Season Dates

May 1: Spring gobbler season opens

May 2:_Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger
muskellunge seasons open (statewide, general regulations)

May 2:_Lake Erie trophy bass season opens

May 14:_Oyster toadfish season closes

May 15:_Summer flounder (fluke) season opens

May 24: Scup (porgy) season opens

May 30:_Winter flounder season closes

May 31: Spring gobbler season closes.

June 12:_Scup (porgy) season opens (party/charter boats)

June 13:_Lake Champlain bass season opens.

June 15:_Summer flounder (fluke) season closes

June 19:_Catch-and-release, artificials only bass season
closes

June 19: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes

June 20: Bass and muskellunge seasons open (statewide, general
regulations)

Fundraisers/Banquets

May 1: Central New York Friends of NRA Banquet, Nicholas J.
Pirro Convention Center, 5: 30 p.m. For more info call
315-247-5140.

May 2:_DU Banquet, 6-9 p.m., Carriage House Rest. For more info
call Chris Dampman, 845-557-8825.

May 15: Friends of NRA & Suffolk Alliance Banquet, Smithtown
Sheraton Hotel, 7 p.m. For more info call Ed Prevosto,
631-584-5209.

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.

June 20: Parishville-Hopkinton WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Parishville
Fire Hall. For more info call Steve Parker, 315-328-4670.

Aug. 15:_Mumford Sportsmens Club Banquet, 12-5 p.m. For more
info call Bob Preston, 585-538-4112.

Education/Seminar

May 2:_CCE Madison County/NYS MFO Program/Tree Farm, Foresty
Invasive Insect. 8-3:30 p.m., CCE Madison County. For more info
call Karen Baase, 315-684-3001.

May 2-3:_Hunter Ed Course, Nassau County Rifle & Pistol
Range, Uniondale. Pre-register in person at the range from 9-9
p.m.

May 2-3:_Hunter Ed Course, Massena Rod & Gun Club, St.
Lawrence County. Pre-register in person at the Massena Town Clerk’s
office.

May 3:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Savona Rod & Gun Club, Bath,
Steuben County. Pre-register call the club, 607-776-3610.

May 4-5, 7-8:_Hunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shop, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn, Cayuga County. Pre-register call Bass Pro,
315-258-2700.

May 5, 7, 9:_Hunter Ed Course, Pine City Sportsmen’s Club,
Chemung County. Pre-register in person at the Southport Town Hall
beginning April 14.

May 5, 7, 9:_Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop & Range,
Bronx. Pre-register call 718- 655-1569.

May 6-7:_Trapper Ed Course, Pine Tree Rifle Club, Fulton County.
Pre-register 2 weeks before the 1st class at the Johnstown city
clerk’s office.

May 6-7, 9:_Hunter Ed Course, Groton Rod & Gun Club,
Tompkins County. Pre-register call Ed, 607- 898-5508 or Keith,
607-533-4162.

May 6, 8-9:_Hunter Ed Course, Redwood Fire Hall, Jefferson
County. Pre-register call 785-2261.

May 7-9:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Peru Town Hall, Clinton County.
Pre-register call Kit, 518-643-9638.

May 8-9:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Caroga Fish & Game Clubhouse,
Caroga Lake, Fulton County. Pre-register call Joe Chapman,
518-835-8395.

May 9:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Home study & Pine Tree Rifle
Club, Fulton County. Pre-register t2 weeks before the class at the
Johnstown city clerk’s office.

May 9:_Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,
10-2:30 p.m., Hartland Conservationists Club. For more info call
Jim Carr, 716-778-9431.

May 9:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Pawling Fish & Game Association,
Dutchess County. Pre-register call 845-855-9303.

May 9-10:_Hunter Ed Course, Saugerties Fish & Game Club,
Ulster County. Pre-register call 845- 247-3412 before 9 p.m.

May 11, 13:_Hunter Ed Course, Hartland Conservation Club,
Gasport, Niagara County. Register 1st class. For more info call
Walt, 716- 778-5288 after 4 p.m.

May 12:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club, Yates
County. Pre-register call George, 585-374-9546.

May 12-13: Bowhunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain,_Henrietta,
Monroe County. Pre-register in person at the store.

May 15-16:_Hunter Ed Course, Marbletown Rod & Gun Club,
Ulster County. Pre-register call 845- 687-7328.

May 16: NRA_Handgun_Safety Course, Gander Mountain, Cicero, 1
p.m. For more info & register call 315487-4145.

