New York Calendar of Events – April 20th, 2012

Season Dates

April 21-22: Youth spring turkey hunt
May 1: Spring gobbler season opens
May 1: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens
May 5: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge season opens
May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes
May 15: Smelt dip netting season closes (Indian Lake, Caroga lakes, Fulton Chain)
May 21: Smelt dip netting season closes (Cayuga and Owasco lakes)
May 24: Scup (porgy) season opens
May 30: Winter flounder season closes
May 31: Spring gobbler season closes

Education/Seminars

Albany County
April 28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Turnpike Rod and Gun Club, Westerlo. Pre-register by calling Kevin at 518-495-4396 before 7 p.m. or by email at kkm2@man.com
Bronx County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, 4197 Park Ave.. Pre-register by calling 718-299-9628.
April 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
May 11-12: Hunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
May 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Chemical Dependence and Outpatient Services, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
Broome County
April 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register in person at Insight Archery in Binghamton. For more info call 607-201-1050.
April 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling 607-692-2682 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Chautauqua County
May 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club, Stockton. Pre-register by calling Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m. or in person at Cassadaga Shurfine.
Chemung County
May 8, 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Pine City Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register in person at the Southport Town Hall Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call 607-734-1548.
Chenango County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Mayhood’s Sporting Goods, Route 12, south of Norwich. Pre-register in person at the store or call 607-334-2001.
April 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Rockdale Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Joe at 607-895-6026 before 9 p.m.
April 25, 27, 29: Hunter Ed Course, Iroquois Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Bruce at 607-859-2763 before 9 p.m.
April 27-28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Mayhood’s Sporting Goods, Route 12, south of Norwich. Pre-register by calling 607-334-2001.
Clinton County
April 25-28: Hunter Ed Course, Clinton County Conservation Building, Plattsburgh. Pre-register by calling Kit at 518-643-9638.
May 3-5: Bowhunter Ed Course, Peru Town Hall. Pre-register by calling Kit at 518-643-9638.
Delaware County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Tremperskill Rod and Gun Club, Andes. For more info and to register go to Woody’s Country Kitchen in Andes.
April 22: Hunter Ed Course, home study and field class, Walton. Pre-register by calling Dick at 607-865-5969 or 607-437-8776.
May 20: Trapper Ed Course, Davenport Center VFW. Pre-register by calling 607-432-9266.
Dutchess County
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Edward R. Murrow Town Park, Pawling. Pre-register by e-mail at newtlaw50@aol.com
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club, Rhinebeck. Pre-register by calling Wayne at 845-473-3263.
May 19, 26: Hunter Ed Course, 110 Rod and Gun Club, Verbank. Pre-register by calling Marty at 845-226-8398.
Erie County
April 21: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Town of Hamburg Recreation Department. Pre-register by April 9 by calling 716-646-5145 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
April 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Bison City Rod and Gun Club, Buffalo. Register at the first class, which begins at 8 a.m.
April 23, 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Wood and Brook Sportsman Club, Alden. Register at the first class, which begins at 7 p.m.
May 12, 19: Hunter Ed Course, Holland Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Al at 716-692-7660.
Essex County
April 23, 25, 27-28: Hunter and Bowhunter Ed Courses, home study and Wilmington Fire Department. Pre-register by calling Bob at 518-524-1050 or Jim at 518-523-2306.
Fulton County
May 17-18: Trapper Ed Course, Pine Tree Rifle Club. Pre-register in person at the Johnstown town clerk’s office.
Genesee County
May 1, 3, 5: Hunter Ed Course, Oatka Fish and Game Club, Leroy. Pre-register in person at the Leroy town clerk’s office.
Jefferson County
April 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Watertown Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling 315-785-2533.
Monroe County
May 7-8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rush. Pre-register in person at the club on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or Saturdays and Sundays from 9-5.
Oneida County
April 26, 28: Hunter Ed Course, White Otter Fish and Game Club, Woodgate. Pre-register by calling 35-785-2533 or go online to           www.white-otter.com
