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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)

JUNE 2018

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

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

JULY 2018

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

 

AUGUST 2018

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

OCTOBER 2018

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

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), East Branch Owego Creek, East and West Branchs Tioughnioga River and the Otselic River (Cortland County), 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) (>3/31/19)

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Clear Creek and Prendagast Creek Chautauqua County) (>3/31/19)

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

NOVEMBER 2018

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

24 - Start of Canada Goose Hunting Season – Part 3 – in the South Zone (1/13/19)

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)

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

8 - Rod & Gun Auction at Hessney Auction Center, 2741 Lyons Road (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)

8 - Family Snowshoe Walk at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basaom, NY (10:00 am) Join us for a guided snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Snowshoe rental: $5. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

15 - Frosty Forest at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Don’t know the difference between a spruce and a pine tree? Come learn how to ID local trees in winter! (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

15 -  Woods Walk: Migrate, Adapt Or Die at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Learn about ways that animals survive the winter season on a guided nature walk. No registration required (For information call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

15 -  Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) The holiday season is here and so are our wintering raptors.  Join us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more.  During the tour we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas happily exist side by side. Must be 21+. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. (Fee $20/adult, includes tasting fee. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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

22 – 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count at the Beaver Meadow Nature Center, North Java, NY. (8:00 am - Noon(For information/register call 585-457-3228)  

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)

28 - Family Nature Quest: Winter Wildlife at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Look for signs of who is out and about in the winter woods, and discover how animals survive the cold (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29 - Family Snowshoe Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Join us for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. (Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members.) (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

29 - Fur Handling Seminar by the Erie County Trappers Association at the Collins Conservation Club, 2633 Conger Road, Collins, NY (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) Free to attend. (For information call fur buyer Hoot 716-397-1315 or Patti at 716-337-2556 .)

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

31 – Fish Printing at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Create colorful artwork using real and replica fish in the style of gyotaku, the Japanese method of fish printing. Paper will be provided but participants can also bring a white shirt or bandanna. (Materials fee: $3/free for Friends members.) (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

JANUARY 2019

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

5 - Christmas Bird Count For Kids at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (9:00 am) A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-holiday blahs! Teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided. Register online at: http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

12 - Winter Wildflowers at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Explore the world of winter plants and see where next summer’s wildflowers will bloom. For adults and children ages 10 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

12 - National Wild Turkey Federation New York State Awards Dinner at the Quality Inn and Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY. (5:00 pm) (For more information contact Michael Cambareri at 315-481-4157
or email mcambare1@gmail.com)

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

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

13 - Tioga County Trappers Association Fur Sale at the Tioga County Sportsman's Association, 1141 Carmichael Road, Owego, NY.  (9:00 am to 12:00 pm.) (For information contact Bill Swagler at 607-222-8554 or Mike Verry 607-427-5589.) 

18-20 - Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo 2019 The Expo will be offering plenty of other seminar opportunities for salmon from the likes of captains like Vince Pierleoni, Bob Songin, Lucas Faulkner, Mike Lavender, Scott Richardson, Mark Penner and many others focusing on salmon and trout for every level of expertise. There are similar offerings for walleye, bass, perch, streams, electronics and more. In fact, there will be nearly 200 free seminars this coming Expo, the most ever. (For information go to www.niagarafishingexpo.com.

19 - The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s Salmon School at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Conference and Event Center, Niagara Falls, NY Offering Lake Ontario salmon fishermen an extensive salmon school – a full day of in-depth angling information. If you were planning on attending this special Chinook instruction, you are too late. According to LOTSA President Joe Yaeger, the Salmon School is already SOLD OUT. There is an opportunity to get on to a waiting list. Send an email to Alan Sauerland at lotsa1.org@gmail.com to be contacted should there be a cancellation. Check out the LOTSA website at www.lotsa1.org for more information.

