New York Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 20, 2017

Season Dates

Oct. 20: Northern Zone archery deer and bear season closes

Oct. 20: Northern Zone crossbow deer and bear season closes

Oct. 20: Northern Zone muzzleloader deer and bear season closes

Oct. 21: Northern Zone firearms deer and bear season opens

Oct. 21: Pheasant season opens (portions of state)

Oct. 21: Fall turkey season opens (Southern Zone)

Oct. 25: Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons open (portions of state)

Oct. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting and trapping seasons open (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: Canada goose season opens (South, Northeast, East Central and West Central zones)

Oct. 28-29: Youth pheasant hunt (portions of state)

Oct. 29: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island)

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

Nov. 1: Cottontail rabbit season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 1: Squirrel season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 1: Pheasant season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 1: Bobwhite quail season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 1: Fisher and marten hunting and trapping season opens (portions of Northern Zone)

Nov. 1: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting and trapping season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 1: Beaver trapping season opens (Northern Zone)

Nov. 1: River otter trapping season opens (Northern Zone)

Nov. 3: Fall turkey season closes (Southern Zone)

Nov. 4: Duck season reopens (Northeast Zone)

Nov. 4: Crossbow deer and bear season opens (Southern Zone)

Nov. 4: Canada goose season reopens (Hudson Valley area)

Nov. 7: Duck season reopens (Lake Champlain Zone)

Nov. 9: Snipe, Virginia rail, sora rail and gallinule seasons close

Nov. 10: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 10: Beaver trapping season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 10: River otter trapping season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 11: Duck season reopens (Southeast Zone)

Nov. 11-12: Youth waterfowl hunt (Long Island)

Nov. 14: Woodcock season closes

Nov. 17: Crossbow deer and bear season closes

Nov. 17: Southern Zone archery deer and bear season closes

Nov. 17: Canada goose season closes (East Central and Hudson Valley areas)

Nov. 17: Bobcat hunting and trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 18: Southern Zone firearms deer and bear season opens

Nov. 18: Fall turkey season opens (Suffolk County)

Nov. 23: Duck and brant seasons open (Long Island)

Nov. 23: Snow goose season opens (Long Island)

Nov. 23: Canada goose season opens (Western Long Island, Central Long Island, Eastern Long Island areas)

Nov. 23: Canada goose season reopens (East Central area)

Nov. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 25: Beaver trapping season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Nov. 26: Duck and brant seasons close (Long Island)

Nov. 26: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island, Central Long Island, Eastern Long Island areas)

Nov. 29: Duck season closes (Western, Northeast and Southeast zones)

Nov. 30: Hickory shad season closes

Nov. 30: Muskellunge season closes

Nov. 30: Bass season closes

Nov. 30: Striped bass season closes (north of George Washington Bridge)

Nov. 30: Fisher and marten hunting and trapping season closes (portions of Northern Zone)

Dec. 1: Catch-and-release, artificial lures-only bass season opens

Shows

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. 4-5: Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. For more info call Jim Miller, 716-938-6928.

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.).

Nov. 5: South Shore Waterfowlers Association 37th Annual Duckboat Show and Waterfowl Festival, Cedar Beach Marina, Babylon, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call Curt Matzinger at 631-661-0379 or John Adams at 631-874-7459 or go to www.sswa.org.

Nov. 11-12: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Springville Fire Hall. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info www.nfgshows.com

Dec. 2-3: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Clarence Event Center. For more info www.nfgshows.com

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 20, 2018: Eastern New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Albany. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

Feb. 3, 2018: Central New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

March 10, 2018: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

Education/Seminars

Nov. 4: Clearwater TU Fly Tying Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Scotia. For more info call John Morrette, 518-393-6443.

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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:

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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Becoming an Outdoorswoman Events. For more info and to register contact Adirondack Foothills Guide Service at 518-359-8194, adkfoothillsgs@gmail.com or at www.adkfoothills.com

Oct. 21: Becoming Skilled With Map and Compass

Shoots

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.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 26-28, 2018: Foxpro’s New York State Predator Hunt 2 p.m., Penfield. For more info call Andrew Lewand, 585-223-5324.

Meetings

DEC trout management meetings (all meetings run from 6:30-9 p.m.):

Oct. 23: DEC Region 8 office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. (Routes 5 and 20), Avon

Oct. 26: Oneida County, State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica.

Oct. 26: Broome County, Whitney Point High School Auditorium, 10 Keibel Road, Whitney Point.

Nov. 2: Suffolk County, Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge.

Nov: 15: Queens Borough, DEC Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street. Long Island City.

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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.

Keuka Lake 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.

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