Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

NY: Calendar of Events Issue: 6

Season Dates

March 27: Coyote hunting season closes

April 1: Trout season opens

April 1: Hickory shad season opens

April 1: Winter flounder season opens

April 7: Beaver and otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone and
southeastern New York)

April 15: Snow goose season closes (Western, Northeast and
Southeast zones)

April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern
Zone)

April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters)

April 23-24: Youth Turkey Hunt

April 30: Tautog (blackfish) season closes

Hunter Education

Albany County

April 9: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Watervliet Fish and Game
Club, Colonie. Pre-register by calling Betty Szesnat or Paul Smyth
at 438-8958 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

April 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Bethlehem Sportsmen’s Club,
Clarksville. Pre-register by calling Kevin at 495-4396 or Dennis at
424-6823 (before 7 p.m.).

Allegany County

March 26: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Genesee Valley
Conservation Club, Caneadea. Pre-register by March 4 by calling
Walt or Toni at 585-437-2634 before 9 p.m.

April 16: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Cuba Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register by calling Russ at 716-968-2720.

Cattaraugus County

April 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Franklinville Conservation Club.
Pre-register by calling Tina at the club at 716-676-3115 between
noon and 9 p.m.

April 25, 27, 29-30: Hunter Ed Course, Olean Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register by calling Sam at 585-268-7322 or e-mailing
sp3274@yahoo.com or Nick at 585-593-0131 or e-mailing
dagunner@yahoo.com

Cayuga County

April 5, 7, 9: Hunter Ed Course, Falcon Sportsmen’s Club, Sennett.
Pre-register in person at the club, April 2 between noon and 1
p.m.

Chautauqua County

April 1, 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Northern Chautauqua Conservation
Club, Dunkirk. Register at the first class, which starts at 6
p.m.

April 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club, Cassadaga.
Pre-register in person at the Cassadaga Shurfine between March 19
and April 3. For more info call Rich at 716-595-3917.

April 13, 16: Hunter Ed Course, Carroll Rod and Gun Club,
Frewsburg. Pre-register in person at the club on April 9 from 10
a.m.-noon.

April 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club,
Cassadaga. Pre-register in person, Cassadaga Shurfine between April
8-15.

Columbia County

April 2-3: Hunter Ed Course, Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club,
Livingston. Pre-register by calling David at 518-821-2929 during
the day.

Delaware County

April 13, 16: Hunter Ed Course, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi.
Pre-register by calling Pam at 607-865-6531 (ages 11-19) or John at
845-676-3216 (ages 20 and over).

Dutchess County

March 26: Trapper Ed Course, Edward R. Murrow Town Park, Pawling.
Pre-register by calling Lee at 845-855-9303.

Erie County

March 26-27: Hunter Ed Course, Erie County Conservation Society,
Holland. Pre-register by calling Cheryl at 716-655-2328 or Don at
716-826-1489.

March 29, 31, April 5: Hunter Ed Course, Tonawanda City School
District, Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling the school district at
716-695-5501.

March 29, 31, April 5: Hunter Ed Course, Getzville Fire Hall.
Register at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m.

April 2: Bowhunter Ed Course, Hawkeye Bowman, Alden. Pre-register
by calling Mike at 716-633-5324.

April 2, 9: Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg.
Pre-register by calling Herb or Gerry at 716-826-0147.

Fulton County

April 4-6: Hunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-993-2829.

Herkimer County

April 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Tollgate Archery, West Winfield.
Pre-register by calling 315-822-5893.

Jefferson County

April 14-16: Hunter Ed Course, Dexter Legion and Brownsville Fish
and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 315-785-2533.

Lewis County

April 9-10: Hunter Ed Course, Osceola Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register by calling 315-963-1158.

Livingston County

April 13, 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Mount Morris Sportsmen’s Club.
Pre-register in person at the club on March 27 and April 3 between
11 a.m.-4 p.m. and March 31 from 5-9 p.m. For more info callo
468-2766.

Monroe County

April 6-7, 9: Hunter Ed Course, Hamlin Town Hall. Pre-register in
person at the town hall. For more info call 585-964-7222.

April 11, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Lake Plains Waterfowl
Association, Greece. Pre-register in person at the Greece town
clerk’s office.

Oneida County

March 26-27: Hunter Ed Course, Vernon Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register in person at Eastern Crown, Monday-Friday from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-11:30 a.m.

Onondaga County

April 12, 14, 16: Hunter Ed Course, Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register in person at the club on April 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30
p.m.

April 12, 14, 16: Hunter Ed Course, Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and
Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on April 7 from 7-8
p.m. or April 9 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Ontario County

March 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Big M Game Club, Clifton Springs.
Pre-register in person at the club March 16 and 23 from 6-7:30
p.m.