19 - Woods Walk: What’s Out In The Winter? at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (1:00 pm) Join a guided nature walk through the woods to search for winter-active animals. No registration required. (For information call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

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

23 - DEC Summer Camp Registration Opens. DEC operates four residential camps for children: Camp Colby in Saranac Lake (Franklin County); Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor (Sullivan County); Camp Rushford in Caneadea (Allegany County), and Pack Forest in Warrensburg (Warren County). Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of outdoor adventures and are encouraged to try new things. Activities may include fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering, and hunter safety education. Submit applications through the online registration program.

25 - Whitetails Unlimited – Wine Country Chapter Banquet at Kings Banquet Center, 4031 Routes 5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 1-19-19. (Cost: Adult - $40.00/Spouse - $35.00/Youth - $35.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

26 - Birding 101: Class #1 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) Join us for a bird identification adventure! Learn how to identify common birds and how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

FEBRUARY 2019

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genegantslet Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Port Crane Fire Department, 844 Route 369, Port Crane, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Eric Davis 607-234-4021 eric_a_davis25@yahoo.com)

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara Frontier Chapter Dinner at Banchetti’s Banquet Facility, 550 N. French Road, Amherst, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Albert Gai 716-937-3271 tilliesg2001@yahoo.com)

2 - Whitetails Unlimited Central New York Deer Camp at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY. . The deadline ticket date is January 30, 2019. Tickets may be ordered online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com or by phone - 1-800-274-5471. (Cost $45.00/$30.00 spouse/youth.) Everyone goes home with a Deer Camp Tour 2017 Shirt! (For information, call Bill Bailey at 413-244-2304 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm)

2 - Learn To Cross-Country Ski at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour. (Ski rental: $8/$5 for Friends members.) (For information call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

2-10 - The 2019 Great American Outdoor Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day celebration of hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families. Featuring firearm manufacturers, hunting and fishing outfitters, fishing tackle, boats, RVs, archery, and fun for the entire family. More than 1,100 exhibitors fill nine halls and cover 650,000 square feet, making the Great American Outdoor Show the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the world. In addition to the expansive exhibit halls, the 2019 Great American Outdoor Show includes a jam-packed schedule of events—including the 3D Bowhunter Challenge, Dock Dogs competitions, celebrity appearances, more than 200 seminars, wild game cooking demonstrations, activities just for kids, an NRA Country concert, and much more. (Regular adult admission is only $14. Special rates apply for kids, seniors, groups and multi-day tickets. (For information/Tickets go to www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org)

8 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cohocton Valley Chapter Dinner at the Friends Of Howard Building, Hopkins Road, Hornell, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Jim Mcglynn 607-776-6263 elkmcg@wildblue.net) 

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cayuga County Longbeards Chapter Dinner at the Union Springs Hose & Engine Co., Cayuga Street (Route 90), Union Springs, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Jason Barnes 315-406-4763 frontenacfowlers@yahoo.com)

9 - Winter Wonderland In The Woods at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (12:00 – 4:00 pm) Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free and make snow art. Enjoy ice-fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids, and refreshments for sale. See reinsteinwoods.org for more info. No registration required. (For information call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Catharine Valley Long Spurs Chapter Dinner at the Watkins Glen Community Center, Route 414, Watkins Glen, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Wally Wasson 607-546-4859 wasson3970@aol.com)

13 - Educator Workshop: Growing Up Wild at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) This program provides early childhood educators with an activity guide featuring 27 hands-on, interdisciplinary nature-based activities for indoor and outdoor fun. 3 CTLE hours provided.For educators of students ages 3 to 7. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

16 - Birding Snowshoe Walk at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) Look for winter birds on a snowshoe walk and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count. We will walk even if there is no snow. (Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members.) (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cayuga County Longbeards Chapter Dinner at the Union Springs Hose & Engine Co., Cayuga Street (Route 90), Union Springs, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Jason Barnes 315-406-4763 frontenacfowlers@yahoo.com)

