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JANUARY 2018

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

APRIL 2018

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

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

 

MAY 2018

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

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

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

 

JUNE 2018

1-8/5 - Legacy Exhibit at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY (Tue-Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 1:00-%;00 pm) The summer “Legacy Exhibit” provides exclusive original works from the Peterson Collection, along with significant artifacts and memorabilia that highlight Roger Tory Peterson’s life and work. (Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors/Military: $10, Children & Students: $8, Family: $30, RTPI Donors: $5 Discount.) (For information call 716-665-2473; National: 800-758-6841. Email: info@rtpi.org Website: rtpi.org)

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

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

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

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

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

6/16- 8/13 - Birds in Art at the Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY. Hosting the Birds in Art exhibit is a milestone in the exciting new upward trajectory that the nature center is on. It represents the spirit of craft and design, and its relationship with the natural world.  Experiences like Wooden Bird Carving and Birds in Culinary Art offer the opportunity to hone a handcraft either in the studio or in the kitchen deepening the connection to the exhibit elements that highlight both the birds of exotic locations but also the birds of the farmyard. (For information call 585-374-6160)

30-7/29 – 2018 Annual LOC Summer Trout and Salmon Fishing Derby on Lake Ontario. $10,000 Grand Prize also prizes for the largest Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow/Steelhead and Brown Trout. (For information call 315-333-5213, email locderby@aol.com or go to http://www.loc.org/)

JULY 2018

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

4-15 - The 28th Annual Stephen Harrington Memorial Erie Canal Fishing Derby will be held on the Canal from the Niagara River to Albion. Over $20,000 in prizes will be up for grabs, including a boat package supplied by Brobeil Marine of Buffalo for the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize is determined through a special drawing at the Awards Ceremony of all first place winners of the seven species categories – bass, walleye, northern pike, bullhead, carp, sheepshead and catfish. There’s a family registration for just $25. Adults can register for $15; kids 14 and under can register for $10. A cash bash is also available for $5. There are six registration outlets and five weigh stations along the canal. In addition there will be 50 tagged fish worth some $10,000 in prizes. For more information, check out www.eriecanalderby.com.

9-13 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp - Hunter Safety / Waterfowl ID at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Youth will earn their hunter safety and waterfowl ID certificates while learning how to be a safe, ethical, and responsible sportsman during hands-on learning and outdoor experiences! Waterfowl ID is required to hunt waterfowl at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This camp will be taught as a home study course to maximize our time in the field. Campers will be given the course manual and workbook prior to camp. Ages: 11-15. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

9-14 – Youth Rowing Camp at the Les Wagner Rowing Center, 3348 New York 17C, Owego, NY. (8:30 am – 12:00 pm)For Boys and Girls, 13–18 years old. Since 1998, HIBC has conducted junior and adult rowing at the Les Wagner Rowing Center on the beautiful Susquehanna River. To introduce this enjoyable and challenging sport to the youth in our area. The cost of the program is $130.00 for the 6 days, which includes a tee-shirt and snacks. Attire for campers is simple: sneakers or sandals, cotton socks, tee shirt and a long-sleeve shirt, and shorts. The fee will be refunded if, after the initial session, the camper decides to withdraw.

11 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Silver Lake (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) Tthe trail will utilize the honor system for the entire season including the bass tournaments--there are 2 good results from this change--less chaos at launch time and a guarantee that all fishermen get 8 hours of fishing in !!  The system has been modified with great results and less congestion in the mornings--sign up/pay entry fee from 6-645--get your live well checked and go to your spot and begin fishing at 7 and fish until 3 and be back at launch by 315 which gives a full 8 hours to fish !! (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)  

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

12 - Jewels Of The Sky at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst, NY. (10:00 am) On this guided walk we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies in flight. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

12 - Invasive Plants Work Day at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Help remove invasive plants from Reinstein Woods and learn alternative

native species to plant instead. For adults and children 12 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

14 - 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 Martin Laufer at 390-7727 or mdl29@msn.com)

14 - The 3rd Annual Onondaga Cup & Lake Fest at Willow Bay (Northeast end of Onondaga Lake Park), Liverpool, NY (9:00 am – 6:00 pm) Athletes will compete in a nostalgic regatta – master & juniors rowers in a USRowing Registered Regatta, plus corporate teams, individual kayakers and paddle-boarders and new to the event Dragon Board races. Live mermaids, on-water entertainment, cooking competitions, live music, a kids zone with rides, yoga, barre & hit exercise classes, a “Crew-Fest”- craft beer tasting event, entertainers and more, all in a free, relaxed, shady, lakeside venue. (For information go to http://www.onondagalakefest.com/#Competition)

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

14 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Open Bass Tournament – Honeoye Lake at the State Launch on East Lake Road. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com) 

14 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop Shotgun Course at Sunset Farms Sporting Clays, 492 N. Knight Rd. Delanson NY. (Noon – 4:30 pm) (BOW) shotgun instructors are offering an intermediate level, one-day shotgun course for those women who already have some experience shooting a shotgun and want to learn more and get better at shooting at stationary and moving targets. Come to this course to find out what a choke does, how to select appropriate ammo, and how to find the right shotgun for you. You will also get the opportunity to shoot at a variety of targets on a sporting clay course. You can take this class if you have taken the shotgun class at a BOW workshop, you are comfortable shooting a shotgun, and/or you have hunted with a shotgun. (Cost: $35.00) (For more information contact Kelly Stang at kelly.stang@dec.ny.gov or visit Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, and sign up for e-mail notifications.)

