Season Dates

March 25: Coyote hunting season closes

March 31: Crow season closes

March 31: Beaver & otter trapping season close, portions of
Northern Zone.

April 1: Smelt dip netting season opens, Indian Lake, East
Caroga Lake, West Caroga Lake, Fulton Chain, except Seventh Lake
& tributaries, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

April 1: Trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, kokanee season
opens, statewide, general regulations.

April 1: Winter flounder season opens

April 12: Trout & bass seasons open, Delaware River &
West Branch of the Delaware, Pa-N.Y border water sections.

April 14: Bass season closes, Greenwood Lake.

April 15: Bass season, catch & release, opens, Greenwood
Lake.

April 15: Striped bass season opens, marine waters.

April 15: Beaver trapping season closes, WMUs 6A, 6C &
6H.

April 15: Mink & muskrat trapping season closes, most of
northern New York.

April 20: Beaver trapping season closes, WMUs 6P, 7A, 7F, 7J,
7H, 7M, 7R & 7S.

April 26-27: Youth Spring Turkey Hunt , ages 12-15, one-bird
limit.

April 30: Tautog, blackfish, season closes

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 22: Border-Line Longbeards NWTF Chapter Banquet, Massena
Elks Lodge No. 1702. For more info call Jeffrey Root, 315-
769-8028.

March 22: Canisteo Valley NWTF Chapter Banquet, Knights of
Columbus Hall, Hornell. For more info call Sean Smith,
607-324-6664.

March 28: Capital District NWTF Chapter Banquet, Italian
American Community Center, Albany. For more info call David Wayand,
518- 384-0693.

March 28: Suffolk County Wild Turkeys NWTF Chapter Banquet,
Knights of Columbus/St. Regis Council, Lake Ronkonkoma. For more
info call Tom Sallie, 631-399-3411.

March 29: Foothills Longbeards NWTF Chapter Banquet, Roselawn
Banquet House, New York Mills. For more info call Robert Berie,
315-894-4033.

March 29: Lake Champlain Turkey Talkers NWTF Chapter Banquet,
VFW Post No. 1231, Plattsburgh. For more info call Starr Lemay,
518-643-2857.

March 29: Naples Valley Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Naples
Bingo Hall. For more info call Don DeClerck, 585-374-5770.

March 29: Archers of the Almighty Christian Bowhunters Banquet,
5 p.m., Webster Bible Church. For more info all Scott Gargana,
585-645-5878.

March 29: Endless Mountains Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sayre
Elks Club. For more info call Terry Catlin, 607-529-3993.

March 29: ACSCI Chapter & Red Hook Rod & Gun Club
Banquet, 4:45-9 p.m. For more info call Guy Tucker,
845-532-6048.

March 29: Chapter 29 PF Banquet, Father Justins K of C. For more
info call Dick Murray, 585-535-7218.

March 29: Tobehanna Creek Chapter WTU Banquet, Watkins Glen
Community Center, 5 p.m. For more info call Mike VanZile,
607-243-8026.

April 4: Salt City Longspurs NWTF Chapter Banquet, Cicero
American Legion, Cicero. For more info call Bill Kent,
315-676-7300.

April 4: Twin Tiers Local Chapter NWTF Banquet, Corning
Glassworks Union Hall, Corning. For more info call Bill Spaulding,
607-962-3192.

April 5: Bullthistle Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society
inaugural Sportsmen’s Banquet, Fox Run Event Center, Sherburne,
5:30 p.m. For more info go to www.ruffedgrousesociety.org
.

April 5: Shawangunk Ridge Longbeards NWTF Chapter Banquet,
Shawangunk Valley Fire Hall, Walkill. For more info call William
Karsten, 845-361-2092.

April 5: Springville Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Boston
Valley Conservation Club, Boston. For more info call James Gamel,
716-592-2388.

April 5: Tri-County NWTF Chapter Banquet, The Lake Watch,
Ithaca. For more info call Ed Vance, 607-898-5508.

April 5: Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs Banquet, 5
p.m., Hastings Fire Hall. For more info call Michael Cali,
315-342-1645.

