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JANUARY 2019

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

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)

MAY 2019

4 - Start of Statewide Fishing Season for Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye (>3/15/20)

6 - Start of Fishing Season for Muskellunge in the Susquehanna River (Tioga County), the Chemung River and Tributaries and Tioga River (Chemung County) Chenango River (Broome County) Susquehanna River (Broome County) Tioughnioga River (Broome County)(>3/15/20)

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

25 - Start of Statewide Muskellunge Fishing Season (>11/30)

JUNE 2019  

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

15 - Start of Finger Lakes Black Bass (Largemouth & Smallmouth) Fishing Season (3/15/20)

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

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

JULY 2019

1 – Start of Dog Training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat (>4/15/20)

1-8/31 – New York State Summer Classic: This is a statewide tournament event that allows anglers to fish any waterway in NY state using any legal angling method (in boats, from shore & piers, etc.) any time of day for a period of two months. It features 10 categories of fish to go after with an overall cash payout based on the number of anglers that enter. Anglers can bring fish in to any of the 60+ weigh-in locations across the state based on where they are fishing, and there is a protocol for fishing after hours. The event website has a map of the weigh-in locations, online leader boards, tournament announcements, and any other information regarding the event including registration. The event concludes with a sportsman show and awards ceremony to be held at the Batavia Downs Casino Resort, where all Top-3 placing anglers will be housed overnight as part of their awards package. Door prizes and giveaways will be handed out at the awards ceremony that all anglers are encouraged to attend! (For information call Tim Thomas at 585-330-0494 or go to www.NYSsummerclassic.com.)

12-8/30 - Nature Storytime at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY. (10:00 – 11:30 am) Each Friday from July 12 – August 30, children will meet with Miss Gayle at the Refuge Visitor Center on her eagle nest storytime mat, where she will read a nature-themed children’s story.  The group will do a related craft and then head outside (weather-permitting) to explore nature first-hand.  Topics will include things like birds (nesting, waterfowl, birds of prey), wildflowers and pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats), dragonflies, turtles, fox and other mammals.  Nature Storytime is designed for ages pre-K – 3rd grade. Parents are required to stay with their children during these programs.  Please come prepared with sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes.  There is no fee for either program. (To pre-register, please call (315) 568-5987.  For more information, email andrea_vanbeusichem@fws.gov)

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

23, 30, 8/6 & 8/13 Explore Archery (Sea2 & Sea3) at the Veterans Memorial Park, Softball Field #1, 595 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY. (9:30 – 10:45 am)Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers of any age or ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport or a beginner archer looking for an introductory program – sign up. You’ll learn important skills like range safety and proper shooting form. For ages 8 and up.(Cost: Resident $40.00/Non-resident $50.00.) (For information call 585-359-2540.)

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.) 

3-18 - Orleans County Rotary Derby - This long time favorite offers a $4,000 Grand Prize and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Lake Ontario waters from the Niagara River to the Genesee River are the eligible waters for this Trout and Salmon Derby. (For information call 585-589-9881 or go to www.orleanscountyfishingderby.com)

5-9 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camps - Montezuma Unplugged Camp at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Montezuma Unplugged Camp participants will leave their electronics at home and explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex’s habitats and wildlife through hiking, canoeing, navigating and other outdoor activities. Audubon educators will lead participants around the 50,000-acre Complex and various habitats including forests, marshes, swamps, grasslands, streams and rivers. (For ages 11 – 15) (Cost: $150) (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma to download the summer camp registration forms.)

9 - Free- Fishing for Kids at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)                

9 - Montezuma Moth Night at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (7:00 – 9:30 pm) Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University who studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. Dr. Haribal will lead an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths and set up equipment outside to attract Montezuma’s moths so you can see them up close. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Bug spray, a flashlight and camera are recommended. (Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.) (RAINDATE 8/16/19) (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

9-11 – Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen’s Rendezvous at the Cattauagus County Fair Grounds, Route 353, , NY Trapping demos, trapping supplies, gun dealers and much more. (For information call Kevin Parker at 716-474-7251.)