April 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Canandaigua Sportsmen’s Club.
Pre-register in person at the club on Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m. or
Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 18-19: Hunter Ed Course, Holfield Gun Club, Bloomfield.
Pre-register with the Complements Program, 585-396-3709.

Oswego County

April 12-14: Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New Haven.
Pre-register by e-mail at huntersclass2@aol.com For more info call
1-800-388-8244, ext. 241 or 245.

Otsego County

April 4, 6, 9: Hunter Ed Course, Burlington Flats Fish and Game
Club. Pre-register in person at the club on March 30 from 6-8 p.m.
For more info call Dave at 607-437-7970.

Queens County

March 30-31, April 6: Hunter Ed Course, Seneca Sporting Range,
Ridgewood. Pre-register by calling 718-551-6160 or
718-497-4545.

Rensselaer County

April 8, 10: Hunter Ed Course, North Troy Stag, Rod and Gun Club,
Melrose. Pre-register by calling Marty at 272-4575, Neil at
237-7687 or Ron at 237-1628 between 4-8 p.m.

April 11, 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, North Troy Stag, Rod and Gun
Club, Melrose. Pre-register by calling Marty at 272-4575, Neil at
237-7687 or Ron at 237-1628 between 4-8 p.m.

April 13, 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Brunswick Sportsmen’s Club,
Cropseyville. Pre-register by calling Frank Traver at 279-9946 or
Ron Moss at 235-1591.

Rockland County

April 6-7: Hunter Ed Course, Clarkstown Town Hall. For more info
contact Stan Pascoo at 845-494-6312.

Saratoga County

April 4, 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish and Game Club.
Pre-register by calling Mike DeGiulio at 518-883-8691.

April 9-10: Bowhunter Ed Course, Galway Fish and Game Club.
Pre-register by calling Charles Saul at 518-887-5729.

April 11, 15-16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish and Game
Club. Pre-register by calling Mike DeGiulio at 518-883-8691.

April 16: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Old Saratoga
Muzzleloading Club. Pre-register by calling Jim at 518-857-9427 or
Terry at 518-456-5866.

April 17: Bowhunter Ed Course, Old Saratoga Muzzleloading Club.
Pre-register by calling Jim at 518-857-9427 or Terry at
518-456-5866.

April 18, 20: Hunter Ed Course, home study and 4-H Training Center,
Ballston Spa. Pre-register by calling 518-885-8995.

April 19, 21, 23: Hunter Ed Course, Galway Fish and Game Club.
Pre-register by calling Charles Saul at 518-887-5729.

Schoharie County

April 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register in person at the club on April 4 from 7-8 p.m. For
more info e-mail Ray at raymondzeh@gmail.com

April 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register in person at the club on April 11 from 7-8 p.m. For
more info e-mail Ray at raymondzeh@gmail.com

April 22-23: Hunter Ed Course, Richmondville Rod and Gun Club.
Pre-register in person at the Richmondville municipal building on
April 18 from 7-8 p.m. For more info e-mail Ray at
raymondzeh@gmail.com

Schuyler County

April 6, 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Millport Rod and Gun Club, Montour
Falls. Pre-register in person, Schuyler County clerk’s office,
Watkins Glen 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. For more info call
607-535-8133.

Seneca County

April 7-9: Hunter Ed Course, Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club.
Pre-register in person with Katie at Cornell Cooperative Extension
in Waterloo. For more info call 315-539-9251.

Steuben County

April 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, T&T Outdoors, Corning.
Pre-register in person at the shop Tues. & Thurs. from 6-9 p.m.
or Sundays from noon-4 p.m. For more info call 607-346-6581.

April 19, 23: Hunter Ed Course, Bath Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register
by calling Dennis Smith at 607-527-8168 between 6-8 p.m.

Suffolk County

March 26, April 2: Bowhunter Ed Course, Smith Point Archery,
Patchogue. Pre-register in person at the shop.

April 2-3: Bowhunter Ed Course. Pre-register in person at the
Riverhead Department of Recreation, Mon.-Fri. For more info call
631-727-5744.

April 4, 11, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Campsite Sports Shop, Huntington
Station. Pre-register in person at the store or call 631-271-4969 9
a.m.-6 p.m.

April 18, 20, 23: Hunter Ed Course, Archery Form Pro Shop, Middle
Island. Pre-register at the shop from 2-9 p.m. or the Long Island
Shooting Range, Ridge, Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call
Phil Profeta,t 631-281-5112.

Sullivan County

March 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Sullivan County Conservation Club,
Monticello. Pre-register by calling Ed at 845-292-6208.

