Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Season Dates

Feb. 15: Bobcat trapping season closes (southeastern New
York)

Feb. 15: Raccoon, weasel, opossum, coyote and fox trapping
season closes (Southeastern, central, western New York and portions
of Northern Zone)

Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting season closes (most of Northern Zone,
southeastern New York)

Feb. 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of central and
western New York)

Feb. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (central and
western New York)

Feb. 17: Snow goose season reopens (Western, Northeastern and
Southeastern zones)

Feb. 25: Raccoon, weasel, opossum, coyote and fox trapping
season closes (Long Island)

Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern
Zone)

Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (Southern Zone)

Feb. 28: Squirrel season closes

Feb. 28: Walleye season closes (Greenwood Lake)

Feb. 28: Hare season closes (portions of central and
southeastern New York)

Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes

Special Events

Feb. 10-11: Becoming an Outdoors Woman winter workshop,
Rensselaerville Institute, various outdoor winter activities. For
more info or to register go to www.dec.state.ny.us

Feb. 10: Seminar on “Late Lake and Harbor Tactics for Lake
Ontario,” with Capt. Tony Buffa, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn, 11 a.m., free of charge; for more info go to
www.basspro.com.

Feb. 10: PF Habitat Day, Wilson Conservation Club. For more info
call Dick McMurray, 585-535-7218, David Whitt , 764-2133.

Feb. 17: Seminar on “Sonar/GPS demo.Lowrance,” with Capt. Tony
Buffa, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, 11 a.m., free of
charge; for more info go to www.basspro.com.

Feb. 17-18: Guides/Outfitters Weekend, Bass Pro Shops,
Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. 10-5 p.m., for more info call Bass Pro,
315-258-2700 or go to www.basspro.com

Feb. 18: Monthly fur auction, Genesee Valley Trappers
Association, Honeoye, 8 a.m. For more info call Bob Hughes,
585-728-2471 or Gordy Berndt, 585-924-2928.

March 23-25: Lake Ontario Sportfishing Showcase, Bass Pro Shops,
Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. For more info go to www.basspro.com or
call 585-589-3187.

March 31: Western New York PF Chapter banquet, Fr. Justine’s
Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga. 5:30 a.m. For more info call
David Whitt , 716-754-2133.

April 14: 2007 Muskie Odyssey, Quality Hotel & Parkway
Convention Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. For more info
call Jeff O’Hagan, 519-433-9440, 519-661-2111, Rob Howit,
416-359-6424, 519- 822-0170.

May 4-5, 2007: ATV Fair & Swap Meet, 12-8 p.m. Fri., 9-8
p.m. Sat., Benton County Fair Grounds. For more info call Cheryle
Young, 763-422-4086.

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Feb. 9: Lower Adirondack Chapter DU Banquet, 7 p.m., Queensbury
Hotel, Glens Falls. For more info call Pete Quackenbush,
518-792-0015.

Feb. 24: Oneonta Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Holiday Inn,
Oneonta. For more info call Rena Burganoff, 607-965-9993.

Feb. 25: Lasalle Sportsmen’s Jr. Club Banquet, 1-5 p.m., Lasalle
Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Ed Garcia, 716-870-5318.

Feb. 27: North American Bear Foundation Wild Game Banquet,
Conference Center, Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., for more info call
278-2100, ext. GAME.

March 1: Northern Westchester/Putnam Chapter DU Banquet, 6 p.m.,
Canyon Club, Armonk. For more info call Preston Bruenn,
914-769-8880.

March 1: The Forest Kings NWTF Chapter Banquet, Sean Patrick’s
Emerald Isle, Amherst. For more info call Theodore Donner,
716-689-0181.

March 2: Long Island Chapter No. 1 NWTF Banquet, Knights of
Columbus Hall, Bellmore. For more info call Robert Gibson,
631-277-4902 or e-mail caphoot@aol.com

March 3: Lake Country NWTF Chapter Banquet, DiPacific’s
Restaurant, Farmington. For more info call Dave Radar,
585-624-4876.

March 3: Southern Tier Local NWTF Chapter Banquet, Owego
Treadway Inn, For more info call Andrew Munson , 607-722-0572.

