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New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 22nd, 2016

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Canada goose season opens (portions of state)

Sept. 6: Canada goose season opens (portions of state)

Sept. 10: Early bear season opens (portions of southeastern New York)

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)

Shows

Aug. 6-7: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Hildrebrant Rec Center, Old Forge, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

Aug. 14: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aug. 20-21: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association Gun Show/Arms Fair, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

Aug. 27-28: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Icetime Sports Arena, Newburgh, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

Sept. 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S. Park, Hamburg, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com.

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.

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

Aug. 27: Yates County SCOPE Pig Roast, 3-6 p.m., Firemen’s Field. For more info call Bill, 585-554-6868.

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

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

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.

Education/Seminars

(DEC has established a new 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

Aug. 6: Great Swamp Conservancy, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 13: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (bait and lures), 1:30-3:30 (fly-fishing)

Aug. 20: Lake Neatahwanta, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Free Kids’ Fishing Derby from 1-4 p.m.

Aug. 27: Oneida Lake Hatchery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shoots

Aug. 20: Youth Trap Shoot, sponsored by the Earlville Conservation Club and Smyrna Rod & Gun Club, at the Smyrna Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m. For youths ages 12-17 interested in learning trap shooting. For more info contact Ted Barker at 315-691-6389 or Bill Morgan at 315-691-2706.

Sept. 1-5: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Fall Shoot, Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford. For more info contact Dan and Vickie Fullington at 607-278-5374, Jim Currier at 315-695-5299, or Jim VanGiesen at 607-656-8882.

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.

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

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

Archery

July 24, Sept. 4: 2016 Capitaland Archery 3-D Shoots, Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, Ballston Spa. Registration from 8 a.m. to noon. For more info call Jack Holton at 518-587-1321.

2016 New York State Championship Archery Series

PSE Series

July 23-24: State Championship, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters, Penn Yan, call David at 315-374-2016 or go online to senecalakeduckhunters.net

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.

Aug. 14: Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga Launch.

Aug. 28: Mohawk River, Schoharie Crossing Launch.

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

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

Special Events

Aug. 3-7: Land of the Senecas Living History Rendezvous and Rifle Frolic, Odessa. For more info contact Chuck at 607-387-6987 or email jp85@cornell.edu or Burt at 607-796-0573 or email.

Aug. 5-7: Franklinville Furbearers Trapping Rendezvous, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Franklinville Conservation Club. For more info call Dick Duffy, 716-353-2781.

Aug. 12-13: Tioga County Trappers Rondy and Blackpowder Roundball Shoot, Bement-Billing Farmstead, Newark Valley.

Aug. 12-14: Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen Rendezvous, Little Valley Fairgrounds, Little Valley. Guest speakers will include Charles Alsheimer and Steve Sorensen.

Sept. 10: Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Company 11th Annual Gun Bonanza, Akron, 1-6 p.m. For more info and tickets call Bob at 716-957-2115 or Laverne at 716-628-4015 or email rgroff29m7@rochester.rr.com or wolco6344@aol.com.

Sept. 10: Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Broome County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Cole Park, Colesville Road, Harpursville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact Bill Holmes at 607-797-6670. Free to all kids ages 1-15.

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.

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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