Ulster County

April 9: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Morgan Hill Game
Association, Hurley. Pre-register March 30 at Morgan Hill Game
Association.

April 16-17: Hunter Ed Course, Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville.
Pre-register by calling Carmel at 845-985-2291, ext. 205, or by
e-mailing reservations@frostvalley.org

April 30: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Ulster Heights Rod and
Gun Club, Ellenville. Pre-register by calling Jim at
845-210-1056.

Yates County

April 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, United Methodist Church, Middlesex.
Pre-register by calling Leigh at 585-554-3858.

Banquet/Fundraisers

March 25: Lower Adirondack Chapter DU Banquet, 5-10 p.m. For more
info call Keith Pfeiffer, 518-791-0188.

March 26: Adirondack Sportsman’s Banquet, West Glens Falls Fire
House, 3 p.m. For more info call 518-695-9497.

March 26: Tobehanna Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Community
Center. For more info call Mike Van Zile, 607-243-8026.

March 26: Endless Mountains Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sayre
Elks Club. For more info call Cody Chapman, 570-637-3115.

April 1: Hudson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet, 6-11 p.m., Casa
Mia Manor House. For more info call Stan, 845-642-8752.

April 2: Niagara Frontier Friends of the NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s
Italian Gardens, 5 p.m. For more info call Sue Bryant,
716-434-5244.

April 2: Lake Ontario WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Burnham’s Canalside. For
more info call Joe Marcella, 585-472-0374.

April 2: Schoharie County Ridge Runners NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Best
Western Inn. For more info call Liz Reinhart, 518-673-3965.

April 2: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. For more info call David McDonald,
716-523-0103.

April 3: Niagara County Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m.,
Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pam Lederhouse,
716-791-3151.

April 7: Rochester NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn,
Bushnell’s Basin. For more info call Richard Vendel,
585-645-2745.

April 15: Oak Orchard River NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Carlton Fireman’s
Recreation Hall. For more info call Bob St. John,
585-682-4495.

April 16: Western N.Y. Chapter 29 PF Banquet, Classics Banquet
Hall, West Amherst, 5 p.m. For more info call David S. Kern, Sr.,
716-433-3547.

April 16: Western N.Y. Chapter 29 PF Banquet, Classics Banquet
Hall, West Amherst, 5 p.m. For more info call David Kern, Sr.,
716-433-3547.

April 16: Owasco Lakes Chapter DU Banquet, McLean Fire Hall, 1 p.m.
For more info call Jim Miller, 607-898-4626 or go to
www.ducks.org

Shoots

Niagara Region Winter 3-D Archery League.Shoot times are sunrise to
1 p.m. For more info e-mail nrarchery@yahoo.com

March 27: Allied Sportsman

April 3: Erie County Conservation Society

April 16: Banquet at Wood and Brook

Shows

April 2-3: Andover Volunteer Fire Department Gun Show & Trophy
Room, Andover Fire Hall, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more info call Dennis at 585-808-2212.

April 10: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique &
Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For
more info call Carl at 631-643-6347.

April 16: Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce Sportsman’s Show,
E.A. Newell Golden Dome, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Kim
Demers at 386-4638 or Alisha Smith at 393-3620.

April 16: Trout and Salmon Expo, New Hartford Recreation Center.
For more info go online to http://tumohawkvalley.org

April 16-17: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. Syracuse Gun
Show, Nye York State Fairgrounds Expo Center. For more info call
Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 607-748-1010.

Special Events

April 9: Ashokan Watershed Conference, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Emerson
Resort, Mt. Tremper. For more info call Michael Courtney,
845-688-3047.

April 9: Spring Family Fishing Festival, Belmont Lake State Park,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call 631-444-0283 or
IfishNY@gw.dec.state.ny.us

April 15-17: Bird of Prey Days, Braddock Bay Park. For more info
call 585-BOP-LIVE, e-mail information@bbrr.org or go to
www.bbrr.org

April 16: Crossbow Demonstration Day, Wilson Conservation Club, 9
a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Bill Hilts Sr., 716-731-9984.

Outdoor Media

Team E. Outdoors, New York’s best hunting and fishing TV show
reaching over two million viewers. Check teamemedia.com or your
local Time Warner Cable provider for show times.

Tournaments/Contests

April 23-24: Rockwell Outdoors Youth Turkey Hunt.
www.rockwelloutdoors.com click on Youth Hunt page or call Mark at
607-621-3218 for more info.

April 16-17: Empire State Basset Club, Field Trial, reg. 7 a.m.,
Broome County Beagle Club. For more info call Ben,
607-237-6244.

Meetings

April 3: Tioga County Trappers Assoc. monthly meetings, Tioga
County Sportsmen’s Club, Owego. For more info call Bob at
607-687-2196.

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