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

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Sportsmen Since 1967

New York Calendar of Events – August 10th, 2012

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Squirrel season opens (statewide, except Long Island)
Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season opens (Northeast, East Central, South, West Central and Hudson Valley zones)
Sept. 1: Crow season opens
Sept. 4: Early Canada goose season opens (Lake Champlain, Central Long Island and Eastern Long Island zones)
Sept. 15: Early bear season opens (Adirondacks region)
Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season opens (Northern Zone)
Sept. 22-23: Youth pheasant hunt (portions of state)
Sept. 22-23: Youth waterfowl hunt (Northeast Zone)
Sept. 25: Early Canada goose season closes (most of state)
Sept. 27: Archery deer and bear season opens (Northern Zone)
Sept. 29-30: Youth waterfowl hunt (Lake Champlain and Southeast zones)
Sept. 30: Summer flounder (fluke) season closes

Shows

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.
Aug. 18-19: Clayton-1,000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen’s Show, Cerow Recreation Park, Clayton, Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Tom Neely, 315-482-4596.
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, Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. For more info call Jim, 607-849-3369.
Sept. 22-23: Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society, Inc., Antique Gun Show, Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport, Sat., 9a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info call Dave Gruner, 631-722-3248.
Sept. 29-30: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, West Potsdam Fire Dept. Bingo Hall. For more info call John Bates, 315-268-0190.
Sept. 29-30: Biggest Little Gun Show in Upstate New York, West Potsdam Fire Department, Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a..m.-3 p.m. For more info call John Bates, 315-268-0190 .
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.
Oct. 7: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carl at 631-643-6347.
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.

Sportsman Education

Albany County
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Green Island Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Chuck at 518-874-4494.
Allegany County
Sept. 17, 20, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Scio Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by email at sp3274@yahoo.com or call Sam at 585-268-7322 evenings and leave name and number.
Bronx County
Aug. 13-15: Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop, Bronx. Pre-register in person or by calling 718-231-3000.
Aug. 17-18: Hunter Ed Course, MLK Jr. Center for Chemical Independence, Bronx. Pre-register in person or call 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
Aug. 20-21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop, Bronx. Pre-register in person or by calling 718-231-3000.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Independence, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 347-852-9442 or 845-401-0135.
Sept. 17-19: Hunter Ed Course, Olinville Gun Shop and Rifle Range, Bronx. Pre-register by calling 718-231-3000.
Broome County
Aug. 10-11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Square Deal Sportsmen’s Club, Maine. Pre-register by calling the Maine town clerk at 607-862-3334.
Aug. 19: Bowhunter Ed Course, Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association. Pre-register in person at Neil’s Archery in Endicott. For more info call 607-786-7535.
Aug. 24-25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Square Deal Sportsmen’s Club, Maine. Pre-register by calling the Maine town clerk at 607-862-3334.
Aug. 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, Mountain Trail Bowhunters, Castle Creek. Pre-register by calling the Chenango town clerk at 607-648-4809, ext. 3.
Sept. 7-8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Insight Archery, Binghamton. Pre-register by calling Insight Archery at 607-201-1050.
Cattaraugus County
Aug. 11: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Windfall Archery, Olean. Pre-register by calling Windfall Archery at 716-373-8977 between 4-8 p.m.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Franklinville Conservation Club. Pre-register at the club by calling Tina at 716-676-3115 between noon and 9 p.m.
Sept. 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Perrysburg Fire Hall. Pre-register by calling Jim at 716-337-2479 (evenings).
Cayuga County
Aug. 11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Greg’s Archery, Moravia. Pre-register by calling the shop at 315-497-9536.
Sept. 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Greg’s Archery, Moravia. Pre-register by calling Greg’s Archery at 315-497-9536.
Chautauqua County
Aug. 10, 17-18: Hunter Ed Course, Jamestown Rifle Club, Busti. Register at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m.
Aug. 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Elllington Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Neil at 716-287-2120 or at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m.
Aug. 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Busti Trap Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.
Sept. 1, 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Ellery Rod and Gun Club, Bemus Point. Pre-register at the first class, which starts at 10 a.m.
Sept. 5, 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Dunkirk. Register, 1st class at 6 p.m. or call Gary at 716-366-3397 or Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m.