March 3: Finger Lakes Chapter RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Burgundy
Basin Inn. For more info call Pete Castronovo, 585-889-8599.

March 9: Lake Ridge Gobblers NWTF Chapter Banquet, Brockport
Elks Lodge. For more info call Duane Marshall , 585-637-4732.

March 9: Finger Lakes Chapter PF Banquet, Springside Inn,
Auburn, 6 p.m. For reservations & ticket info call Tom Piascik,
315-834-9236, Virgil Perry, 315-593-1694, Keith DePauw,
315-689-6802 Tim Noga, 315-252-1321.

March 10: Cortland Limbhangers NWTF Chapter Banquet, Cortland
Holiday Inn. For more info call Bret Eccleston, 315-653-7880 or
e-mail rollingridges@yahoo.com

March 10: Letchworth NWTF Chapter Banquet, Peter’s Party House,
Leicester. For more info call Jeff Drain, 585-243-3608.

March 10: Northern New York NWTF Chapter Banquet, Bonnie Castle
Year-Round Resort, Alexandria Bay. For more info call Donald
Phillips, 315-788-2161 or e-mail duffanys@westelcom.com

March 10: Dutchess County Cluckers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Chelsea
Sportsman Club. For more info call Bob Cohn, 845-471-6901.

March 24: Niagara Frontier Friends NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Samuel’s
Grande Manor Williamsville. For more info call Mike Bartoshevich,
716-633-1266.

April 13: Long Island Chapter TU Banquet, Stuart Thomas Manor,
Farmingdale. For more info call Boyd Shockley, 516-433-3968.

Shows

Now-11: Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, State Farm Show
Complex, Harrisburg. For more info go to
www.easternsportshow.com

Feb. 10: Central New York Sportsmen’s Show, Kallet Civic Center,
Oneida.

Feb. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors, Gun & Knife Show, 9-3
p.m., Sidney Elk’s Club. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger,
607-748-1010.

Feb. 17-18: Guides & Outfitters Weekend, Bass Pro Shops,
Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. 10-5 p.m. For more info call 315-258-2700
or www.basspro.com

Feb. 22-25: Springfield Sportsmen’s Show, Eastern States
Exposition, Big “E” Fairgrounds, West Springfield. 3-9 p.m. Thurs.,
noon-9 p.m. Fri., 9-7 p.m. Sat., 10-5 p.m., Sun.. For more info go
to www.osegsportsmens.com

Feb. 24-25: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown Moose Club,
10-6 p.m. each day. For more info go to
www.tcsportspromotions.com

Feb. 24-25: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m.,
Sun. 9-3 p.m. West Potsdam Fire Dept Bingo Hall. For more info call
John Bates, 315-268-0190.

Feb. 24-25: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, 10-6 p.m. both days,
Johnstown Moose Club. For more info call Mike Hauser, 518-725-5565
or www.adkshow.com

March 1-4: World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition, Rockland
County Community College Field House, Suffern, 2-9:30 p.m. Thur.,
1-9:30 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. & 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sun. For more info go to www.sportshows.com

March 2-4: Rochester Sportsmen’s Show, The Dome Center, Monroe
County Fairgrounds, Rochester. 3-9 p.m. Fri., 9-7 p.m. Sat., 10
a.m. -5 p.m. Sun. For more info go to www.osegsportsmens.com

March 8-11: Western New York Sport & Travel Expo, The
Fairgrounds, Hamburg, noon-9 p.m. Thur. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. For more info go online to
www.sportandtravelexpo.com

March 10-11: New York Whitetail Classic, Roaring Brook Ranch,
Lake George, for more info go to www.nywhitetailclassic.com

March 16-18: Northeast Great Outdoor Show, Empire State Plaza,
Albany, 4-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
For more info go to www.edlewi.com

March 23-25: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sports Show, Turning
Stone Casino, Verona, noon-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10
a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. For more info go to www.bigeastshows.com

March 30-31, April 1: Great Outdoor Family Expo, Ultimate Goal
Fitness Center, Watertown, 4-7 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. &
9-3 Sun. For more info go to www.greatoutdoorexpo.com

April 14: Muskies Canada Show, 9-5 p.m., Quality Hotel &
Convention Center. For more info call Vince Giuliani,
519-886-5797.

