Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Season Dates

March 29:_Coyote hunting season closes

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

March 31:_Crow hunting season closes

April 1:_Trout season opens (general regulations)

April 1: Winter flounder season opens.

April 15:_Striped bass season opens (marine waters, south of
George Washington Bridge)

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

April 15: Beaver & otter trapping season closes (WMUs 6A, 6C
& 6H)

April 15:_Mink & muskrat trapping season closes (Northern
Zone)

April 19:_Beaver trapping season closes (portions of central New
York)

April 25-26: Youth Turkey Hunt

Fundraisers/Banquets

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 21:_Orleans County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Hickory Ridge
Banquet Facilities. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-589-9274.

March 21: Region 8_North Hunter Ed Instructors Association 2009
Biennial Instructor Recognition Banquet, Lodge on the Green,
Greece. 6 p.m. For more info call 585-226-5457.

March 21: Calvary Baptist Church Banquet, 9-2:30 p.m. For more
info call Daniel Parkhurst, 315-593-1467.

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.

March 28:_Endless Mountains Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sayre
(Pa.) Elks Club. For more info call Terry Catlin, 607-529-3993.

March 28: Hancock Hunting Club Banquet, 7 p.m., IBEW Local 25
Union Hall. For more info call 631-366-2479.

April 4: Southern Tier WTU Banquet, 2-7 p.m., Elks Lodge. For
more info call Gary Ramsey, 315-392-2115.

April 4:_Adirondack Sportsman Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., Knight
of Columbus Hall. For more info call Michael Suriano,
518-695-9497.

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

April 18:_Lake Ontario WTU Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Burnham’s
Canalside. For more info call Joe Colella, 585-472-0374.

April 19: Sullivan County Long Beards Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland
House. For more info call Hank, 845-439-3738.

April 19:_Niagara County Gobblers Chapter Banquet, 3:30 p.m.,
Ransomvile Vol.. Fire Co. For more info call Pam Lederhouse,
716-791-3151.

May 30:_Western New York RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Holiday Valley
Ellicottville. For more info call Berniece Raab, 716-699-2525.

June 6: Southern Tier WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Brother’s 2. For more
info call Ryan Tubbs, 607-379-3770.

Special Events

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.

March 21: Region 8_North Hunter Ed Instructors Association 2009
Biennial Instructor Recognition Banquet, Lodge on the Green, 6 p.m.
For more info call 585-26-5457.

March 21-22: National Fishing Lure Collectors’ Club Show,
Palmyra Inn, Sat. 10-4 p.m., Sun. 9-11. For more info call Steve
Hays, 315-597-4793.

March 28:_Hancock Hunting Club, Hunters’ Game Dinner
&_Sports Expo, IBEW_Local 25 Union Hall, Hauppauge, 7
p.m.-midnight. For more info call 631-366-2479.

April 4:_Trout & Salmon Expo, New Hartford Recreation
Center. For more info call Bob Fields, 315-525-7198.

April 19: Niagara River Anglers “John Long Sr. Memorial”_St.
Leo’s Church Hall, Niagara, 2-6 p.m. For more info call Mike
Henderson, 282-8099.

Education/Seminar

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.

March 21:_Safe Boating Certification Course, Gander Mountain,
Rochester, 9-5 p.m. For more info & register call Rich
Fischpera, 585-865-4283.

March 21:_NRA_Handgun Course, Gander Mountain, Cicero, 1 p.m.
For more info & pre-register call 315-487-4145.

March 21: Utah Nonresident Conceal Carry Pistol Permit Course,
allow you to carry in 33 states, Gander Mountain,Tonawanda, 2-6
p.m. For more info call Jim Carr, 716-778-9431.

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

March 21, 28:_Hunter Ed Course, Longwood Public Library, Middle
Island, Suffolk County. Pre-register call 631-924-6400 Mon.-Fri.
9-9 p.m., Sat. 9:30-5 p.m. or Sun. from 1-5 p.m.

March 21: Hudson Valley Branch QDMA free QDM seminar, Gander
Mountain, Kingston, 2-4 p.m. For more info call Charlie Fiscella,
845-883-4117.

