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APRIL 2018

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

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

 

MAY 2018

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

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

JUNE 2018

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

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

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

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

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), Snipe, Rails, Gallinules(>11/9) & Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/19)

OCTOBER 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Life Science Connections With Project Wild at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades K-12. (3 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

25 - Montezuma’s Birding Van Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (9:00 - 11:00 am) The peak of the waterfowl migration is upon us. Join our education staff and we’ll drive you in our van to visit several Montezuma birding hotspots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans rest and feed during their long and impressive journey. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. Pre-Paid Reservations Required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

26 – Ruffed Grouse Society - 38th Annual Central New York Chapter Banquet the Whitetail at Woodcrest Golf Course, 6200 Old Cheese Factory Road (Route 173 & Cheese Factory Road), Manlius, NY (Social Hour - 6:00 pm/Dinner -  7:30 pm) (Attendees must pre-register by October 20) (For information/register contact Bob Papworth  315-471-0914  rppwrth@verizon.net or Bryan Eastman  607-216-7901  leastman60@aol.com)

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

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

27 - An Evening of Owls the Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road Portville NY (7:00 – 8:30 pm) Halloween is the perfect time to explore the superstitions surrounding mysterious, wise old owls. Learn about the many beautiful species of owls that we have in our neighborhoods and then set off into the woods in hopes of an up close conversation with these fascinating creatures of the night. (Program fee: $5 non- members, free for members, free for children 13 and under). Preregistration is required. Register by 4:00 pm, October 25th.) Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register here or contact the office at 716-933-0187. Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding. Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

27 - Creepy Critters at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Come have fun learning about bats and owls through stories, activities and crafts. For children ages 4-8. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

NOVEMBER 2018

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

3 - Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 - 3:00 pm) Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during migration seasons.  Hop in our van for an excursion to the north end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen.  During the tour, we’ll stop at Apple Station Winery for wine tastings and learn how agriculture and wildlife thrive side by side. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Must be 21+. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting fees. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

3 - Montezuma’s Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geology at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Boy Scouts are invited to the MAC to complete the requirements for the Geology Merit Badge, through our fun and interactive afternoon program with regional geologist, Fred Hayes. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/Scout (Fee: $8/scout.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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

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

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

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Archery & Crossbow Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

6 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Project Learning Tree

at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (9:00 am – 3:30 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades PreK-8. (6 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

7 - Montezuma’s Home School Nature Series: Geology (Ages 11 – 15) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Knowing what’s under the ground is as important as knowing what’s on it.  Students will learn how rocks can tell us about our past, and how they formed our region. Led by regional geologist, Fred Hayes, students will get hands-on opportunities to learn about rocks and our unique geological history. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required. (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

8 -  Junior Home School Nature Series: Conserving Wildlife (Ages 5-10) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) It is fun to play in the great outdoors but are our actions hurting wildlife and their habitats? Join us for hands-on demonstrations to learn how to enjoy nature while protecting wildlife and the places they need to survive. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.  (Fee: $8/student) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

10 - Natural Products Workshop at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) Learn how to make natural cleaning and beauty products, which make great holiday gifts. Make a natural cleaner or lip balm to take home. (Materials fee: $7/$5 for Friends members.) (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

10 - Cayuga Bird Club Presentation - Loon Watch led by Wes Blauvelt meet at the north end of southeast main entrance (on the lake side, before the bridge on the creek if you are coming from Ithaca) to Taughannock Falls State Park, 1740 Taughannock Blvd, Trumansburg, NY. (6:40 – 8:40 am) Dress very warmly as standing on the lake with north breeze can be very cold. If you are lucky you may see hundreds of Common Loons flying overhead. There is also the possibility of seeing waterfowl such as scoters and Long-tailed Ducks on the lake. (For information call 800-843-2473 or email lms9@cornell.edu.)

10 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Archery & Crossbow Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

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

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

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

12 – Ruffed Grouse Society - 31st Annual Triple Flush Chapter Banquet in Elmira, NY (For information go to http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/UserFiles/File/NotFinal.pdf)

14 - Close of Woodcock Hunting Season

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

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

15 -  Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Climate Change And The Great Lakes at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 7:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades 6-12. (3 CTLE hours provided)  (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

17 - Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (12:00 – 4:00 pm) Ever wonder how to take the best picture with your camera?  No camera is too big or small to take the perfect picture!  Join us for a traveling photography class lead by Western NY wildlife photographer, Zaphir Shamma. The class begins with a presentation with overviews of birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography.  Later, join us as we travel around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex exploring our wintering bird’s hot spots while receiving expert photographing advice.  (Fee: $50/adult.  PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

17 - In The Rut at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:30 am) During this month, whitetail bucks are on the hunt for does. Join us for a walk as we search for bucks in the preserve. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

24 - Outdoor Skills at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (10:00 am) In this program, you will build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques. For adults and children ages 8 and older. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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

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

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

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

30 - Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (2:00 – 4:30 pm) As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma’s marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. (Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

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)

1 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Salmon River Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen Deer Hunt on Private Property, 2509 State Route 104 Mexico, NY (For information contact William Wilbur 315-440-4351  wwilbur551@hotmail.com)

5 -  Home School Nature Series: Climate Change (Ages 11-15) at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) The Earth’s climate is a complicated system. What’s the difference between weather and climate?  Is one extremely hot day caused by climate change?  Students will address the misconceptions of climate change while distinguishing fact from opinion. (Fee: $8/class. PRE-REGISTRTATION and PAYMENT are required.) (For information or register call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org) 

6 - Great Lakes Educator Workshop Series - Great Lakes Service Learning And Citizen Science at the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY (Town of Cheektowaga) (4:00 – 6:00 pm) Discover activities designed to meet new NYSSLS requirements. Anyone who works with kids is welcome! Attend at least three workshops and receive one free in-school program for your classroom or after school program. For educators of students in grades K-12. (For information and register call 716-683-5959 or email reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov)

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) 

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

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) 

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 2019

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

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)

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

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

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 )

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)

3 - 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)

9 - 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) 

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)

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)

23 - 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)

24 - 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) 

2-3 - 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)

3 - 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)

9 - 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)

9-10 - 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 - 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)

15 - Deadline for removing Ice Shanties from all waters.

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

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

15 - Close of Finger Lakes Bass Season.

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

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

16 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Canisteo Valley Chapter Dinner at the K of C, Main Street, 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 Sean Smith 607-368-8255) 

17 - 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) 

23 - 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) 

24 - 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 Brian Gottfried 571-334-1496 camomanbg@gmail.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)

5 - 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) 

8 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Dinner at the Youngstown Volunteer 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) 

13 - 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) 

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

19 - 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)

27 - 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)

28 - 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)

MAY 2019

JUNE 2019

 

8 – 22nd Annual Outdoor Expo presented by the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club and Monroe County Parks at Mendon Ponds Park, Pittsford, NY.