Sept. 5, 15: Trapper Ed Course, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Dunkirk. Register, 1st class at 6 p.m. or call Gary at 716-366-3397 or Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m.
Sept. 5, 19-20: Hunter Ed Course, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Dunkirk. Register, 1st class at 6 p.m. or call Gary at 716-366-3397 or Rich at 716-595-3917 after 1 p.m.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Mayville Conservation Club. Pre-register by email at  Gun-Bow-Safeteach@hotmail.com
Sept. 8, 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Clymer Conservation Club. Register in person before the first class, which starts at 9 a.m.
Sept. 9: Bowhunter Ed Course, Jamestown Rifle Club, Busti. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 31 from 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 13, 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ripley Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.
Sept. 14-15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ellington Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Neil at 716-287-2120 or be on standby at the club on Sept. 14 before 6 p.m.
Sept. 18, 20, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Ripley Rod and Gun Club. Register at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m.
Sept. 19, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Carroll Rod and Gun Club, Frewsburg. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Sept. 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Harmony Conservation Club, Panama. Pre-register by email at  Gun-Bow-Safeteach@hotmail.com
Sept. 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Falconer Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m.
Sept. 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Clymer Conservation Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chemung County
Aug. 11: Trapper Ed Course, Hills, Valleys and Streams Store, Southport. Pre-register by calling Jon at 607-767-6253 or at the store.
Aug. 28, 30, Sept. 1: Bowhunter Ed Course, Pine City Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register in person at the Southport Town Hall Monday-Friday from 8-4 beginning July 30. For more info call 607-734-1548.
Sept. 4, 6, 8: Hunter Ed Course, Chemung Rod and Gun Club, Breesport. Register in person at the Horseheads town hall.
Columbia County
Aug. 11-12: Hunter Ed Course, Roe Jan Library. Pre-register by calling Dave Newkirk at 518-758-8343.
Sept. 19, 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Sprout Brook Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
Delaware County
Sept. 12, 15: Hunter Ed Course, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi. Pre-register by calling John Drew at 845-676-3216.
Sept. 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Tremperskill Rod and Gun Club, Andes. Pre-register by Sept. 18 at Woody’s Country Kitchen, Andes.
Sept. 22-23: Hunter Ed Course, Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Gordon at 607-432-7244 after 7 p.m.
Dutchess County
Aug. 11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club, Rhinebeck. Pre-register by calling Wayne at 845-473-3263.
Aug. 11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Dan at 845-677-9088.
Aug. 12: Bowhunter Ed Course, Amenia Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Tony at 845-373-9262.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Hudson Valley Sportsmen’s Association, Poughkeepsie. Pre-register by calling Bryan at 845-902-8410.
Aug. 18-19: Hunter Ed Course, Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Brad at 845-473-2309.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club, Rhinebeck. Pre-register by calling Wayne at 845-473-3263.
Sept. 22-23: Hunter Ed Course, Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Brad at 845-473-2309.
Erie County
Aug. 14, 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Getzville Fire Hall. Pre-register by e-mail at Reg9huntered@yahoo.com
Aug. 16: Waterfowl ID Course, Hamburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 716-646-9206.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bison City Rod and Gun Club, Buffalo. Pre-register by calling Butch at 716-627-9861 or Don at 716-874-1206.
Aug. 21-23: Hunter Ed Course, Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire District No. 4, Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Butch at 716-627-9861 or Don at 716-874-1206.
Aug. 23: Waterfowl ID Course, Elma Conservation Club. Pre-register after Aug. 15 by calling Frank at 716-681-5690.
Aug. 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Allied Sportsmen’s Club, Alden. Pre-register by calling John at 716-474-0460 Monday-Friday between 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Aug. 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee. Pre-register by calling Dan at 716-680-2519 or Andy at 585-535-7384.
Aug. 27-28: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Bison Archery, Buffalo. Pre-register in person at Bison Archery on Aug. 11 from noon-5 p.m. For more info call 716-254-7527.
Aug. 30, Sept. 1: Bowhunter Ed Course, Nick’s Sporting Goods, Kenmore. Pre-register by calling Roy at 716-875-9218.
Aug. 31, Sept. 16: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Elma Conservation Club. Pre-register before Aug. 15 by calling Frank Jr. at 716-681-5690.