9-11 - Women's Adirondack Weekend at the Adirondack Ecological Center, ESF Newcomb Campus. Items covered include: Learn the history, ecology and wildlife of the Adirondacks; Learn wilderness safety, ethics and how to row a historic guide boat; Hike to a fire tower (suitable for beginners) and enjoy educational programs and much more! Build confidence, have fun, and connect with the wilderness on this all-women, Adirondack adventure! (Cost: $190.) Registration includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Lodging is dormitory style. Limited space available, please register early. Minimum age 18. No experience needed. (Contact e-mail Ro Woodard of NY Outdoors-Women for registration and information.

9-11 - Women's Adirondack Weekend at the Adirondack Ecological Center, ESF Newcomb Campus. Items covered include: Learn the history, ecology and wildlife of the Adirondacks; Learn wilderness safety, ethics and how to row a historic guide boat; Hike to a fire tower (suitable for beginners) and enjoy educational programs and much more! Build confidence, have fun, and connect with the wilderness on this all-women, Adirondack adventure! (Cost: $190.) Registration includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Lodging is dormitory style. Limited space available, please register early. Minimum age 18. No experience needed. (Contact e-mail Ro Woodard of NY Outdoors-Women for registration and information.

10 - Annual Flea Market and Chicken BBQ at The Sandy Pond Sportsmen's Association, 3201 Co Route 15, Pulaski, NY. (Flea Market – 8:00 am/BBQ – Noon). (For information call 315-387-6310.)

10 – Wildlife Expo at the ROC Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Roar, Henrietta, NY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) This family friendly event will offer Wildlife Presentations throughout the day, Wildlife Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Chainsaw Carving, Art Exhibits, Children’s Activities and much more. Proceeds to support Bridges For Brain Injury for brain injury survivors and people with disabilities. (Cost: $10.00 advance/$15.00 at the door) (For information go to http://www.wildlife-expo.com) 

11 - Beyond BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (5:30 am or 1:30 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $150 per person) Pre-registration is required. Weather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

11 - Chautauqua Bassmasters Tournament No. 3 on Chautauqua Lake/Long Point State Park. (For information contact Mike Russo at 716-640-6915.)

11 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Summer Slam at the Mendon Fire Department Pavilion, 101 Mendon-Ionia Road (Rt.64), Mendon, 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 Neil Gottfried  585-245-3051  longbeardg@gmail.com)

12-16 - Montezuma Audubon Center’s Summer Camps - Nature Camp at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Nature Camp will let kids be kids while exploring the wonders of nature through a variety of nature games, crafts, and activities.  Campers will catch frogs, search for signs of mammal activity in the forest, and discover birds that live in the grassland and wetland. (For ages 6 - 10) (Cost: $150) (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma to download the summer camp registration forms.)

14 - Montezuma Sunset Birding Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (6:00 - 8:30 pm) The autumn bird migration has begun and Montezuma is a unique ecosystem where millions of migratory birds can be seen. Join us in our van to explore several birding hotspots where shorebirds, marsh birds, songbirds and raptors rest during their long and impressive journey. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.) (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

15 - Start of Dog Training on Small Game (>4/15/20)

16 - 4th Annual Reelin’ for a Cure Tournament, ladies day only event, Olcott Harbor. This 4th annual ladies event will once again be held out of Olcott. It’s a great way to celebrate life and pay tribute to cancer survivors. Last year over $10,000 was raised for Look Good, Feel Better as 21 teams also competed for cash prizes. (Call Stephanie at (716) 481-6388 and also log onto the event’s Facebook page.)

16 - Free- Fishing for Kids at Black Rock Canal, 16 Black Rock Harbor, Buffalo, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

16-18 - 72st Annual Woodsmen's Field Days at the Oneida County Fair Grounds, Route 294, Boonville. The primary goals of the Woodsmen's Field Days are promotion of the forest industry in general, and in keeping with the intent of Rev. Reed, the lumberjack in particular, a vanishing breed of men. With these goals in mind we felt what better way to do so than establish a forum on the Information Super Highway (the World Wide Web in particular), thereby making related information available to anyone, any time, any place. (For information and schedule go to http://www.starwebhosting.net/woodsmen/boonvil1.html)

16-9/2 - Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby 2019. Over $66,000 in cash prizes including a $25,000 Grand Prize for the largest trout or salmon caught during this 18-day event. Help anglers celebrate the return of the mighty king salmon on Lake Ontario!  Sign up in local tackle shops or call (888) REEL-2-IN.  You can also visit http://www.loc.org/ to register.