March 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 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, American Outdoor Sports,
Farmingdale, Suffolk County. Pre-register call 631-249-1832.

March 21, 28, 30:_Hunter Ed Course, Springville Field &
Stream, Erie County. Pre-register in person 1st class, which starts
at 8 a.m.

March 22:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Neil’s Archery, Endicott, Broome
County. Pre-register call the shop, 607-786-7535.

March 22, 29:_Hunter Ed Course, Long Island Outdoorsman,
Rockville Centre, Nassau County. Pre-register, at the club
Mon.-Sat. 10-7 p.m. or call 516-678-5554.

March 23, 27-28:_Hunter Ed Course, His Tabernacle Family Church,
Horseheads, Chemung County. Pre-register call 607-739-2347, 6-9
p.m.

March 24, 26, 28:_Hunter Ed Course, Lake Shore Firemen’s Exempt,
Hamburg, Erie County. Pre-register call Butch, 716-627-9861.

March 24-26:_DEC Hunter Safety Course, 6-9 p.m., East Meridith
Fire House. For more info call Herman Riese, 607-278-6036.

March 24-25, April 1: Hunter Ed Course, Seneca Sporting Range,
Ridgewood, Queens County. Pre-register call 718-497-4545.

March 24, 26, 28:_Hunter Ed Course, Lake Shore Firemen’s Exempt,
Hamburg, Erie County. Pre-register call Butch, 716-627-9861.

March 25, 27-28: NYS Hunter Ed Class, 6-9 p.m., & 8 a.m.,
Iroquois Sortmen’s Club. For more info call Bruce McGowan,
607-859-2763.

March 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 25-26, 28:_Hunter Ed Course, Hamlin Town Hall, Monroe
County. Pre-register, town hall. For more info call
585-964-7222.

March 25, 27-28:_Hunter Ed Course, Iroquois Sportsmen’s Club,
Norwich, Chenango County. Pre-register call Bruce, 607-859-2763
before 9 a.m. or e-mail mcgowanb1@citilink.net..

March 25, 27-28:_Hunter Ed Course, Millport Rod & Gun Club,
Montour Falls, Schuyler County. Pre-register in person with the
Schuyler County clerk.

March 27-28:_Hunter Ed Course, Willowemoc Baptist Church,
Sullivan County. Pro-registration, required call Fran D’Auria,
845-439-3738.

March 27-28:_Hunter Ed Course, Upper Esopus Fish and Game Club,
Olivera, Ulster County. Pre-register call 845-338-0834 before 9
p.m.

March 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Northwoods Sportsmen’s Club,
Leroy, Genesee County. Pre-register in person, Caledonia or Leroy
town halls. For more info call Gary, 585-770-4603.

March 27, 29: Hunter Ed Course, Berkshire Fire Station, Tioga
County. Pre-register call Mike Moulton, 607-657-2702.

March 28:_Safe Boating Certification Course, Gander Mountain,
Cicero, 9-5 p.m. For more info & pre-register call John,
315-635-7698.

March 28: Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg, Erie
County.

March 28:_Hunter Ed Course, Watervliet Fish & Game Club,
Albany County, plus home study. Pre-register call 518-438-8958,
Mon.-Fri., 5-8 p.m.

March 28, April 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg,
Erie County. Pre-register call Herb or Gerry, 716-827-0147.

March 28, April 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg,
Erie County. Pre-register call 716-827-0147.

March 29:_Hunter Ed Course, Broome County Sportsmen’s Club,
Kirkwood. Pre-register call 607-722-9533 Sun., Mon. or Tues. 7-9
p.m.

March 30-31, April 1:_Hunter Ed Course, 7-10:30 p.m., Haverstraw
Town Hall. For more info butch_huntered@yahoo.com

March 30, April 3-4: Hunter Ed Course, Brunswick Sportsman’s
Club, Cropseyville, Rensselaer County. Pre-register call Frank
Traver, 518-279-9946 or Ron Moss, 518-235-1591.

March 30, April 6, 13:_Hunter Ed Course, American Legion Post
No. 833, Smithtown, Suffolk County. Pre-register Itzglen@optonline.net Subject:
hunter ed.

March 30:_Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Rifle Club, Monroe County.
For more info call Jim Crittenden, 585-334-2624 after 6 p.m.

