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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)

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)

NOVEMBER 2018

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

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)

JANUARY 2019

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

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 - Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Fur Auction at the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Hinsdale, NY (For information call Brian Davis at 716-945-4223.)

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 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 85 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)

19-20 - Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show at the Daniel A Carter Events Center, 2593 W 5 Mile Road, Allegany, NY (Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm) Hosted by the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce. 60 booths. (Admission: $3.00/Seniors $2.00/Children 12 and under free) (For information call 716-372-4433 or email meme@oleanny.com or go to http://www.oleanny.com)

19-20 – Mid Atlantic - Watkins Glen Gun & Knife Show 2019 at the Clute Park Community Center, 521 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY (Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm/Sun 9:00am - 3:00pm) 120 tables. (Cost: $7.00) (For information call 570-280-5450 or email maacpsse@echoes.net)

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 The Start Of Online Registration For The DEC's 2018 Summer Camps Program. (10:00 am) Applications should be submitted through the online registration program available through a link from the Summer Camps website. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register early since some of the weeks fill up quickly. Camps for children are: 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. (For more information visit the DEC's website at www.dec.ny.gov, or call 518-402-8014.)

24 - Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 2:30 pm) Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during the winter and migration seasons. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles and other raptors are a possibility too. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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/)

25-26 - “Birds on the Niagara” Festival. Sponsored by Buffalo Audubon, Tifft Nature Preserve, Friends of Times Beach, Pollinator Conservation Association, Niagara River Greenway and New York State Parks,  Western New York’s bird population will take center stage through guided birding tours, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, as well as a special keynote speaker to help create a better awareness for our winged wildlife from Buffalo to Youngstown. On Friday, there will be a 3 p.m. birding tour out of Buffalo Harbor State Park and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a celebration kickoff at Tifft Nature Preserve. On Saturday, Jan. 26, open birding will be available at nine different sites along the Niagara River Corridor from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m. there will be workshops, vendors, demonstrations and speakers at the Bird Hub located at St. Vincent’s Hall of Niagara University. Keynote speaker for the day will be Twan Leenders of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown starting at 4 p.m.  (Go to www.buffaloaudubon.org or www.facebook.com/events/339833690173613 for further details.)

25-27 - New York Sportsman’s Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY (Fri - Noon to 7:00 pm/Sat – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm/Sun – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) This year's show will include more than 40 new exhibits, including outfitters from across the globe  . The schedule also includes seminars, a kids' trout pond and more. (Admission: $10 ages 13-64; $5 for children 6 – 12; 5 and under no charge. Seniors are $7 and Military/Fire and Police are $7 with ID) (For information go to http://www.newyorksportsmansexpo.com/)

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)

26 - Owl Prowl at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (3:30 – 5:30 pm) Get up close to live owls during an indoor presentation by KrittrKris! You’ll find out what adaptations these birds have that allow them to survive during the winter season and be successful hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audubon Center staff to search for Snowy Owls and the endangered Short-eared Owls in the grasslands around Montezuma. It will be a real hoot! (Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, $25/family.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

26-27 - The IAC Wheatfield Gun Show at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. (Cost: $5.00) (For information call John Scozzafava at 716-694-7443 or email  janscozz12@gmail.com)

26-27 - 108th NYVI Brockport Gun Show at the Elks Lodge, 4400 Sweden Walker Road, Brockport, NY (Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm/Sun 9:00am - 3:00pm) 50 Tables. (Admission: $5.00) (For info call Michael Lindskoog  585-506-6529 or email 108gunshow@gmail.com)

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

FEBRUARY 2019

1-28 – Celebrate Honeoye Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, the shallowest (29-ft deep) & the 1st lake to freeze!  (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

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 - Paint and Taste at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:00 – 4:00 pm) Be a part of our first “Paint and Taste” class and learn how to paint native bird species and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well. All materials will be provided, so join us for an afternoon of artistry and refreshments. Ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Fee: $30/person. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

2 - Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series:  Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999. Participants will learn how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds, and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand". Bring your camera as this will be a great experience to see birds up close and personal. Fee: $5/child, $8/adult, $25/family, *FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