April 27-28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Camden Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person on Mondays between 6-8 p.m. at the club or call 245-3907.
April 28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Lillie’s Agway and Archery Shop, Holland Patent. Pre-register by calling 315-865-8105 or by email at info@bowguru.com
April 29: Bowhunter Ed Course, White Otter Fish and Game Club, Woodgate. Pre-register by calling 35-785-2533 or go online to           www.white-otter.com
May 8, 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course, Camden Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person on Mondays between 6-8 p.m. at the club or call 245-3907.
Onondaga County
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Skaneateles Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon.
April 24-25, 27: Hunter Ed Course, Nedrow Rod and Gun Club, Navarino. Pre-register by calling Chuck Horton at 315-469-1820, Gary Grome at 315-469-4784 or Mike Putnam at 315-488-4168.
May 18, 20: Hunter Ed Course, Brewerton Fire Department. Pre-register in person at the fire department May 16 from 6-8 p.m.
Ontario County
April 29: Trapper Ed Course, Heritage Outdoor Sports, Phelps. Pre-register in person at the Phelps town hall. For more info call 315-548-5691.
Orange County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, West Point Round Pond. Pre-register by calling 845-938-2503April 27-28: Hunter Ed Course, Walden Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Joe at 845-651-4023.
Otsego County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register in person at Gifford’s Sports Supply in Walton or call Andy at 607-434-3230.
Queens County
April 21, 28: Hunter Ed Course, Woodhaven Rifle and Pistol Range. Pre-register by calling 718-296-8888.
Rensselaer County
April 20, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Bailey Mountain Fish and Game Club, Wyantskill. Pre-register in person at the club on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. For more info call 518-286-9620.
Richmond County
April 28-29: Bowhunter Ed Course, Victory Archers, Staten Island. Pre-register by calling Vinny at 718-439-5810.
St. Lawrence County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Fowler Baptist Church. Pre-register by calling 315-287-0022.
Saratoga County
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park. Pre-register by calling Gary at 518-383-0637.
May 5-6: Bowhunter Ed Course, Galway Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-887-5729.
Schoharie County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Richmondville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Richmondville village office on April 16 from 7-8 p.m. For more info call Steve Kosier at 518-231-3176.
May 12: Bowhunter Ed Course, Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on May 7 from 7-9 p.m. For more info email Raymondzeh@gmail.com
Steuben County
April 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Cameron Fire Department. Pre-register by calling 607-590-0764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
April 23, 25, 28: Hunter Ed Course, Canisteo Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Sherry at 607-695-9750.
Suffolk County
April 28-29: Bowhunter Ed Course, Smith Point Archery, Patchogue. Pre-register in person at Smith Point Archery.
May 14, 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Medford. Register at Long Island Shooting Range, Ridge, Wednesday-Sunday or at the shop. For more info call Chuck at 631-345-3779.
Sullivan County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Sullivan County Conservation Club, Bethel. Pre-register by calling Ed at 845-292-6208.
Tompkins County
April 28-29: Hunter Ed Course, Danby Pirates Club. Pre-register by calling Bob Roe at 607-273-5898 or Don Parker at 607-279-5452.
Ulster County
April 21: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Upper Esopus Rod and Gun Club, Oliverea. Pre-register by April 11 by calling 845-338-0834.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Marbletown Sportsmen’s Club, Stone Ridge. Pre-register by calling Joe at 845-831-2142.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Walt at 845-564-7192.
May 12: Trapper Ed Course, Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Walt at 845-564-7192.
Wayne County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Hill Top Gun Club, Clyde. Pre-register by calling Dick Letson at 315-754-8718 or Harold Burt at 315-923-7208.
Westchester County
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Blue Mountain Sportsman Center, Cortlandt Manor. Pre-register by calling Joe at 905-862-5280.
April 23, 25, 28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Pavilion No. 3, Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale. Range day at Ardsley Range. Pre-register in person at Cougar Sports or call 914-693-8877.
Yates County
April 20-21: Hunter Ed Course, Izaak Walton League, Guyanoga. Pre-register by calling Steve at 315-729-0166, Tom at 539-2779 or Bill at 585-554-6868.
April 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, 4550 Putnam Road, Dundee (instructor’s home). Pre-register by calling 607-243-8730 before 9 p.m.

