New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 16, 2017

Season Dates

June 16: Catch-and-release bass season closes

June 16: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes

June 17: Bass season opens (statewide, general regulations)

June 17: Muskie season opens (Great Lakes and tributaries)

June 25-26: New York Free Fishing Weekend (no license required)

July 16: Oyster toadfish season opens

Shows

June 18: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info  go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Aug. 11-13: Cattaraugus County Trappers Assoc. Sportsman Show, Fri. 10-6 p.m., Sat. 8-6 p.m., Sun. 8-3 p.m., 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. 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: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Newstead Fire Hall, Alkron, 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. 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

Sept. 30: East Worcester Fish & Game WTU 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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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 Fishing Classes. For more information email srybaak@yahoo.com or mmcgrath2@twcny.com

June 17: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 24: Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

July 1: 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.

July 29: Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Free Kids’ Fishing Derby, 1-4 p.m.

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

June 24, 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.

June 16-18: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Assoc. Summer Rendezvous, 8 a.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

June 17: Great Lakes Experience/Festival, Dunkirk. Conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, focus on environment, ecology, habitat, science and tourism, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 24: 10th Annual Spey Nation, Pineville Boat Launch, Salmon River, Pineville. For more info go to www.speynation.com.

June 24: Swarthout’s Bait and Tackle Shop’s 14th Annual Take a Child Fishing Derby (during New York’s Free Fishing Weekend), for kids ages 2-15. For more info and to pre-register call 607-734-9233, go online to www.GotBait.net or email Swarthoutsbait@gmail.com.

June 24: Kids Fishing Derby, Chautauqua Lake, 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up by June 20 at Affinity One Federal Credit Union (two locations) or Chautauqua Reel Outdoors. For kids 12 and under. For more info call 716-763-2947, 716-483-2265 or 716-483-2798 or email                         chautauquareeloutdoors@windstream.net.

June 27-29: Children in the Stream Conference, to educate teachers and other adult mentors interested in starting a youth fly fishing program, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of National History, Jamestown. For more info go to the web site at www.childreninthestream.com.

July 7-8: Trappers Summer Rendezvous, Nichols Pond. For more info call Tim Evans, 315-247-0285.

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.

June 10: Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Youth Day, 9-1 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Kurt Carman, 607-434-1982.

Archery

2017 Central New York 3-D Archery Schedule

June 18: Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

June 25: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Bob Fallert at 315-656-8810 or clubhouse at 315-683-9428, online at pompeyrodandgunclub.com.

July 2: Clay Sportsman’s Club, Jim Kilmartin at 315-727-9898 or www.claysportsmansclub.org

July 9: Chittenango Rod & Gun Club, Dave Krause at 315-687-5752.

July 16: Cortland Field Archers, Jeff Stewart at 607-849-6718 or online at www.iwla.org/cortland.

July 23: Fayetteville-Manlius Rod & Gun Club, Paul Stewart at 315-256-3235, clubhouse at 315-682-8962, online at www.fmrgc.com.

June 24: Richfield Springs Sportsman’s Club, 3D Archery Shoot, 7-11 a.m. For more info call Ed Bello III, 315-868-9227.

July 30: Annual Special Shoot, Deerslayer Bowmen, Eric Broekhuizen at 315-806-5777 or Jim Burdic at 315-529-5995, or online at www.deerslayers.org.

Aug. 6: Chittenango Rod & Gun Club, Dave Krause at 315-687-5752.

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

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 Sportsman’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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July 9, July 30, Sept. 3: 3-D Archery Shoots 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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2017 IBO New York State Championship Series

June 24-25: Hudson Falls Fish and Game, Hudson Falls, 518-692-2036, www.hffgc.net.

July 8-9: Branchport Rod and Gun Club, Branchport, 607-661-0200, www.branchportrodandgunclub.org.

July 22-23: NYSCS/IBO State Championship, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Association, Penn Yan, 315-374-2016, www.senecalakeduckhunters.net.

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2017 IBO New England Championship Series

July 8-9: Maine State Championship, York County Fish and Game Association, Lyman, Maine, 207-841-1513, www.ycfga.org.

July 29-30: The Xpedition Archery New England Championship, Swift River Sportsman’s Club, Belchertown, Mass., 413-813-4799, and on Facebook.

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

July 11-Aug. 29: Youth 3D Program, Tues. 6 p.m.

Tournaments/Contests

June 10-18: Southtowns Walleye Association 33rd Annual Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie, $34,000 in cash and thousands of dollars in merchandise prices. For entry forms and further information contact Southtowns Walleye Association of Western NY at 716-649-8202 or online at www.southtownswalleye.org.

June 17: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 26th Annual Summer Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info contact Randy Gardinier at 518-848-7248, 518-227-8298, email Chairman@gslff.com or go online to www.gslff.com.

June 17: Hunters Landing Contest, 8 p.m., Batavia. For more info call Paul Grefrath, 585-343-1474.

June 30: Western NY Heroes Fishing Tourney (for military vets), Chadwick Bay, Lake Erie, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call Capt. Jim Steel at 716-481-5348, email info@innovativeoutdoors.com or go to lakeeriewalleyetournament.com.

July 8-9: Rob Ray’s 3rd Annual Big Dawg Walleye Tournament, Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk Harbor (Lake Erie). For more info call Mark Mohr at 716-998-9871 or go online to the website:

July 22: 7th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout, Lake Erie. For more info contact Don Ruppert at 716-498-7770 or Bob Rustowicz at 716-830-6394, or go online to www.kotl.ca/walleye.html or walleyeshootout.com

Aug. 4-6: Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club 13th Annual Walleye Derby, Lake Erie. For more info contact Zen Olow at 716-640-2776.

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 https://lakeeriewalleyetournament.com

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

June 24-25: Team Tournament, St. Lawrence River, Clayton

July 15: State SAF High School Championship, Mohawk River, St. Johnsville

July 16: Points Tournament, Mohawk River, St. Johnsville

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:

July 12: On-the-water meeting at Schoharie Creek, Bramans Corner Road, Burtonsville, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Aug. 9: On-the-water meeting at the Mohawk River, 24 Clark Ave., Cohoes, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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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