2-3 - S-VE Sportsman’s Club Sportsman Days at the Spencer-Van Etten High School, S-VE High School, 16 Darts Cross Road, Spencer, NY (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Sponsored by the Spencer-Van Etten High School Sportsman’s Club. From hunting with dogs to hunting with guides. Artists, taxidermists, wood carvers, archery shops, fishing experts and guides. Archery range and fly casting area for kids. Free venison samples. Youth 3D archery tournament. Youth game calling contest. National Guard, seminars, Book Signing, DEC officers and Cornell deer researchers. Bring your deer mounts to hang in our “hall of Horns”. Food and drinks available for sale by our student council. Free! (For information call Doug 607-589-6512 or email @ cheveefann@aol.com)

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)

3 - Niagara Frontier - Alexander Gun Show at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98) Alexander, NY (8:00 am – 3:00pm) 100 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

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) 

8-10 – 12th Annual Coyote Hunt Contest! sponsored by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, Inc. The Grand Prize of $2,000 will be awarded for the overall heaviest coyote, $200 Daily Prize for the heaviest coyote each day, an extra $100 prize for the Junior Hunter age 12 to 15 years old and an extra $100 for the Female Hunter weighing in the heaviest coyote. $100 each will be awarded for all the other coyotes weighed in during the 3-day Hunt Contest. This contest is for coyotes hunted or trapped & taken only in New York State. The early registration entry fee is $35.00. Besides the cash prizes, the entry fee includes a free banquet dinner and a free $5.00 three gun raffle ticket. Everyone wishing to participate in the hunt or attend the dinner pays the same price at time of registration. For registration and all the rules of the 3-day Coyote Hunt Contest call Linda 845-482-4985 or Jack 845-482-4987. (For any further information and application download go to www.sullivancountysportsmensfederationny.com)

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 - 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)

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)

9-10 - Niagara Frontier – Clarence Gun Show at the Clarence Events Center, 11177 Main Street, Clarence, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 100 tables. Buy, sell and trade, new and used, antique to modern firearms and ammunition. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (100 Tables) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

9-10 - 2018 WNED Kid Fest at the WNED-TV Studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY (Sat 12:00 – 5:00 pm/Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm) A fun-filled family event. There will be appearances of your favorite PBS Kids characters including Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, Nature Cat, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat, Pinkalicous and Clifford. Experience live performances, activities, crafts, prizes, coloring contests and more. Also, Introduce your kids to the outdoors! The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen will provide free beginner fishing books, area fishing maps, will provide a random drawing for free fishing rods/reels, and offer conservation feature topics in a slide show, including news about spring and summer Teach-Me-To-Fish fun events held at numerous locations across Erie County. (Cost: $10.00/child and $12.00/adult) (For outdoor related information from the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen, call: Joe McAdams, 716-570-3436 or Jeff Jondle, 716-243-5363. For general Kid Fest information, call: 716-845-7000 x100.)

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)

14 - Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:30 – 5:00 pm) The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Gyrfalcons, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great White North. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

14-17 - Central New York (CNY) Winter Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY ( Thur. & Fri 1:00 – 9:00 pm/Sat. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm/Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) This event will showcase hundreds of new models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, and docks. Also: Fishing guides, charter captains, water destinations, marine law enforcement agencies, Suddenly-In-Command water safety demonstrations with NY Sea Grant and USCGA. Come see the largest Upstate selection of boats on display in three huge buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Cost: Adult $10.00/Children 13 and under FREE/Parking is FREE) (For information contact Drew Wickham – CNY Boat Show Manager 585-526-5460 bia@rochester.rr.com)

16 - Ice Fishing with Alan Fess at 6150 E Lake Rd, Honeoye, NY (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) Join us on Honeoye Lake with NY licensed guide Alan Fess to learn about ice fishing! Alan will provide some background and instruction, and teach you how to set up different types of rods. (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

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 - Walking in a Winter Wineryland. Join us at the Buttonwood Grove Winery (5986 State Route 89, Romulus, NY  14541) for this fun and delicious event! (12:00 – 3:00 pm)Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and cheese pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research and her hawks, owls and falcons. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for kids. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $30/adult, $20/child. Fee: w/o snowshoe rental: $25/adult, $15/child. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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

16-17 - Twin Tiers Outdoor Show 2019 at the Murray Athletic Center Domes, 170 Huck Finn Road,  Horseheads, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) (Admission: $5.00/Military Discount $1 off/Elmira College Students Discount $1 off/12 Years and Under Free) (For information call 607-937-5000)