April 5: Genesee Valley PF Chapter Banquet, Lodge on the Green,
Ridgeway Ave. Rochester. For more info call Harold Slacker,
585-334-3866.

April 5: Adirondack Sportsmen’s Alliance Banquet, Knights of
Columbus Hall, Queensbury. For more info call 518-695-9497.

April 5: New York Bowhunters, Inc. Banquet, Holiday Inn,
Syracuse. For more info call Jim Eichinger, 716-877-0662.

April 5: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. For more info call David McDonald,
716-433-7884.

April 5: Elbridge Rod & Gun Club, Camillus Elks Club 4p.m..,
For more info call William Jones, 315-689-7339.

April 6: Mid-York Yelpers NWTF Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet,
Norwich American Legion, Norwich. For more info call John Roma,
607-336-5605.

April 10: Lake Plains NWTF Chapter Banquet, Burgundy Basin,
Pittsford. For more info call Richard Vendel, 585-872-4565.

April 11: Drumlins NWTF Chapter Banquet, Quality Inn/Burnham’s
Canalside, Newark. For more info call Mark Salerno,
315-923-7771.

April 11: Wayne County Drumlins NWTF Banquet. Quality
Inn/Burnham’s Canalside. For more info call Mark Salerno,
315-923-7771.

April 12: Northern New York NWTF Chapter Banquet, Bonnie Castle
Year-Round Resort, Alexandria Bay. For more info call Donald
Phillips, 315-788-2161.

April 12: Schoharie County Ridge Runners NWTF Chapter Banquet,
Best Western, Cobleskill. For more info call Liz Reinhart,
518-673-3965.

April 13: Between-the-Lakes NWTF Chapter Banquet, White Deer
Inn, Romulus. For more info call George Jacot, 607-351-0567.

April 13: Sullivan County Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m.,
Rockland House. For more info call Hank, 845-439-3738.

April 14: Cayuga County Longbeards NWTF Chapter Banquet, Union
Springs Hose & Engine Co., Union Springs. For more info call
Jason Barnes, 315-889-7260.

April 17: Genesee Local NWTF Chapter Banquet, Sacred Heart
Social Center, Batavia. For more info call Russ Romano,
585-343-4580.

April 18: Oak Orchard River Chapter NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m.,
Carlton Recreation Hall. For more info call Jim Allport,
585-590-9218.

April 19: Columbia County Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet,
Taghkanic Wayside Inn, Copake Falls. For more info call Mike
Picher, 518-325-1346.

April 19: Genesee Valley Longbeards NWTF Chapter Banquet, Amity
Rescue Hall, Belmont. For more info call Silas Smith,
585-365-2696.

April 19: Catskills Branch QDMA Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion
Post #1596. For more info call Dave Cordner, 607-467-1405.

April 24: Hardwood Strutters NWTF Chapter Banquet, Club 86,
Geneva. For more info call Jason Plate, 315-719-8022.

April 25: Western New York Ruffed Grouse Society annual dinner,
Brierwood Country Club, Hamburg. For more info call Dan Swiatek at
648-5084.

Special Events.

April 5: Twin Tiers Five Rivers Chapter, Federation of Fly
Fishers, Fly Fishing Academy, 8-5 p.m., Horseheads Middle School.
Pre-reg., required by March 29. For more info call Kirk
Klingensmith, 607-974-6422 days, 607-562-3344 eve.

April 5: Fulton/Montgomery County Fur Harvesters, Fur Sale, 8
a.m., Decarlo-Staffo Post. For more info call Mike Vickerson,
518-835-8014.

April 19: Free Youth Clay Target Shooting Fun, Honeoye F & G
Club. For more info call John Gardner, 585-657-6270.

April 26-27: Hunters Helping Kids, Youth Turkey Hunt, noon-3
p.m. For more info call Dick Worden, 315-387-3497.

April 27: Bison City “Teach-Me-to-Fish” youth & family
event, Buffalo River, 2-4 p.m. For more info call Dave Barus,
716-597-4081.

Education/Seminar

March 24: Hunter Ed Course, Willowemoc Baptist Church, Sullivan
County. Pre-register by calling Hank , 845-439-3738.

