounds Expo Center, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse , NY (Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm) 1,000 tables. (Admission: $7.00/seniors $5.00/children under 12 free) (For information contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 346 Paul Street, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-748-1010 email sandynysac@yahoo.com)

23 - Montezuma’s Migration Mania Tour meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (4:00 – 6:00 pm) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Montezuma Audubon Center ‘s van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Short-eared Owls and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult ) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

23 - NYSDEC Electro Shocking of Naples Creek – Crew starts just north of the Village of Naples, Ontario County, at the Route 245 bridge. (9:00 am) The sampling is conducted to aid in the ongoing assessment of Finger Lakes fisheries management practices and to provide up-to-date information for the opening day fishing forecast.  (For information call 585-226-5324)

24 NYSDEC Electro Shocking of Cold Brook (Keuka Inlet) – Crew starts in the hamlet of Pleasant Valley, Steuben County. (10:00 am) The sampling is conducted to aid in the ongoing assessment of Finger Lakes fisheries management practices and to provide up-to-date information for the opening day fishing forecast.  (For information call 585-226-5324)

24 - Clymer Coonhunters Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Ravlin Hill Road, Panama, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Event Bench Show - $10.00/8:00 pm – Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $15.00) (For information call Chester Bricker at 716-355-6442 or Brian Nickerson at
176-499-8192)

24 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chemung Valley Ridgerunners Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 760 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Chad Mcdonald   cltcmcdonald24@yahoo.com   607-738-2050)

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

25 - The 28th Annual Antique Fishing Tackle Show at the Elk’s Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport, NY (10:30 am – 2:00 pm) (Admission is $5.00). (For more information call Dan Bedford at 716-713-9410.)

25 - Nuisance Goose Seminar sponsored by the Oneida Lake Association at the P.V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square, NY (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) Canada goose biology and behavior, the legal framework, role of government in goose management, options for homeowners/land managers, a goose dog demonstration, and more. (For information email info@oneidalakeassociation.org)

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

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

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

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

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

25 - Red Wiggler Worm Composting at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Spring is time to start thinking about gardening, and worm compost is a great fertilizer for plants. Starter kits are available to make; cost/kit = $5.00, FORW members = $3.00. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

25 - Birding 101: Class #3 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) What bird am I? Learn the general types of birds at Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

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

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

26 - End of Hunting Season for Coyotes

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

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

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

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

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genesee Local Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Russ Romano   rpromano@rochester.rr.com   585- 975-9930)

30 - Citizen Science: Project Budburst Training at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (6:30 pm) Participate in this training program to volunteer to monitor trees and plants throughout the seasons. For adults only. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

31 - Falconry Season Closes

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

31 – Close of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) (Livingston County), Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road Upstream to Union Street and from the Wheatland Center Road Upstream to the Mouth of Spring Creek, and Spring Creek (Monroe County), East Koy & Wiscoy Creeks (Allegany County), Clear Creek, Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry Creek, Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Cattaraugus County), Hosmer Brook and Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam (Erie County), Wiscoy Creek (Minus Section ½ mile Each Side of East Hillside Road Bridge), East Koy Creek, Cattaraugus Creek Upstream of Springville Dam and Clear Creek from Mouth to County Line (Wyoming County)

APRIL 2017

 

1 – Start of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee (>10/15)
1 – Start of Trout Season in Green Lake (Onondaga County), Rushford Lake (Allegany County) (>11/30)

1 - 14th Annual Riedman Foundation Opening Day Trout Derby at the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park, 115 Park Road,  Pittsford, NY (Register at Powder Horn Lodge – 6:30 am/Fishing 7:00 am – Noon) All ages are welcome to join in the fun at the Opening Day Trout Derby to benefit the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park. Again this year, the contestant weighing in the largest brown trout will be recognized with the Bank of America Angler Award, a $500 prize. There will also be "largest catch" prizes awarded in three age categories. Entry is only $5 per angler age eight and older. Fishing will take place in designated areas of Irondequoit Creek within the boundaries of Powder Mills Park. The derby weigh station is at Powder Horn Lodge. Prizes will be awarded at noon. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.fishpowdermill.org. (For information call 585-586-1670.)

1 - 56th Annual Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby. Entry is by pre-registration only - registration sites are Sutton’s Sporting Goods, Main St., Naples (During business hours) and the Derby Headquarters -Naples Fire Hall, Vine St (3/31/14- 5 pm to 10 pm, 4/01/14- 4 am to sunrise) (Entry Fees - $8 Ages 16-64, $5 under 16, $5 ages 65 and over)(For additional information contact Joyce Doran 585-374-2782)

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

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri-County Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Lake Watch, 1642 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Scott Wilcox   607-533-4707)
1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter
Hunting Heritage Banquet at The St. Aloysius Church Hall, 186 Franklin Street, Springville, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Richard Gerlach   r905g@yahoo.com   716-857-0586)

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

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

1 - Make An Upcycled Planter at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Get a jump start on the gardening season and create a unique planter from natural and recycled materials. Materials fee: $4; $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members. For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

