New York Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 11, 2017

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Squirrel season opens (statewide, except Long Island)

Sept. 9: Early bear season opens (portions of southeastern New York)

Sept. 16: Early bear season opens (portions of Northern Zone)

Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season opens (Northern Zone)

Sept. 21: Summer flounder (fluke) season closes

Sept. 23: National Hunting and Fishing Day

Sept. 23-24: Youth pheasant hunt weekend (portions of state)

Sept. 24: Early bear season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

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

Sept. 30: Frog and snapping turtle seasons close

Shows

Aug. 11-13: Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsman Show, Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-3, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. For more info call Kevin 716-492-2783.

Aug. 13: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut, Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Aug. 19-20: 40th Annual Thousand Islands Show, Gerow Recreation Park Arena, Clayton, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-4 Sunday. For more info contact show managers Tony Pisarski at 315-783-6017 or Aileen Martin at 315-767-5643.

Aug. 27: Bog Trotters Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, American Legion Post No. 880, Eden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact George Lobur at 716-992-9031.

Sept. 16-17: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9-3. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

Sept. 23-24: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Oct. 8: 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 at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, Sunday only, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Oct. 14-15: Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Steuben County Fairgrounds, Bath. For more info go to www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com.

Oct. 14-15: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Newstead Fire Hall, Akron, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

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.)

Banquets/Fundraisers

Aug. 25: Northeast Callmakers Summit, Trot Acres, Candor, 2-8 p.m.

Aug. 26: National Wild Turkey Federation Guns and Lobster Bash, Turkey Trot Acres, Candor, 1 p.m. For more info and tickets contact Sean Langevin at 607-427-5795 or email slangevin@nwtf.org or Pete Clare at 607-659-7849 or by email at turkeytrot@frontiernet.net.

Aug. 26: Yates County Chapter of SCOPE 15th Annual Meet the Candidates Pig Roast, Firemen’s Field, Penn Yan, 3-6 p.m. For more info call Bill and Sue Button at 585-554-6868.

Sept. 9: Lower Adirondack DU Banquet, 9:30-5 p.m., Hudson Falls Fish Game Club. For more info call Mark Pepin, 518-796-7274.

Sept. 15: Tioga County Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Red Roof Inn, Owego Treadway. For more info call Adam Hall, 607-279-0227.

Sept. 16: Southern Tier Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Howard Community Center. For more info call Dan Cornish, 607-329-2563.

Sept. 29: Northshore Oneida Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited annual banquet, Greenview Country Club, Route 49, West Monroe, 6 p.m. For more info contact Charlie Kelsey at 315-623-7325.

Sept. 30: 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 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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Spider Rybaak’s Free Fishing Classes. For more information email srybaak@yahoo.com or mmcgrath2@twcny.com

Aug. 12: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, fishing with bait and lures, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; fly-fishing, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Aug. 19: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 26: Oneida Lake Fish Hatchery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sept. 2: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, fishing with bait and lures, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; fly-fishing, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sept. 9: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sept. 23: Oneida Lake Fish Hatchery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 7: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, fishing with bait and lures, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; fly-fishing, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oct. 14: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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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

July 15: The Complete Hiker – Fun and Safety in the Wildlands

Aug. 19: Adirondack Byway: A Raquette River Paddle

Sept. 17: Wilderness First Aid (9-hour certification program)

Sept. 29: High Peaks Jaunt: Views from the Summer.

Special Events.

Sept. 9: Kids Fishing Derby, free for kids ages 1-15, sponsored by the Broome County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Broome County Parks, Cole Park, Colesville Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact Bill Holmes at 607-797-6670.

Sept. 23: Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club 46th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration, Elma Conservation Club, Elma, 10 a.m. For more info visit www.eriectyfsc.org/events.htm or contact Rich Davenport, committee chairman, at rich@weloveoutdoors.org, or 716-510-7952.

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.

Aug. 20: Southside Rod & gun Club, Shoot, 8-noon. For more info call Brian O’Connor, 845-702-9807.

Aug. 27: Hudson Falls Fish & Game Club, Shoot, reg. 8 a.m. For more info call Larry Hall, 518-321-4319.

Archery

2017 Central New York 3-D Archery Schedule

Aug. 13: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810 or clubhouse at 315-683-9428, online at pompeyrodandgunclub.com.

Aug. 18-20: Hawkeye Bowmen Archery Club, 3-D Courses, noon, at the Club. For more info call Nadine Fulle, 716-427-9076.

Aug. 20: Deerslayer Bowmen, Eric Broekhuizen at 315-806-5777 or Jim Burdic at 315-529-5995, online at www.deerslayers.org.

Aug. 27: 40th Annual Dick Bates Memorial/Southern Tier Bowhunter Championship, Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

Sept. 3: Clay Sportsmen’s Club, Jim Kilmartin at 315-727-9898 or www.claysportsmansclub.org.

Sept. 10: Fayetteville-Manlius Rod & Gun Club, Paul Stewart at 315-256-3235, clubhouse at 315-682-8962, online at www.fmrgc.com.

Sept. 17: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810 or clubhouse at 315-683-9428, online at pompeyrodandgunclub.com.

Sept. 24: Central New York Championship, Chittenango Rod & Gun Club, Dave Krause.

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Aug. 26: South Creek Sportsmen’s Club 3-D Archery Shoot and Chicken Barbecue, Gillett, Pa. For more information contact Chad McDonald at 607-738-2050; Ed Burrows at 607-738-2283, or Troy McDonald at 607-425-8410. Camping is available; to reserve call Ray Bixby at 570-529-3350.

Sept. 3: 3-D Archery Shoot at the Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 706 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa. July 9 is the Veterans’ Benefit Shoot. For more info call Jack Holton at 518-587-1321.

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Mountain Trail Bowhunters, 331 West Chenango Rd, Castle Creek, NY 13744. For more info call Andy McCormick, 607-621-3464.

Through Aug. 29: Youth 3-D Program, Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Tournaments/Contests

Aug. 26: Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge, Chadwick Bay, Dunkirk Harbor (Lake Erie). For more info contact Jim Steel at 716-983-7867 or go to lakeeriewalleyetournament.com

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New York The Bass Federation 2017 tournament schedule. For more information go online to www.nytbf.org

Aug. 26: Collegiate Cup Qualifier, Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh

Aug. 27: Points Tournament, St. Lawrence River, Clayton

Sept. 16: Collegiate Cup Qualifier, Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga

Sept. 17: Team Tournament, Lake George, Mossy Point

Sept. 23-24: State Championship, Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga

Sept. 30: Junior State Championship, Lake Champlain, Port Henry

Oct. 1: Collegiate Cup Championship, Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga

Oct. 7-8: The Bass Federation National Championship, Lake Ontario, Henderson Harbor

Meetings

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.

Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League meets monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. For more info call Audrey Lewis, 315-853-1066.

Capital District Fly Fishers meetings. Go to the website cdflyfishers.org for more info:

Sept. 9: On-the-water meeting at Moreau State Park, noon-8 p.m.

Sept. 13: On-the-water meeting at The Georgie on The Battenkill, Adams Lane, Sushan, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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