March 25: Hunter Ed Course, Shawangunk Fish & Game,
Middletown, Orange County. To pre-register call Jim, 845-
629-4836.

March 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Allied Sportsmen’s Club, Alden,
Erie County. Pre-register by calling John, 716- 474-0460.

March 24-25, 27, 29: Hunter Ed Course, Rushford Lake
Conservation Club, Rushford, Allegany County. Pre-register call
Walt, 585- 437-2634.

March 25-28: Hunter Ed Course, Staten Island Sportsmen’s Club,
Richmond County. Pre-register by calling 718-273-0666.

March 25: Handgun Class, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn, 6-9 p.m. For more info call, Onondaga Police Academy,
315-498-6046.

March 28, 30: Hunter Ed Course, West Falls Conservation Society,
Erie County. Pre—register by calling Art, 716-662-5657.

March 29, April 5, 7: Hunter Ed Course, Springville Field &
Stream, Erie County. Pre-register 1st class, begins at 8 a.m. Club
is located on Chase Road.

March 30: Hunter Ed Course, Broome County Sportsmen’s Club,
Kirkwood. Pre-register by calling 607-722-9533, Sun., Mon. or
Tues., 7-9 p.m.

April 1-3: Hunter Ed Course, Haverstraw Town Hall, Garnerville,
Rockland County. Pre-register by e-mail at butch_huntered@yahoo.com,
include name, address, phone, age, date of birth.

April 4-5: Hunter Ed Course, Franklinville Conservation Club,
Cattaraugus County. Pre-register call the club, 716-676-3115, 9-9
p.m.

April 4-5: Hunter Ed Course, Erie County Conservation Society,
Holland, Erie County. Register call Butch, 716- 627-9861.

April 5: Hunter Ed Course, Town of Hamburg Recreation
Department, Erie County. Pre-register call 716-645-5145, Mon.-Fri.,
9-5 p.m., before March 25.

April 5-6: Hunter Ed Course, Nassau County Rifle & Pistol
Range, Uniondale. Pre-register in person at the range. For more
info call 516-572-0420.

April 5-6: Hunter Ed Course, Peterborough Conservation Club,
Smithfield, Madison County. Pre-register by calling Michael,
315-684-3280.

April 5-6: Hunter Ed Course, Beaverkill Valley Firehouse,
Sullivan County. Pre-register by calling 845-439-3540.

April 5-6: Hunter Ed Course, South Valley Town Hall (Cattaraugus
County). For more info and to pre-register call (716) 694-3317.

April 5, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park,
Saratoga County. Pre-register by calling Dennis, 518- 899-5387.

April 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, S&S Taxidermy, Springville,
Erie County. Pre-register by calling Andie , 716-592-2404.

April 7-9: Hunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod & Gun Club, Fulton
County. Pre-register by calling Mike, 518-993-2829.

April 7, 9, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Middle
Island, Suffolk County. Long Island Shooting Range, Ridge.
Pre-register in person, Archery Forum Pro Shop or at the range.

April 7, 11, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish & Game
Club, Saratoga County. Pre-register by calling Mike,
518-883-8691.

April 7, 9, 12: Hunter Ed, Gun Class, night classes 6:30-11 p.m.
Archery Form Pro Shop, Sat. 8:30-4 p.m., L.I. Shooting Range. For
more info call Philip Profeta, 631-281-5112.

April 8, 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Getzville Fire Hall, Amherst,
Erie County. Pre-register by calling Mike, 716-759-7081.

April 10-12: Hunter Ed Course, Caroga Lake Fish & Game Club.
Pre-register by calling Sue, 518- 725-6500.

April 11-12: Hunter Ed Course, Genesee Conservation League,
Penfield, Monroe County. Pre-register & pick up manual at the
club, Wed. from 6-8 p.m. or Sundays from noon-3.

April 12: Hunter Ed Course, Watervliet Fish & Game Club,
Colonie, Albany County. For more info & to register call Paul
or Betty, 518-438-8958, 5-8 p.m.

April 12-13: Hunter Ed Course, Elma Conservation Club, Erie
County. Pre-register by calling Frank, 716-681-5690, after March
15.

