Season Dates

Feb. 24:_Snow goose season reopens (Northeastern zone)

Feb. 25: Raccoon, red fox, gray fox, skunk, opossum & weasel
trapping season closes (Long Island)

Feb. 25:_Mink & muskrat trapping season closes (Long
Island)

Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, raccoon & fox hunting season
closes (Long Island)

Feb. 28:_Ruffed grouse season closes

Feb. 28:_Squirrel season closes

Feb. 28:_Quail season closes

Feb. 28:_Hare season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 28:_Rabbit season closes (Southern Zone)

March 1: Canada goose season reopens (South Zone)

March 1:_Smelt dip netting season opens (Cayuga & Owasco
lakes)

March 8:_Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New
York)

March 10: Snow goose season closes (Western, Northeastern &
Southeastern zones)

March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)

March 11:_Extended snow goose season opens (Western,
Northeastern, Lake Champlain & Southeastern zones)

March 15:_Walleye, northern pike, pickerel & tiger
muskellunge seasons closes (statewide, general regulations)

March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (southeastern New
York)

March 15:_Otter trapping season closes (parts of southeastern
New York)

March 15:_Mink & muskrat trapping season closes
(southeastern New York)

March 15:_Cottontail and varying hare seasons closes (Northern
Zone)

March 16:_Striped bass season opens (north of George Washington
Bridge)

March 29:_Coyote hunting season closes

March 31:_Beaver & otter trapping season closes (most of
Northern Zone)

March 31:_Crow hunting season closes

April 15:_Extended snow goose season closes (Western,
Northeastern, Lake Champlain & Southeastern zones)

Fundraisers/Banquets

Feb. 21:_Mohawk Valley Chapter TU Banquet, 7 p.m., Roselawn
Restaurant. For more info call Bill Pfeiffer, 315-829-5682.

Feb. 28: Finger Lakes Chapter RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Burgandy
Basin Inn. For more info call Peter, 585-889-8999.

Feb. 28: RMEF Banquet, 4:30-10:30 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn. For
more info call Peter Castronovo, 585-889-8599.

March 6: Hudson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Casa
Mia Manor House. For more info call Stan, 845-494-6312.

March 7: Southern Tier Chapter NWTF Banquet, Owego Treadway Inn,
5 p.m. For more info call Andrew Munson, 607-722-0572.

March 7:_Clearwater Chapter TU Banquet, 4 p.m., Best Western
Sovereign Hotel. For more info call Bill Cosgrove,
518-766-2405.

March 21:_Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. For more info call David McDonald,
716-523-0103.

March 28:_Tobehanna Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Watkins Glen
Community Center. For more info call Mike Van Zile,
607-243-8026.

March 28:_Western New York PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Antonio’s Banquet
Center. For more info call 716-433-3547.

April 11:_Catskill Mountain WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion
Hall. For more info call Sam Costello, 607-434-3628.

Special Events

Feb. 22: Lake Ontario Fishing Expo & Flea Market, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 10-4 p.m. For more info go
to www.lotsa.org

Feb. 28: Fish & Wildlife Day, Friends of the Western New
York Great Lakes, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Niagara Falls, 9-2 p.m.
online www.friendsofthelowergreatlakes.org
for more info.

March 15: Genesee Valley Trappers Assoc. 7:30 a.m. sign-in,
GVTA_clubhouse. For more info call Bob Hughes, 585-728-2471.

March 21: Fly-Fishing Film Tour, Lake Placid Center for the
Arts, 6 p.m. For more info call Jones Outfitters T
518-523-3468.

Feb. 22: Lake Ontario Fishing Expo & Flea Market, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 10-4 p.m. For more info go
to www.lotsa.org

Feb. 28: Fish & Wildlife Day, Friends of the Western New
York Great Lakes, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Niagara Falls, 9-2 p.m.
online www.friendsofthelowergreatlakes.org
for more info.

Tournaments/Contests

Now-March 30:_Bark at the Moon Coyote Club, Coyote Hunting Photo
Contest. For more info Andrew Lewand, 585-223-5324 or www.bucksnorthuntingworld.com

Feb. 21: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Ice Fishing
Contest, 7-4 p.m. For more info & register call Jack Smith,
863-1062.

Feb. 21:_Glens Falls Kiwanis Foundation, Ice Fishing Contest,
5:30-3 p.m., Bolton Landing. For more info call Elaine Brown,
518-644-3831.

Feb. 21:_Bass Pro Shops Owasco Lake Fishing Derby. For more info
call the store, 315- 258-2700.