Sept. 4-6: Hunter Ed Course, Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire District No. 4, Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Butch at 716-627-9861 or Don at 716-874-1206.
Sept. 4, 8: Hunter Ed Course, Millgrove Sportsman/Alden Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Bernie at 716-937-9536 or 585-599-6431 after 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Allied Sportsmen’s Club, Alden. Pre-register by calling John at 716-474-0460, Monday-Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Hawkeye Bowman, Alden. Pre-register after Aug. 10 by calling Mike at 716-633-5324 between 5-8 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, West Falls Conservation Society. Pre-register buy calling Jerry at 716-655-9131.
Sept. 8, 15: Hunter Ed Course, Armor Fire Hall, Hamburg. Pre-register by calling Herb or Gerry at 716-627-0147.
Sept. 9: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and East Aurora Fish and Game Club. Pre-register after Aug. 26 by calling 716-507-6837.
Sept. 9: Hunter Ed Course, home study and West Falls Conservation Society. Pre-register by Aug. 18 by calling Art at 716-662-5657.
Sept. 12, 15: Hunter Ed Course, Evans Ron and Gun Club, Angola. Pre-register by calling the Evans town hall at 716-549-8787 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, George Washington Club, Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Butch at 716-627-9861 or Don at 716-874-1206.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Town of Hamburg Recreation Department. Pre-register by Aug. 27 by calling 716-646-5145 Monday-Friday between 9-5.
Sept. 15, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Holland Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Al at 716-692-7660.
Sept. 17-18, 20: Hunter Ed Course, Hamburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register at the club after Aug. 17.
Sept. 18-20: Hunter Ed Course, Eden Fire Hall. Pre-register after Sept. 3 by calling Bob at 716-992-4866.
Sept. 20, 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Nick’s Sporting Goods, Kenmore. Pre-register by calling Roy at 716-875-9218.
Essex County
Aug. 13-15: Hunter Ed Course, Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club. Pre-register in person at Blue Line Sport Shop in Saranac Lake.
Aug. 20, 22, 24-25: Hunter and Bowhunter Ed Course, Lake Placid Fire House. Pre-register by calling Bob at 518-524-1050 or Jim at 518-523-2306.
Franklin County
Aug. 10-12: Hunter Ed Course, Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 518-359-9715.
Aug. 17: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department, Hogansburg. Pre-register in person at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division office. For more info call Angela Benedict at 518-358-5937.
Aug. 20, 22, 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Lake Placid Firehouse. Pre-register by calling 518-523-2306.
Sept. 17-19: Bowhunter Ed Course, Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 518-359-9715.
Fulton County
Aug. 15, 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-993-2829.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Bowhunters Plus. Pre-register by calling 518-762-8633.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Pine Tree Rifle Club. Pre-register in person at the Johnstown city clerk’s office.
Aug. 27-29: Hunter Ed Course, Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-993-2829.
Sept. 5: Waterfowl ID Course, Pine Tree Rifle Club. Pre-register at the Johnstown city clerk’s office.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Bowhunters Plus. Pre-register by calling 518-762-8633.
Greene County
Aug. 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Windham Town Hall. Pre-register by calling Ed Shanley at 518-734-5085.
Sept. 9: Bowhunter Ed Course, Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club, Hunter. Pre-register by calling Jim at 518-589-6580 or Bob at 518-589-9946.
Sept. 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club, Hunter. Pre-register by calling Jim at 518-589-6580 or Bob at 518-589-9946.
Herkimer County
Aug. 11: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and West Winfield Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Herkimer DEC office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jefferson County
Aug. 12: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ferari’s Archery Shop, Carthage. Pre-register in person at the shop.
Sept. 2: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Watertown Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling 315-785-2533.
Kings County
Sept. 8-9: Hunter Ed Course, Bay Ridge Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 718-745-1067.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bay Ridge Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling 718-745-1067.
Livingston County
Aug. 16, 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Avon Bowmen, Avon. Pre-register by calling Jim at 585-334-2793.
Aug. 23, 25: Hunter Ed Course, A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsmen’s Club, Leicester. Pre-register in person beginning Aug. 1 at the Leicester town clerk’s office. For more info call 585-382-3231.
Aug. 25-26: Hunter Ed Course, Springwater Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Tell-Em-Where-You-Got-It Shop, Wayland.