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

21 - Under The Ice at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Children will participate in hands-on activities and games to discover how turtles, frogs, beavers, and more survive under the ice. For children in grades K through 5. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

22 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara Falls Thundering Toms Chapter Dinner at the Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Kenneth Young 716-798-5158 kenyoung@kenyoungpaving.com)

23 - Birding 101: Class #2 at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (2:30 pm) This is a continuation of class #1 in January, but new participants are welcome. For adults and children ages 8 and older (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email einsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

MARCH 2019

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

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

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – The Forest Kings Chapter Dinner at Sean Patrick’s “Emerald Isle”, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Sam Troup  716-631-3500)

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Southern Tier Local Chapter Dinner at the Owego Treadway, Route 17C, Owego, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Andrew Munson  607-722-0572  amunson@stny.rr.com) 

2 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Country Chapter Dinner at the Clifton Kings Catering, 4031 Routes 5&20, Canandaigua, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Michael Marvin 585-738-8031)

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)

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – The Forest Kings Chapter Dinner at Sean Patrick’s “Emerald Isle”, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Sam Troup 716-631-3500)

8 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Lake Ridge Gobbler Chapter Dinner at the Brockport Elks Club #2100, 4400 Sweden Walker Road, Brockport, NY. (6:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Vickie Sweet 585-739-6976 vsweet1@rochester.rr.com)

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Cortland Limbhangers Chapter Dinner at the Cortland County Music Park, 1824 State Route 13, Cortland, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.  (For more information contact Bret Eccleston  607-842-6260   rollingridges@frontiernet.net)

9 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Letchworth Chapter Dinner at the J W Jones Hall, 54 Leicester Rd. (Route 36), Caledonia, NY. The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.   (For more information contact David Fanaro   585-202-6794  lakeviewconstruction@hotmail.com)

9 - Whitetails Unlimited Western New York Deer Camp at the Carousel Banquet Facility Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY. The deadline ticket date is March 3, 2019. Tickets may be ordered online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com or by phone - 1-800-274-5471. (Cost $45.00/$30.00 youth.) Everyone goes home with a Deer Camp Tour 2017 Shirt! (For information contact Bill Bailey at 413-244-2304 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm)

9 - Northern Chautauqua Co. (Dunkirk) Ducks Unlimited Dinner at the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Social Hall, 324 Townsend Street, Dunkirk, New York, (5:00 – 9:30 pm) (Cost: Single $45/Couple $75/after 2/28 - $50 and $75) (For information call Ron Romance 716 - 969 – 5166)

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

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

10 - Tioga County Trappers Association Fur Sale at the Tioga County Sportsman's Association, 1141 Carmichael Road, Owego, NY.  (9:00 am to 12:00 pm.) (For information contact Bill Swagler at 607-222-8554 or Mike Verry 607-427-5589.) 

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

15 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Dinner at The Main Place
Main Streeet, Hornell, NY (6:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Matthew Wilhelm 585-808-9362) 

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

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

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Finger Lakes Bucks N’ Beards Chapter Dinner at J B's Bar & Grill, 10832 Gloades Corners Road, Prattsburgh, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Steve Calderwood 607-522-7991  eot_tradingpost.yahoo.com) 

16-17 - The 72 Annual 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: $5.00/under 12 free w/adult) (For information contact Denis Davis  585-798-6089  dwdavis70@gmail.com)

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

23 - National Wild Turkey Federation – CrossRoads Limbhangers Chapter Dinner at the Lima Country Club, 7470 Chase Road, Lima, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Neil Gottfried  585-245-3051  longbeardg@gmail.com)

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genesee Local Chapter Dinner at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Terry Young 585-343-8350 tyoung14143@gmail.com)  

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Catharine Valley Long Spurs Chapter Dinner at the Watkins Glen Community Center, Route 414, Watkins Glen, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Wally Wasson 607-546-4859 wasson3970@aol.com)