Feb. 21: Youth Ice Fishing Derby, Guffin Bay Marina, Chaumont.
For more info call Joe Hulbert, 315-465-6543.

Feb. 28-March 1: Hague Fish & Game Club Ice Fishing
Tournament, Lake George. For more info call Steve Raman,
518-543-6542.

March 7: Northern Pike Challenge, Waddington. Call 315-384-3450
or www.stlawrencewalleyeassociation.com

March 7-8:_Schroon Lake Fish &_Game Club Ice Fishing Derby.
For more info call, 518-532-7685.

March 7-8: Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Colby, Saranac
Lake, 7-4 p.m. each day. For more info call Cecilia Martin,
201-4009.

Education/Seminar

Feb. 21:_Trapper Ed Course, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Yates
County, 7-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 21:_Pistol Permit Class, 10-2 p.m., Gander Mountain,
Tonawanda. For more info & register call the store,
716-743-2300.

Feb. 21:_Trapper Ed Course, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Yates
County, 7-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 21:_Pistol Permit Class, 10-2 p.m., Gander Mountain,
Tonawanda. For more info & register call the store,
716-743-2300.

Feb. 22:_Boater Safety Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn. For more info & pre-register, mandatory, call the
store, 315-258-2700.

Feb. 22: Safe Boating Certification Course, 8-5 p.m. For more
info & pre-register call Steve Johnson, 716-632-7353.

Feb. 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Great Northern Mall, Clay,
Onondaga County. Pre-register call 315- 416-3984.

Feb. 22:_Boater Safety Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn. For more info & pre-register, mandatory, call the
store, 315-258-2700.

Feb. 22: Safe Boating Certification Course, 8-5 p.m. For more
info & pre-register call Steve Johnson, 716-632-7353.

Feb. 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Great Northern Mall, Clay,
Onondaga County. Pre-register call 315- 416-3984.

Feb. 25-26, 28: Hunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes
Mall, Auburn. For more info & pre-register, mandatory, call the
store 315-258-2700.

Feb. 25: Hunter Ed Course, Niagara County Sportsmen’s
Association, Ransomville. Pre-register 1st class, begins at 6:30
p.m.

Feb. 28:_Waterfowl ID_Course, NYS DEC Facility, West End Avenue,
Oyster Bay, Nassau County. Pre-register call 718-470-0571 between
9-6 p.m.

March 2, 4:_Bowhunter Ed, 6:30-11 p.m., Archery Forum Pro Shop.
For more info call Philip Profeta, 631-281-5112.

March 2, 4:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Middle
Island, Suffolk County. Pre-register at the shop between 2-10 p.m.
or Long Island Shooting Range, Rt. 25, Ridge, from 10-4 p.m.

March 3-5:_Hunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Rochester. For
more into & pre-register call the store, 585-424-4100.

March 3, 5, 7:_Hunter Ed Course, Falcon Sportsmen’s Club,
Auburn, Cayuga County. Pre-register at the clubhouse, Feb. 28,
noon-2 p.m.

March 4, 11, 18, 25:_Hunter Ed Course, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club,
Niagara Falls, Niagara County. Register 1st class, begins at 6:30
p.m. For more info call Dave 716-310-5508, 5-9 p.m.

March 6-7:_Hunter Ed Course, Vigilant Fire Company, West Seneca,
Erie County. Pre-register call Butch, 716-627-9861.

March 6-7:_Hunter Ed Course, Willowemoc Baptist Church, Sullivan
County. Pre-registration, required call Fran D’Auria,
845-439-3738.

March 7:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Bowhunters Plus, Perth, Fulton
County. Pre-register in person at Bowhunters Plus.

March 7-8:_Hunter Ed Course, Nassau County Rifle & Pistol
Range, Uniondale. Pre-register in person at the range. For more
info call 516-572-0420.

March 9-10, 12:_Hunter Ed Course, Fraternal Order of Elks, Lodge
491, Olean, Cattaraugus County. Pre-register call Don, 716-372-0789
eves.

March 10, 12, 14:_Hornell Sportsmans Club, Hunter Ed Classes, 6
p.m., at the club. For more info call Gene Baker, 607-324-0963.

March 13-14:_Hunter Ed Course, Neversink Fire House, Sullivan
County. Pre-registration, required call Fran D’Auria,
845-439-3738.

March 14-15:_Hunter Ed Course, Rockdale Rod and Gun Club, Mount
Upton, Chenango County. Pre-register call Ed Cotton,
607-783-2176.

March 14-15:_Hunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, New Hartford,
Oneida County. Pre-register in person at the store.

