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New York Calendar of Events - March 23rd, 2012

Posted on March 22, 2012

Season Dates

March 25: Coyote hunting season closes
April 1: Trout season opens (statewide, general regulations)
April 1: Winter flounder season opens
April 1: Smelt dip netting season opens (East-West Caroga Lakes, Indian Lake, Fulton Chain (except Seventh Lake and tributaries)
April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (Northern Zone, southeastern New York)
April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (southeastern New York)
April 7: Otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)
April 14: Trout season opens (border waters of Delaware River and West Branch of the Delaware)
April 15: Snow goose season closes (Western, Northeast and Southeast zones)
April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters)
April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern Zone and WMU 7A)
April 21-22: Youth spring turkey hunt

Education/Seminars

Albany County
April 28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Turnpike Rod and Gun Club, Westerlo. Pre-register by calling Kevin at 518-495-4396 before 7 p.m. or by email at kkm2@man.com
Allegany County
April 14: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Cuba Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register before March 12 by calling Russ at 716-968-2720.
April 16, 18-19, 21: Hunter Ed Course, Scio Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by email at        edudirector3274@yahoo.com or     hunted@roadrunner.com . You can also call Sam at 585-268-7322 or Wanda at 585-593-1582 (before 9 p.m.).
Bronx County
March 30-31: Hunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
April 14: Bowhunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
April 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
Cattaraugus County
April 6-7: Hunter Ed Course, Franklinville Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Tina at the club at 716-676-3115 between noon and 9 p.m.
Cayuga County
March 23-24: Hunter Ed Course, Summerhill Town Hall. Pre-register by calling 315-497-3494.
March 26, 28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Auburn. Pre-register by calling Bass Pro at 315-258-2700.
April 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Falcon Sportsmen’s Club, Sennett. Pre-register at the club on Saturday, March 31, from 4-5 p.m. For more info contact Gary Snyder at 729-1423.
Chautauqua County
April 2, 18-19: Hunter Ed Course, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Dunkirk. Register at the first class or call Gary at 716-366-3397 or Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m.
April 11, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Carroll Rod and Gun Club, Frewsburg. Pre-register in person at the club on April 7 between 10 a.m. and noon.
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club, Stockton. Pre-register by calling Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m. or register in person at the Cassadaga Shurfine between April 2-12.
Columbia County
April 16-17, 19: Hunter Ed Course, Glencadia Rod and Gun Club, Stuyvesant Falls. Pre-register by calling Gary at 518-758-9768.
Delaware County
April 7: Trapper Ed Course, Andes Fire Hall. Pre-register by calling 607-498-5331.
April 11, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Camp Shankitunk, Delhi. Pre-register by calling Pam at 607-865-6531 or John at 845-676-3216.
Dutchess County
March 24: Trapper Ed Course, Edward R. Murrow Town Park, Pawling. Pre-register by email at Newtlaw50@aol.com
March 31-April 1: Hunter Ed Course, Millbrook Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Amenia Archery at 845-373-9262.
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Southern Dutchess & Putnam Sportsman Association, Wappingers Falls. Pre-register by email at Huntersafetynys@verizon.net
Erie County
March 31-April 1: Hunter Ed Course, Erie County Conservation Society, Holland. Pre-register by calling Cheryl at 716-655-2328 or Pete at 716-807-5116.
April 7: Bowhunter Ed Course, Hawkeye Bowman, Alden. Pre-register by calling Mike at 716-633-5324 between 5-8 p.m.
April 7, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg. Pre-register by calling Herb or Gerry at 716-627-0147.
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Bison Archery, Buffalo. Pre-register after April 2 by calling 716-254-7527.
April 14: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Springville Field and Stream. Pre-register in person at the Concord town clerk’s office between March 26 and April 5.
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Boston Valley Conservation Society, Boston. Register at the first class, which begins at 9 a.m.
April 14, 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Getzville Fire Hall. Pre-register by email at Reg9huntered@yahoo.com
