May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations)
May 31: Spring gobbler season closes
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.).
Aug. 27: Bog Trotters Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, American Legion Post No. 880, Eden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact George Lobur at 716-992-9031.
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.).
June 3: Wine Country Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kings Banquet Center, Canandaigua. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.
June 10: Leatherstocking DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Mt. Vision Fireman’s Field. For more info call George Decker, 607-432-5243.
May 20: Pompey Rod & Gun Club Hunter Ed, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Club. For more info call James Alexander, 315-677-9973.
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(DEC has established a website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
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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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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.
June 3: Great Swamp Conservancy, Canastota, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 10: 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.
June 17: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 24: Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24: Learn the Sport of Fly Fishing, Madison County Chapter of Trout Unlimited, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chittenango, 6-8:30 p.m. On-stream demonstrations included. For more information or to register call Shaun LaVancher at 315-436-9432 or go to www.tu680.org.
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 16-18: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association Summer Rendezvous, 8 a.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.
June 24: 10th Annual Spey Nation, Pineville Boat Launch, Salmon River, Pineville. For more info go to www.speynation.com.
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
July 7-8: Trappers Summer Rendezvous, Nichols Pond. For more info call Tim Evans, 315-247-0285.
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.
May 21: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association Traditional Black-powder Shoot, 8 a.m., at the Club. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.
May 21: Pinewood Archers L.I. Shooting Range. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
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2017 Central New York 3-D Archery Schedule
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.
July 23: Fayetteville-Manlius Rod & Gun Club, Paul Stewart at 315-256-3235, clubhouse at 315-682-8962, online at www.fmrgc.com.
July 30: Annual Special Shoot, Deerslayer Bowmen, Eric Broekhuizen at 315-806-5777 or Jim Burdic at 315-529-5995, or online at www.deerslayers.org.
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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
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.
July 8-9: Branchport Rod and Gun Club, Branchport, 607-661-0200, www.branchportrodandgunclub.org.
July 22-23: NYSCS/IBO State Championship, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Association, Penn Yan, 315-374-2016, www.senecalakeduckhunters.net.
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2017 IBO New England Championship Series
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, NY 13744. For more info call Andy McCormick, 607-621-3464.
Now-May 28: Mountain Traditional Shoot.
July 11-Aug. 29: Youth 3-D Program, Tues. 6 p.m.
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 10-11: 36th Annual Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby, Canandaigua. For more info go to www.canandaiguachamber.com or call the Chamber of Commerce office at (585) 394-4400. The derby also has a Facebook page.
June 10-18: Southtowns Walleye Association 33rd Annual Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie, $34,000 in cash and thousands of dollars in merchandise prices. For entry forms and further information contact Southtowns Walleye Association of Western NY at 716-649-8202 or online at www.southtownswalleye.org.
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.
June 17: Hunters Landing Contest, 8 p.m., Batavia. For info call Paul Grefrath, 585-343-1474.
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New York The Bass Federation 2017 tournament schedule. For more information go online to www.nytbf.org/
June 10: Points Tournament, Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga
June 24-25: Team Tournament, St. Lawrence River, Clayton
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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Capital District Fly Fishers meetings. Go to the website cdflyfishers.org for more info:
June 14: On-the-water meeting at Hudson River, Nolan Road, Fort Edward, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
July 12: On-the-water meeting at Schoharie Creek, Bramans Corner Road, Burtonsville, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 9: On-the-water meeting at the Mohawk River, 24 Clark Ave., Cohoes, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 9: On-the-water meeting at Moreau State Park, noon-8 p.m.
Sept. 13: On-the-water meeting at The Georgie on The Battenkill, Adams Lane, Sushan, 5:30-8:30 p.m.