17 - National Wild Turkey Federation - Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter JAKES Day Youth Event at the Westfield Fish & Game Club, Ogden Road, Westfield, NY.

17 - Kayaks and Canoes on Cayuga Lake meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (12:00 – 3:00 pm) Join us for a 1-hour paddle on the tranquil waters of Cayuga Lake to experience the late summer bird migration. No experience is necessary and instructions will be provided. Following the paddle, we will visit the Buttonwood Grove Winery tasting room for wine and cheese pairings.  Then, Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research will lead a birds of prey presentation featuring hawks and owls. The event will run rain or shine. If it rains, the paddle will become a guided birding hike at the winery. Fee: $50/couple with canoe rental, $35/person with solo kayak rental, $20/person without rental. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

17-25 - 43rd Annual Greater Niagara “Fall Classic” Derby – 2019: A Fish Odyssey The journey continues with another great event set for 2019 – 43 years of derbies! Last year, over $14,000 in cash and prizes were handed out to winning anglers at the Olcott Fire Hall on awards night. Species categories included salmon, rainbow/brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, carp and walleye. All have a chance to win the Grand Prize. Kids are FREE in a special youth division. (For more information, call (877) FALLS US or visit www.fishodyssey.net.) 

21 - Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geology at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (7:00 – 9:00 pm) All Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Geology Merit Badge with regional geologist, Fred Hayes. Scouts should be prepared to go outside to explore the glacial terrane. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/Scout. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

22 - Nature Explorers Program Series - Are you a Butterfly? at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY. (6:00 – 7:30 pm) Take a walk with our guides to the refuge’s Monarch Waystation – a special habitat created with butterflies in mind!  Learn the difference between butterflies and moths.  Help our guides catch a butterfly or moth for closer observation in our magnifying bug box.  Craft: Create a butterfly life cycle! Led by Librarian and The Lodge Nature Store Manager, Gayle James, and retired Science Teacher and Volunteer, Mary Jo Doyle, Nature Explorers is for children and families of various ages.  Earn a nature badge when you participate in each program.  Attend all three and become eligible for a prize! Parents are required to stay with their children during these programs.  Please come prepared with sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes.  There is no fee for either program. (To pre-register, please call (315) 568-5987.  For more information, email andrea_vanbeusichem@fws.gov)

23 - Free- Fishing for Kids at Ellicott Creek, 1 Ellicott Creek Drive, Tonawanda, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

23-24 - The Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge at Dunkirk Harbor. 1-day tourney with optional Big-Fish Friday derby. Limited to 65 boats, $500 entry fee, 6-walleye weigh-in. Registration deadline: August 1.  (For information contact Jim Steel 716-481-5348 or go to www.innovative-outdoors.com.) 

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

28 - Northern Montezuma Birding Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (9:30 am - Noon) Leave the driving to us as we explore the Northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Join us in the Audubon van to explore several locations where shorebirds, waterfowl and songbird species can be seen and heard including Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, and Osprey. We’ll also highlight the 10,000-year cultural history of this unique area. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

29-31 - 2019 New York State Trappers Association Convention & Sportsman Show at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetery Street, Frankfort NY. (Thu 12:00-5:00 pm/Fri & Sat 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) (Admission: $10 for the weekend/Free to under 16) (for information contact Jack Spriggs  315-529-8248 or email Spriggsfamfarm@gmail.com or go to www.nystrappers.org/conventions)

30 - Free- Fishing for Kids at Sprague Brook, 9674 Foote Road, Glenwood, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

30 - Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (5:00 – 7:30 pm) What better way to enjoy the end of the summer than a relaxing paddle to explore the birds, other wildlife and their habitats at the north end of Cayuga Lake. This is a great opportunity to see migratory songbirds, marsh birds and raptors like Bald Eagles and Osprey. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child).PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

SEPTEMBER 2019

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

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.) 