April 15: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Elma Conservation Club. Pre-register after March 15 by calling Frank Jr. at 716-681-5690.
April 15: Hunter Ed Course, home study and West Falls Conservation Society. Pre-register by calling Art at 716-662-5657.
April 16-18: Hunter Ed Course, Eden-North Collins Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register after April 2 by calling Bob at 716-992-4866.
April 17-18: Hunter Ed Course, S&S Taxidermy, Springville. Pre-register in person at the shop or call Andie at 716-592-2404.
April 17, 19, 24: Hunter Ed Course, Getzville Fire Hall. Pre-register by email at Reg9huntered@yahoo.com
April 18, 21: Hunter Ed Course, Alden Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Bernie at 716-835-6822.
April 21: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Town of Hamburg Recreation Department. Pre-register by April 9 by calling 716-646-5145 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
April 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Bison City Rod and Gun Club, Buffalo. Register at the first class, which begins at 8 a.m.
April 23, 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Wood and Brook Sportsman Club, Alden. Register at the first class, which begins at 7 p.m.
Essex County
March 26-27, 28, 30: Bowhunter Ed Course, Chesterfield Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-946-7040.
March 26-27, 29-30: Hunter Ed Course, Chesterfield Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-946-7040.
Fulton County
April 2-4: Hunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-993-2829.
April 18: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Pine Tree Rifle Club. Pre-register at the Johnstown city clerk’s office.
Genesee County
March 26, 29, 31: Hunter Ed Course, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia. Pre-register in person at Barrett’s Batavia Marine.
Greene County
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club, Hunter. Pre-register by calling Jim Volker at 518-589-6580 or Bob Monteleone at 518-589-9946.
Lewis County
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Osceola Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 315-963-1158
Monroe County
March 20, 22, 24: Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Rifle Club. Pre-register by calling Jim at 585-334-2624 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
April 2-3, 5: Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rush. Pre-register in person at the club on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or Sundays from 9-5.
April 10, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Brockport Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling 585-738-4047 Monday-Friday between 4-8 p.m. or Saturdays from 10-4.
Onondaga County
March 27, 29, 31: Hunter Ed Course, Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on March 10 from 10 a.m.-noon.
April 14: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon.
April 14: Trapper Ed Course, Nedrow Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Al at 315-682-2050.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon.
April 24-25, 27: Hunter Ed Course, Nedrow Rod and Gun Club, Navarino. Pre-register by calling Chuck Horton at 315-469-1820, Gary Grome at 315-469-4784 or Mike Putnam at 315-488-4168.
Ontario County
March 29-30: Bowhunter Ed Course, Canandaigua Academy. Pre-register with the Complements Program online at www.CanandaiguaSchools.org
April 13-14: Bowhunter Ed Course, The Lono Training Group, Honeoye. Pre-register in person at The Lono Training Group Tuesdays or Fridays from 5-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 29: Trapper Ed Course, Heritage Outdoor Sports, Phelps. Pre-register in person at the Phelps town hall. For more info call 315-548-5691.
Oswego County
March 30-31: Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New Haven. Pre-register by calling Ed Besaw at 315-343-1558 between 6-8 p.m.
Otsego County
March 23-24: Hunter Ed Course, Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Andy at 607-434-3230.
April 6-7: Trapper Ed Course, Hartwick Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 607-643-2321.
April 9, 11, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Burlington Flats Fish and Game Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 2 from 6-8 p.m. For more info call Dave at 607-437-7970.
April 11, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Hartwick Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 9 from 6-8 p.m. or call Mike at 607-643-2321 or Jim at 607-293-8053.
Queens County
March 28-29, April 4: Hunter Ed Course, Seneca Sporting Range, Ridgewood. Pre-register by calling 718-551-6160 or 917-414-2186.
Rensselaer County
April 11, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Brunswick Sportsmen’s Club, Cropseyville. Pre-register by calling Frank Traver at 279-9946 or Ron Moss at 235-1591.
April 16, 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, North Troy Stag Rod and Gun Club, Melrose. Pre-register by calling Marty Allen at 518-272-4575 or Neil Benssi at 518-237-7687.