March 30: April 1, 3-4:_Hunter Ed Course, Neighbors Gun Club,
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County. Pre-register call 845-401-1911.

March 30, April 2, 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Rifle Club,
Monroe County. Pre-register call 585-334-2624 after 6 p.m.

March 30, April 2, 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Newfield Rod & Gun
Club, Tompkins County. Pre-register call Deanna, 607-564-9546 or
Dick .

March 30, April 6, 13:_Hunter Ed Course, American Legion Post
No. 833, Smithtown, Suffolk County. E-mail ltzglen@optonline.net to
pre-register.

March 31, April 7:_Bowhunter Ed Course, American Legion Post No.
833, Smithtown, Suffolk County. Pre-register Itzglen@optonline.net Subject:
bowhunter ed.

March 31, April 2, 7:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Tonawanda City
Schools, Alden, Erie County. Pre-register call 716-695-5501.

March 31, April 4:_Hunter Ed Course, home study course &
Galway Fish & Game Club, Saratoga County. Pre-register call
Charles, 518- 887-5729.

April 1, 3-4: NYS Hunter Ed Class, 6-9 p.m., & 8 a.m.,
Iroquois Sortmen’s Club. For more info call Bruce McGowan,
607-859-2763.

April 1, 3-4:_Hunter Ed Course, Iroquois Sportsmen’s Club,
Norwich, Chenango County. Pre-register call Bruce, 607-859-2763
before 9 a.m. or e-mail mcgowanb1@citilink.net

April 1, 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Outdoor Recreation Building 11115,
Jefferson County. Pre-register call 772-4010.

April 2:_Pistol Permit Class, Gander Mountain, Tonawanda, 6-9
p.m. For more info & pre-register call Jim Carr,
716-778-9431.

April 2:_Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Rifle Club, Monroe County.
For more info call Jim Crittenden, 585-334-2624 after 6 p.m.

April 2-4:_Hunter Ed Course, Albion Fish and Game Club,
Pineville (Oswego County). Pre-register by e-mail at saferhunters@yahoo.com .

April 2, 5:_Hunter Ed Course, Savona Rod & Gun Club, Steuben
County. Pre-register call 607-776-3610.

April 3-4: Hunter Ed Course, Clymer Conservation_Club,
Chautauqua County. Pre-register in person at the club on March 21
between 9-noon.

April 3-4:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club,
Schoharie County. Pre-register in person at the club on March 30
6-8 p.m.

April 3-4:_Hunter Ed Course, Franklinville Conservation Club,
Cattaraugus County. Pre-register call Tina, 716-676-3115 9-9
p.m.

April 3-4:_Hunter Ed Course, American Legion_Post No. 1430,
Marion, Wayne County. Pre-register call 315-331-5024 Tues-Sat 9-5
p.m.

April 3, 19:_Hunter Ed Course, Elma Conservation Club, Erie
County. Pre-register call 716-681-5690.

April 4: Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg, Erie
County.

April 4-5: Ruby Rod & Gun Club, Hunter Ed., Sat. 8-5 p.m.,
Sun. 8-1 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Dan,
845-331-8685.

April 4:_Hunter Ed Course, Rochester Rifle Club, Monroe County.
For more info call Jim Crittenden, 585-334-2624 after 6 p.m.

April 4:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Hawkeye Bowman, Alden, Erie
County. Pre-register call Mike, 716-684-1120 or 716-633-5324.

April 4:_Hunter Ed Course, home study course, field day at Town
of Hamburg Rec Department. Pre-register call 716-646-5145 Mon.-Fri.
9-5 p.m.

April 4: Hunter Ed Course, home study course & Pompey Rod
& Gun Club, Onondaga County. Pre-register by e-mail at safeclass@yahoo.com

April 4-5:_Hunter Ed Course, Ruby Rod &Gun Club, Ulster
County. Pre-register call 845-331-8685 or e-mailing hunter_ed1@yahoo.com

April 6-8:_Hunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod & Gun Club, Fulton
County. Pre-register call Mike, 518-993-2829.