5 - Montezuma’s Bird Migration Van Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of birds that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and shorebirds can be seen. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides are provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

5-8 - Walleye Fishing Education Weekend with Lance Valentine on Lake Erie at Dunkirk Harbor. A Fishing Education Weekend is a 4-day event combining workshops, seminars, on the water information sharing, meals, friendship and more in a family friendly environment designed to help anglers learn new techniques, new waters, learn hard core fishing information and make new friends. The seminars will focus on walleye but many techniques can be used for lake trout. A limited number of spots available for "non boaters". The registration fee is $425 and includes: Three Days of Classroom Education, on-the-water instruction & sharing of information/Three nights of Lodging at the Econo Lodge, Fredonia, NY/Three nights of Catered Dinner/Three mornings of Catered Breakfast/Boat launch or dock fees at Holiday Harbor at Chadwick Bay Marina. (For more info contact Jim Steel at 716-481-5348 or go to www.innovative-outdoors.com.)

6 – Free-Fishing for Kids at Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park – Foot of Smith Street, Buffalo, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

6-7 - 23rd Annual Montezuma Muckrace at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (7:00 pm – 7:00 pm) This Big Day competition begins Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and runs for 24 hours. Teams will compete to see who can see the most species within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. The complex includes the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area and the Montezuma Audubon Center. The higher purpose behind the fun is to raise $10,000 for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. There are six categories in which to compete:  Competitive, Low-carbon (no cars used), Recreational, Family/Mentor, Collegiate and Photo. Visit http://www.friendsofmontezuma.org to register or sponsor a team. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

7 - Whitetails Unlimited Cliffton Springs Chapter Banquet at Sons of Italy, 31 Prospect Avenue, Geneva, NY (Cost: $50.00 Single/$35.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit local youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/1/19) (For information go to ttp://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

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.)

8 - Beyond BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (1:00 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. Weather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

13 - Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Come meet Janet Pesaturo, founder of Winterberry Wildlife, and a Massachusetts naturalist. Janet will present her first book, Camera Trapping Guide and how she uses trail cameras and tracking skills to study animal behavior to provide data to local conservation organizations. She has a master’s degree in conservation biology and a level III CyberTracker certificate in Track & Sign. After her presentation, Janet will have her book available for purchase and for signing. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

13 - Free-Fishing for Kids at Tow Path at the Foot of Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

13-14 – Oswego County Trappers 20th Annual Convention at Camp Zerbe, Williamstown, NY. (For information call Everett Cooper at 315-436-5370 or Bruce Hyde at 315-591-3525.)

13-15 - TAKING FLIGHT / NYSOA 2019, NYSOA 72nd Annual Meeting and New York State Birders Conference at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center in Kingston, NY. The conference will be chock full of great birding and educational activities, along with opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Highlights will include: Saturday evening banquet featuring "The Language of Birds," a program by Nathan Pieplow, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds, and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds—and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday field trips, including a Slide Mountain Bicknell Thrush hike for those who are up to it! (For information go to https://nybirds.org)

14 - Beyond BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (1:00 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. Weather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)

14 - Montezuma Bird Watching Tour meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) The summer is coming to a close and the autumn bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we search for raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds and observe how they are preparing for their long and impressive journey. We will explore Montezuma’s birding hotspots where dozens of species can be seen and heard. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

14 - Migration Celebration at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY. (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) With fall bird migration underway, it's a perfect time to celebrate these incredible avian journeys. During Migration Celebration, visitors may hear from Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists about ongoing bird research, watch live wild birds being banded, see live hawks and owls from the Cornell Raptor Program, learn about feeder birds and nests, and much more. Other activities and food available. Event takes place rain or shine! (For information call 607-254-2473 or email cornellbirds@cornell.edu)

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)