Richmond County
April 18, 21: Hunter Ed Course, Zimmer Club, Staten Island. Pre-register online at       www.aezclub.com. For more info call 718-948-9599.
April 28-29: Bowhunter Ed Course, Victory Archers, Staten Island. Pre-register by calling Vinny at 718-439-5810.
Rockland County
April 9-11: Hunter Ed Course, Clarkstown Town Hall, New City. Pre-register by calling 845-494-6312.
St. Lawrence County
March 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Massena Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Massena town clerk’s office.
Saratoga County
March 24, 31: Hunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park. Pre-register by calling 518-899-5387.
April 9-10: Hunter Ed Course, home study and 4-H Training Center, Ballston Spa. Pre-register by calling 518-885-8995.
April 10, 12, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Galway Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-877-5729.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park. Pre-register by calling Gary at 518-383-0637.
Schoharie County
April 6-7: Hunter Ed Course, Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 2 from 7-8 p.m. For more info e-mail Raymondzeh@gmail.com
April 6-7: Trapper Ed Course, Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 2 from 7-8 p.m. For more info e-mail Robcob1@verizon.net
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course,  Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 9 from 7-8 p.m. For more info e-mail Raymondzeh@gmail.com
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Richmondville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Richmondville village office on April 16 from 7-8 p.m. For more info call Steve Kosier at 518-231-3176.
Schuyler County
April 11, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Millport Rod and Gun Club, Montour Falls. Pre-register in person at the Schuyler County clerk’s office in Watkins Glen, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info call 607-535-8133.
Steuben County
March 23-24: Hunter Ed Course, NCA Club, Wayland. Pre-register by calling Ron Watson at 585-384-9383.
April 17, 21: Hunter Ed Course, Bath Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Dennis Smith at 607-527-8168 from 6-8 p.m.
Suffolk County
March 26, 28, 31: Hunter Ed Close, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Medford. Pre-register in person at Archery Forum Pro Shop between 2-9 p.m. or at the Long Island Shooting Range, Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call 631-345-3779.
March 31-April 1: Bowhunter Ed Course, Henry Pfiefer Community Center, Calverton. Pre-register at the Riverhead Recreation Department, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
April 9, 16, 23: Hunter Ed Course, Campsite Sports Shop, Huntington Station. Pre-register by calling 631-271-4969 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Smith Point Archery, Patchogue. Pre-register in person at Smith Point Archery.
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, 18th Annual Youth Conservation Program, Manorville. Pre-register by April 2. For more info go online to www.dec.ny.gov/public/956.html
April 28-29: Bowhunter Ed Course, Smith Point Archery, Patchogue. Pre-register in person at Smith Point Archery.
Ulster County
March 23-24: Hunter Ed Course, Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Walt at 845-564-7192.
March 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Marbletown Sportsmen’s Club, Stone Ridge. Pre-register by calling Jerry at 845-687-7328.
March 31: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Ruby Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by March 21 at Hunter_Ed1@yahoo.com
April 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Frost Valley YMCA. Pre-register by calling Carmel at 845-985-2291, ext. 205, or by email at      reservations@frostvalley.org
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Marbletown Sportsmen’s Club, Stone Ridge. Pre-register by calling Joe at 845-831-2142.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Walt at 845-564-7192.
Wayne County
April 18, 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Red Creek Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling 315-564-5332.
Wyoming County
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Attica Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Brian at 585-535-7053.
Yates County
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Izaak Walton League, Guyanoga. Pre-register by calling Steve at 315-729-0166, Tom at 539-2779 or Bill at 585-554-6868.
April 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, United Methodist Church, Middlesex. Pre-register by calling Leigh at 585-554-3858.
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Izaak Walton League, Guyanoga. Pre-register by calling Steve at 315-729-0166, Tom at 539-2779 or Bill at 585-554-6868.