14 - National Wild Turkey Federation – JAKES Outdoor Fun Day at the Bath Rod & Gun Club,

7771 Telegraph Road, Bath, NY. (For information contact Jim Mcglynn at 607-776-6263 or email elkmcg@wildblue.net)

14 - 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 (Regional Qualifying Event) - $20.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt (Regional Qualifying Event) - $30.00) (For information call Chris Deperro 716-570-6798 moc.oohay@orrepedsirhc) 

14 - Citizen Science Training: The Search For Monarchs at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Learn how to search for and record monarchs at Reinstein Woods or in your own backyard. For adults and children ages 12 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

14 - ALIENS! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:00 pm) Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants

and animals that have been introduced from other parts of the world. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

14-15 - Lake Erie Big Dawg Walleye Tournament centered at Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk Harbor, New York. This is a 1-day tourney, 5 fish/day, with an optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Unlimited boat field, 2 - 5 anglers per boat, $500 entry fee, 100% payback, 6AM take-off. (For information contact Mark Mohr 716-998-9871 or go to https://www.rayzorsbigdawg.com/.)

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

15 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Strutters & Leatherstocking Chapters’ Woman in the Outdoors Event at the Leather Stocking Club, 4860 St Route 104, New Haven, NY.  (For more information contact Michael Cali  315-342-1645 or email macfir116@gmail.com)

15 - Beyond 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: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. Weather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

15 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Cayuga Lake (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) The trail will utilize the honor system for the entire season including the bass tournaments--there are 2 good results from this change--less chaos at launch time and a guarantee that all fishermen get 8 hours of fishing in !!  The system has been modified with great results and less congestion in the mornings--sign up/pay entry fee from 6-645--get your live well checked and go to your spot and begin fishing at 7 and fish until 3 and be back at launch by 315 which gives a full 8 hours to fish !! (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)  

15 - FLX Big Money Open Bass Tournament – Keuka Lake at Keuka Lake State Park. (Buy In: $250/Pay Out: 1st $3,000 · 2nd $1,000 · 3rd$ 750 - Lunker $250/Based on a 25 boat field)(For information call 978-427-9496 or email thinklikeafish1@gmail.com)

16-20 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp - Bow Safety / Trapper Safety at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Campers will learn the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities when using a bow and arrow to pursue deer and as a trapper when setting traps to catch wild game. This camp will be taught as a home study course to maximize our time in the field. Campers will be given the course manual and workbook prior to camp. Ages: 11-15. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

16-20 - Tinker Nature Camp at Tinker Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY. (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) Participants will have fun with a different nature topic each day! Topics include: exploring nature, investigating birds, life at the pond and nature play. (For 3rd – 6th graders.) (Cost: Res -$45.00/Non Res - $55.00) (For information call 585-359-2540.)

16-20 - Archery Camp: Session Two at the Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca, NY   (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Not only will campers in this program receive one-on-one shooting instruction from a certified archery instructor, but they will also explore the evolution of the sport through its history, from early humans that flint knapped stone points for hunting, to the modern equipment and practices observed in the Olympics. Campers will learn safe shooting habits, bow and arrow building basics, and proper technique with both traditional recurve and modern compound bows. For ages 12 - 14 years. (Cost: $300.00) (For information/register call 315- 673-1350)

17 - Going Batty! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (8:00 pm) Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact

from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

17-19 – 71st Annual Woodsmen's Field Days at the Oneida County Fair Grounds, Route 294, Boonville. The primary goals of the Woodsmen's Field Days are promotion of the forest industry in general, and in keeping with the intent of Rev. Reed, the lumberjack in particular, a vanishing breed of men. With these goals in mind we felt what better way to do so than establish a forum on the Information Super Highway (the World Wide Web in particular), thereby making related information available to anyone, any time, any place. (For information and schedule go to http://www.starwebhosting.net/woodsmen/boonvil1.html)

18 - Black Powder Public Shoot at the Bement-Billings Black Powder Range, 9241 State Route 38, Newark Valley, NY (5:30 pm) (monthly on the 3rd Wednesday until Sep 19, 2018) (For information call Bob Waite 215-688-0614 or Joe Cavanaugh 607-723-8405.)

18 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Conesus Lake (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) The trail will utilize the honor system for the entire season including the bass tournaments--there are 2 good results from this change--less chaos at launch time and a guarantee that all fishermen get 8 hours of fishing in !!  The system has been modified with great results and less congestion in the mornings--sign up/pay entry fee from 6-645--get your live well checked and go to your spot and begin fishing at 7 and fish until 3 and be back at launch by 315 which gives a full 8 hours to fish !! (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247)  

18-19 -  2018 NYFAB NFAA Outdoor State Archery Championships at the Double T Archery Club, 1110 N French Road, Buffalo, NY (Sat 7:00 am – Sun 6:00 pm) This annual shoot, sponsored by the New York State Archery Association, allows for shooting for ages from 6 to 70-plus. All disciplines are included: recurve, compound, barebow and crossbow. Fees are $30 for adults, $25 for Junior Olympic. Friday allows for practice from 2-5 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. Applications can be found at www.nysaa.org. (For information contact Dave Hoffman at 716-440-1582.) 

19 - Public Information Session On Habitat Management Plan For Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area at DEC's Salmon River Fish Hatchery, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar, NY (6:00 – 8:30 pm). The meeting will include a presentation about Happy Valley WMA, with specific activities and locations for planned management actions and a brief overview of the Young Forest Initiative, as well as a question and answer period. This meeting is wheelchair accessible. For special accommodations or more information, contact Adam Perry at 607-753-3095 ext. 240. The habitat management plan for Happy Valley WMA can be found on DEC's website. http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html

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

19 - Intro to Campfire Cooking at Keuka Lake State Park, 3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Learn to cook easy and delicious campfire meals and keep campers well fed and happy! Taught by L.L. Bean expert guides. This clinic will be held outdoors at Keuka Lake State Park, so please wear appropriate clothing. Join the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium staff for this exciting L.L Bean partner clinic (Cost: Free) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

19 - Creek Critters at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Amherst, NY (10:30 am) Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater along Ellicott Creek. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

20 - Registration Deadline for DEC Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator And Leashed Tracking Dog Examinations Scheduled for August 10: Examinations will run from 10:00 am to noon at most DEC regional offices across the state. The list of DEC Regional offices can be found on the DEC website. Exam Registration Forms can be found on the DEC website. There is no charge to take any of the written exams. To apply for any of these exams, visit the DEC Special Licenses Unit and complete an exam registration form. Completed forms can be sent by mail, fax or email to: NYS DEC Special Licenses Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4752, Fax: 518-402-8925, Email: SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov.   