2 - 12th Annual John Long Memorial Raffle and Feast sponsored by the Niagara River Anglers Assn., at Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY. (2:00 pm) (For information and tickets call 716-628-1460)

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at Ransomville Vol. Fire Company, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road (Route 93), Ransomville,  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 Pamela Lederhouse  716-791-3151   plederhous@aol.com)

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road (Route 93), Ransomville, NY (3:30 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Pamela Lederhouse   plederhous@aol.com   716-791-3151)

5 - Educator Workshops - Project WET Workshop at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga). (4:00 -7:00 pm) Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) helps students explore water and water resources. The curriculum guide features multidisciplinary lesson plans covering topics such as the physical and chemical characteristics of water, cultural connections to water and water resource management. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov).

6 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Plains Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Richard Vendel   585-872-4565)

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

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oak Orchard River Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Carlton Fire Dept. Rec Hall, Route 98, Albion, NY (5:30 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Robert St. John
st.johnphilosophy@yahoo.com   585-682-4495)

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Orleans County Chapter Dinner at the Carlton Fire Department Rec Hall, Carlton, NY. A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Bob St. John at 585-682-4495)

7-9 - Niagara County Bullhead Contest sponsored by the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson, NY (Start – 5:00 pm 4/7 / End - 1:00 pm 4/9) Best two fish. (For information call Eric at 716-628-6078) 

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

8 - 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-Poor Boy - $20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)

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

8 - Geo-Caching Egg Hunt at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Participants will learn how to use a GPS unit, then search for hidden eggs in the woods. (Fee: $2 per person; free for Friends

of Reinstein Woods members.) (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

8 - Birding 101: Class #4 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Learn about the wetland birds of the Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

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

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

10-14 - Nature Tech Adventures at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (Each Day at 1:30 pm) Schedule: Monday – Birding/Tuesday – Orienteering/Wednesday - Wild Wind/Thursday – Geocaching/Friday - Nature Apps.

Join us for some fun-filled spring break activities! Come for just one day, or all week. For children ages 8 and older. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

15 – End of Dog Training

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

15 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Between-The-Lakes Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the South Seneca Sportsmans Club, 6894 Yarnell Road, Ovid, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Shane Hayward   607-351-8830)

15 - Southern Tier Cha Inc. Coonhound Event at the clubhouse at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville NY (4:00 pm – Coonhound Event Bench Show - $15.00/6:00 pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial - $10.00/6:00 pm –Coonhound Event Water Race - $10.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Kevin Noody at 716-595-2053 or 716-679-8783)

15 - Natural Egg Dyeing at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Discover how spices, fruits and vegetables can create rich natural colors as you dye eggs. Bring your own eggs, limit of 6 per person. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

19 - Educator Workshops - Project Learning Tree Workshop at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga). (9:00 am -3:30 pm) Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window on the world” to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information/register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Hardwood Strutters Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Club 86, Avenue E, Geneva, NY (5:30 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Michael Mcgreevy   mike.doinker@hotmail.com   315-730-5821)

21 - 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)

22 - NATIONAL EARTH DAY

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)

28 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oswego River Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Oasis At Thunder Island, Route 48, Fulton, NY (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Bruce Bailey   dinklepuss@hotmail.com   315-695-5113)

28 – Arbor Day – New York State

29 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Drumlins Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at Donselaars, Route 31-10257, Clyde, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Mark Salerno
msalerno@marshallfarms.com   315-879-8960)

29 – 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 - 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 before 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)

 

MAY 2017

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

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)

5-14 - 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.)

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)

6 - Start of Statewide Fishing Season for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye (>3/15)
6 – Start of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County), the Chemung River and Tributaries and Tioga River (Chemung County) (>3/15)
6 - Start of Special Season on Lake Erie and Tribs for Black Bass (must 20 inches +) (>6/16)

6 - 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 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)

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)

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)

14 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Summer Slam Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at The Hornell American Legion Post #440, 72 Seneca Street, Hornell, NY (3:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Mike Valentine   mvalentine@stny.rr.com   607-661-8709)

15 - Start of Bowfishing for Carp Season (A fishing or small game hunting license may be used) Water must be legal for fishing and discharge of a bow. (>9/30)

20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Grand Slam Gobblers Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Wolcott Elks Club, 6161 W. Port Bay Road, Wolcott, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Chris Reed,   jmc604@hotmail.com  315-730-24360)

20 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop - Stalking the Adirondack Ostrich: Ferns, Flowers & Trees of the Adirondacks at Tupper Lake, NY (Cost: $50.00) (For information/register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service, LLC  518-359-8194  adkfoothills@yahoo.com  or go to www.adkfoothills.com) 

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)

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

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

3-4 - 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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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.)

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

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

 

JULY 2017

 

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

 

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)

5-20 - 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 - 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                         

SEPTEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 – NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

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

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

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

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

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

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

OCTOBER 2017

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

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)

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 - 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)

NOVEMBER 2017

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)