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New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – September 16th, 2016

Season Dates

Sept. 17: Bear season opens (portions of Northern Zone)

Sept. 17: Archery bear season opens (Northern Zone)

Sept. 17-18: Youth waterfowl hunt (Northeast and Southeast zones)

Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season opens

Sept. 24-25: Youth waterfowl hunt (Lake Champlain Zone)

Sept. 25: Canada goose season closes (portions of state)

Sept. 27: Archery deer season opens (Northern Zone)

Sept. 30: Canada goose season closes (portions of state)

Oct. 1: Archery deer/bear seasons open (Southern Zone)

Oct. 1: Westchester/Suffolk counties regular (bowhunting-only) deer seasons open

Oct. 1: Westchester County archery-only bear season opens

Oct. 1: Rabbit and woodcock seasons open

Oct. 1: Ruffed grouse season opens (Southern Zone)

Oct. 1: Pheasant and fall turkey seasons open (portions of state)

Oct. 1: Varying hare season opens (Northern Zone)

Oct. 1: Bobwhite quail season opens (Orange and Putnam counties)

Oct. 1: Duck season opens (Southeast Zone)

Oct. 1: Snow goose and brant seasons open (Western, Northeast and Southeast zones)

Oct. 1: Coyote hunting season opens (statewide, except Long Island)

Oct. 1-2: Youth Waterfowl Hunt (Western Zone)

Oct. 5: Tautog (blackfish) season opens

Oct. 8: Duck season opens (Northeast and Lake Champlain zones)

Oct. 8: Canada goose season opens (Western Long Island)

Oct. 8-9: Youth pheasant hunt (portions of state)

Oct. 8-10: Youth deer and bear hunt (14 and 15 year olds)

Oct. 10: Duck season closes (Southeast Zone)

Oct. 12: Crossbow deer/bear seasons open (Northern Zone)

Oct. 12: Duck season closes (Lake Champlain zone)

Oct. 12: Snow goose and Canada goose seasons open (Lake Champlain Zone)

Oct. 14: Early bear season closes (portions of Northern Zone)

Oct. 14: Fall turkey season closes (Northern Zone)

Oct. 15: Westchester County antlerless-only bow season closes

Oct. 15: Trout and landlocked salmon/Atlantic salmon season closes

Oct. 15: Pheasant and fall turkey seasons open (portions of state)

(Northern Zone)

Oct. 22: Firearms deer and bear seasons open (Northern Zone)

Oct. 22: Canada goose season opens (portions of state)

Oct. 23: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island)

Oct. 25: Bobcat hunting and trapping season opens (portions of state)

Oct. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting and trapping season opens (statewide, except Long Island)

Oct. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens (Northern Zone)

Oct. 25: Fisher and marten trapping season opens (portions of state)

Oct. 28: Fall turkey season closes (Southern Zone)

Oct. 29: Duck season reopens (Lake Champlain Zone)

Oct. 29-30: Youth pheasant hunt (portions of state)

Oct. 30: Duck season closes (Northeast Zone)

Oct. 30: Fisher and marten trapping season closes (portions of state)

Oct. 31: Scup (porgy) season closes (party and charter boats)

Shows

Sept. 17-18: New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sept. 24-25: West Potsdam Fire Dept., Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.

Oct. 2: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, Alexander, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Oct. 9: 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, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 15-16: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Oct. 22-23: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, JW Jones Hall, 354 Leicester Road, Caledonia, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Oct. 30: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-278-9113.

Nov. 6: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nov. 12-13: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Springville Fire Hall, Main Street, Springville, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Dec. 3-4: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Clarence Events Building, 11177 Main Street, Clarence, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Dec. 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

Banquets/Fundraisers

Sept. 17: Southern Tier Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Community Center, Howard. For more info call Dan Cornish, 607-329-2563.

Sept. 23: North Shore Oneida Lake Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Greenview Country Club, West Monroe, 6 p.m. For more info contact Mike Putman at 315-415-7538.

Sept. 24: Conservation Alliance of New York Annual Banquet, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 4 p.m. For  information contact Mary Martini at 607-267-1953.

Sept. 24: Finger Lakes Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Horseheads. For more info call Ed Baker, 607-731-7163.

Sept. 24: Hudson Valley QDMA annual banquet, Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel, Kingston, 4:30 p.m. For more info contact Dick Henry at 845-687-7434.

Oct. 1: East Worcester Fish & Game Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., East Worcester Fish & Game Club. For more info call Dave Lorette, 607-397-1740.

Oct. 1: Enchanted Mountains Chapter of the NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, Bartlett Country Club, Olean. For more info contact Randy Opferbeck at 716-373-3322.

Education/Seminars

Sept. 24-25: Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Education, Seminar & Show, 11-5 p.m. For more info call David Simmons, 315-247-5141.

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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:

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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Spider Rybaak’s Free Kids’ Fishing Classes:

Sept. 24: Oneida Lake Hatchery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shoots

Sept. 17: Fall Turkey Shoot, Osceola Rod and Gun Club, Osceola, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 12 and 20 gauge classes, 35 yards, maximum choke of .694. For more info call David Pettinelli at 315-271-4433.

Sept. 17: Osceola Rod & Gun Club, Turkey Shoot, 10:30 a.m., at the Club. For more info call David Pettinelli, 315-271-4433.

Sept. 25: Windsor Sportsmen’s Assoc. NRA .23 GE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Windsor. For more info call Ed Arzouian, 607-343-1859.

Oct. 8: Mountainview Preserve & Kennels, Towershoot, BBQ, 9 a.m. For more info call Frank Cavalieri, 607-638-9509.

Oct. 14-22: New York State Muzzleloaders Association 25th Moose River Primitive Rendezvous and Hunt, Moose River Plains Intensive Use Area, Inlet. For more info contact Maria Heckle (315-298-5107 or maria.heckle@yahoo.com); Joe Heckle (315-298-5107 or joseph.heckle@yahoo.com) or Tim Welch (315-730-3173 or grungeguy40@hotmail.com).

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Sprout Brook Rod & Gun Club, 1364 Rt. 163 Fort Plain N.Y. For more info call Mike O’Connell, 518-932-3536.

Now-Oct. 1: Trap Shoot, Mondays, 6 p.m.

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West Canada Creek Association in Newport offers trap shooting, Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.

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Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Trap Shoot, Thursday evenings 6 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

Archery

Sept. 17: 3-D Archery Firefighter vs. Police Benefit Shoot, 9 a.m., Vestal. For more info call Larry Donahue, 607-761-4470.

Tournaments/Contests.

Northeast Team Bass Fishing Tournaments 2016. For more info call Tracy Hanchett, 518-532-7953.

Sept. 18: St. Lawrence, Massena Intake Launch.

Oct. 1-2: Tournament of Champions, Oneida Lake, South Shore Boat Launch.

Special Events

Sept. 24: National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration, sponsored by the United Sportsmen of Rockland and the town of Clarkstown, Congers Lake Memorial Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 24: Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club National Hunting & Fishing Day Event, Elma Conservation Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info go to www.eriectyfsc.org or contact Rich Davenport at rich@weloveoutdoors.org or at 716-510-7952.

Sept. 24-25: New York Power Authority & Niagara County Federation of Conservation Club, Wildlife Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Niagara Power Vista. For more info call Teresa Martinez, 716-286-6661.

Tournaments/Contests.

Chesterfield Fish and Game Club Indoor Archery Range, Tuesdays, open from 7-9 p.m. Club is located at 359 Grange St. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

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