New York Calendar of Events - March 7th, 2014
March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)
March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskie seasons close
March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York)
March 16: Striped bass season opens (Hudson River north of George Washington Bridge, inland waters except Delaware River)
March 16: Cottontail rabbit, hare season closes (Northern Zone)
March 30: Coyote season closes
March 31: Crow season closes
April 1: Trout season opens (statewide, general regulations)
April 1: Landlocked salmon and kokanee season opens
April 1: Winter flounder season opens
April 7: Beaver and river otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)
April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of state)
April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)
April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters, south of George Washington bridge)
April 26-27: Youth turkey hunt
Now-March 9: Western New York Outdoor Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg (Buffalo). For more information go online to www.sportandtravelexpo.com
March 8-9: Gun Show, VFD Rec Hall, Frewsburg, 9-4 p.m. Sat. & 9-3 Sun. For more info go to www.yorkpennshows.com
March 22: Sullivan County Sportsman & Outdoor Rec. Expo, 8-8 p.m., Sunny Sullivan, Sheldrake. For more info call Hillary, 845-434-5750.
March 28-30: Great Outdoor Family Expo, YMCA Fairgrounds Fitness Center, Watertown. For more info go to www.greatoutdoorexpo.com
March 28-30: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Casino, Verona. For more info go to www.bigeastshows.com
March 29: S & S Taxidermy & Archery Pro Shop, Outdoor Sportsmen’s Show, 9-5 p.m. For more info call Brian Stedman, 716-592-2404.
April 6: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9-3 p.m. For more info call Carl at 631-643-6347.
April 12-13: Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fair Grounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010.
May 2: North American Trap Collectors Assoc. Sportsman Show, Orwell Community Hall, 7-5 p.m. For more info call Bruce McCormick, 607-426-6276.
Aug. 10: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Gun Show & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, 9-3 p.m. For more info call 607-748-1010 between 1-6 p.m.
Sept. 13-14, 2014: Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fair Grounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010.
March 8: Southern Tier NWTF Banquet, Owego Treadway Inn, 5 p.m. For more info call Larry Shutts, 607-642-8609.
March 8: Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen Banquet, 12 p.m., American Legion Horseheads. For more info call Glenn, 607-738-9509.
March 14: Riverhead DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Vinyard Caterers Aquebogue. For more info call Margaret Feinberg, 631-722-4479.
March 15: Adirondack Sportsmen’s Banquet, 11 a.m., Mountainside Church, Schroon Lake. For more info call Eugene Moses, 518-532-9080.
March 15: Chemung Valley Ridgerunners NWTF Banquet, Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 5 p.m. For more info call Chad McDonald, 607-734-5288.
March 22: Orleans County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities, Holly. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-589-9274.
March 22: Western and Central New York Chapter of SCI Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg. For more info call Gerry Reese, 716-570-8275.
March 22: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Community Center. For more info call Mike VanZile, 607-243-8026.
March 22: Endless Mountain Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sayre Elks Club. For more info call Cody Chapman, 570-637-3116.
March 22: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. For more info call Georgina, 716-866-7656.
March 29: Tug Hill FNRA Banquet, 4 p.m., North Side Improvement League. For more info call Eric Fleming, 315-688-2166.
March 30: Niagara County Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 5: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.
April 5: Calvary Baptist Church, Sullivan County Sportsman’s Dinner, Loch Sheldrake Fire Hall. For more info call Pastor Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.
April 5: New York Bowhunters Banquet, The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, 6 p.m. For more info & tickets call Paul Willey, 585-394-5137.
April 12: Greater Rochester/Southern Tier QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., RIT Inn, Rochester. For more info call Mike Edwards, 585-813-2021.
April 12: Adirondack Sportsman’s Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., Adirondack Civic Center, Glens Falls. For more info call Mickey Suriano, 518-695-9497.
April 13: Sullivan County NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Butch Kortright, 845-292-4325.
April 27: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 3 p.m., Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.
March 12: New York/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Safety Course, Tonawanda. For more info call The Gun Locker at 716-743-0024.
March 14-15: Hunter Safety Course, NCA Club, Wayland. Register online at DEC’s hunter education site.
April 8, 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course. Pre-register at the Southport Town Hall. For info, 607-732-5019.
(DEC has established a new website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
Now-April 3: Chenango County Soil & Water Conservation Tree & Shrub Program. For more info call Vicki Reynolds, 607-334-8634 ext. 3.
March 8: Second Amendment Rally, sponsored by the Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen, noon-4 p.m., American Legion, Horseheads.
March 8: Crown City Flea market, 9-2 p.m., Dryden Fire Station, Dryden. For more info call Jeff Pettibone, 607-659-7647.
March 29: One-day fly-fishing class, for adults and youths 12 and older, Elmira Southside High School, 8-5 p.m. Reg. deadline of March 21 by calling Steve Harris, 607-973-2509.
April 26: Seaway Valley QDMA Benoit Brothers Seminar. 5 p.m., Gouverneur Central High School. For more info call Darrell Whitton, 315-287-4968.
June 14: Ulster County Outdoor Youth Expo, Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club, Kelder’s Farm, Accord. call Natalie Buley at 845-594-4471.
Sept. 13: Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Department Gun Raffle Bonanza Drawing and Party, Wolcottsville FD, Akron, 1-6 p.m.
March 9: Pinewood Archers, 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
March 23: Pinewood Archers, 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
March 23: Pinewood Archers, LI Shooting Range, 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
May 19: Western Finger Lakes Fisheries Meeting (Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Hemlock, Canadice and Conesus lakes), ELIM Bible Institute, Tab Chapel, Lima, 6:30-10 p.m.
DEC State of Lake Ontario meetings. For more info. on the meetings, call Steve LaPan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, 315-654-2147.
March 13: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, Lockport, 6:30-9 p.m.
March 18: DEC Training Academy, Pulaski, 7-9:30 p.m.
April 6: Tioga County Trappers Association meeting, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Club, Owego, 7 p.m. For more info call Bob at 607-687-2196 or Mark at 607-687-2986.
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.