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)

16-17 - Westons Mills Fire Dept Gun Show at Kinney Hose Co Inc, 1300 Olean-Portville Road, Olean, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Hosted by Kinney Hose Co. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. (Cost: $5.00) (For information call Tony Everetts 716-258-8145 or Dan Jenkins   716-790-1906  djenks_14788@yahoo.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)  

20 - Winter Break Day of Play at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for outdoor and indoor activities including snowshoeing, crafts, games, and more. Pack a lunch, snack, and water bottle. Fee: $25/child, $40/two children; PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

20-24 – Western New York (Buffalo) Boat Show at the s ADPRO Sports Training Center, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY. (Wed 5:00-9:00 pm/Thur & Fri 12:00 – 9:00 pm/Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm/Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) The region's largest and best boat show. From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers - the show has it all. All of the area's top dealers will have product on display and everything will be on-sale! All major manufacturers will have show promotions / rebates in place and lenders will have discounted boat show financing rates, as well. You'll find everything else you need: boat lifts and dock displays, local Marinas, Boat Insurance, boat service providers, accessories, electronics, and much more. (Admission: $8.00/Kids 12 & under Free) (For information call 585-237-5185 x104)

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)

22-24 - the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium Winter Fest 2019 at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan, 110 Mace St, Penn Yan, NY (Fri 8:00 am – Sun 6:00 pm) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

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 - Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands to read the stories left in the snow by our resident foxes, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Scouts will also discover where reptiles and amphibians are hiding this winter season. After snowshoeing, we’ll warm up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa. Fee: $10/Scout w/snowshoe rental, $7/Scout w/out rental. $5/rental for accompanying adults. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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)

1-31 - Celebrate Owasco Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, home to both cold water & warm water fisheries!  (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

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 - Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Join us for a bird dissection and discussion to learn about the interesting differences and similarities between various species. If you have ever wanted to examine birds up close and personal, this is your chance. There will be opportunity for attendees to explore the internal and external anatomy of their own study bird if they wish, and to dissect the bird. All children must be accompanied by a parent. Fee: $10/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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)

2-3 - Catteraugus County Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Event Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Hosted by York-Penn Shows of New York. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. 400 tables. (Cost: $8.00) (For information call James Buck at 716-569-6810 or email topdrake@yahoo.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)

7 - Winter Raptor Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) The Finger Lakes Region is home to many migratory raptors, including Short-eared Owls, Gyrfalcons, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, and Norther Harriers. Join us for a trip around the Finger Lakes Regional Airport and nearby grasslands to search for these visitors from the Great White North. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

7-10 - WNY Sport & Travel Expo at the Erie County Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY. (Thu & Fri Noon-9:00pm/Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm/Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm) WNY Sport & Travel Expo will be dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. Special guests include Greg Miller from the hit show In Pursuit Bwana Jim and his Wildlife Show, Jim Beverly Retriever Training, and Clint Taylor. WNY Sport & Travel Expo will showcase excellent entertainment and seminars on hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities for all age group. There will be very large display of goods and services related to sport and travel. Interactive games will make it more entertaining for the participants. (Cost: $9.00/Children 10 and under free/Scouts in uniform free/Free Parking) (For information go to http://10times.com/wny-sport-travel)

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 - Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge during fun and interactive activities. Please be prepared to go outside and dress for the weather. Pre-requisites are required.  All Scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/Scout. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (3:00 pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial-Poor Boy - $12.00/5:00 pm – Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy – $12.00/7:00pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $12.00) (For information call Larry Morley at 607-387-9803)

16 - Wine and Wings Raptor Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) The spring migration is here so join us to search for migratory waterfowl, elusive Northern Harriers, breeding Bald Eagles and more! During the tour, we will stop at Izzo’s White Barn Winery and enjoy award-winning wines and learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas can exist side by side. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tastings. Must be 21+. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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)

21 - Migration Mania Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 3:30 pm) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the migration seasons. Enjoy a leisurely ride in our van to explore Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, and other raptors are a possibility too. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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)

23 – Elmira Beagle Club Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 1485 Breesport-N Chemung Road, Lowman, NY (8:00 am Beagle Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Timothy Hall 607-331-1660  or email moc.evil@selgaebtniopkcehc)

23 - Greater Rochester QDMA Banquet at the Double Tree, Rochester. (4:30 pm) (For information call David Perotto, 585-410-5551.)