20-22 - The 2018 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship at the Rochester Brooks Gun Club, 962 Honeoye Falls #6 Road, Rush, NY. Dedicated air gun competitors from around the globe can now register for the three-day competition which features multiple shooting matches including the main two-day rifle event. There are five divisions and classes for competitors, Open, Hunter, WFTF, Freestyle and Pistol. In addition to the main rifle event, this year will also feature a pistol match, the Quigley Bucket Match and the Pyramyd Air Gunslinger match. For more details and wanting to register can do so online by visiting  https://www.crosman.com/caaftc. Participants can also download and mail-in the registration form if they choose http://www.crosman.com/connect/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FTC-2018-Registration-Form-1.pdf.

21 -  8th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye SHOOTOUT. 100% cash back tournament. This is a 1-day tourney with optional Big-Fish Friday derby (July 20, 2018).  $500 entry fee, teams of 2 to 5 anglers per boat, 6-fish bag weigh-in, 7AM – 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. weigh-in at Cabana Sam’s.  Up to $100,000 in cash and prize awards. (For information contact Don Ruppert 716-416-3709 or go to https://walleyeshootout.com/.)

21 – Upstate Anglers BASS Team Open - Oneida Lake at Oneida Shores, Ladd Road (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information email admin@upstateanglers.com or go to http://www.upstateanglers.com/)

21 – C V Bass League Tournament – Silver Lake at the State Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00. Fish alone or with a partner) (For information call John Orchowski 814-258-5298 or email forchowski@hotmail.com)

21 - Steuben County Coon Hunters, Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 4082 Depot Street, Cameron, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $13.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $13.00) (For information call Roger Barney at 607-695-9024 ten.sehguh@yenrab_jr)

21 - Southern Tier Cha Inc. Coonhound Event at the clubhouse at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville NY (5:00 pm – Coonhound Event Bench Show–Poor Boy - $10.00/6:30 pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial-Poor Boy - $10.00/6:30 pm –Coonhound Event Water Race - $10.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Kevin Noody at 716-679-8783 or email moc.oohay@ydoonnivek)

21 – Butterflies & Dragons at the Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY (10:30 – 11:30 am) Families will make a butterfly or dragonfly craft in this program, then we will grab some nets to capture and identify the real thing! (Cost: Free) (For information/register call 315-539-5624)
21 - Family Nature Quest: Caterpillar Crawl at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Discover the hiding spots of caterpillars in the forest and fields. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

21 - Birding 101: Class #7 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Search for sparrows in the woods, and learn about the eight species that visit here. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

21/22 – 36th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show & Regatta at Keuka Lake - Depot Park, Hammondsport, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 1:00 pm) This show offers you the opportunity to some of the finest classic boats and cars, Fiberglassics to "Woodie" cars! The Wine Country Classic Boats is a chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS). (For information call 315-521-2626 or go to http://www.winecountryclassicboats.com/)

21/22 – 36th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show & Regatta at Keuka Lake - Depot Park, Hammondsport, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 1:00 pm) This show offers you the opportunity to some of the finest classic boats and cars, Fiberglassics to "Woodie" cars! The Wine Country Classic Boats is a chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS). (For information call 315-521-2626 or go to http://www.winecountryclassicboats.com/)

22 - 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: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. We ather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled.  (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

22 – CVBM Sodus Bay Tournament at Sodus Town Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

23-27 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp - Fisheries at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Young anglers will learn safe fishing practices and how to catch “the big one” from wildlife biologists while casting for trout, panfish, salmon, bass, carp and more around Montezuma and the Finger Lakes Region. Ages: 11-15. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

23-27 - Intro to Timber Framing Workshop at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (7/23 8:00 am – 7/27 4:00 pm) WITH ROB HUGHES ($50 discount offered to participants who sign up for both the Intro and Advanced Workshops.)

PURPOSE: This workshop is designed to provide an intensive timber framing experience for beginners while building a structure to be used for shelter and staging for future campus programs. Although no previous experience is required, participants are expected to fully embrace both the “learning” and the “doing.” Our program is designed to develop specific skills in a particular sequence that builds anticipation and confidence. This will be an active learning process and students can expect to walk away with a deeper appreciation for the craft and the ability to take the next step and design and build a frame of their own.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

All hand and power tools will be provided. All you need to bring is eye and hearing protection, a handful of pencils (carpenter style or normal school pencils), a utility knife, and perhaps a tool apron. You may choose to bring a notebook or journal to record things you might forget, but your instructor(s) will continue to provide feedback via email/phone after the course is over. Students are also encouraged to bring their own water bottle or energy drinks daily. Hydration and electrolyte balance will become more important than you might think. Lunch will be provided by the Finger Lakes Museum.

HOW YOU SHOULD DRESS:

Late July in the Finger Lakes can get quite warm so dress accordingly. Shorts are fine, but we will be creating an enormous amount of sawdust that will get in your shoes. Close-toed shoes are highly recommended, but you do not need work boots. We are looking for a balance of comfort and safety.

SAFETY:

We will be using a wide range of hand and power tools, most of which you are unlikely to have any past experience with. Your instructors will go over safe use of all tools (probably to the point of being annoying) and all students must not hesitate to ask for clarification as often as necessary. Of particular concern are afternoons when fatigue sets in and there is a tendency to become complacent. Perhaps the greatest thing you can do to increase safety is to listen to your body. Staying hydrated and properly nourished will be important. All students will need to complete a “Release of All Claims” form prior to using any tools.

