New York Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 10, 2017

Season Dates

Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting season closes (portions of state)

Feb. 15: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting seasons close (statewide, except Long Island)

Feb. 15: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon, coyote and fox trapping seasons close (statewide, except Long Island)

Feb. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping seasons close (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 15: Bobcat trapping season closes (portions of state)

Feb. 18-19: New York Free Fishing Weekend

Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting seasons close (Long Island)

Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon, coyote and fox trapping seasons close (Long Island)

Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping seasons close (Long Island)

Feb. 27: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island)

Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (portions of state)

Feb. 28: Varying hare season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 28: Squirrel season closes

Feb. 28: Pheasant season closes (portions of state)

Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes

Feb. 28: Bobwhite quail season closes (Orange and Putnam counties)

Feb. 28: River otter trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

March 4: Canada goose season reopens (South Zone)

March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island)

March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)

Shows

Feb. 11-12: Adirondacks Outdoorsman Show, Moose Club, Johnstown. For more info go to www.adkshow.com.

Feb. 11-12: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, 11177 Main St, Clarence, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-3. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 18-19: Sportsman’s Show, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Salamanca. For more info call 716-569-6810.

Feb. 25-26: Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Antique Gun Show, Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-2 Sunday. For more info go to www.liahas.org or call 631-722-3248.

Feb. 25-26: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., West Potsdam Bingo Hall. For more info call Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.

Feb. 25-26: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Medina, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-3. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

March 2-5: World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition, Rockland Community College, Suffern. For more info go online to www.sportshows.com/suffern/.

March 4-5: Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo, First Arena, Elmira. For more information go online to www.twintiersoutdoorexpo.com.

March 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.).

March 9-12: Western New York Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. For more info go online  to www.eriepromotions.com.

March 10-12: Great Outdoor Family Expo, New York State Office Building, Watertown. For more info: www.greatoutdoorexpo.com.

March 11: Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Association Nautical & Fishing Tackle Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brewerton Fire House. For more info call Bill Pingel, 315-515-8278.

March 11: Crown City Bassmasters Outdoor Trade Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dryden Fire Station, Dryden. For more info call Jeff, 607-659-7654.

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

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.

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

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

Feb. 11: Pinnacle S3DA Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Pinnacle Athletic Campus, Victor. For more info call 585-433-2930.

Feb. 11: Leatherstocking Ducks Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Ronald Moxley, 607-432-5243.

March 4: Sportsmen’s Venison Dinner and Whitetail Rack Scoring Contest to benefit the Wildlife Museum in Vail Mills, Johnstown Moose Club, 5 p.m. For more information call 518-762-7925. Tickets available at Frank’s Gun Shop in Vail Mills, Bib’s Taxidermy in Johnstown, at the museum office and at the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce in Gloversville.

March 4: Broome County Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton, Binghamton. For more info call Adam Hall, 607-279-0227.

March 4: Freeport Tuna Club Wild Game Dinner 2017, Cure of Ars Auditorium, Merrick. For more info call Bob at 516-679-9200, Ray at 917-862-4321 or Joe at 516-317-7855.

March 4: Wyoming, Genesee County Pheasants Forever Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Alexander Fire Hall. For more info call Tom Kelsey, 585-591-0609.

March 4: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford. For more info call Peter Castronovo, 585-889-8599.

March 11: Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited 45th Annual Conservation Banquet, The Century House, Latham, 4 p.m. For more info contact Mike and Kim Walchko at mwalchko@nycap.rr.com or go to www.clearwatertu.org.

March 11: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.

March 11: Catherine Creek Trout Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Horseheads Elks Club, Horseheads. For more info call Jim Palmer, 607-425-6136.

March 11: Calvary Baptist Church Sportsmen Dinner, Loch Sheldrake Fire Hall. For more info call Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.

March 18: Southwestern NY Friends of NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca. For more info call Thomas Krott, 585-968-3800.

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

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 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 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: 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.

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:

http://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.

Special Events.

Feb. 25: Annual Wild Game Dinner, Interlaken Sportsmen’s Club, Tunison Road, Interlaken, 5 p.m. Menu will include alligator, bison, boar, duck, frog legs, goose, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, turtle, venison and a variety of fish. For more info call 607-582-7411.

March 26: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Cabin Fever, 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.

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.

Archery

Feb. 12, 26: Pinewood Archers, 9 a.m., at the Club. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.

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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.

Feb. 12: Valentine’s Day Shoot, 10:30 a.m.

Tournaments/Contests.

Feb. 10-12: 10th Annual Coyote Hunt, Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County. For info go online to www.sportsmensfederation.com or call 845-482-4987.

Feb. 11: Long Lake Fish & Game Club’s, Fishing Derby, Long Lake, Lake Eaton. Reg. 6 a.m., Geiger Arena. For more info call Bruce Jennings, 518-624-2145.

Feb. 18: Richmondville Fish & Game Ice Fishing Contest, 8-2 p.m., Bears Gulch Lake, Summit. For more info call Greg Warner, 518-265-8947.

March 4: Long Lake Fish & Game Club Adult, Kids Ice Fishing Contest, Reg. Geiger Arena, 6 a.m. For more info call Bruce Jennings, 518-624-2145.

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