Banquets/Fundraisers

April 20: Drumlins NWTF Chapter Banquet, Newark American Legion, Newark. For more info call Mark at 315-879-8960.
April 21: St. Lawrence County Trappers Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Lisbon. For more info call Jack Gray, 315-393-4968.
April 21: Cayuga County Federation of Conservation Clubs Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Restaurant. For more info call Bill Saroodis, 834-9403.
April 27: Patrick Henry Chapter Friends of NRA banquet, Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, Queensbury, 5:30 p.m. For more info call David Johnson, 518-696-7075.
April 27: Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen Inc Banquet, 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel. For more info call Ed Prevasto, 631-584-5209.
April 27: Schoharie Valley DU Chapter Banquet, Holiday Inn Express, Schoharie, 6 p.m. For more info call Kal Dunston, 518-895-2214.
May 5: Wayne County Federation of sportsman’s Clubs and of S.C.O.P.E Banquet, 5 p.m., Lyons VFW. For more info call Dan Gilmore, 315-597-4184.
May 5: Sullivan Co. DU Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Carriage House Rest. For more info call Chris, 845-557-8825.

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.

Special Events

April 21: Trout & Salmon Expo, Mohawk Valley Chapter TU, New Hartford Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Ken Ziobro, kziobro@verizon.net
April 21: Kids JAKES Outdoor Event, Springville Field & Stream. Southtowns Walleye Association & NWTF. For more info call Dave Woodworth, 549-3515.
April 25: Spencer-Van Etten Sportsman Club free seminar, with Kip Adams, northern director of education and outreach for QDMA, 7 p.m., Spencer-Van Etten High School. For more info call 607-589-6512.
April 28: Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, EARTH Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Kimberly May, 716-652-8646.
April 29: Teach Me to Fish event, Bison City Rod and Gun Club, Buffalo River, 2-5 p.m. For more info call Dave Barus at 716-597-4081.
July 14: Spey Nation, Pineville boat launch on the Salmon River, Pineville, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info www.speynation.com
July 28-29: St. Lawrence County Trappers Rendezvous, Massena Rod & Gun Club, Massena. For more info call Jim Aubrey, 315-389-5096.

Tournaments/Contests

April 21: East Aurora Major’s Park Kids Fishing Derby, Upper Cazenovia Creek, 1-4 p.m. For more info call Peggy Cook at 716-652-8866.
April 28-29: NY State I.B.O. State Championships. For more info call John Peters, 585-496-5819.
April 28-May 31: Walker Valley Sportsman Assoc., Turkey Hunt. For more info call Darren Karmolinski, 845-744-6850.
May 4-13: LOC Spring Trout/Salmon Derby. For more info go to www.loc.org or call 1-888-REEL-2-IN.
May 5: Southtowns Walleye at Boston Conservation Club Kids Fishing Derby, Eden. For more info contact Dave Woodworth at 549-3515.
May 7-12: Southtowns Walleye Help for Handicapped Fishing Days, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg. For more info contact Dave Woodworth at 549-3515.
May 12: Dave Wood Open Pickerel Tournament, Waneta-Lamoka lakes, reg. 6-6:45 a.m., fish 7-3. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
May 12: Wilson Harbor Invitational Salmon Tournament. For more info call 716-863-1001 or go to www.wilsonharborinvitational.com
May 19: Dave Wood Open Rock Bass Tournament, Keuka Lake, reg. 6-6:45 a.m., fish 7-3. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
May 19: Southtowns Walleye Association Lake Erie Perch Tournament, 6 a.m.2- p.m. For more info contact Dave Woodworth at 549-3515.
May 26: Dave Wood Open Pickerel Tournament, Waneta-Lamoka lakes, reg. 6-6:45 a.m., fish 7-3. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
May 31: Buffalo Sabres Alumni Spring Salmon Derby, Newfane Marina, Olcott. For more info go to www.sabresalumni.com
June 2: Eastern PA Deaf Bass Anglers Pickerel Tournament, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Lake. For more info call Christopher Jones, 570-991-6176.
June 23: Open Team Bass Tournament, Oneida Lake, Brewerton. Pre-register at Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, June 22 from 4-7 p.m.
July 28-29: Mad River Club 3-D Archery Shoot, 40 targets, IBO rules, Mad River Clubhouse, Lacona. For more info contact Bill Killam at 315-387-3350.

Shows

April 21-22, 2012: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc., Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 607-748-1010.
April 27-28: North American Trap Collectors Assoc. Antique Trap Show, Fri., 7-5 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-11 a.m., North Orwell Community Hall, Orwell. For more info call Bruce McCormick, 607-659-3520 after 5 p.m.
June 23: Yates County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Youth Fishing Derby, Outdoor Show. Keuka Lake, 6 a.m.-noon. For more info call Kelly Raab, 607-292-6993.
Aug. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors, Unadilla Gun & Knife Show, Flea Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Unadilla. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.
Sept. 15-16: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc., Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger, 607-748-1010.
Sept. 22-23: Whitney Point Sportsmen Expo & Gun Show, Whitney Point Fairgrounds, SAa., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Jim, 607-849-3369.
Oct. 7: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lisle Fire Co. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.
Nov. 4: Midstate Arms Collectors, Oneonta Gun & Knife Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010.

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