March 17, 19, 21:_Hunter Ed Course, Skaneateles Rod and Gun
Club, Onondaga County. Pre-register in person at the clubhouse,
March 14 noon-2 p.m.

March 20-21:_Hunter Ed Course, Willowemoc Baptist Church,
Sullivan County. Pro-registration, required call Fran D’Auria,
845-439-3738.

March 21: Hunter Ed Course, Genesee Valley Conservation Club,
Caneadea, Allegany County, home study also. Pre-register by March 8
call Walt, 585-437-2634.

Bass Pro Shops, Auburn, for more info call the store at
315-258-2700.

Feb. 21: Oneida Lake Spring & Early Summer Walleyes, 11
a.m.

Feb. 21:_Coyote Hunting Seminars, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Captain Tony Buffa’s Winter Fishing Outdoors Skills, Bass Pro
Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. All seminars start at 11 a.m.

Feb. 21: Oneida Lake, Spring & Early Summer Walleyes.

March 7: Oneida Lake: Walleyes, Weeds, & Nightcast.

Gander Mountain, Cicero, for more information on any seminar,
call the store at 315-698-1100.

Feb. 23: Fly Tying, Hornberg flies, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 24: Fly Fishing Seminar for beginners, 7 p.m.

Gander Mountain, Tonawanda, for more info call the store at
716-743-2300.

Feb. 20: Fly_Tying, stonefly nymphs, 7 p.m.

Feb. 24:_Wilderness Survival & Woodsmanship, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Fly Tying, dry flies, 7 p.m.

Gander Mountain, Rochester, for more info call the store at
585-424-4100.

Feb. 21:_Backpacking & canoe tripping in the Adirondacks,
noon

Feb. 23:_Fly Fishing for beginners, 7 p.m.

Feb. 26:_Fly Tying, comparaduns, 7 p.m.

Feb. 28:_How to Research, Book & Prepare for Elk & Other
Western Big-Game Hunts, noon

March 2: Dropshotting for Bass, 7 p.m.

Shows

Feb. 21-22:_West Potsdam Fire Dept., Gun Show. Sat. 9-5 p.m.,
Sun. 9-3 p.m., West Potsdam Bingo Hall. For more info call
315-268-0190.

Feb. 22:_Lake Ontario Fishing Expo & Flea Market, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, Lockport. For more info
www.lotsa.org

Feb. 28: Turkey & Deer Hunting Expo, Chautauqua Suites
Meeting & Expo Center, 9-6 p.m. For more info call
716-269-2788.

March 5-8: World Fishing &_Outdoor Expo, Rockland County
Community College, Suffern. 2-9 p.m. Thurs., 1-9 p.m. Fri., 9:30-7
p.m. Sat. & 9:30-5 p.m. Sun. www.sportshows.com for more
info.

March 6-8:_Rochester Sportsmen’s Show, The Dome Center, Monroe
County Fairgrounds. 3-9 p.m. Fri., 9-7 p.m. Sat. & 10-5 p.m.
Sun. For more info www.osegsportsmens.com

March 8, Nov. 8:_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.

March 12-15: Western New York Sport &_Travel Expo, Erie
County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. Noon-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 10-8 p.m.
Sat. & 10-5 p.m. Sun. www.sportandtravelexpo.com
for more info.

March 20-22: Northeast Outdoors Show, Empire State Plaza,
Albany. 4-9 p.m. Fri., 9-6 p.m. Sat. & 9-5p.m. Sun. For more
info to go www.edlewi.com

March 20-22: The Toyota Saltwater Fishing Expo, Garden State
Exhibit Center, Somerset, N.J. For more info go to www.sportshows.com.

March 20-22:_Big East Camping &_Outdoor Show, Turning Stone
Casino, Verona. Noon-8 p.m. Fri., 10-7 p.m. Sat. & 10-4 p.m.
Sun. For more info go to www.turningstone.com

March 21-22: Future of Steelheading Fishing Expo, Chautauqua
Suites Meeting & Expo Center, 9-6 p.m. Sat. 9-3 p.m. Sun.. For
more info call 716-269-2788 or go to www.discoverchautauqua.com

March 27-29:_Great Outdoor Expo, Fairgrounds YMCA, Watertown.
4-7 p.m. Fri., 9-7 p.m. Sat. & 9-3 p.m. Sun. www.greatoutdoorexpo.com for
more info.

April 4: Trout and Salmon Expo 2009, New Hartford Recreation
Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Chapter of
Trout Unlimited. For more info contact Ken Ziobro at kziobro@verizon.net or Bob Fields
at (315) 525-7198, troutman@dreamscape.com or
www.tumohawkvalley.org
.

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