New York Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Season Dates

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

May 1: Spring gobbler season opens

May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens

May 6: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open

May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes

May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens

May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations)

May 31: Spring gobbler season closes

Shows

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.

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.

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 26: Central New York Wildfowlers Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., Traditions at the Links, Syracuse. For more info call Ron Falkowski, 315-440-8201.

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.

June 3: Wine Country Whitetails Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kings Banquet Center, Canandaigua. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.

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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Spider Rybaak’s Free Fishing Classes. For more information email srybaak@yahoo.com or mmcgrath2@twcny.com

May 13: Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 20: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 27: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, fishing with bait/lures, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; fly-fishing 1:30:3:30 p.m.

Special Events.

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.

April 29: 1K 4 U Sporting Celebration (observing 1,000 acres of rescued wildlife habitat by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy), Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, 4-6:30 p.m. Event will include a fee introductory fly-fishing course from 4-5 p.m.

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 6: 29th Annual Southtowns Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clays Shoot, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club. For tickets and information call George Rockey at 716-674-3075 or Ron Sheldon at 716-462-1132.

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.

May 20: Cattaraugus-Allegany QDMA land management seminar, Franklinville, 1 p.m., Dr Jim Brauker from Extreme Deer Habitat. For details and to register call 716-799-4500 or email hunter1841@gmail.com.

May 25-29: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Spring Shoot, Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford. For info call Dan Fullington at 607-278-5374; Jim Currier at 315-695-5299 or Jim VanGiesen at 607-656-8882 or go online to www.newyorkstatemuzzleloadersassn.com.

May 28: Bison City Rod & Gun Club 13th Annual Jimmy Griffin “Teach Me to Fish” event, Bison City Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo, 2-5 p.m. For more info call Dave Barus at 716-597-4081.

June 24: Swarthout’s Bait and Tackle Shop’s 14th Annual Take a Child Fishing Derby (during New York’s Free Fishing Weekend), for kids ages 2-15. For more info and to pre-register call 607-734-9233, go online to www.GotBait.net or email Swarthoutsbait@gmail.com

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.

April 29: Osceola Rod & Gun Club, Spring Turkey Shoot, 10:30 a.m., at the Club. For more info call David Pettinelli, 315-271-4433.

Archery

North Troy Stag Rod & Gun Club, 165 Cushman Rd, Melrose, NY 12121. For more info. www.northtroystag.org

June 4: 3-D Shoot, 7-noon.

July 9: 3-D Shoot & Chicken BBQ, 7-4 p.m.

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2017 Central New York 3-D Archery Schedule

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.

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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.

June 3-4: Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford, 607-843-8958, www.oxfordrodgun.com.

June 10-11: Williamson Rod and Gun Club, Williamson, 585-314-3759, www.williamsongunclub.org

June 24-25: Hudson Falls Fish and Game, Hudson Falls, 518-692-2036, www.hffgc.net.

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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.

June 10-11: New Hampshire State Championship, Lone Pine Hunters Club, Hollis, N.H., 603-320-6472, www.lonepinehuntersclub.com.

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

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

April 29: Pig Roast/Casino night.

Tournaments/Contests

May 6: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 20th Annual Spring Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info contact Randy Gardinier at 518-848-7248, 518-227-8298, email Chairman@gslff.com or go online to www.gslff.com.

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.

June 17: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 26th Annual Summer Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info contact Randy Gardinier at 518-848-7248, 518-227-8298, email Chairman@gslff.com or go online to www.gslff.com.

Meetings

Central New York Izaak Walton League meets last Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., Fayetteville-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 second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. For more info call Lorraine Jackson, 315-536-0539.

Rome Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second 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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