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)

30 - Chemung County Coon Hunters Association Inc Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on Rumsey Hill Road, Van Etten, NY. (3:00 pm – Coonhound Event Field Trial-Poor Boy - $12.00/5:00 pm – Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy – $12.00/7:00pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $12.00) (For information call Larry Morley at 607-387-9803)

30 - Elmira Beagle Club Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 1485 Breesport-N Chemung Road, Lowman, NY (8:00 am Beagle Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Timothy Hall 607-331-1660  or email moc.evil@selgaebtniopkcehc)

30 - Braddock Bay Hawk Watch Trip meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Braddock Bay is a bird migration hot spot located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario just west of Rochester, New York and early spring is the perfect time to look to the skies for many species of raptors migrating through the area. Join us for a day-long van trip to Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) for the chance to see hundreds (thousands if the conditions are right) of hawks, vultures, eagles, owls, waterfowl and songbirds migrating overhead. We’ll meet with BBRR President Daena Ford for a live bird of prey presentation, take a short walk through Owl Woods searching for roosting Saw Whet Owls and Long-eared Owls, and we’ll also explore the raptor banding station. Please pack a lunch, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Fee: $20/child, $30/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org)

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) 

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

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)

1-30 -  Celebrate Otisco Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, the only lake you can walk across in every season (via a causeway)! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

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)

6 - Orleans County Houndsmen And Conservation Club Coonhound Event at their clubhouse on 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY (6:00 pm - Coonhound Bench Show-Poor Boy - $10.00/8:00 pm Coonhound Event Nite Hunt-Poor Boy - $15.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483)

6 - Elmira Beagle Club Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 1485 Breesport-N Chemung Road, Lowman, NY (8:00 am Beagle Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Timothy Hall 607-331-1660  or email moc.evil@selgaebtniopkcehc)

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)

13-14 - New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Show at the NYS Fairgrounds Expo Center, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse , NY (Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm) 1,000 tables. (Admission: $7.00/seniors $5.00/children under 12 free) (For information contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 346 Paul Street, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-748-1010 email sandynysac@yahoo.com)

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

20 - Pompey Rod & Gun Club Show & Sportsman’s Flea Market at the Club, Swift Road, Pompey, NY (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) (For more info call Robert Fallert 315-656-8810.)

20 - Elmira Beagle Club Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 1485 Breesport-N Chemung Road, Lowman, NY (8:00 am Beagle Hunt - $20.00) (For information call Timothy Hall 607.331.1660  or email moc.evil@selgaebtniopkcehc) 

20 - Elmira Beagle Club Beagle Event at Orleans County Houndsmen And Conservation Club, 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY (3:00 pm Beagle Hunt-World Qualifying Event - $20.00) (For information call Timothy Hall 607-331-1660  or email moc.evil@selgaebtniopkcehc)

20 - Orleans County Houndsmen Beaglers Beagle Event at their clubhouse at 13461 Phipps Road, Albion, NY (11:00 am – Beagle Hunt-World Qualifying Event - $20.00) (For information call Ed Roggen at 585-948-9483 or email moc.liamtoh@sabrll )

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/)

27-28 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York ((9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 am - 3:00pm) 300 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $7.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (90 Tables) (For information call Bruce Johnston  716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

MAY 2019

1-31 - Celebrate Conesus Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, with an award winning stream bank erosion remediation! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

11 - 6th Annual Bird Walk with Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, Townsend Rd, Branchport, NY  (8:00 am – 10:00 pm) Join us for a walk through the FLM&A's Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands to discover what bird species are migrating and nesting there. Last year over 40 species were identified by sight and sound! Please wear sturdy boots that can withstand wet, mud, and uneven ground, and bring your binoculars and journals! Parking is available on either side of Townsend Road.