DAILY WORK SCHEDULE:

Given the large amount of joinery we will do in one short week, our days will be quite full. To avoid the heat, we will begin each day at 8:00 am, breaking for a 45 minute lunch around noon. During our lunch break, instructors will lead discussions about various cultural and historical aspects of Timber Framing and this time will also serve as question and answer sessions. Our workday will end at 4:00, but your instructor will be on site till 5:00 (depending on our production rate, students may be asked to continue beyond 4:00 whenever possible). Our target for raising the frame will be Friday afternoon, but that may be pushed to Saturday if the weather (or productivity) necessitate the extra day. (Cost: $300) (For information/register contact Rob Hughes 585-683-2097 bigbeamsrob@gmail.com  or

rhughes@wccsk12.org )

23-27 - Tinker Nature Camp at Tinker Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY. (1:00 3:30 pm) Participants will have fun with a different nature topic each day! Topics include: exploring nature, investigating birds, life at the pond and nature play. (For 3rd – 6th graders.) (Cost: Res -$45.00/Non Res - $55.00) (For information call 585-359-2540.)

24-26 - The 10th Annual Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort, 2275 County Road 24 Swain NY 14884. (Fri 1:00 pm – Sun 4:00 pm) Activities for archers of all types; uniquely situated on 100+ wooded acres. The festival offers attendees a wide variety of educational & participatory experiences including Compound Archery, Traditional Archery, Trapping, Tracking and more. Guest performer: Archery Contortionist Bella "BoBella" Gantt will be demonstrating her amazing talents. Activities include: Four 3D Archery Courses; Two Shooting Ranges; Kids Course; Balloon Shoot; Archery Competition; Vendors & Dealers and Guest Speakers. (Shooting Rates: $35 - Three Day Pass; $30 - Saturday & Sunday Pass; $15 - Friday Only; $25 - Saturday Only and $15 - Sunday Only. Kids 12 & under enter and shoot for Free! (adult supervision required) Spectators for the event are also FREE.) (For information call 607-545-6511 or email info@swain.com.)

24-26 The 2018 Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association’ Annual Stone Tool Craftsman Show at Letchworth State Park, Highbanks Recreation Area, Castile, NY. (Fri/Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Event will include flintnapping demonstrations; living history encampment – fur trade & civil war era; eastern seaboard atlatl competition; primitive skills demonstrations and prehistoric artifact identification (Free). (For information go to http://gvknappers.tripod.com)

25 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Sodus Bay (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) The trail will utilize the honor system for the entire season including the bass tournaments--there are 2 good results from this change--less chaos at launch time and a guarantee that all fishermen get 8 hours of fishing in !!  The system has been modified with great results and less congestion in the mornings--sign up/pay entry fee from 6-645--get your live well checked and go to your spot and begin fishing at 7 and fish until 3 and be back at launch by 315 which gives a full 8 hours to fish !! (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)  

25 - Birdwatching Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (6:30 pm) Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

26 - Montezuma Explorer Day Camp at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Learn about the wonders of Montezuma during a day of fun, nature-based activities for kids ages 6-12! We’ll hike through the forest (don’t forget your bug spray!) and search for clues of the birds and other wildlife that live here. We’ll also explore the wetlands and try to catch frogs, turtles, fish and other critters that live just under the water’s surface (bring extra shoes that can get wet!). Bring a bag lunch, water, sunscreen, and a snack. (Fee: $30/child. Pre-paid reservations are required.) (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

26-28 - 2018? ?Costa? ?FLW? ?Series? ?Northern Division? ?Bass? ?Fishing? ?Tournament on Lake ?Erie; Buffalo, NY; Safe Harbor Marina & Buffalo Harbor State Park; (6:30AM Launch-2:30PM Retrieve and weigh-in.) Forecast is 100-175 boats, 2 anglers per boat; open to public to watch or compete (must be an FLW member to compete).

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

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

28 - 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: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. We

ather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

28 - 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 relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the Cayuga-Seneca Canal near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful opportunity to view Montezuma from the water, explore Montezuma’s breeding songbirds and raptors, and try canoeing/kayaking for the first time! Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child with-out rental, $15/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)

28 - Sandy Creek Shootout VIIII Fishing Derby at Sandy Creek Launch Hamlin, NY. (5:00 am – 2:00 pm) Each boat will have a minimum of two participants.  The maximum number of rods to be run by any boat shall be eight (8) All entered fish must be caught in the open waters of Lake Ontario. 100 % Payout, Big fish payouts, 50/50 raffles. (For information go to www.sandycreekshootout.com.)

28 - FLX Big Money Open Bass Tournament – Onondaga Lake at Keuka Lake State Park. (Buy In: $250/Pay Out: 1st $3,000 · 2nd $1,000 · 3rd$ 750 - Lunker $250/Based on a 25 boat field)(For information call 978-427-9496 or email thinklikeafish1@gmail.com)

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

28 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Open Bass Tournament – Conesus Lake at the State Launch on East Lake Road. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

28 - Orleans County Houndsmen Beaglers’ Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY. Beagle Bench Show ($15.00)/Beagle Hunt ($20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483) 

28 - Kayak Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate) at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) Beginning kayaking skills, taught by Pat Atkinson, NYS Outdoor Guide & FLM&A Educator, include safe entry and exit, equipment, forward, reverse, sweeps and draw strokes.

Intermediate kayaking skills, taught by Dan Murn, professional Kayaking Coach based out of Fairport, NY, include setting up seating position for comfort and effect using the whole body, refining strokes in each phase, the catch, pull, recovery and exit, reading moving water to get to your destination, and finding a landmark to focus on, such as a tree, island, bridge, boat dock, etc. Registration fee includes equipment rental. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (Cost: $20.00) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

28 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Forbidden Trail Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Addison American Legion Post 730, 85 Maple Street, Addison, 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 Wayne Metarko 607-359-4278  bowanna41364@yahoo.com)

28 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Sodus Bay at Sodus Bay Town Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (Cost: $85.00 boat for Members/$105.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information call Jonathan Bechy 607-761-3037)

28 – NY Kayak BassFishing Tournament on Conesus Lake For competition rules go to https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/. (For information email newyorkKBF@gmail.com)

28 - Summer Wildflowers at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Search for seasonal wildflowers, and learn their uses and folklore.