April 6, 13, 20:_Hunter Ed Course, Campsite Sports Shop,
Huntington Station, Suffolk County. Pre-register call 631-271-4969
Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m. or in person at the sports shop.

April 7-9:_Hunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Henrietta, Monroe
County. Pre-register in person at the store.

April 7, 9, 11:_Hunter Ed Course, Dolgeville Rod & Gun Club,
Herkimer County. Pre-register in person at the Little Falls town
clerk’s office.

April 8, 10-11:_Hunter Ed Course, Canisteo Rod & Gun Club,
Steuben County. Pre-register call 607-695-9750.

April 10-11:_Hunter Ed Course, Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club,
Schoharie County. Pre-register in person at the club April 6 from
7-8 p.m.

April 10-11:_Hunter Ed Course, Allied Sportsmen’s Club, Marilla,
Erie County. Pre-register call 716-474-0460.

April 11:_S&S Taxidermy & Archery Prop Shop LLC, NYS
Trapping Class, 8-5 p.m. For more info call Andie,
716-592-2404.

April 11:_Hunter Ed Course, home study course & Pine Tree
Rifle Club, Fulton County. Pre-register, Johnstown City clerk’s
office.

April 11:_Trapper Ed Course, S&S_Taxidermy, Springville,
Erie County. Pre-register call 716- 592-2404.

April 11:_Bowhunter Ed Course, S&S_Taxidermy, Springville,
Erie County. Pre-register in person at the store or call
716-592-2404.

April 13, 15-16, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Scio Rod & Gun Club,
Allegany County, Pre-register call Dick, 585-593-1582.

April 18:_Saugerties Fish & Game Bowhunter Safety Class, 8
a.m., at the club. For more info call Bob, 845-339-8544.

April 19:_Saugerties Fish & Game Hunter Safety Class, 8
a.m., at the club. For more info call Bob, 845-339-8544.

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

March 23: Finesse Fishing With Micro Plastics, 6:30 p.m.

March 24:_Crappie & Bluegill Tactics, 6:30 p.m.

March 24: Fly Casting Workshop, Victory Baptist gymnasium, 6:30
p.m.

March 25:_Locating & Targeting Trophy Bass, 7 p.m.

March 30:_Swimbaits & Frogs for Bass, 7 p.m.

April 4:_Turkey Hunting at the Next Level, 10 a.m.

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

March 24:_Oneida Lake Bass Fishing, 7 p.m.

March 25: Spring Crappie & Bluegill Fishing, 6:30 p.m.

April 9:_Trolling & Weed Fishing for Walleyes on_Oneida
Lake, 6:30 p.m.

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

March 24: Finesse Fishing With Micro Plastics, 6:30 p.m.

March 28:_Turkey Hunting, Next Level, 10 a.m.

March 30:_Fly Fishing for Spring Trout, 6:30 p.m.

April 1:_Kayaking Seminar, 7 p.m.

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

Shows

March 14: Conservation Alliance of New York Meeting &
Sportsmen’s Show, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, 10 a.m.
For more info call Rich McDermott, 315-882-1540.

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 4-5: Little Valley Vol. Fire Dept., Sportsmen Show, Sat.
9-4 p.m., Sun. 10-3 p.m., Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. For more
info call Jim Miller, 716-938-6928

April 17-19: Hudson_Valley_Outdoor recreation Expo, Dutchess
County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Noon-6 p.m. Fri., 10-6 Sat.-Sun. For
more info go to www.hvexpo.com

April 18-19, Sept. 19-20:_New York State Arms Collectors, Gun
Show. Syracuse, NY, State Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Sat. 9-5 p.m.,
Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman/Klinger,
607-748-1010.

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

Oct. 11:_Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club, Gun &
Knife Show. 9-3 p.m., Lisle Fire Co., Lisle. For more info call
Sandy Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

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.

Meetings

March 21: Neversink Chapter TU Meeting, 10 a.m., Gander Mt. For
more info call Jeff Phelan, 845-754-7456.

March 23, April 27, May 25:_Shawangunk Fish & Game Assoc.
Meeting, 7 p.m., Club House. For more info call James Cole,
845-342-1344.

March 25:_Hudson Valley Branch QDMA meeting, Gander Mountain
meeting room, Kingston, 7 p.m.

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