Sept. 2: Bowhunter Ed Course, A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsmen’s Club, Leicester. Pre-register in person at the Leicester town clerk’s office. For more info call 585-382-3231.
Monroe County
Aug. 21, 23, 25: Hunter Ed Course, ALS interpreters for the hearing impaired provided, Brockport Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Grieg at 585-738-4047 Monday-Friday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10-4.
Aug. 22-23, 25: Hunter Ed Course, Brockport Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Grieg at 585-738-4047 Monday-Friday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10-4.
Aug. 28-30: Bowhunter Ed Course, ALS interpreters for the hearing impaired provided, Brockport Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Grieg at 585-738-4047 Monday-Friday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10-4.
Sept. 4, 6, 8: Hunter Ed Course,  Brockport Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Grieg at 585-738-4047 Monday-Friday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10-4.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Pearce Memorial Chuch, North Chili. Pre-register by calling 585-594-9488 or at the church, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (use Orchard Street door).
Sept. 10-11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rush. Pre-register in person at the club on Wednesday’s from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or Saturdays-Sundays from 9-5.
Sept. 17, 19-20: Hunter Ed Course, Lake Plains Waterfowl Association, Greece. Pre-register in person at the Greece town clerk’s office.
Sept. 18, 20, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Pearce Memorial Chuch, North Chili. Pre-register by calling 585-594-9488 or at the church, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (use Orchard Street door).
Montgomery County
Sept. 6, 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Sacred Heart Church Hall and Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-842-4987 or 518-843-9255.
Sept. 13, 15, 20: Hunter Ed Course, Sacred Heart Church Hall and Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-842-4987 or 518-843-9255 between 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sept. 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Germantown Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Donald at 518-821-1925.
Nassau County
Sept. 9, 16, 23: Hunter Ed Course, VFW Post 9592, Levittown. Pre-register by calling Mike at 631-379-1238.
New York City
Aug. 11, 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ten Point Hunting Club, Manhattan. Pre-register by calling 917-743-0767.
Niagara County
Aug. 10-11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Somerset Conservation Club, Barker. Register in person at the club on Aug, 10 at 6 p.m.
Aug. 13-14: Bowhunter Ed Course, Hess Road Wesleyan Church, Appleton. Pre-register by calling Larry at 716-778-9935 between 5-9 p.m. or Rich at 433-4189 between 5-9 p.m.
Aug. 20-22: Hunter Ed Course, Wheatfield Community Center. Pre-register in person at the center or call Eric at 716-694-9414 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Aug. 20, Sept. 4, 10-11: Hunter Ed Course, Towanda Sportsmen’s Club, North Tonawanda. Pre-register between Aug. 6-19 by calling Don at 716-876-9442 (evenings).
Aug. 20, Sept. 18, 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Towanda Sportsmen’s Club, North Tonawanda. Pre-register in person at the first class (7 p.m.) or by  calling Don at 716-876-9442 (evenings).
Aug. 22, 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Mark at 716-693-2703 between noon and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Aug. 25: Trapper Ed Course, Middleport Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Kevin at 716-439-5862.
Aug. 27-28: Bowhunter Ed Course, Wheatfield Community Center. Pre-register by calling Eric at 716-694-9414 between 10 a.m. and 10 .m.
Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12: Hunter Ed Course, 3-F Club, Lewiston. Register in person at the first class (6 p.m.). For more info call Dale at 716-791-3809 after 5 p.m. or Doug at 282-0625 between 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 29, Sept. 9: Hunter Ed Course, Wolcottsville Sportsmen’s Club, Akron. Pre-register by calling Dennis at 716-542-4425 (evenings).
Sept. 5-6: Bowhunter Ed Course, North Forest Rod and Gun Club, Lockport. Pre-register by calling Larry at 716-778-9935 between 5-9 p.m. or Rich at 433-4189 between 5-9.
Sept. 5, 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Mark at 716-693-2703 between noon and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Sept. 10, 12, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Hartland Conservation Club, Gasport. Pre-register by calling Walt at 716-778-5288 after 4 p.m.
Sept. 12-13, 19-20: Hunter Ed Course, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Niagara Falls. Register at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m. For more info call the club at 716-297-0410 after 4 p.m.