For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29 - 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: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. We

ather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled.  (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

29 - Fix It 4U Trail Bass Tournament – Cayuga  Bay (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) The trail will utilize the honor system for the entire season including the bass tournaments--there are 2 good results from this change--less chaos at launch time and a guarantee that all fishermen get 8 hours of fishing in !!  The system has been modified with great results and less congestion in the mornings--sign up/pay entry fee from 6-645--get your live well checked and go to your spot and begin fishing at 7 and fish until 3 and be back at launch by 315 which gives a full 8 hours to fish !! (For information call Evan Perry 570-662-1247 or go to http://www.fixit4utrail.com/)

30-8/3 – Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp - Wildlife Exploration at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Campers will explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex’s habitats and mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians during hiking, canoeing, wildlife management, and other outdoor activities. Ages: 11-15. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

31, 8/7, 8/14 & 8/21 -  Explore Archery at the Henrietta Veterans Memorial Park, Lacrosse Fields (Near Bushman Cabin), off Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY (9:30 – 10:45 am or 11:00 am – 12:14 pm) Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers of any age or ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of archery or a beginner archer looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started! You’ll learn important skills like range safety and proper shooting form, play exciting games and earn achievement awards. (For ages 8 & up.) (Cost: Res -$40.00/Non Res - $50.00) (For information call 585-359-2540.)

 

AUGUST 2018

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

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

2, 9 & 16 - Beekeeping Basics at Tinker Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY. (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) Tinker Park welcomes the next generation of beekeepers and educates them in the importance of bees. Be inspired to take part in bee preservation. Topics covered, include: identify problems, pests, managing population growth and proper tool use. All protective gear will be provided. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. (For ages 11 – 14 years.) (Cost: Res -$45.00/Non Res - $55.00) (For information call 585-359-2540.)

3 -  Birding and Boating: Seneca River Cayuga-Seneca Canal at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (6:00 – 8:30 pm) What better way to enjoy a summer sunset than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! We will launch boats into the Seneca River to see a variety of songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey! Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/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)

3 - Clymer Coonhunters Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on 8067 Route 474, Clymer, NY (9:00 pm – Coonhound Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Chester Bricker at 716-355-6442)

3-5 - The Northern Chautauqua County Conservation Club 14th Annual Walleye Derby in the New York waters of Lake Erie. Limited to 100 boat field, 3-day tourney, top 3 fish weighed each day, 2 to 4 anglers per boat, $100 entry fee, cash prizes, tackle & gear drawings. (For information call  Zen Olaw 716-640-2776.)

4 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Open Bass Tournament – Sodus Bay at the State Launch on Route 14. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

4 -  Upstate Anglers BASS Crazy Cash Tournament – Honeoye Lake at the State Launch. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) ($500 buy in/25 boat limit.) (For information email admin@upstateanglers.com or go to http://www.upstateanglers.com/)

4 - C V Bass League Tournament – Keuka Lake at the Penn Yan Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 Fish alone or with a partner.) (For information call John Orchowski 814-258-5298 or email forchowski@hotmail.com)

4 - NY Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament on Keuka Lake For competition rules go to https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/. (For information email newyorkKBF@gmail.com)

4 - Orleans County Houndsmen And Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY (7:00 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)

4 - 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 ten.sehguh@yenrab_jr)

4 - Ribbit, Slither, Croak! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

4 - Paddle Keuka 5K Race headquartered at Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) Paddle your way across Keuka Lake and back as this exciting event returns for the third year! All proceeds benefit the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium. (For information call 315-595-2200 or email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

5 - CVBM Cayuga Lake Tournament at Dean’s Cove Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

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

6-10 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp - Paddling at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Paddlers of all skill levels will create their own adventures with the help of our trained educators to discover Montezuma’s rivers, streams and wetlands while learning to paddle canoes and kayaks. Ages: 11-15. Ages: 11-15. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

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

9 - Basic Map & Compass Navigation at Keuka Lake State Park, 3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Even with modern technology, the best foundation for navigation know-how is still having map and compass skills. Come learn how to stay on course with L.L. Bean experts. This clinic will be held outdoors at Keuka Lake State Park, so please wear appropriate clothing. (Cost: Free) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

9 - Lake Ontario Friends of NRA Event at the Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Pt Road, Fairport, NY (5:00 pm) (Cost: $50.00) (For information call Ed Stevens at 585-342-9168 or by email  ed@numzaan.com)

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

9 – Kangaroos! at the Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY (6:30 – 7:30 pm) Come meet a red kangaroo, the largest of the species, as well as a gray kangaroo and three adorable wallabies! (Cost: $3 per person OR $10 per family) (For information/register call 315-539-5624)

10 - Wyoming County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse Sage Road, Warsaw, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $15.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Nite Hunt - $20.00) (For information Doug Robinson 585-322-5628) 

10-12 – Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen’s Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 501 Erie Street, Little Valley, NY. Trapping and hunting supplies, live demos and Saturday evening auction. (Cost: $5.00) (For information call Kevin Parker  716-474-7251.)

11 - 2nd Annual Margeit Memorial Fishing Tournament headquartered at the South Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, Yarnell Road (1/2 mile north of County Road 138 off Route 96), Ovid, NY. (5:00 am – 3:00 pm) Fishing Cayuga Lake. Total weight of 5 fish. (Entry Fee: $30.00 paid by 8/9/18) (For information call Corey Redoit 607-592-0554 or Dylan Margeit 607-4819204.)