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Dinner at the St. Aloysius Church Hall, 186 Franklin Street, Springville, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Richard Gerlach 716-857-0586 r905g@yahoo.com) 

30 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Wito at Erie County Conservation Club, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, NY (9:00 am) A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Becky Werchowski 716-942-6858 viewofcountry@yahoo.com)

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

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

31 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Between-the-Lakes Chapter Dinner at the South Seneca Sportsman’s Club, 6894 Yamell Road, Ovid, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Shane Hayward 607-351-8830 shanehayward9@gmail.com) 

APRIL 2019

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

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

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

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

6 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri-County Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Scott Wilcox at 607-533-4707)

6 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Chautauqua Lake Chapter Dinner at the Frewsburg American Legion Post 556, 9 Meadow Lane, Frewsburg, NY. (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Patrick Hoover 716-489-6933)

7 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Youngstown Vounteer Fire Company, 625 Third Street, Youngstown, NY (3:30 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Pamela Lederhouse 716-791-3151 plederhous@aol.com) 

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

13 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Forbidden Trail Chapter Dinner 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)
14 -  National Wild Turkey Federation – Springville Strutters Chapter Dinner at the St. Aloysius Church Hall, 186 Franklin Street, Springville, NY. (5:00 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Richard Gerlach 716-857-0586 r905g@yahoo.com) 

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

18 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Hardwood Strutters Chapter Dinner at Club 86, Avenue E, Geneva, NY. (5:30 pm)The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Scott Mackenzie 315-521-2937 scott.mackenzie30@hotmail.com) 

 20 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Genesee Local Chapter Dinner at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY. (6:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Terry Young 585-409-1804 tyoung14143@gmail.com

21 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Tri-County Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY (5:00 pm) The NWTF banquets are where you can buy exclusive merchandise and have a great time with friends. All the while, you will be raising vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Scott Wilcox at 607-533-4707)

26 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Oswego River Chapter Dinner at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Route 48. Fulton, NY. (6:00 pm)A great time to help raise vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled. (For more information contact Bruce Bailey 315-695-5113 dinlepuss@hotmail.com)

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

27 - Whitetails Unlimited – Stonybrook Chapter Hunters Night Out at the Dansville Fire Department
11 Franklin Street, Dansville, NY. Deadline for ticket sales – 4-12-19. (Cost: Adult - $45.00/Spouse/Youth - $25.00) Through our Grassroots Program, WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth conservation and training event. (For information call Shannon Griese, 585-739-1779 or go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

MAY 2019

21 - 2019 Third Annual Arc Foundation’s Sporting Clays and Clinic Event at the Rochester Brooks International Trap and Skeet Club, 962 Honeoye Falls #6 Rd, Rush, NY (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) Please join us in the great outdoors for The Arc Foundation’s Sporting Clays Tournament! Arc’s mission is to create an inclusive society where the people we support may live truly integrated lives and reach their full potential as a part of our community. (Fees: $500.00 - Tournament Foursome Entry: Entry for four shooters to the tournament and dinner ; $125.00 - Tournament Single Entry: Entry for one shooter to the tournament and dinner: $75.00 - Skeet Clinic and Dinner Ticket: Participation in skeet clinic and dinner for one; and $50.00 - Dinner Ticket: Dinner for one) (for information go to ARCMONROE.ORG/EVENTS)

JUNE 2019

 

8 – 22st Annual Genesee Valley Chapter Of The Adirondack Mountain Club Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds- Hundred Acre Pond parking lot, Mendon, NY (Monroe County) (9:30 am – 3:30 pm) Demonstrations, discussions and activities will be offered all day on a wide variety of outdoor related topics. More than 70 workshops on various aspects of outdoor activities. Attendees also view and inspect outdoor gear and try out canoes and kayaks on the Hundred Acre Pond. ADK, other local outdoor clubs, and local outdoor retailers present all of the events. (For information call 585-224-0912 or go to adk-gvc.org/expo)