Sept. 17, 19-20: Hunter Ed Course, North Forest Rod and Gun Club, Lockport. Pre-register by calling Larry at 716-778-9935 between 5-9 p.m. or Rich at 433-4189 between 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 17, 19, 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Wilson Conservation Club. Register at the first class, which starts at 6 p.m. For more info call Randy at 716-751-9050 between 6-7 p.m. or Shawn at 716-698-3396
between 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 19, 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda. Pre-register by calling Mark at 716-693-2703 between noon and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Oneida County
Aug. 14, 16, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Camden Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Monday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info call 315-245-3907.
Aug. 17-18: Hunter Ed Course, Vernon National Shooting Preserve. Pre-register in person at the preserve on Aug. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Onondaga County
Aug. 11: Bowhunter Ed Course, Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club, Manlius. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 4 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Aug. 20, 22-23: Bowhunter Ed Course, Pompey Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 11 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Sept. 11, 13, 15: Hunter Ed Course, Baldwinsville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department, Baldwinsville. For more info call 315-638-4727.
Ontario County
Aug. 17-18: Bowhunter Ed Course, The Lono Training Group, Honeoye. Pre-register in person at The Lono Training Group Tuesday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 9-5.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, The Lono Training Group, Honeoye. Pre-register in person at The Lono Training Group Tuesday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 9-5.
Sept. 21-22: Bowhunter Ed Course, The Lono Training Group, Honeoye. Pre-register in person at The Lono Training Group Tuesday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 9-5.
Orange County
Aug. 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Gander Mountain, Middletown. Pre-register by calling the store at 845-692-5600.
Aug. 25: Trapper Ed Course, Sterling Forest Visitors Center, Tuxedo. Pre-register by calling Steve at 845-356-9579.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club, Plattekill. Pre-register by calling 845-401-4107 or by email  at harrycrumb72@optonline.com
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club, Plattekill. Pre-register by calling 845-401-4107 or by email  at harrycrumb72@optonline.com
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Walden Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling Joe at 845-651-4023.
Orleans County
Aug. 15, 17-18: Hunter Ed Course, Holley Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30.
Oswego County
Aug. 10-11: Hunter Ed Course, Stillbrook Fish and Game Club, Williamstown. Pre-register in person on Aug. 5 from noon-2 p.m. at the William Britton Community Center, Williamstown.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Jim’s Archery, Pulaski. Pre-register by calling Ed at 315-343-1558 (between 6-8 p.m.).
Aug. 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, Williamstown-Still Brook Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by e-mailing walkman139@verizon.net or by calling 315-963-7530.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Leatherstocking Club, New Haven. Pre-register by calling Ed Besaw at 315-343-1558 between 6-8 p.m.
Otsego County
Aug. 13, 15, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Burlington Flats Fish and Game Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Aug. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. For more info call Dave at 607-437-7970.
Aug. 15-16, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Crumhorn Rod and Gun Club, Crumhorn Lake. Pre-register by calling Fred at 607-638-9576.
Aug. 20, 22, 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Burlington Flats Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Lash at 607-965-8860 or Larry at 607-965-8989.
Putnam County
Aug. 22, 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, Putnam County Fish and Game Club, Carmel. Pre-register prior to the first class at 6:40 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Flying Arrow Sports, Carmel. Pre-register by email online at www.flyingarrowsports.com
Queens County
Aug. 24, 28, 31: Hunter Ed Course, Stuyvesant Rod and Gun Club, Middle Village. Pre-register in person at the club Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 7-10 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 9-noon. For more info call 718-393-7895.
Sept. 7, 11, 14: Hunter Ed Course, Stuyvesant Rod and Gun Club, Middle Village. Pre-register in person at the club Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 7-10 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. For more info call 718-393-7895.
Sept. 10-11, 20: Hunter Ed Course, Seneca Sporting Range, Ridgewood. Pre-register by calling 718-551-6160 or 917-414-2186.
Sept. 18, 21: Bowhunter Ed Course, Stuyvesant Rod and Gun Club, Middle Village. Pre-register in person at the club Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 7-10 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. For more info call 718-393-7895.
Rensselaer County
Aug. 15, 22, 25: Hunter Ed Course, North Troy Stag, Rod and Gun Club, Melrose. Pre-register by calling Gary at 518-663-5463 or Dennis at 518-587-5704.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, North Troy Stag, Rod and Gun Club, Melrose. Pre-register by calling Gary at 518-663-5463 or Dennis at 518-587-5704.