April 12-13: Hunter Ed Course, Garrison Fish & Game, Putnam
County. Pre-register by calling Strider, 845-284-2366.

April 12-13, 26-27: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc,
Small Arms Firing School, 8-5 p.m. For more info call Ira Rudeman,
516-431-1541.

April 14, 16-17: Hunter Ed Course, Lake Plains Waterfowl Club,
Greece, Monroe County. Pre-register, at the Greece town clerk’s
office.

April 14, 18-19: Bowhunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish & Game
Club, Saratoga County. Pre-register by calling Mike,
518-883-8691.

April 15, 17: Hunter Ed Course, Hamlin Town Hall, Monroe County.
Pre-register, at the town hall recreation department by Friday,
April 11.

April 17, 19: Hunter Ed Course, Galway Fish & Game Club,
Saratoga County. Pre-register by calling Saul, 518-887-5729.

April 18-19: Hunter Ed Course, Ellery Rod & Gun Club, Bemus
Point, Chautauqua County. Pre-register , at the club on Sat., April
12, or call 716-484-8009 or 716-386-2863.

April 18-19: Hunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club,
Yates County. Pre-register by calling Leigh, 585-554-3858.

April 19: Bowhunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park,
Saratoga County. Pre-register by calling Gary, 518- 383-0637,
before 8 p.m.

April 18-20: Hunter Ed Course, Ulster Heights Rod & Gun
Club, Ellenville, Ulster County. Pre-register by calling Mike,
845-883-0040.

April 19: Deer Management Survey, Findings, Issues &
Approaches for Cayuga County Landowners. Cornell Cooperative
Extension Office, Auburn. For more info call Rene Jensen,
315-255-1183.

Erie County Conservation Society 2008 Schedule of events. For
more info call Don or Pete, 716-826-1489 or 716-807-5116.

April 19-20, July 26-27: Hunter Ed, 8 a.m. until done.

July 26, Aug. 6: Waterfowl Identification, 6 p.m. until
done.

Tournaments

April 26-27: Scotty Spring Slam No. 1, Port Dalhousie, Lake
Ontario.

Shows

March 28-30: Great Outdoor Family Expo, YMCA Family Fitness
Center, Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info
www.greatoutdoorexpo.com

March 30: Finger Lakes Trollers Assoc Show, 9-2 p.m., Watkins
Glen Community Center. For more info call Mike Burt,
607-733-9365.

April 12-13: Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen’s
Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Sat. 9-4 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m.
For more info call Jim Miller, 716-938-6928.

April 19-20: Syracuse Gun Show. For more info call, 607-748-1010
weekdays between 1-6 p.m.

Aug. 10: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club, Gun &
Knife Show. 9-3 p.m., Unadilla Rod & Gun Club. For more info
call Sandy Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

Oct. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club, Gun &
Knife Show. 9-3 p.m., Lisle Fire Co. For more info call Sandy
Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

Nov. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club, Gun &
Knife Show. 9-3 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call
Sandy Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

Shoots

March 29, April 26, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept. 13,
Oct. 11: Pine City Sportsmen’s Club Shooting Match, 10 a.m. & 1
p.m. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.

March 29, 30: Ruffed Grouse Society & Hilltown Quail
Sponsor, Shoot-n-Go, 8a.m.-2p.m. For more info call 518-797-3610 or
www.hitlltownquail.com

April 19: Genesee Valley PF Youth Shoot, Honeoye F & G Club
Honeoye. For more info call John Gardner, 585-657-6270.

Sept. 6: Wilson Conservation Club, JDRF Shoot for the Cure, 8-12
p.m., at the Club. For more info call 716-439-0612.

Meetings

April 3: Yates County SCOPE chapter monthly meeting, 7 p.m.,
Elks Club, Penn Yan. For more info call Keith Kappel, 607-243-7479
or e-mail magnum44@stny.rr.com .

April 8: Erie County SCOPE chapter monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Gander Mountain, Tonawanda. www.scopeny.org for more info.

April 14: Monroe County SCOPE chapter monthly meeting, 7 p.m.,
Gander Mountain, Rochester. www.scopeny.org for more info.

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