May 16:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Hudson Valley Sportsman,
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County. Pre-register call 845-677-9088.

May 17:_Davenport VFW Trapper Training Course, 8-4:30 p.m.,
Delaware County Davenport Center VFW. For more info call Gary
Graver, 607-432-9266 eve.

May 17:_Hunter Ed Course, home study & Masonville Rod &
Gun Club, Delaware County. Pre-register call Dave Davis,
607-865-5937 before 9 p.m.

May 17:_Trapper Ed Course, Davenport Center VSW, Delaware
County. Pre-register call Gary Graver evenings, 607-432-9266.

May 19, 21-22:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop &
Range, Bronx. Pre-register call 718- 655-1569.

May 22-23:_Hunter Ed Course, Canton Sportsmen’s Club (St.
Lawrence County). Pre-register by calling 386-4617.

May 24: Bowhunter Ed Course, Millbrook Gun Club, Dutchess
County. Pre-register call 845- 373-9262.

May 28, 30:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Beaver Meadow Nature Center,
Java Center, Wyoming County. Pre-register call 585-457-3436
evenings.

May 28-29:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes
Mall, Auburn, Cayuga County. Pre-register in person call Bass Pro,
315-258-2700.

May 30:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Kingston, Ulster
County. Pre-register call the store at 845-382-2506.

Forum Pro Shop, Middle Island. Register in person at the shop.
For more info call Chuck, 631- 345-3779.

June 1, 3, 5-6:_Hunter Ed Course, Grand Island Rod & Gun
Club, Erie County. Pre-register in person and pick up manual at the
club.

June 2, 4, 9, 11:_Hunter Ed Course, C & B Archery,
Hicksville, Nassau County. Pre-register call 516-933-2699.

June 2, 6, 9, 13:_Hunter Ed Course, Black Lake Fish & Game
Club, Morristown, St. Lawrence County. Pre-register call 344-4017
after 5 p.m.

June 5-6:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Redwood Fire Hall, Jefferson
County. Pre-register call 785-2261.

June 5-7:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Tupper Lake Rod & Gun Club,
Franklin County, Pre-register call Dave McMahon, 518-359-9715.

June 6:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Lillie’s Agway Archery Shop,
Holland Patent, Oneida County. Pre-register in person at the shop.
For more info call 865-8105.

June 6-7:_Hunter Ed Course, American Outdoor Sports,
Farmingdale, Suffolk County. Pre-register call 631-249-1832.

June 6, 13:_Hunter Ed Course, Islip Town Rifle & Pistol
Range, Suffolk County. Pre-register call 631-224-5479 between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m.

June 7, 14:_Bowhunter Ed Course, VFW Post 9592, Levittown,
Nassau County._To pre-register call 516-474-4568 leave a
message.

June 8, 10-12:_Hunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shop, Fingerlakes
Mall, Auburn, Cayuga County. Pre-register call Bass Pro,
315-258-2700.

June 9, 11-12:_Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop & Range,
Bronx. Pre-register call 718-) 655-1569.

June 10-11, 14:_Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New
Haven, Oswego County. Pre-register e-mail at Huntersclass2@aol.com .

June 13:_Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club, Inc, Women on Target, 8-3
p.m., at the Club. For more info call J.T. Strnad,
607-433-9755.

June 13:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Indian Mountain Archery, Hilton,
Monroe County. Pre-register call Ann Marine, 585-964-5880.

June 13:_Waterfowl ID_Course, Nick’s Sporting Goods, Kenmore,
Erie County. Pre-register in person at the store.

June 13-14:_Hunter Ed Course, Peconic River Sportsman’s Club,
Manorville. Pre-register call 631-234-3312.

June 13-14:_Hunter Ed Course, Saugerties Fish & Game Club,
Ulster County. Pre-register call 845-247-3412 before 9 p.m.

June 18-19:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes
Mall, Auburn, Cayuga County. Pre-register in person call Bass Pro,
315-258-2700.

June 19-20:_Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New Haven,
Oswego County. Pre-register by e-mail at Bowclass@aol.com

June 20-21:_Hunter Ed Course, Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville,
Ulster County. Pre-register call Carmel, 845-985-2291, ext.
205.

June 21, 28:_Bowhunter Ed Course, VFW Post 9592, Levittown,
Nassau County._To pre-register call 516-474-4568 leave a
message.