Sept. 7-8, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Powamppokonk Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Phillip at 518-664-8971 before 9 p.m.
Sept. 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Pleasantdale Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Chuck at 518-874-4494.
St. Lawrence County
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Massena Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club or call 769-3205.
Saratoga County
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Sportsmen’s Club of Clifton Park. Pre-register by calling Chris at 518-783-7976.
Aug. 25: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Saratoga Spa Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by calling Chris at 518-567-9846.
Aug. 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Kayderosseras Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Jack at 518-587-1321 or Howard at 518-584-1137.
Sept. 4, 6, 8: Hunter Ed Course, Galway Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-887-5729.
Sept. 10, 14-15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-883-8691.
Sept. 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, 4-H Training Center, Ballston Spa. Pre-register by calling 518-885-8995.
Sept. 15: Trapper Ed Course, 4-H Training Center, Ballston Spa. Pre-register by calling 518-885-8995.
Sept. 15: 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.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, 4-H Training Center, Ballston Spa. Pre-register by calling 518-885-8995.
Sept. 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Old Saratoga Muzzleloading Club. Pre-register by calling Jim at 518-857-9427 or Terry at 518-456-5866.
Sept. 17, 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Fish House Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Mike at 518-883-8691.
Sept. 19, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Kayderosseras Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling 518-584-6341 or 518-796-7051.
Schenectady County
Aug. 13, 15, 20, 22: Hunter Ed Course, Guan-Ho-Ha Fish and Game Club. Pre-register by calling Darin at 518-322-8822.
Schuyler County
Aug. 29, 31-Sept. 1: Hunter Ed Course, Millport Rod and Gun Club, Montour Falls. Pre-register in person at the Schuyler County clerk’s office, Watkins Glen, Monday-Friday from 9-5. For more info call 607-535-8133.
Schoharie County
Aug. 25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Richmondville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Richmondville village office on Aug. 20 from 7-8 p.m. For more info call Steve Kosier at 518-231-3176.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Richmondville Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the Richmondville village office on Sept. 4 from 7-8 p.m. For more info call Steve Kosier at 518-231-3176.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept 10 from 7-9 p.m. For more info email Raymondzeh@gmail.com
Sept. 21-22: Hunter Ed Course, Middleburg Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register in person at the club on Sept 17 from 7-8 p.m. For more info email Raymondzeh@gmail.com
Seneca County
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Interlaken Sportsmen’s Club. Pre-register by calling 607-273-5898.
Steuben County
Aug. 29, Sept. 1: Hunter Ed Course, Savona Rod and Gun Club, Bath. Pre-register by calling 607-590-0764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Savona Rod and Gun Club, Bath. Pre-register by calling 607-590-0764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Suffolk County
Aug. 13, 15, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Archery Form Pro Shop, Medford, Long Island Shooting Range, Ridge. Pre-register by calling the shop 631-345-3779 between 2-9 p.m. or the range at 631-924-5091. You can also register ay the range Wednesday-Sunday from 9-4. For more info call Phil Profeta at 631-281-5112.
Aug. 21-23: Hunter Ed Course, Smith Point Archery, Patchogue. Pre-register in person at Smith Point Archery.
Aug. 28-29: Bowhunter Ed Course,  Smith Point Archery, Patchogue. Pre-register in person at Smith Point Archery.
Sept. 6-7, 13-14: Hunter Ed Course, Benson’s Gun Shop, Coram. Pre-register in person at the shop.
Sept. 10, 12: Bowhunter Ed Course, Archery Forum Pro Shop, Medford. Pre-register in person at the shop or the Long Island Shooting Range, Ridge.
Sept. 10, 17, 24: Hunter Ed Course, Campsite Sports Shop, Huntington Station. Pre-register by calling 631-271-4969 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sullivan County
Aug. 11: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Yulan Fire House. Pre-register by Aug. 1 by calling Nancy at 845-557-8522.
Aug. 24-25: Bowhunter Ed Course, Beaverkill Valley Fire House. Pre-register by calling Dale at 845-239-7926.
Sept. 9: Trapper Ed Course, Excelsior Sportsmen’s Club, Eldred. Pre-register by calling 845-256-3098.
