New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – March 24th, 2017

Season Dates

March 26: Coyote hunting season ends (statewide, except Long island and New York City)

March 31: Crow season ends

April 1: Trout season opens

April 1: Striped bass season opens (Hudson Rivers and all inland waters except Delaware River)

April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

April 7: River otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)

April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters south of George Washington Bridge)

April 15: Snow goose season closes (Western, Northeast, Lake Champlain and Southeast zones)

April 22-23: Youth Turkey Hunt (for hunters ages 12-15)

Shows

March 24-26: Big East Camping and Outdoor Sports Show, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona. For more information go online to kesslerpromotions.com.

March 25: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For more info call Don Flanagan, 315-469-2859.

April 7-8: East Coast Decoy Collectors, St. Michaels Motor Inn. For more info call Tim Sieger, 631-537-0153.

April 22-23: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9-3. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

April 23: Northeastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Carly at 631-278-9113.

April 29-30: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Eire County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-3. For more info go online to www.nfgshows.com.

May 6-7: Alabama Hunt Club, Batavia Gun & Sportsman Show, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3, Falleti Ice Arena, Batavia. For more info call Jim Penland, 716-434-6535.

June 18: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Aug. 13: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut, Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Sept. 16-17: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9-3. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

Oct. 8: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Northeastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Carly at 631-278-9113.

Nov. 5: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 25: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., The Community Center, Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike VanZile, 315-679-6336.

March 25: Orleans County Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities, Holley. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-750-6176.

March 26: Sullivan County Long Beards NWTF Chapter Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Rockland House, Roscoe, 1 p.m. For more info and tickets call 845-292-4325 go to the website sullivancountylongbeards.org or send an email to sclongbeards@hotmail.com.

March 26: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.

April 1: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., VFW Post 6778, Palmyra. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.

April 1: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet & Auction, 11 a.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.

April 1: Tri-County Chapter of the NWTF Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, The Lake Watch Inn, Ithaca, 5 p.m. For more info call Beth at 607-533-4707.

April 2: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.

April 7: Orleans County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton F.D. Rec Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.

April 8: Seaway Valley QDMA Banquet, 4 p.m., Casablanca Restaurant, Gouverneur. For more info call Teresa Whitton, 315-287-4968.

April 20: Hardwood Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Club 86, Geneva. For more info call Norm Ridley, 315-651-9096.

April 21: Hudson Valley Friends of NRA 25th Annual Fundraiser, The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, Stony Point, 6 p.m. For more info and tickets call Stan at 845-494-6312 or John at 845-268-7016.

April 22: Cortland County Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Elks Lodge #748, Cortland. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.

April 29: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 22nd Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. For more info contact Bob at 716-870-6871 or email bob@puddleset.com.

April 29: Stonybrook Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Dansville. For more info call Shannon Griese, 585-739-1779.

April 29: Western NY Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 4 p.m., Barlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Calvin, 585-567-8991.

May 6: New York Bowhunters, Inc. 26th Annual Banquet and Rendezvous, Sunny Hill Resort, Greenville. For more info and banquet tickets contact Annie Jacobs at 585-229-7468 or email  nyboffice@newyorkbowhunters.com.

May 18: Seneca County Federation of Sportsmen Banquet, 6 p.m., Waterloo Sportsmen Club. For more info call Fred Beary, 315-651-0115.

Education/Seminars

(DEC has established a website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:

www.register-ed.com/programs/new_york

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NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.

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Jan. 14-April 18 (Saturdays): Fly-tying class, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chittenango, Saturdays from noon-3 p.m. For more info call Lee Polikoff at 315-382-4820 or Shaun LaVancher at 315-436-9432 or go online to www.tu680.org.

April 8: Fly-Fishing Academy offered by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Campbell, N.Y., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. One-day comprehensive introduction to fly-casting and fly-fishing, for ages 11-adult. Rod/reel provided for use in class if you do not have your own. Class size is limited; pre-register by contacting Steve Harris at (607-377-4956) sjh529@stny.rr.com, or Kirk Klingensmith at (607-346-7189) kklingensmi@stny.rr.com.

June 27-29: Children in the Stream Fly Fishing Conference, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown. For more info call Alberto Rey, 716-410-7003.

Special Events.

March 26: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Cabin Fever Event, 8 a.m., at the club. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

April 1: Fur Harvester Association, Jefferson County. 8 a.m., Mannsville Fire Hall. For more info call Charlie P., 315-806-6475.

April 15: Sportsmen’s Flea Market, Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Swift Road, Pompey, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810.

April 29: Women in Nature Outdoor Skills Workshop, Camillus Sportsmen’s Club, Camillus. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the free event. Archery, rifle, shotgun, fishing, birding, orienteering, nature photography, wild game cooking and more. To register send an email to Registration@federationofsportsmen.com.