15 - Beyond BOW - Women’s Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Ontario from the Oswego Marina, Oswego, NY (6:00 am or 1:00 pm) Enjoy a 6 hour guided fishing trip for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead aboard a 28’ Baha Cruiser. All fishing equipment is provided. No fishing experience necessary. The boat has an enclosed bathroom with plumbing! Open to women age 18 or over. Bring your valid NYS fishing license. These fishing trips sold out last year, so reserve your spot early. (Fee: $140 per person) Pre-registration is required. Weather cancellations are at the Captain's discretion and money will either be refunded or the charter will be rescheduled. (Contact Captain Dave Wilson at 315-481-5716 or email captaindavewilson@yahoo.com for information and/or preregistration)     

21 - Whitetails Unlimited – Southern Tier Chapter Hunters Night Out at Howard Community Center, 7481 Hopkins Road, Howard, NY (Cost: $60.00 Single/$40.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit local youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/13/19) (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/howard-ny-southern-tier-chapter-hunters-night-out/)

21 - Native Americans of the Finger Lakes at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (6:00 – 8:00 pm) Archeological enthusiast Christopher M. Cramer will present an overview of the ancient Native American civilization of the Finger Lakes Region, focusing on the stone artifacts left behind. Regionally collected examples of stone tools will be on display, some dating back 10,000 years and more. Attendees will participate in a hands-on activity identifying the various types of artifacts, as well as distinguishing authentic artifacts and modern reproductions. A pair of reading glasses and a headlamp or flashlight are recommended. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

21 – Native American & Pioneer Heritage Days at the Trailside Lodge, Letchworth State Park. (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Learn about Native American culture and watch dancers perform traditional dances. Includes craft demonstrations and programs on Native American and pioneer life. (For information call585-493-3600 or go to nysparks.com)

21 – Fall Harvest Days #1 at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Road, Varysburg, NY. Come celebrate the fall season. Tour theanimal preserve, games for kids and all kinds of seasonal events. (For information call 585-535-4100 or go to Hiddenvalleyadventure.com)

21-22 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Event Building, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 425 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $7.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

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

27 - Free-Fishing for Kids at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, Near Seneca Street Bridge between Elk and Avon Place, Buffalo, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)    

28 - FREE FISHING DAY in New York State. No license required. Anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State. All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.

28 – National Hunting and Fishing Day

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

28 - Whitetails Unlimited – Finger Lakes American Freedom Dinner at American Legion Hall,  71 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY (Cost: $50.00 Single/$30.00 Spouse or Youth) WTU provides grants to local projects and activities that advance our mission. Proceeds from this event will benefit local youth and habitat programs. (Deadline for sign-up 9/26/19) (For information go to http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/)

28 - Ducks Unlimited – North Shore Oneida Lake Chapter Banquet at the Greenview Country Club, 120 Whig Hill Road, West Monroe, NY. (4:30 pm) Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has a vision to reverse this trend. (Cost: $60 Single, $85 Couple) (For information call Chris Sanson 315-225-7988, Tim Nobis 315-430-9713) or Mike Putman 315-415-7538)

28 - Third Annual Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Shoot at the Painted Post Field & Stream Club, 320 Beartown Rd, Painted Post, NY. (For information contact Jim Griffin at 607-292-3227 or via email at frc375ss@gmail.com or Vaughn Neiler at 607-732-0885 or TeamVK@aol.com.)

28 - 5th Annual Savannah Arts Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Fine artists, photographers, sculptors, crafters, quilters, jewelers, wood workers, and other talented people will show and sell their handcrafted creations at this fun, family event. The festival will also feature great food, live music, fine art contests, photography contests, art workshops, sidewalk chalk art, Lego building, the Trashin’ Fashion Runway Show, prizes, and more! Vendor registration forms can be found at http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma. Admission: $5/person, $10/family. (For information/register call (315) 365-3588, email montezuma@audubon.org or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma)

28-29 - 34th Annual NYPA Wildlife Festival in Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the New York Power Authority’s Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road (adjacent to Niagara University), Lewiston, NY (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Catch a fish at the Niagara River Anglers fishing pond or shoot pellet guns at the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Club’s shooting trailer. A variety of conservation exhibitors will also be on hand, including NYS Department of Environmental Conservation divisions, NYS Parks Interpretive Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, plus clubs to include sportsmen, trappers, and boy and girl scouts to name a few. Loads of fun for the whole family! Kids fishing contest for youngsters age 15 and under in the public waters of Niagara County. Two ages classes. Weigh in will be at the Wildlife Festival between noon and 2 p.m. both days. Awards on Sunday at 3 p.m. Largest fish caught out of the NYPA reservoir and from the NYPA fishing platform will also receive a prize. (For information call 866-697-2386 or visit their website at www.nypa.gov.)