Outdoor Media

Team E. Outdoors, New York’s best hunting and fishing TV show reaching over two million viewers. Check teamemedia.com or your local Time Warner Cable provider for show times.

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 24: Tobehanna Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Community Center. For more info call Mike Van Zile, 607-243-8026.
March 30: Hudson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Casa Mia Manor House. For more info call John, 845-268-7016.
March 31: Orleans County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-589-9274.
March 31: Niagara Frontier Friends of the NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew. For more info call Sue, 908-295-2553.
March 31: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, Salatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5:30 p.m. For more info call 716-201-1708.
March 31: Adirondack Sportsmans Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., West Glens Falls Fire Dept. For more info call Mickey Suriano, 518-695-9497.
March 31: New York Bowhunters Banquet, Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua. For more info call Andrew Cotraccia, 585-520-2630.
March 31: Adirondack Sportsmen’s Alliance Banquet, West Glens Falls Fire Company, Queensbury. For more info call Mickey Suriano, 518-695-9497.
April 5: NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn. For more info call Ed Stevens,, 585-342-9168.
April 7: DU Banquet, 1 p.m., Elks Club, Wellsville. For more info call Ken, 716-676-5060.
April 14: Lake Ontario WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Brookwoods Country Club. For more info call Joe Marcella, 585-472-0374.
April 15: Niagara County Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Col For more info call Pam Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 15: Niagara River Anglers Assoc. John Long Sr. Feast, 2-6 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul. For more info call Tom LeBar Jr., 716-471-4002.
April 18: Wildfowlers of Central New York Banquet, 6 p.m., Empire Room State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. For more info call Ron Falkowski, 315-633-9567.
April 20: Drumlins NWTF Chapter Banquet, Newark American Legion, Newark. For more info call Mark at 315-879-8960.
April 21: St. Lawrence County Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Lisbon. For more info call Jack Gray, 315-393-4968.
April 21: Cayuga County Federation of Conservation Clubs Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Restaurant. For more info call Bill Saroodis, 834-9403.
April 27: Patrick Henry Chapter Friends of NRA banquet, Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, Queensbury, 5:30 p.m. For more info call David Johnson, 518-696-7075.
April 27: Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen Inc Banquet, 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel. For more info call Ed Prevasto, 631-584-5209.

Special Events

April 14: Spring Family Fishing Festival, Belmont Lake State Park, 10 a.m. For more info call I FISH NY at 631-444-0283.
April 21: Trout & Salmon Expo, Mohawk Valley Chapter TU, New Hartford Recreation  Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Ken Ziobro, kziobro@verizon.net
April 25: Spencer-Van Etten Sportsman Club free seminar, with Kip Adams, northern director of education and outreach for QDMA, 7 p.m., Spencer-Van Etten High School. For more info call 607-589-6512.
July 14: Spey Nation, Pineville boat launch on the Salmon River, Pineville, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info www.speynation.com
July 28-29: St. Lawrence County Trappers Rendezvous, Massena Rod & Gun Club, Massena. For more info call Jim Aubrey, 315-389-5096.

Tournaments/Contests

April 28-May 31: Walker Valley Sportsman Assoc., Turkey Hunt. For more info call Darren Karmolinski, 845-744-6850.

Shows

March 23-25: Great Outdoor Family Expo, Fairgrounds YMCA, Watertown. Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info www.greatoutdoorexpo.com
March 30-April 1: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sports Show, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona. Fri., 2-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7  p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info go to www.bigeastshows.com
March 31: S & S Taxidermy & Archery Pro Shop LLC Sportsman Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the store. For more info call Brian Stedman, 716-592-2404.
March 31-April 1: Field, Hearth and Home Show, Owego Treadway Inn & Conference Center, For more info call United Way, 607-687-4028.
April 15: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assoc. Antique & Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carl at 631-643-6347.
April 21-22: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc., Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 607-748-1010.
April 27-28: North American Trap Collectors Assoc. Antique Trap Show, Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-11 a.m., North Orwell Community Hall, Orwell. For more info call Bruce McCormick, 607-659-3520 after 5 p.m.
Aug. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors, Unadilla Gun & Knife Show, Flea Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Unadilla. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.
Sept. 15-16: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc., Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 607-748-1010.
Sept. 22-23: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Expo & Gun Show, Whitney Point Fairgrounds, Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Jim, 607-849-3369.
Oct. 7: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, 9-3 p.m., Lisle Fire Co. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.
Nov. 4: Midstate Arms Collectors, Oneonta Gun & Knife Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.

Meetings

April 1: Tioga County Trappers Assoc. monthly meeting, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Club, Owego, 7 p.m. For more info call Bob, 607-687-2196 or Mark at 607-687-2986.

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