May 3: Oneida Lake Association annual members meeting, Gillette Road Middle School, 6150 South Bay Road, Cicero. Doors open at 6 p.m. with presentations starting at 7 p.m. Agency and Cornell speakers, elections, displays and door prizes.

May 20: Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association Fishing Heritage Day, South Otselic. For more information or to be a vendor at the event, go to www.ovfish.org. or call 315-653-7490.

June 24: 10th Annual Spey Nation, Pineville Boat Launch, Salmon River, Pineville. For more info go to www.speynation.com.

July 7-8: Trappers Summer Rendezvous, Nichols Pond. For more info call Tim Evans, 315-247-0285.

Shoots

West Canada Creek Association in Newport offers trap shooting, Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.

Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Trap Shoot, Thursday evenings 6 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

March 26: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Assoc. Cabin Fever Shoot, 8-2 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

April 8-9:  Hawkeye Bowmen, Shoot, 7 a.m., at the Club. For more info call Nadine Fulle, 716-427-9076.

April 16: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Assoc. Black Powder Turkey Shoot. 8 a.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

Archery

2017 Central New York 3-D Archery Schedule

April 9: Clay Sportsman’s Club, Jim Kilmartin at 315-727-9898 or www.claysportsmansclub.org.

April 23: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810 or clubhouse at 315-683-9428, online at pompeyrodandgunclub.com.

April 30: Deerslayer Bowmen, Eric Broekhuizen at 315-806-5777 or Jim Burdic at 315-529-5995, online at www.deerslayers.org.

May 7: Fayetteville-Manlius Rod & Gun Club, Paul Stewart at 315-256-3235, clubhouse at 315-682-8962, online at www.fmrgc.com.

May 14: Clay Sportsman’s Club, Jim Kilmartin at 315-727-9898 or www.claysportsmansclub.org.

May 21: Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

May 28: Deerslayer Bowmen, Eric Broekhuizen at 315-806-5777 or Jim Burdic at 315-529-5995, online at www.deerslayers.org.

June 4: Fayetteville-Manlius Rod & Gun Club, Paul Stewart at 315-256-3235, clubhouse at 315-682-8962, online at www.fmrgc.com.

June 11: Chittenango Rod & Gun Club, Dave Krause at 315-687-5752.

June 18: Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

June 25: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810 or clubhouse at 315-683-9428, online at pompeyrodandgunclub.com.

July 2: Clay Sportsman’s Club, Jim Kilmartin at 315-727-9898 or www.claysportsmansclub.org.

July 9: Chittenango Rod & Gun Club, Dave Krause at 315-687-5752.

July 16: Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

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May 28, June 11, July 9, July 30, Sept. 3: 3-D Archery Shoots at the Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 706 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa. July 9 is the Veterans’ Benefit Shoot. For more info call Jack Holton at 518-587-1321.

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2017 IBO New York State Championship Series

April 29-30: Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club, Rhinebeck, 845-532-2718, ndrgc.com/.

May 6-7: Glen-Coe Conservation, Glenwood, 716-536-4268, www.glencoeconservation.com.

May 13-14: Guan Ho Ha, Schenectady, 518-369-2957, www.guanhoha.net.

May 27-28: Sportsman Coonhunters Association, Batavia, 585-356-2163, www.schabatavia.org.

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2017 IBO New England Championship Series

April 22-23: Rhode Island State Championship, Cranston Fish and Game Association, Foster, R.I., 401-828-0860, www.cranstonfga.com.

May 6-7: Connecticut State Championship, Algonquin Archers, Woodbury, Conn., 203-980-6792. www.algonquinarchers.com.

May 13-14: Massachusetts State Championship, Nimrod League of Holden, Princeton, Mass., 508-450-2792, www.nimrodleague.org.

May 21: New England Traditional Rendezvous, Cumberland Beagle Club, Cumberland, R.I., 401-258-7882.

May 27-28: Vermont State Championship, Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club, Morristown, Vt., 802-793-4476.

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Mountain Trail Bow Hunters, 331 West Chenango Rd, Castle Creek, NY 13744. For more info call Andy McCormick, 607-621-3464.

March 26:  Cricket Shoot 9 a.m.

April 23: Open 3-D, 8 a.m.-noon.

April 29: Pig Roast/Casino night.

Tournaments/Contests.

June 2-3: Oneida Lake Team Walleye Open, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Lake. For more info call Michael Yarema, 315-575-1743.

June 2-4: Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club 31st Annual Rotary Fishing Classic, Lake Champlain. For more info call Bonnie Black at 518-578-1612 or Peter Cadieux at 518-569-2188.

Meetings

Central New York Izaak Walton League meets last Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., Fayettesville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club, Manlius. For more info call Mark Matt, 315-420-9209.

Cortland Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Homer. For more info call Robin Chernow, 607-849-6718.

Lake Keuka Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. For more info call Lorraine Jackson, 315-536-0539.

Rome Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rome. For more info call Arthur Fuhrman, 315-336-2460.

Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League meets monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. For more info call Audrey Lewis, 315-853-1066.

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