New York Calendar of Events - April 17th, 2015
April 25-26: Youth turkey hunting weekend
(12- to 15-year-olds)
April 30: Diamondback terrapin season ends
May 1: Spring gobbler season opens
May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens
May 2: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open
May 2: Lake Erie trophy bass season opens
May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes
May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens
May 30: Winter flounder season closes
May 31: Spring gobbler season closes
June 9: Lake Champlain bass season opens
June 15: Catch-and-release bass season closes
June 15: Frog hunting season opens
June 16: Bass season opens
June 27-28: New York Free Fishing Weekend
April 18-19: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-787-1010, 1-6 p.m.
May 2-3: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9-3, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929.
Aug. 15-16: Clayton Rotary Club, Gun & Sportsmen’s Show Sat. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4, Cerow Park Arena, Clayton. For more info call Aileen Martin, 315-482-4596.
Sept. 12-13: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3, Bingo Hall, Potsdam. Info, Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.
Sept. 19-20: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m and 5 p.m.
Oct. 10-11: Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV Dealership, Bath. Visit the Outdoor News booth. www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com for more info.
Oct. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Company, Route 79 North, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Oct. 25: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assoc. Antique & Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carl, 631-643-6347 or go online to www.nearms.org
Nov. 1: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
April 17: Hudson Valley Friends of NRA Banquet, Patriot Hills, Stony Point. For more info call Stan, 845-494-6312.
April 19: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 19: Sullivan County NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Butch Kortright, 845-292-4325.
April 23: Hardwood Strutters NWTF Banquet, Club 86, Geneva, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Norm Ridley, 315-651-9096.
April 25: Western New York Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet. For more information call Berniece Raab at 716-699-2525.
April 25: Adirondack Sportsmen’s Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., Glens Falls Civic Center. For more info call Richard Besthoff, 518-761-2644.
April 26: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 4 p.m., Harbor Hotel. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.
April 29: CNY Wildfowlers Banquet, 6 p.m., Traditions, The Links. For more info call Ron Falkowski, 315-633-9567.
May 2: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Palmyra VFW Post 6778. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.
May 16: New York Bowhunters Banquet, Sunny Hill Resort, Greenville, 6 p.m. For more info call Paul Willey, 585-394-5137.
May 16: Madison County Friends of the NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Rusty Rail, Canastota. For more info call Rob, 315-264-6984.
June 20: Leatherstocking DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Mt. Vision Fireman’s Field. For more info call George Decker, 607-432-5243.
April 18: “An Evening With Steve and Annie Chapman,” recording artists, sportsman and author of “A Look at Life from a Deer Stand,” Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, 7 p.m. For more info go to www.pearcechurch.org.
May 22-25: New York State Muzzleloaders Assoc. Spring Encampment & Shoot, Oxford Rod & Gun Club. For more info call Dan Fullington, 607-278-5374.
May 30: First Shots Shotgun Program (for beginning shotgun shooters ages 12 and older), Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, Hudson Falls. For more info call Rick Haag, 518-461-0533.
June 6: JAKES Day, North Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, Phelps, 8:30 a.m. For more info call Andrew Schibley, 315-694-0011.
June 13: Women in the Outdoors program, Wildwood Sports Center, Elbridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info call Sharon Morsdorf, 315-730-9658.
June 26-28: Franklinville Furbearers Rendezvous, Franklinville Conservation Club. For more info call Richard Duffy, 716-353-2781.
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Spider Rybaak’s Free Kids’ Fishing Classes. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
16 – Lake Neatahwanta (at the pier), Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
23 – Minna Anthony Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, regular fishing 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fly-fishing 1:30-3:30
30 – Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
6 – May’s Point Fishing Access Site, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Route 89, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
13 – Minna Anthony Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, regular fishing 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fly fishing 1:30-3:30 p.m.
20 – Lake Neatahwanta (at the pier), Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
27 – Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
(DEC has established a new website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
April 18: 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Turkey Calling Contest, 10 a.m., Kehoe Conservation Camp, Bomoseen, Vt. For more info call Tom Wilson, 802-394-2445.