28-29 - The Original Rochester Gun Show at the Roc Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) No children under 10 allowed and no cameras. (Admission: $8.00) (For information call Karen Lusk at 585-226-6211 or go to http://www.esaca.us.)

30 - End of Frog and Turtle Seasons

30 - End of Bow Fishing for Carp Season

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

30 - Free-Fishing for Kids at Black Rock Canal, 16 Black Rock Harbor, Buffalo, NY (6:00 pm) Kids, 4 – 14, learn the basics of fishing, fish ID, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles provided. Limited to 15 kids, parents must stay on site. No fishing license required. (For information call 716-858-8355 or email Erie_County_Parks@erie.gov.)

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.) 

3 - Ducks Unlimited – Owasco Lake Chapter Banquet at Dryden Veteran's Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Road, Dryden,, NY. (5:00 pm) Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has a vision to reverse this trend. (Cost: $60 Single, $80 Couple) (For information call Jerry Relyea at 607-216-2321 or Justin Rejman 315-730-7214)

6 - 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 contact Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email guns@nfgshows.com)

6 - Fall Harvest Days #2 at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Road, Varysburg, NY. Come celebrate the fall season. Tour theanimal preserve, games for kids and all kinds of seasonal events. (For information call 585-535-4100 or go to Hiddenvalleyadventure.com)

8 - RSVP deadline for the 2019 Ed Warnick Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt (October 12th)at John White WMA located in Basom, Genesee County. This Youth Pheasant Hunt is a day of supervised fun and a hands-on learning experience for Jr. hunters. It is open to all interested and licensed Junior Hunters (ages 12-15). Hunters & Mentors are required to bring a blaze orange hunting hat & vest (license and back tag), their own shotguns, and ammunition. Morning snacks, lunch, stocked male pheasants, and top notch hunting dogs with handlers will be provided. Certified Hunter Education Instructors will provide trained supervision afield. (Event limited to 25 hunters) (For information Frank Phillips 585-226-5457 Frank.Phillips@DEC.NY.gov)

12 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Southern Tier Local Chapter Youth Pheasant Hunt at Molyneaux Tree Farm, 219 Shreder Road, Endicott, NY. (9:00 am) (For more information contact Larry Shutts 607-642-8609) 

12-13 - 13th Annual Southern Tier Recreation & Sportsman Show at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, Bath, NY (Sat - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Free seminars on bass fishing, NY black bear, fishing from shore, trout streams of NY, river recreation, invasive insects, food plots, women and archery, retriever training and tracking wounded deer. For youth – fishing, archery, turkey calling and petting zoo. (For information call 607-664-2300 or go to www.SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com)

12-13 - 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 contact Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email guns@nfgshows.com)

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.)

15 – Close of Regular State Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee Trout

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Salmon Creek (Cayuga County), East Branch Owego Creek, East and West Branchs Tioughnioga River and the Otselic River (Cortland County), Salmon Creek Above Ludlow Falls & West Branch Owego Creek (Tompkins County), Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery Property, Hatchery Property - 8:00 am 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 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) (>3/31/20)

16 - Start of Catch and Release (Artificial Lures Only) Season for Trout in Clear Creek and Prendagast Creek (Chautauqua County) (>3/15/20)

19 - National Wild Turkey Federation – Southern Tier Local Chapter Women in the Outdoors Pheasant Hunt at Molyneaux Tree Farm, 219 Shreder Road, Endicott, NY. (9:00 am) (For more information contact Larry Shutts 607-642-8609) 

25 – Start of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Weasel, Skunk, Opossum, Raccoon, Red Fox and Gray Fox (>2/15/20)

25 – Start Of Trapping Seasons for Coyote (>2/15/20)

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.) 