New York State Arms Collectors Association, Inc. 2007 Show
Dates. For more info call Sandy Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

April 21-22, Sept. 15-16: Syracuse, NY, State Fairgrounds

Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club. 2007 Gun &
Knife Shows. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger,
607-748-1010.

Feb. 11: Elk’s Club, Sidney

March 11: Holiday Inn, Oneonta

Education/Seminar

Now-Feb. 12: Basic fly-tying classes, Bass Pro Shops,
Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, Monday afternoons, 2-4 p.m. For more info
call Bass Pro Shops, 315-258-2700, ext. 4043 or visit the Bass Pro
Shops White River Fly Shop to sign up.

Now-Feb. 15: Basic fly-tying classes, Bass Pro Shops,
Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, Thurs. evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more
info call Bass Pro Shops, 315-258-2700, ext. 4043 or visit the Bass
Pro Shops White River Fly Shop to sign up.

Now-March 30: Seth Green Chapter TU, Fly-Tying Course, Pittsford
Spiegel Center, Rm 201. For more info call Jim Strong,
585-424-1403.

Feb. 19-20: Hunter Education Course, Holfield Gun Club,
Bloomfield, Ontario County, Pam Gosnell, 585-396-3701 to
pre-register.

Feb. 27: Handgun class, for pistol permit certification, Bass
Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, For more info call Onondaga
Police Academy, 498-6046.

March 16: QDMA Seminar, 7 p.m., Kent Rod & Gun Club. For
more info huntnwhitetails@aol.com or
Paul Primavera, 845-721-3537.

March 17-18, 2007: NRA Certified Pistol Instructors Class,
Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club. For more info call Richard Eaton,
585-526-7139.

March 24: Mohawk Valley TU, Trout & Salmon Forum. 9-6 p.m.,
Whitestown. For more info call Bob Fields, 315-525-7198.

March 26, 27, 31: Hunter Education Class, Mon. & Weds.
6:30-11 p.m., Sat. 8:30-4 p.m. Archery Form Pro Shop. For more info
call Philip Profeta, 631-281-5112.

April 3-5: Hunter Education, 7-10:30 p.m., Haverstraw Town Hall.
For more info call 845-429-2200.

April 21-22: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association,
Small Arms Firing School, Camp Smith. For more info call Ira
Ruderman, 516-431-1541 or www.nyhighpower.com

April 28-29: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association,
Small Arms Firing School. Peconic River Sportsmens Club. For more
info call Ed Walden, 631-543-4745 or nyhighpower.com

Meetings

Feb. 13: Erie County Chapter of SCOPE monthly meeting, Gander
Mountain, Tonawanda. For more info go to www.scopeny.org

Shoots

Feb. 11, March 25: Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club, Muzzle Loader
Shoot, 9 a.m., Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Bob,
518-634-2847.

TiYogi Bowmen, Hyde Park. 2007 Archery Club Shoots. For more
info call Bob Cohn, 914-456-2911.

Feb. 11, 25: 3-D

March 4: Southern Dutchess, 3-D

March 11: Putnam Fish & Game/TiYogi Bowman 3-D

March 18: Whortekill, 3-D

March 25: Northern Dutchess, 3-D

Tournaments

Feb. 24: Bass Pro Shops 2007 Annual Ice Derby, Owasco Lake,
weather permitting, register at Bass Pro Shops, Auburn, Cascade
Grill & Auburn Express Mart. For more info call 315- 258-2700
or go to www.basspro.com

Feb. 24: PF Ice-Fishing Contest, Lakeview Marsh WMA. For more
info call Mike Valvo, 315-408-4300.

Feb. 24: Youth Ice-Fishing Derby, Guffin Bay Marina, Chaumont,
8-4 p.m. For more info www.Teenanglers.com or Joe Hulbert, 315-
465-6543, Bryan Young, 315-649-2433

March 3: Lake Pleasant Ice-Fishing Contest, Speculator. For more
info call 518-548-7343 (evenings).

March 3-4: Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club, Ice-Fishing Derby.
Fri. start at daylight, end Sat. 4 p.m. For more info call
518-532-7685.

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