April 25-26: PA State & Club Hunt, 7 a.m., Northern Lancaster County Beagle Club. For more info www.bassetnet.com
April 25-26: Wellsville Lions Charities, Trout Derby, Island Park, Wellsville. For more info call Bruce Hand, 585-596-9274.
May 2: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation, Fishing Contest, Great Sacandaga Lake, Mayfield, 6-4 p.m. For more info call Jack Smith, 863-1062.
June 6-14: Southtowns Walleye Assoc. Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie. For more info call Donald Mullen, 716-649-8202.
June 20: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Fishing Contest, Great Sacandaga Lake, Mayfield, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Jack Smith, 863-1062.
July 18: Bad Bass Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Marbletown Park, Stone Ridge. For more info call Holly Downie, 845-338-2095.
Sept. 5-6: PA Regional & Club Hunt, 7 a.m., Northern Lancaster County Beagle Club. For more info www.bassetnet.com
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American Bass Anglers Tournament Schedule of events. Info call Joe Angelone, 256-777-6152 or www.americanbassanglers.com.
June 13: Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh. East Div.
June 27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park. West Div.
July 11: Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga. East Div.
July 25: Oneida Lake, West Div.
Aug. 1: Lake Erie, Dunkirk, West Div.
Aug. 15: Cape Vincent. East Div.
Sept. 19-20: Oneida Lake. Championship East Div.
Sept. 26-27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park, Championship West Div.
Northeast Team Bass Tournament schedule for 2015. For more info go to www.nebfishing.com
June 14: Lake Champlain
July 11-12: Cayuga Lake (two separate tournaments)
Aug. 2: Lake Champlain (open tournament)
Aug. 15-16: St. Lawrence River (two separate tournaments)
Sept. 26-27: Oneida Lake (Tournament of Champions)
Oct. 3: Mohawk River (open tournament)
April 18-19: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Branchport Rod & Gun Club. For more info www.branchportrodandgunclub.org
April 19: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Assoc. Traditional Black Powder Turkey Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.
May 2-3: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Assoc. For more info www.senecalakeduckhunters.net
May 9-10: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Tri-Cities Bowmen Archery Club. For more info www.tcbowmen.wix.com/tcbowmen
May 9-10: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club. For more info www.ndrgc.com
May 23-24: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Hudson Falls Fish & Game. For more info www.hffgc.com
May 30-31: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Glen-Coe Conservation. For more info call Mike, 716-337-0126.
June 6-7: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Mountain Trail Bowhunters. For more info www.mountaintrailbowhunters.com
June 6: NY State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Sporting Clays, 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m., Ilion Fish & Game Club. For more info call Brenda Leder, 518-272-2654.
June 27-28: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Deerslayer Bowman’s Assoc. For more info www.deerslayers.org
Aug. 6-9: IBO World’s, Holiday Valley Resort. For more info www.ibo.net
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Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club. Contact Larry Hall at 518-321-4319 or www.hffgc.com
May 23-25: IBO Qualifier
June 21, Aug. 16, Sept. 6: 3-D Shoot
April 25-26: Connecticut State IBO New England Series, Algonquin Archer, Woodbury, Conn. For more info call John, 203-980-6792.
May 2-3: Rhode Island State IBO New England Series Narragansett Bowhunters Club, North Kingston, R.I. For more info call Chris, 401-369-4182.
May 23-24: Maine State IBO New England Series, Sanford-Springvale Fish & Game, Sanford, Maine. For more info call Tom, 603-312-3030.
May 30-31: Vermont State IBO New England Series, Randolph Fish & Game, Randolph VTt For more info call Jestin, 802-793-1006.
June 20-21: New Hampshire State IBO New England Series, Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club, Holderness, N.H. For more info call Fred, 603-968-9944.
June 20-21: New England Traditional Rendezvous, Swift River Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Dana, 413-813-4799.
June 27-28: Massachusetts State IBO New England Series, Nenameseck Sportsmen’s Club, Palmer, Mass. For more info call Marc, 413-277-0240.
July 25-26: Wounded Warrior Benefit Shoot, Tiverton Rod & Gun Club, Tiverton, R.I. For more info call 401-624-3959.
Chesterfield Fish and Game Club Indoor Archery Range, meets Tuesdays, open from 7-9 p.m. Club is located at 359 Grange St. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.