Season Dates

May 14:_Oyster toadfish season closes.

May. 15: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens.

May 15:_Smelt dip netting season closes (Indian Lake, Fulton
Chain, East and West Craoga lakes).

May 21:_Smelt dip netting season closes (Cayuga & Owasco
lakes).

May 24: Scup (porgy) season opens.

May 30:_Winter flounder season closes.

May 31:_Spring gobbler season closes.

June 8:_Scup (porgy) season opens (for anglers aboard licensed
party/charter boats)

Fundraisers/Banquets

May 15:_Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Corning
Country Club. For more info call Don Palinkas, 607-962-6768.

May 22: RMEF Banquet, Ellicottville, NY. For more info call
Bernice Raab, 716-699-2525.

May 29: Drumlins NWTF_Chapter Banquet, Quality Inn, Newark. For
more info call Mark Salerno, 315-923-7771.

June 4:_Keuka Lake DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Heron Hill Winery. For
more info call Rhonda Putnam, 607-569-4312.

Special Events

May 15:_Family Sportfest, Pleasant Valley Trout & Game Club,
10-3 p.m. Free admission. For more info go to www.pvtroutandgame.org

May 15: Friends of Walworth Parks, White-tailed Deer Seminar,
5:30 p.m., West Walworth Fire Department. For more info call Jeff
Van Lare at 585-747-4885.

May 15:_Free Fishing Clinic, Roosevelt Island Health and Fitness
Day, Lighthouse Park, 11-4 p.m. For more info call Melissa Cohen,
718-482-4022.

May 15:_Spring Outside! Wild Center, Tupper Lake, 10-3 p.m. For
more info go to www.wildcenter.org or call
518-359-7800.

May 22: Sullivan County Long Beards NWTF_Chapter Spring
JAKES_Event, Timberlake West Camp, Roscoe. For more info call Hank,
439-3738.

May 29:_Free Fishing Clinic, Wellesley Island State Park. For
more info call the Minna Anthony Nature Center, 315-482-2479.

June 12, July 3, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, Oct. 2: Free Fishing Clinics,
Wellesley Island State Park, 11-1 p.m., bait & lures, 1:30-3:30
p.m., fly-fishing. For more info call the Minna Anthony Nature
Center, 315-482-2479.

June 19:_Spey Nation, boat launch parking lot, Pineville Bridge,
Altmar, Salmon River. For more info go to www.speynation.com

Shows

Aug. 8:_Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club, 9-3 p.m.,
Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Unadilla. For more info call Sandy
Ackerman/Klinger, 607-748-1010.

Aug. 21-22:_Altona Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m.,
Peck’s Hall. For more info call Jeff Rabideau, 518-236-4934.

Education/Seminars

Bronx County

June 8-9, 11:_Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop and Range,
Bronx. Pre-register call 718- 655-1569.

July 6-7, 9:_Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop and Range,
Bronx. Pre-register call 718- 655-1569.

June 22-23, 25:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop and
Range, Bronx. Pre-register call 718-655-1569.

Cayuga County

May 16:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn. Pre-register call Bass Pro, 315-258-2700.

May 20-22:_Hunter Ed Course, Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall,
Auburn. Pre-register call Bass Pro, 315-258-2700.

Chautauqua County

June 25-26:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Ellery Rod and Gun Club, Bemus
Point. Pre-register in person at the club, June 19, 10-noon.

Clinton County

May 13-15:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Clinton County Fairgrounds,
Plattsburgh. Pre-register call Kit, 518-643-9638.

Delaware County

May 16:_Trapper Training Course, 9-5 p.m., Davenport VFW. For
more info call Gary, 607-432-9266.

Erie County

May 15:_Hunter Ed Course, Holland Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register
call Al, 716-692-7660.

June 5:_Waterfowl ID_Course, Nick’s Sporting Goods, Kenmore.
Pre-register in person at the store.

Franklin County

June 4-6:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register call Dave, 518-359-9715.

Fulton County

Now-May 14:_Trapper Ed Course, Pine Tree Rifle Club.
Pre-register call Steve, 518-725-8683.

July 24:_Hunter Ed Course, home study and

Jefferson County

June 1, 4, 6:_Hunter Ed Course, Redwood Fire Hall. Pre-register
call 315-804-2440.

Lewis County

July 18: Harrisville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register call
644-4643 or e-mail patriciaarno@gmail.com

Nassau County

May 16:_Waterfowl ID_Course, Nassau County Rifle and Pistol
Range, Uniondale. Pre-register call 718-470-0571 or
516-572-0420.

June 6, 13:_Bowhunter Ed Course, VFW_Post 9592, Levittown.
Pre-register call 516-474-4568.

June 20, 27:_Bowhunter Ed Course, VFW_Post 9592, Levittown.
Pre-register call 516- 474-4568.

July 25, Aug. 1, 8:_Hunter Ed Course, VFW_Post 9592, Levittown.
Pre-register call 516- 474-4568.

Niagara County

May 17-18:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Larock’s Outdoors, Newfane.
Pre-register call Tony Larock, 716-778-0068, 9-5 p.m.

June 14-15:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Wolcottsville Sportsmen’s Club.
Pre-register call Dave, 716-735-3343, eve.

June 30, July 7, 10:_Bowhunter Ed Course, LaSalle Sportsmen’s
Club, Niagara Falls. Register 1st class, starts, 6:30 p.m. For more
info call the club, 716-297-0410 after 4 p.m.