(For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

14 - Timber Frame Raising at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. Join us on this exciting day as we raise our Timber Frame Pavilion in the Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve. The timbers for this pavilion were tooled to perfection by a great team taught by Rob Hughes in a 2018 workshop. (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

18 - Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium Open House at 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Have you been wondering what is happening at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium? Join Museum staff, volunteers, and trustees to find out! Tour the Finger Lakes Museum campus and explore the wetlands by land and water on mini guided wetland walks and mini guided eco-paddles from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Visual highlights will show our achievements and future plans. (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

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)

30 - L.L. Bean Partner Clinic at Keuka Lake State Park, 3560 Pepper Rd, Keuka Park, NY (6:00 – 8:00 pm)  More details coming soon about the topic that will be covered! (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

JUNE 2019  

1-30 - Celebrate Keuka Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake that looks like a “Y” & the only lake that flows north AND south! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

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)

15 – Kayak Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. (9:00 am – Noon) Learn Beginning or Intermediate kayaking skills on beautiful Sugar Creek, while also learning a bit about the cultural and natural history of the area. 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 taught by Dan Murn, professional Kayaking Coach based out of Fairport, NY, will include refining all of the above skills, plus the sculling draw stroke and basic rescue. This course is for those who are already comfortable in a kayak and are ready to expand and polish their skills. Registration fee includes equipment rental. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

16 – Niagara Frontier - Alexander Gun Show at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98) Alexander, NY (8:00 am – 3:00pm) 100 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $5.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call 716-542-9929 or email guns@nfgshows.com)

JULY 2019

1-31 -  Celebrate Canandaigua Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, home to the smallest island in the Finger Lakes! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

20 - Kayak Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. (9:00 am – Noon) Learn Beginning or Intermediate kayaking skills on beautiful Sugar Creek, while also learning a bit about the cultural and natural history of the area. Beginning kayaking skills, taught by Debbie Lyon, NYS Outdoor Guide & FLM&A Program Director, include safe entry and exit, equipment, forward, reverse, sweeps and draw strokes. Intermediate Kayaking taught by Pat Atkinson, NYS Outdoor Guide & FLM&A Educator, will include refining all of the above skills, plus the sculling draw stroke and basic rescue. This course is for those who are already comfortable in a kayak and are ready to expand and polish their skills. Registration fee includes equipment rental. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

AUGUST 2019

1-31 -  Celebrate Seneca Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, at 617 feet, the deepest lake in NY! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

3 - 2019 Paddle Keuka 5K Race & Sponsorships at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. (9:00 am – Noon) Paddle your way across Keuka Lake and back as this exciting event returns for the 4th year! All proceeds benefit the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium. Pre-registration for the race will end at 9pm on Thursday, August 1, 2019. RACE CATEGORIES: Please indicate which category you will be participating in when registering. Recreational: boats up to 17 feet in length. This category is for fun, and is open to the novice paddler and less experienced racer. If your boat is primarily used for recreation (not racing), this is the category for you. Unlimited: racing boats in excess of 17 feet in length. This category is for the more experienced racer. *Race start time may be adjusted in case of inclement weather. Must be 17 years old to participate. (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

SEPTEMBER 2019

1-30 -  Celebrate Skaneateles Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake where some lake residents still receive mail via boat! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

7 - Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium Open House at 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Have you been wondering what is happening at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium? Join Museum staff, volunteers, and trustees to find out! Tour the Finger Lakes Museum campus and explore the wetlands by land and water on mini guided wetland walks and mini guided eco-paddles from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Visual highlights will show our achievements and future plans. (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)

14-15 - New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Show at the NYS Fairgrounds Expo Center, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse , NY (Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm) 1,000 tables. (Admission: $7.00/seniors $5.00/children under 12 free) (For information contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 346 Paul Street, Endicott, NY 13760, 607-748-1010 email sandynysac@yahoo.com)

OCTOBER 2019

1-31 -  Celebrate Cayuga Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, 37.9 miles makes this the longest Finger Lake! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

13 - Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun & Knife Show at the Lisle Fire Co., 9990 Main Street, Route 79 North, Lisle, NY (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) (85 tables.) (Cost: $5.00.) (For information call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

NOVEMBER 2019

1-30 -  Celebrate Hemlock Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, protected by NYS to be "forever wild"! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.) 

DECEMBER 2019

1-31 -  Celebrate Canadice Lake Month at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY. The Museum focuses attention on the lake, the highest and smallest Finger Lake! (Free) (For information email mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org.)