New York Calendar of Events - March 20th, 2015
April 1: Trout, landlocked salmon and kokanee season opens
April 1: Smelt season opens (Indian Lake, Fulton Chain except Seventh Lake, East and West Caroga lakes)
April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)
April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)
April 7: River otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)
April 15: Snow goose season ends (Western, Northeast, Lake Champlain and Southeast)
April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters south of George Washington Bridge)
April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern Zone)
April 25-26: Youth turkey hunting weekend (12- to 15-year-olds)
April 30: Diamondback terrapin hunting season ends
March 21: Sullivan County Outdoor Sportsman & Rec. Show, 8-6 p.m., SUNY Sullivan Fieldhouse. For more info call Hillary Egeland, 845-434-5750.
March 27-29: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona. For more information go to www.bigeastshows.com
March 29: Fishing Tackle Flea Market & Outdoor Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Watkins Glen Community Center. For info call Bob Carney, 607-742-1422.
April 12: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assoc. Antique & Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call 631-643-6347.
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.
Aug. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Aug. 15-16: Clayton Rotary Club, Gun & Sportsmen’s Show Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cerow Park Arena, Clayton. For more info call Aileen Martin, 315-482-4596.
Sept. 12-13: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bingo Hall, Potsdam. For more info call Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.
Sept. 19-20: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 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 at 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Nov. 1: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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Niagara Frontier Gun Shows, 83 Eckerson Ave, Akron, NY. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929.
March 21-22: Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga.
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.
March 21: Stonybrook Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Night Out, 4:30 p.m., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. For more info call Shannon Griese 585-739-1779.
March 21: Western New York SCI Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 4 p.m. For info & tickets call Marvin Winter, 716-984-2773.
March 21: Orleans County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hickory Ridge, Holley. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-750-6176.
March 27: Chemung Valley Ridgerunners NWTF Banquet, Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 6 p.m. For more info call Chad McDonald, 607-734-5288.
March 28: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Night Out, 5 p.m.,The Community Center, ,Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike VanZile, 607-243-8026.
March 28: Al Hazzard TU Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Kalurah Shrine Center, Endicott. For more info call Tony Valachovic, 607-785-2014.
March 28: Mad River Chapter DU Banquet Fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Grape & Grog, Camden NY. For more info call Alan Vanscooter, 315-427-4579.
March 28: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, Michael’s Banquet House, Cohoes, 5 p.m. For more info call Alice Zabel, 518-768-2711.
April 10: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton Rec Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.
April 11: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, noon-8 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.
April 11: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 20th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. For more info and tickets email Sue Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Georgina at 716-866-7656.
April 11: Greater Rochester/Southern Tier QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Rit Inn & Conference Center, Henrietta. For more info call Mike Edwards, 585-813-2021.
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 contact Norm Ridley at 315-651-9096 or by email at email@example.com.
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 Banquet, Schroon Lake, 3 p.m. 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.
April 11: One-day Fly Fishing Class, Campbell-Savona High School, for adults and youths 12 and older, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info & register, registration deadline is April 3. Call Steve Harris, 607-973-2509.
April 11: Schoharie Valley Trappers Assoc. Sportsman Show, Fusion Community Church. For more info call Nanette Hellijas, 518-234-3715.
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.
June 6: JAKES Day, North Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, Phelps, 8:30 a.m. For more info contact Andrew Schibley at 315-694-0011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenda Vanwire at 315-396-5384 or email@example.com.
June 13: Women in the Outdoors program, Wildwood Sports Center, Elbridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info contact Sharon Morsdorf at 315-730-9658 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy Cottrell at 315-651-5501 or email@example.com.
June 26-28: Franklinville Furbearers Rendezvous, Franklinville Conservation Club. For more info call Richard Duffy, 716-353-2781.
March 27-29: AHBA World Hunt, 7 a.m., Corning Beagle Club. www.BassetNet.com for more info.
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American Bass Anglers Tournament Schedule of events. For info call Joe Angelone, 256-777-6152 or www.americanbassanglers.com .
June 13: Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh. East Division
June 27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park. West Division
July 11: Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga. East Division
July 25: Oneida Lake, West Division
Aug. 1: Lake Erie, Dunkirk, West Division
Aug. 15: Cape Vincent. East Division
Sept. 19-20: Oneida Lake. Championship East Division
Sept. 26-27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park, Championship West Division
March 28-29: New instructor training for hunter education courses, Wyoming County/DEC Region 9 area. For more information call Ken or Kate at DEC Hunter Ed, 716-372-0645.
(DEC has established a new website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
March 22: Pinewood Archers, 3-D Archery Shoot, 9 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
March 27-29: American Hunting Basset Assoc. 7 a.m., Corning Beagle Club. For more info call Ben Marley, 607-237-6244.
April 18-19: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Branchport Rod & Gun Club. For more info www.branchportrodandgunclub.org
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 Shoot, 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, Ellicottville. For more info go to www.ibo.net
April 5: Tioga County Trapper’s Association monthly 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.