July 12-14:_Hunter Ed Course, Lockport Conservation Club.
Pre-register call Larry, 716-778-9935.

July 21, 23-24:_Hunter Ed Course, Wilson Conservation Club.
Pre-register call Stan, 716-751-9848, 5-10 p.m.

July 27-28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Erways, Wilson. Register 1st
class, starts 5:30 p.m. For more info call Larry, 716-778-9935
after 5 p.m.

Onondaga County

June 19:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Lake Forest Sportsmen’s Club,
Cicero. Pre-register in person at the club on June 13 between
10-2.

Oswego County

May 22:_Bowhunter Ed Course, North Shore Sportsmen’s
Association, Bernhards Bay. Pre-register at cnyhuntered@yahoo.com Call
800-388-8244, ext. 241 or 242 for more info.

June 18-19:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New
Haven. Pre-register by e-mail at bowclass@aol.com Call 800-388-8244,
ext. 241 or 242 for more info.

July 16-17:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New
Haven. Pre-register by e-mail at bowclass@aol.com Call 800-388-8244,
ext. 241 or 242 for more info.

July 25-27:_Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New Haven.
Pre-register by e-mail at huntersclass2@aol.com Call
800-388-8244, ext. 241 or 242 for more info.

Otsego County

June 12:_Firearm Safety Course, Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club, 8-3
p.m. For more info call J.T. Strand, 607-433-9755.

Putnam County

July 31:_Bowhunter Ed Class, Garrison Fish and Game Club.
Pre-register call Strider, 845- 284-2366.

Schoharie County

May 14-15:_Trapper Ed Course, Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register call 716-681-5690, 7-8 p.m.

Suffolk County

May 19:_Hunter Ed Course, Smithtown American Legion Hall.
Pre-register by e-mail at itzglen@optonline.com

May 26, June 6:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop,
Middle Island. Pre-register in person at the shop from 2-9 p.m.

June 5-6:_Hunter Ed Course, Peconic River Sportsmen’s Club,
Manorville. Pre-register call 631-234-3312 or 631-289-6919.

June 5, 12:_Hunter Ed Course, Islip Town Rifle and Pistol Range.
Pre-register in person at the range or call 631-224-5479, Sat.
only, 10-4 p.m.

June 7-9:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Middle
Island. Pre-register in person at the shop from 2-9 p.m.

Ulster County

May 22:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Kingston.
Pre-register call 845-247-3412 before 9 p.m.

Westchester County

July 19, 21, 24:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Ridge Road Park Pavilion
Area No. 2, Hartsdale, and field day at the Ardsley Range.
Pre-register call Cougar Sports, 914-693-8877.

Wyoming County

May 20, 22:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Wyoming Valley Rod and Gun
Club, Java Center. Pre-register call Bonnie, 716-983-3907 before 8
p.m.

Yates County

May 18, 20:_Bowhunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club.
Pre-register call George, 585-374-9546.

Archery

May 23:_1st leg Pot Belly Archery Tournament, Triple J Archers.
For more info call John, 585-496-5819.

May 30:_2nd leg Pot Belly Archery Tournament, Active Bowhunters
of WNY. For more info call John, 585-496-5819.

July 22-25:_Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous, Denton Hill
Ski Area, Potter Co., PA. www.archeryfestivals.com for
more info.

Shoots

June 12-13:_NYS IDPA Chapmpionship Match, 8 a.m., Pine City
Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Toni Dragotta,
607-738-9509.

July 16-18:_St. Lawrence Longrifles, Muzzleloader Shoot, Norfolk
R & G Club. For more info call Barry Dietlein,
315-769-2095.

Tournaments/Contest

May 15-16:_Upper Pine Creek (Pa.) Trout Tournament. For more
info visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com
or call 570-724-7417.

May 15, 29:_Dave Wood Open_Pickerel Tournament, Waneta &
Lamoka lakes, 7-3 p.m. For more info call Wood, 607-535-7771.

June 3: Buffalo Sabres, Spring Salmon Spectacular, Town of
Newfane Marina, Olcott. For more info go to www.sabresalumni.com

June 4: Don Johannes Memorial Big Fish Contest & Pete
DeAngelo Memorial Three-Fish Contest. For more info call
716-778-0713.

June 4-6:_Rotary International Fishing Classic, Lake Champlain.
For more info call 518-565-3132.

June 5: Pan Fish Derby, 7 a.m., Canandaigua Lake. For more info
call Jim Salato, 585-750-0333.

June 5:_Dave Wood Open Rock Bass Tournament, Keuka Lake, Penn
Yan. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.

June 5-6: Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team
Tournament. For more info call 1-877-FALLS-US.

June 11-13:_Springfling Bowfishing Tournament, reg. starts 5
p.m., Fri. For more info call Michale Barber, 518-488-2564.

June 12-20:_Southtowns Walleye Assoc. Walleye Tournament, Lake
Erie, Upper Niagara River. For more info call Robert Witulski,
716-691-3787.

June 19:_Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Waneta/Lamoka lakes.
For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.

June 19:_St. Lawrence River Walleye Assoc. Smackdown. For more
info go to www.stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com

June 19-July 18: Lake Ontario Counties Summer Derby. For more
info go to www.loc.org

June 20: N.Y. BASS_Chapter Federation Tournament, Lake
Champlain, Ticonderoga. For more info go to www.nybassfed.com

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