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

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

25 - Start Of Trapping Seasons for Mink and Muskrat (>2/15/20)

30 - End of Statewide Fishing Season for Black Bass

30 - End of Lake Erie and Tributaries and Lake Ontario and Tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Fishing Season

DECEMBER 2019

1 - Start of Statewide Black Bass catch and release / artificial lures only season (>6/15?/20)

1 - Start of Lake Erie and Tributaries Black Bass trophy (20 inch +) season (>6/14/20)

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.) 

7-8 - Niagara Frontier – Clarence Gun Show at the Event Building, 11177 Main St Clarence, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 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 Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or email http://nfgshows.com) 

7-8 - Niagara Frontier - Medina Gun Show at the Ridgeway VFW, 11392 Ridge Road, Rte 104, Medina, NY (Sat. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun. 9:00am – 3:00 pm) (Cost: $5.00/12 and under free) (65 Tables) (For information call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929, email guns@nfgshows.com or go to http://nfgshows.com)

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

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

JANUARY 2020

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

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

4-5 - Niagara Frontier - Hamburg Gun Show at the Event Building, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York (Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am - 3:00pm) 425 tables. NICS background checks available. (Cost: $7.00/children under 12 free when accompanied by a paid adult) (For information call Bruce Johnston 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com)

11-12 - The Original Rochester Gun Show at the Roc Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) No children under 10 allowed and no cameras. (Admission: $8.00) (For information call Karen Lusk at 585-226-6211 or go to http://www.esaca.us.)

FEBUARY 2020

8-9 - Niagara Frontier – Clarence Gun Show at the Event Building, 11177 Main St Clarence, NY (9:00 am – 4:00 pm/9:00 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 Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or email http://nfgshows.com) 

15 - End of Hunting & Trapping Seasons for Weasel, Skunk, Opossum, Raccoon & Fox.

15 - End of Trapping Seasons for Coyote, Mink and Muskrat.

15-16 - FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

22 - The Niagara River Anglers Association’s Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest. (Sunrise – 2:00 pm) Tournament boundaries include Lake Ontario and its tributaries, as well as the Lower Niagara River. Fish can be caught from boat or shore. Sign up at Creek Road Bait and Tackle, Lewiston, the Slippery Sinker in Olcott or at the launch ramp in Lewiston the morning of the contest. (For more information check out www.niagarariveranglers.com or call Paul Jackson at 731-4780. Entry forms should also be available at Creek Road Bait and Tackle in Lewiston and The Slippery Sinker in Olcott.)

28 - End of Hunting Seasons for Squirrels, Grouse, Cottontail Rabbits, Pheasant (in the Southern Tier Portion of Western New York) & Varying Hare (Snowshoe Rabbit) (in Central and Eastern New York)

MARCH 2020

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. (>5/3)

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) (>5/31)

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)

APRIL 2020

1 - Start of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee (See fishing regulation guide. Great Lakes and tributaries as well as some inland waters are open all year)(>10/15)

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

15 - End of Dog Training Seasons

24-26 - 32nd Annual Bird of Prey Days at Braddock Bay at Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road, Rochester, New York. Braddock Bay Raptor Research will host the Bird of Prey Days festival at Braddock Bay Park on Lake Ontario and home to one of the best spring raptor migrations on the continent! People of all ages are invited to come out and learn about hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and other species in support BBRR’s conservation efforts. Activities will be held inside and out, including hawkwatching, raptor banding, owl prowls, live raptor programs, educational and art displays, and kids activities. $5 suggested donation for adults, kids are free. (For information contact: Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 585-267-5483, information@bbrr.org.)

30 - Last Day Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Can Be Used Statewide

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SEPTEMBER 2020

26-27 - The Original Rochester Gun Show at the Roc Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY (Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm/Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) No children under 10 allowed and no cameras. (Admission: $8.00) (For information call Karen Lusk at 585-226-6211 or go to http://www.esaca.us.)