Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Special Events

March 11-12: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Fifth
Annual Battle on Snowshoes, Saratoga Biathlon Club, Hadley; for
more info contact Ken Schultz, 315-845-8812, e-mail or go to For directions go to

March 18: Crown City Bassmasters annual Outdoor Sports Sale, 9
a.m.-3 p.m., Homer Elks Lodge (Exit 12 off Route 81; free
admission. For information contact Ed Drake at (607) 844-8965 or

April 1: Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival, Belmont Lake
State Park, Long Island; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for more information
call (631) 321-3510 or (631) 444-0280 or go online to

April 1: Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, traditional
Opening Day cup of soup; doors open at 10 a.m. For more information
go online to or or call (845)

April 8-9: U.S. Service Rifle Small Arms Firing School, Camp
Smith, Peekskill; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; for information
contact Ira Ruderman at (516) 431-1541.

April 29-30: U.S. Service Rifle Small Arms Firing School,
Peconic River Sportsmen’s Club, Manorville; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each
day; for information contact Joseph Considine at (631)


March 9-12: Western New York Outdoor Sport and Travel Expo, Erie
County Fairgrounds, Hamburg;

March 10-12: Rochester Sportsmen’s Show, The Dome Center, Monroe
County Fairgrounds, Rochester;

March 11-12: New York Whitetail Classic, Roaring Brook Ranch,
Lake George;

March 17-19: Central New York Sportsman’s Show, 12-7 p.m. both
days Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, N.Y. For more info
call Debbie Kessler, 315-896-8504.

March 17-19: 20th Annual Northeast Great Outdoor Show, Empire
State Plaza, Albany;

March 17-19: Central New York Camping & Outdoor Sports Show,
Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona; noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10-7
Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.

March 26: Finger Lakes Trollers Assoc. Sport Show, 9-2 p.m.,
Clute Park Community Center, Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike
Burt, 607 733-9365.

March 31-April 1: Great Outdoor Family Expo, Ultimate Goal
Fitness Center, Watertown; for more information go online to:

April 8-9: Massena Rod & Gun Club’s annual Sportsmen’s Expo,
Massena Arena, Route 37, Massena; 10-7 Saturday and 10-5

Nov. 11-12: Big Al’s Silver Bullet Productions, Inc. Gun Show,
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3, Friar Tuck Inn Resort & Convention Center,
Rt.. 32, Catskill, N.Y. For more info call Larry Schriebman,


March 10: Lower Hudson Friends of the NRA Banquet, 7 p.m., Casa
Mia Manor House. For more info call Mark, 845-352-7921.

March 16: Finger Lakes Branch of the Quality Deer Management
Association dinner, Burgundy Basin, Pittsford; for more info
contact Mike Czora, 585-330-9100 or e-mail

March 17: Drumlins NWTF Chapter Banquet, Crooked Pines Golf
Course, Macedon; for info call Mark Salerno at 315-923-7771.

March 18: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
Burgandy Basin Inn. For more info call Peter Castronovo

March 18: Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited seventh
Conservation Banquet, The Angell Center, Plattsburgh State
University campus; for tickets or further information contact
banquet chairman Steve Dubrey at (518) 314-1391 or Chapter
President Al Sweenor at (518) 561-7560.

March 18: RMEF Finger Lakes Chapter. Annual Banquet. For more
info call Mike Casacci 585-657-7040.

March 18: Lake Country NWTF Chapter Banquet, DiPacific’s
Restaurant, Victor; for information call Michael Linkey,

March 18: Wayland Area Potato Country DU Banquet, 6 p.m. Brae
Burn Banquet Hall, Dansville, NY. For more info Michael Mead

March 18: Canisteo Valley NWTF Chapter Banquet, Knights of
Columbus Hall, Hornell; for info call Robert Woodworth,

March 18: Oneonta Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Oneonta Elks
Club; for info call Rena Begunoff, 607-436-3550.

March 18: RMEF Central New York Chapter Banquet, Camillus Elks
Club, Camillus; for info contact Fay Sorrells, 315-633-0365; Bob
Hulchanski, 315-633-2408; or Dave Bishop, 315-687-6053.

March 18: Annual Adirondack Sportsmen’s Dinner, Mountainside
Activities Center, Schroon Lake. For more info go to

March 24: Naples Valley Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Naples
Bingo Hall. For info contact Don DeClerc, 585-374-5770.

March 25: Between-the-Lakes NWTF Chapter Banquet, South Seneca
Sportsmen’s Club, Ovid. For info call George “Skip” Jacot,

March 25: Canandaigua Lake Duck Hunters annual dinner meeting,
Canandaigua Inn on the Lake; for more info call (585) 36709194

March 25: Western New York Chapter of PF Banquet, Fr. Justine’s
KC Hall, Cheektowaga. For info call 716-754-2133.

March 25: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m.,
Samuel’s Grande Manor, Williamsville, N.Y. For more info call David
McDonald, 716-433-7884.

March 25: Fourth Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet, Ilion Fish &
Game Club, 4 p.m.; free to the public, for reservations call (315)

March 31: Saratoga Chapter DU banquet. 6 p.m., Panzas
Restaurant. For more info Kevin Purstell 518-424-2964.

March 31: Springville Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, St.
Aloysius Church Hall, Springville. For info contact Brian Stedman,

March 31: Capital District NWTF Chapter Banquet, Albany Marriott
Hotel, Albany. For info contact David Wayand, 518-384-0693.