June 23, 25-26:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop &
Range, Bronx. Pre-register call 718- 655-1569.

June 27:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Kingston, Ulster
County. Pre-register call the store, 845-382-2506.

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

May 7:_How to Catch Bass Like the Pros, 7 p.m.

May 13:_Learning Seasonal Patterns of Largemouth &
Smallmouth Bass & When to Change Tactics, 7 p.m.

Special Events

May 2-3:_ATV Fair & Swap Meet, Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m.,
Benton County Fairgrounds. For more info 1-800-HI-ATVAM.

May 9: Rip Van Winkle Rod & Gun Club Striped Bass
Tournament, Palenville. For more info call 518-678-2144.

May 9:_New York Whitetail Classic Barbecue, The Waterhouse
Restaurant, Lake Luzerne, 1-4 p.m. For more info call
518-696-3542.

May 16: RGS Ruffed Grouse Cup Sporting Clays Challenge,
Rochester Brooks Gun Club, For more info call Bruce McClarin,
585-334-3838.

May 16: Fishing Heritage Day, South Otselic. For more
information call Carl Johnson, 315-653-7858.

May 31: RGS Youth & Essay Contest, must be submitted by May
31, 2009. For more info www.ruffedgrousesociety.org
or call Anna Stubna, 412-262-4044.

July 10-11:_NY Trappers Forum, Summer Fur Rondy, Nichols Pond
County Park. For more info call Wayne Jones, 315-768-8115.

Shows

May 16:_NRA Family Sportfest, 8:30-4:30 p.m., Club Grounds.
www.pvtroutandgame.org
for more info.

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.

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.

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.

Tournaments/Contests

May 1-5:_Lake Ontario Counties Trout & Salmon Spring Derby.
For more info call 1-888-733-5246 or 585-545-4247.

May 2: St. Lawrence River Walleye Assoc. Opening Day Derby,
Waddington. For more info call 315-384-3450.

May 2: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 12th Annual
Spring Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info contact Jack
Smith at 863-4271, Randy Gardinier at 843-6329, e-mail gslff@hotmail.com or go to www.gslff.org .

May 9, 23, June 13: Dave Wood Open Pickerel Tournaments,
Waneta/Lamoka lakes, 7 -3 p.m. For more info call Dave Wood,
607-535-7771.

May 16-17: Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament, near Wellsboro,
Pa. For more info www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com

June 6:_Dave Wood Open Rock Bass Tournament, Keuka Lake, 7-3
p.m. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.

June 12-14:_Northeast Bowfishing, Springfling Bowfishing
Tournament. Stop #1. For more info call Mike Barber,
518-488-2564.

June 20:_City of Tonawanda/White’s Turf Crew Kids Fishing Derby,
8:30-12 p.m., Niawanda Park. For more info call John White,
692-6306.

June 20: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 18th Annual
Summer Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info contact Jack
Smith at 863-4271, Randy Gardinier at 843-6329, e-mail gslff@hotmail.com or go to www.gslff.org .

June 20:_Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Waneta/Lamoka lakes,
6-2 p.m. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.

June 20: St. Lawrence River Walleye Assoc. Smack Down, Massena.
For more info call 315- 384-3450.

June 20: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation, Summer
Fishing Contest, 6-4 p.m. For more info call Jack Smith,
863-4271.

June 20-21: Frost Valley YMCA, Hunter Ed., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun.
9-3 p.m., at the YMCA. For more info call Carmel, 845-985-2291 ext.
205.

June 26-28: K&G Lodge All Women’s Fishing Tournament,
Oswego, Scriba. For more info call 315-343-2475.

June 27: Bass Tournament, Sandy Pond. For more info call
315-387-6310 or go to www.sandypondsportsmans.com

June 27: Youth Outdoor Sports Show & Fishing Derby, 6-noon.
For more info call 315-536-3788.

July 26-28: Northeast Bowfishing, Chippawa Bay Bowfishing
Tournament. Stop #2. For more info call Mike Barber,
518-488-2564.

Aug. 7-9: Northeast Bowfishing, Western NY Bowfishing
Championship. Stop #3. For more info call Mike Price,
315-828-6860.

Shoots

May 16:_Wallkill Rod & Gun Club, Garand Match, 9 a.m., at
the Club. For more info call Frank Riess, 845-489-5368.

Meetings

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

June 13: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. meeting,
Wallkill Rod & Gun Club, 10-6 p.m. For more info call
1-800-469-7772.

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