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

11 - C V Bass League Louis Patterson Memorial Tournament – Cowanesque Lake at the South Shore Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 Fish alone or with a partner.) (For information call John Orchowski 814-258-5298 or email forchowski@hotmail.com)

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

11 - Paint and Taste: Birds and Rootbeer! at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 3:00 pm) Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class! Learn how to paint a native bird species (Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, or Northern Cardinal), and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well! All materials are provided, just arrive and enjoy and afternoon of artistry and refreshments. Ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $30/person. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

11 - Northtowns Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Erie Community College North Campus, 1982 Wehrle Dr, Buffalo, NY. (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) Items accepted: Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household chemicals/cleaners -limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds; Oil-based paints, spray cans -limit 10 gallons; Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Antifreeze -limit 10 gallons; Paint thinner, stripper & solvents -limit 2 gallons; Batteries - lead acid & rechargeable; Mercury - thermometers, thermostats; Propane tanks & propane cylinders - full or empty; Fire Extinguishers. (For information call 716-858-6800 or email recycling@erie.gov

11 - 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)

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

13-17 - Explorer Camp: Wild About Wildlife at the Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca, NY   (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Campers will explore the secretive lives of our local wildlife. Programs and activities will look at the biology and behavior of these animals, and how they interact within their environment. We will comb our woods and fields in a quest for animal signs for clues about diet and movement, and engage in games to explore the factors that control populations, and take a look at our skull collection to better understand the physical differences between predator and prey anatomy. For ages 5 – 12 years. (Cost: $250.00) (For information/register call 315- 673-1350)

13 – 18 - Advanced Timber Framing Workshop at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (8/13 8:00 am – 8/18 4:00 pm) WITH ROB HUGHES ($50 discount offered to participants who sign up for both the Intro and Advanced Workshops.) This advanced workshop is designed to provide an intensive timber framing experience while building a timber-frame pavilion to be used for shelter and future museum programs. Previous experience in the Intro to Timber Framing is preferred. Participants are expected to fully embrace both the “learning” and the “doing.” Our program is designed to develop specific skills in a particular sequence that builds anticipation and confidence. This will be an active learning process and students can expect to walk away with a deeper appreciation for the craft and the ability to take the next step and design and build a frame of their own.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

All hand and power tools will be provided. All you need to bring is eye and hearing protection, a handful of pencils (carpenter style or normal school pencils), a utility knife, and perhaps a tool apron. You may choose to bring a notebook or journal to record things you might forget, but your instructor(s) will continue to provide feedback via email/phone after the course is over. Students are also encouraged to bring their own water bottle or energy drinks daily. Hydration and electrolyte balance will become more important than you might think. Lunch will be provided by the Finger Lakes Museum.

HOW YOU SHOULD DRESS:

Mid-August in the Finger Lakes can get quite warm so dress accordingly. Shorts are fine, but we will be creating an enormous amount of sawdust that will get in your shoes. Close-toed shoes are highly recommended, but you do not need work boots. We are looking for a balance of comfort and safety. The pavilion will be raised at the end of the week in the Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve Wetlands, across the street from the Finger Lakes Museum, which will most likely be buggy.

SAFETY:

We will be using a wide range of hand and power tools, most of which you are unlikely to have any past experience with. Your instructors will go over safe use of all tools (probably to the point of being annoying) and all students must not hesitate to ask for clarification as often as necessary. Of particular concern are afternoons when fatigue sets in and there is a tendency to become complacent. Perhaps the greatest thing you can do to increase safety is to listen to your body. Staying hydrated and properly nourished will be important. All students will need to complete a “Release of All Claims” form prior to using any tools.

DAILY WORK SCHEDULE:

Given the large amount of joinery we will do in one short week, our days will be quite full. To avoid the heat, we will begin each day at 8:00 am, breaking for a 45 minute lunch around noon. During our lunch break, instructors will lead discussions about various cultural and historical aspects of Timber Framing and this time will also serve as question and answer sessions. Our workday will end at 4:00, but your instructor will be on site till 5:00 (depending on our production rate, students may be asked to continue beyond 4:00 whenever possible). Our target for raising the frame will be Friday afternoon, but that may be pushed to Saturday if the weather (or productivity) necessitate the extra day. (Cost: $350) (For information/register contact Rob Hughes 585-683-2097 bigbeamsrob@gmail.com  or

rhughes@wccsk12.org )

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

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

15 - Educator Workshop: Project Wild at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Project WILD is an award-winning program to help K-12 teachers use wildlife to teach a variety of subjects, including math, ELA and more. Participants receive a guide with more than 100 lesson plans. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – 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)

16 - Apps for the Outdoors at Keuka Lake State Park, 3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Today's adventurers don't leave home without their phone for a good reason – they're incredibly useful for exploring the outdoors. Join us to discover all the great apps designed to heighten the enjoyment of your favorite outdoor activities. Our experts will showcase the best apps for your adventures, explaining what smartphone platform they use (iPhone and/or Android), and how to quickly evaluate and download them. They'll also show you apps for navigation, weather tracking, speed tracking, photography, video, healthy living, natural history information and much more. This clinic will be held outdoors at Keuka Lake State Park, so please wear appropriate clothing. (Cost: Free) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

16 - Montezuma Birding Van Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (6:00 – 8:30 pm) The summer is full of young birds learning about life outside their nests. Join us as we look for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how dedicated parents prepare their young for the fall migration. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

17 - Montezuma Dip & Sip  at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:00 – 5:00 pm) What better way to enjoy a summer afternoon than a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! We will launch boats into the Seneca River to see a variety of songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey! Afterwards, quench your thirst with a refreshing wine tasting at Montezuma Winery. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee:  $50/couple with canoe rental, $35/person with single kayak rental, $25/person without rental. Pre-paid reservations are required. (For information call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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

17-9/3 - Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) 2018 Fall Salmon Derby on Lake Ontario. Get in on the action and your share of $68,900 in CASH Prizes. $10,000 Grand Prize plus prizes for the largest Salmon, Rainbow/Steelhead and Brown Trout. (For information call 315-333-5213, email locderby@aol.com or go to http://www.loc.org/)

18 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Sodus Bay Big Money Open Bass Tournament. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) This Tournament is open to the Lake and all other Bays. (Entry fee $200) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

18 - Finger Lakes Open Bass Tournament – Waneta/Lamoka Lakes. (For information contact Tucker Kautz  607-426-9978 or email Kautzt86@yahoo.com)  

18 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (2:00pm – Coonhound Event Water Race-Poor Boy - $12.00/4:00 - Coonhound Event Field Trial-Poor Boy - $12.00/6:00pm – Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy – $12.00/8:00pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Larry Morley 607.387.9803 or email moc.oohay@owthsreh)