March 31: Western New York RGS Chapter Annual Dinner,
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew. For more info contact Dan
Swiatek, 648-5084.

April 1:New York Bowhunters, Inc. Annual Banquet. 9 a.m.-10
p.m., Syracuse NY Holiday Inn. For more info call Joe Dimino

Season Dates

March 12: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New

March 15: Northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskie, walleye season
ends (general regulations)

March 15: Northern pike and walleye season ends (Lake Erie and
tributaries, Upper Niagara River and tributaries, Lake Ontario, St.
Lawrence River and tributaries)

March 15: Beaver and otter trapping season closes (portions of
eastern New York)

March 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of
eastern New York)

March 19: Varying hare season ends (Northern Zone)

March 19: Cottontail rabbit season ends (Northern Zone)

March 26: Coyote hunting season ends

April 1: Trout season opens (general regulations)

April 1: Landlocked salmon, kokanee seasons open (general


May 5-7: Nyack Striped Bass Tournament. 6 p.m., Hudson River,
North of GW Bridge. For more info contact New York Vets or


March 11: Hunter Education, Smith’s Point Archery (Suffolk
County); pre-register in person Monday-Friday from 2-9 p.m. or
Saturday from noon-5 p.m. For more info call 631-289-3399.

March 11-12: Bowhunter Education, Victory Sportsmen’s Club,
Staten Island; call 718-816-4520 or e-mail for more info or to

March 14-16: Hunter Education, Haverstraw Town Hall, Garnerville
(Rockland County); call 845-429-2200 for directions; pre-register
in person.

March 14, 21, April 8: Hunter Education, Elmira Heights Fire
Hall (Chemung County); pre-register at

March 14-15: Bowhunter Education, Gander Mountain, Henrietta
(Monroe County); pre-register in person at Gander Mountain.

March 15, 17, 18: Hunter Education, Painted Post Field and
Stream (Steuben County); pre-register at the club March 7 from 6-7

March 15, 18: Hunter Education, Oatka Fish & Game Club,
Leroy (Genesee County); for info call Mike, 585-768-6213.

March 24-25: Bowhunter Education, Johnstown Rifle Tree Club
(Fulton County); pre-register at Adirondack Sports Center; call
518-725-1927 for more info.

March 25-26: Hunter Education course, Victory Sportsmen’s Club,
Staten Island; for more information call (718) 816-4520 or e-mail

March 27, 28, 30, 31: Hunter Education course, Rushford Lake
Conservation Club (Allegany County); for information contact Walt
at (585) 437-2634.

March 30-April 1: Bowhunter Education, Northwoods Sportsmen’s
Club, Leroy (Genesee County); for more info call Bill,

March 31-April 1: Hunter Education course, Rush Town Hall
(Monroe County)l for more information call (585) 533-2340.

April 1-2: Hunter Education Course, Ruby Rod and Gun Club
(Ulster County); for more information e-mail Dan at

April 3-5: Hunter Education course, Ephratah Rod and Gun Club
(Fulton County); for more information contact Mike Ferjanec at
(518) 993-2829.

April 3, 5 & 6: NYS DEC Hunter Safety, 7p.m., Clarkstown
Town Hall. For more info Stan, 845-494-6312.

April 4-6: Hunter Education course, Gander Mountain, Henrietta
(Monroe County); register in person at Gander Mountain.

April 4, 6, 8: Hunter Education course, Rochester Rifle Club
(Monroe County); for more information call (585) 334-2624 (after 6

April 29-30: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Small Arms
Firing School, 7:30-5 p.m., Peconic River Sportsman #8217 Club,
Manorville. For more info call Ed Walden, 631-543-4745.

May 8,10: Hunter Ed Gun Class. 6:30-11 p.m., Archery Form Pro
Shop. For more info call Philip Profeta 631-281-5112.

May 13: Hunter Ed Gun Class. 8:30-4 p.m. Archery Form Pro Shop.
For more info call Phillip Profeta 631-281-5112.


May 13: John Garand Match. Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club. 9
a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call Bill Buchwald 518-668-9505.

May 20: John C. Garand Rifle Match. Squadding, 7:30 a.m. Firing,
8:30 a.m., Wallkill Rod & Gun Club, Bruyn Turnpike, Wallkill,
N.Y. For more info call Frank G. Riess, 845-895-9107.

May 27-28: NYSRPA Regional Highpower Championship. Camp Smith.
For more info call Ira Ruderman 516-431-1541.

June 4: Dutchess County Empire State Games rifle tryouts.
Dutchess County Pistol association. For more info call Pat Zidek

June 11: Dutchess County Empire State pistol tryouts. Dutchess
County Pistol Association. For more info call Pat Zidek

April 1-2: 2006 NYS Indoor Pistol Championships Central Section,
8 a.m., Sat. & Sun., Binghamton Rifle Club, 571 Conklin Road,
Binghamton, N.Y. For more info call James Fish, 607-648-3734.

Sept. 2-3: NYS Outdoor Conventional pistol Championship.
Dutchess County Pistol Association. For more info call Jeff Upright


March 15: State of Lake Ontario meeting, 7-9:30 p.m., McCrobie
Civic Center, Oswego; for directions call Diane Carlton at (315)

March 25: Conservation Alliance of New York Annual meeting. 8-4
p.m., SUNY Cobleskill. For more info call Pat Arnold

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