18 - Orleans County Houndsmen Beaglers’ Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY. Beagle Bench Show ($15.00)/Beagle Hunt ($20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483) 

18 - Birding 101: Class #8 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for

their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

20-24 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camp – Junior Nature at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily) Young naturalists will explore the wonders of nature through a variety of outdoor games, fun crafts and unique activities. Campers will catch frogs in the pond, search for signs of mammal activity in the forest, and discover the birds, butterflies and dragonflies in the grassland and wetland. Ages: 11-15. Ages: 6 - 10. (Fee: $150) (For information/register contact: Chris Lajewski, Center Director, 315-365-3588, montezuma@audubon.org)

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

23 - Animal Tracking 101 at Keuka Lake State Park, 3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Ever wonder about the story behind that footprint you’ve seen while hiking? From identifying tracks and track patterns, to looking for chews and rubs, L.L. Bean experts will share tips and techniques to help uncover who’s responsible. This clinic will be held outdoors at Keuka Lake State Park, so please wear appropriate clothing. (Cost: Free) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

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

23 - Educator Workshop: Getting Little Feet Wet at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Getting Little Feet WET contains interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity is correlated to respective educational standards. For educators of students ages 3-6.  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

24 - Southern Tier Cha Inc. Coonhound Event at the clubhouse at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville NY (7:00 pm – Coonhound Event Bench Show-Poor Boy - $10.00/9:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Kevin Noody at 716-679-8783 or email moc.oohay@ydoonnivek)

24-25 - Bioblitz! at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Join field teams led by amateur and professional biologists to try to count as many species as possible within 24 hours at Reinstein Woods. See reinsteinwoods.org for the detailed schedule. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

24-26 - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Nature Photography Workshop at the Adirondack Education Center, ESF Newcomb Campus, Newcomb, NY. Join professional nature and landscape photographer Kurt Budliger and wildlife photographer and BOW instructor Angie Berchielli for this immersive, weekend photography workshop in the heart of the beautifully photographic Adirondacks. This workshop is designed to help you take your outdoor photography to the next level. Participants will enjoy a mix of classroom slide programs, demonstrations, image critique, image processing lessons, as well as ample opportunities to practice newly acquired skills in the field. 

The cost for this weekend workshop is $500 and includes two nights double occupancy lodging, meals and professional instruction. You will need to bring your own camera and photographic supplies. See flier for workshop details and registration directions(PDF). (For more information contact Kelly Stang at kelly.stang@dec.ny.gov.)

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

25 - The Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge at Dunkirk Harbor. 1-day tourney with optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Limited to 65 boats, $500 entry fee, 6-walleye weigh-in. Registration deadline: August 1.  (For information contact Jim Steel 716-481-5348 or go to https://lakeeriewalleyetournament.com/.) 

25 - C V Bass League Tournament – Honeoye Lake at the State Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 Fish alone or with a partner.) (For information call John Orchowski 814-258-5298 or email forchowski@hotmail.com)

25 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Seneca Lake Points Derby at the Seneca Lake State Park Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

25 - NY Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament on Conesus Lake For competition rules go to https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/. (For information email newyorkKBF@gmail.com)

25 - Yates County SCOPE Political Education, Pig Roast at Firemen’s Field, Penn Yan, NY. (3:00 – 6:00 pm) (For information call Bill, 585-554-6868. )

25 - National Wild Turkey Federation Wheelin’ Sportsmen Guns 'n' Lobsters Event at Turkey Trot Acres, 188 Tubbs Hill Road, Candor, NY (12:00 pm) (For information contact Andrew Munson  607-722-0572)
25 - Blueberry Moon Evening Paddle at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (6:00 – 9:00 pm) Join us for our last evening paddle of the summer! Led by FLM&A's NYS Outdoor Guides and Educators, this evening paddle will take you to Keuka Lake via Sugar Creek and the Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands. End your evening with blueberry desserts and a bonfire. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fee includes equipment rental. (Cost: $30.00) (For information/register contact 315-595-2200  mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org)

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

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

30-9/1 – 2018 New York State Trappers Association Convention & Sportsman Show at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetery Street, Frankfort NY. (Admission: $10 for the weekend/Free to under 16) There will betrapping and outdoor demonstrations; raffles, games and contests for all ages and kids activities. (For information contact Jack Spriggs  315-529-8248 or email Spriggsfamfarm@gmail.com or go to www.nystrappers.org/conventions)

31 - Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (5:00 – 7:30 pm) What better way to enjoy the end of the summer than a relaxing, sunset canoe/kayak paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake! This is a great opportunity to see migratory songbirds, marsh birds and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/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)

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Squirrels (>2/28/19), Snipe, Rails, Gallinules(>11/9) & Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/19)

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

1-3 – 11th Annual Keith Cagle Memorial Keuka Lake Fishing Derby headquartered at Village Shores Bait & Tackle – Village Shores Marina (1st 6:00 am – 3rd 2:00 pm) (Cost: $30.00 Bass/$30.00 Trout/$50.00 Both.) Kids 12 and under free. Deadline for entry 8/31 at 5:00 pm. (For information call 607-569-3500 or 607-569-2770.)  

2 – Avon Anglers Labor Day Week End Dash for Cash on Oneida Lake at Oneida Shores County Park, Brewerton, NY (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $100 for 1 or 2 person team.) (For information contact Paul Lane  585-737-1701  or go to avonanglers.com)

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

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

7 - 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 - $20.00) (For information call Chris Deperro 716-570-6798 moc.oohay@orrepedsirhc)

8 - Upstate Anglers BASS Team Open – Sodus/Ontario at Sodus Town Launch (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information email admin@upstateanglers.com or go to http://www.upstateanglers.com/)  

8 - NY Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament on the Oak Orchard River For competition rules go to https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/. (For information email newyorkKBF@gmail.com)

8 - Wyoming County Houndsmen and Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse Sage Road, Warsaw, NY (7:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $15.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $20.00) (For information contact Doug Robinson 585-322-5628)

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

8 - Allegany County Department of Public Works’ 19th annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the County Landfill in Belmont. (8:00 am – Noon) Pre-registration is required and only Allegany County residents can participate. Some of the items accepted include oil based paints, insecticides, poisons, pesticides, solvents and pool chemicals. (For questions on household hazardous materials or to register for this year’s event give Tim Palmiter a call at 585-268-7282 or email palmitt@alleganyco.com) 

8 - Chautauqua County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day - Free Disposal! at the Chautauqua County D.P.F. Building, 454 North Work, Falconer, NY (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) For a registration form go to http://ny-chautauquacounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1315/Household-Hazardous-Waste-Form?bidId=. (For more information call 1- 800-835-9362 or 985-4785)  

8 - Steuben County @ Bath Landfill HHW Collection Event at the Steuben County Landfill, 5632 Turnpike Road, Bath, NY. (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) Acceptable materials: Acids & Bases, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Appliances, Cleaners, Driveway Sealer, Fluorescent Bulbs, Gasoline, Herbicides, Kerosene, Motor Oil, Oil-Based Paint, Paint Thinner, Pesticides, Photo Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Propane Tanks, Solvents, Thermometers, Thermostats, Waste Oil, Wood Polishes, Wood Stains. (For information call 607-776-3191.)

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

9 - Arcadia Bass Anglers Open Bass Tournament – Conesus Lake at the State Launch on East Lake Road. (6:00 am – 2:00 pm) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

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

14 - NY Kayak BassFishing Tournament on Lake Erie For competition rules go to https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/. (For information email newyorkKBF@gmail.com)

15 - KTBA Bass Club Tournament on Cayuga Lake (Lou Desantis Double Shot) at Long Point State Park Launch (6:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $85.00 boat for Members/$105.00 boat for Non-Members) (For information call Jonathan Bechy 607-761-3037)

15 - C V Bass League Tournament – Waneta/Lamoka Lakes at the State Launch between the lakes (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (Entry Fee: $60.00 Fish alone or with a partner.) (For information call John Orchowski 814-258-5298 or email forchowski@hotmail.com)

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

15 - Southern Tier Bassmasters Chautauqua Lake Points Derby at the Pendergast Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call 585-314-7142 or email tournaments@southerntierbass.com)

15 - Steuben County Coon Hunters, Inc. Coonhound Event at their clubhouse at 4082 Depot Street, Cameron, NY (5:30 pm - Coonhound Bench Show - $20.00/8:00 pm - Coonhound Event Nite Hunt - $25.00) (For information call Roger Barney at 607-695-9024 ten.sehguh@yenrab_jr)

15 - Town of Colden & Town of Holland HHW & Electronics Collection Event at the Town of Colden Fire District, 8511 Center Rd. X Partidge Rd., Colden, NY. (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) Acceptable Materials: Acids & Bases, Aerosols, Alkaline Batteries, Antifreeze, Computers, Driveway Sealer, Electronics, Fluorescent Bulbs, Gasoline, Glues, Herbicides, Kerosene, Latex Paint, Lead-Acid Batteries, Motor Oil, Oil-Based Paint, Paint Thinner, Pesticides, Photo Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Printers & Copiers, Propane Tanks, Solvents, Televisions, Thermometers, Thermostats, Waste Oil, Wood Polishes, Wood Stains. (If there are any questions regarding acceptable material, please contact Hazman directly at 716-998-8073.)

15-16 - The 2018 Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY (Sat-9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun-9:00 am – 3:00 pm) This show is hosted by the Alabama Hunt Club. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. 150+ tables. (Cost: $6.00/under 12 free w/adult) (For information contact Kurt Baumgaertner 716 430-3133 kurtab@protonmail.com)

15-16 - Syracuse Gun Show at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Hosted by New York State Arms Collectors Association. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. 1,000 tables. (Cost: $7.00/Seniors $5.00/Children 12 and under free with parent) (For information call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 or email sandynysac@yahoo.com or go to http://www.syracusegunshow.com)

16 - Women and Girls Instructional Rifle and Pistol Shooting Clinic at the Washington Hollow Rod and Gun Club, Pleasant Valley, NY.  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) (For information contact Jackie Emslie at 914-475-4901 or via email at  jslie@earthlink.net.)

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

16 - CVBM Waneta/Lamoka Lakes Tournament at State Launch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For information call Tom Shafer  607-731-4870 or Chris Ripley  607-259-5735.)

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

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

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

22 - National Hunting & Fishing Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22-23 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, Event Building, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 300 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $7.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (90 Tables) (For information call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 - End of Bow Fishing for Carp Season

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

30 – Close of Frog & Snapping Turtle Seasons

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

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

OCTOBER 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17-19 - St. Mary’s Archer’s Club Catch and Release Fly Fishing Derby - For fishermen of all ages this great event features fantastic tributary fishing on the World Famous Oak Orchard River by the St. Mary’s Archer’s Club. Entry fee includes parking and meals. (For information  contact John Denniston at 585-682-3067.)

20 - Arcadia Bass Anglers 2018 Die Hard Series Tournament – Sodus Bay at the State Launch on Route 14. Also open to Lake fishing. (7:30 am – 3:30 pm) (Entry fee: $60.00) (For information call 585-615-3620 or email aba3620@yahoo.com or go to  www.arcadiabassanglers.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 - Close of Woodcock Hunting Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 2019

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2019

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

16-17 - Niagara Frontier – Medina Gun Show at the Ridgeway V.F.D., 11392 Ridge Road  (Route 104, Medina, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 65 tables. NICS background checks available.  (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email  nfgshows@aol.com)

MARCH 2019

1 - Start of Fishing Ban (No Fishing) on North McMillan Creek and Conesus Inlet WMA from Conesus Lake South to the Dam (Livingston County) except the canal west of the inlet and that portion of the north of the canal. (>5/4)

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

2-3 - Niagara Frontier – Springville Gun Show at the Springville Vol. Fire Hall, 405 Main St, Springville, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 65 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

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

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

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

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

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

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

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

APRIL 2019

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

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

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

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