Sept. 14-15: Hunter Ed Course, Excelsior Sportsmen’s Club, Eldred. Pre-register by calling 845-583-4398 or 845-456-0006.
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Horton Brook Free Methodist Church, Roscoe. Pre-register by Sept, 5 by calling 845-701-0797 or by email at drallenwachter@gmail.com
Sept. 22: Bowhunter Ed Course, Yulan Fire House. Pre-register by calling Nancy at 845-557-8522.
Sept. 23: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Yulan Fire House. Pre-register by Sept. 13 by calling Nancy at 845-557-8522.
Tioga County
Aug. 16, 18: Hunter Ed Course, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Association, Owego. Pre-register at the Tioga County Cooperative Extension. For more info call 607-687-4020.
Sept. 6, 8: Hunter Ed Course, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Association, Owego. Pre-register at the Tioga County Cooperative Extension. For more info call 607-687-4020.
Tompkins County
Sept. 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Danby Pirates Club. Pre-register by calling Bob at 607-273-5898.
Ulster County
Aug. 18: Hunter Ed Course, home study and Morgan Hill Game Association, Hurley. Pre-register by Aug. 8 by e-mail at hunter_ed@yahoo.com
Aug. 19: Bowhunter Ed Course, home study and Morgan Hill Game Association, Hurley. Pre-register by Aug. 8 by e-mail at hunter_ed@yahoo.com
Sept. 8: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ruby Rod and Gun Club. Pre-register by email at hunter_ed1@yahoo.com
Sept. 15-16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. Pre-register by calling Carmel at 845-985-2291, ext. 205 or by email at      reservations@frostvalley.org
Sept. 15-16: Hunter Ed Course, Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. Pre-register by calling Carmel at 845-985-2291, ext. 205 or by email at      reservations@frostvalley.org
Westchester County
Aug. 13, 15, 18: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ridge Road Park, Pavilion No. 2, Hartsdale. Pre-register by calling Cougar Sports at 914-693-8877.
Aug. 26: Bowhunter Ed Course, American Legion Hall, Katonah. Pre-register by calling Glen at 914-248-4851.
Sept. 10, 12, 15: Bowhunter Ed Course, Ridge Road Park, Pavilion No. 2, Hartsdale, and Ardsley Range. Pre-register by calling Cougar Sports at 914-693-8877.
Yates County
Aug. 14, 16: Bowhunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling George at 585-374-9546.
Aug. 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Bruce at 585-880-9366.
Aug. 24-25: Hunter Ed Course, Izaak Walton League, Guyanoga Valley Road, 3.5 miles north of Branchport. Pre-register by calling 315-536-6771 or 315-729-0669.
Sept. 7-8: Hunter Ed Course, Izaak Walton League, Guyanoga Valley Road, 3.5 miles north of Branchport. Pre-register by calling 315-536-6771 or 315-729-0669.
Sept. 20-22: Hunter Ed Course, Middlesex Conservation Club. Pre-register by calling Chuck at 585-554-3571.

Tournaments/Contests

Now-Aug. 19: Orleans County Rotary Fishing Derby, Lake Ontario and tributaries. For more info call 585-589-9881.
Aug. 11: Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Waneta-Lamoka lakes. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
Aug. 17-Sept. 3: Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Fall Derby. For more info call 1-888-REEL-2-IN or go to www.loc.org
Aug. 18-19: NYFAB Outdoor State Championship archery contest, Stu Wilson Memorial Outdoor Championship, Rochester Bowhunters, Bergen. For more info go to www.rochesterbowhunters.net
Aug. 18: Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Cayuta (Little) Lake. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
Aug. 18: Lower Niagara Walleye Classic. For more info go to www.outdoorsniagara.com
Aug. 18-26: Greater Niagara Classic Fish Derby (Fish Odyssey). For more info call 1-877-FALLS-US or go to www.fishodyssey.net or www.outdoorsniagara.com
Sept. 1: Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Waneta-Lamoka lakes, reg. 6 a.m., fishing 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
Sept. 8-9: Gateway Harbor Fishing Contest, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. For more info email tbrosius@roadrunner.com
Sept. 12-13: Cystic Fibrosis Cast for a Cure Steelhead Challenge, Lewiston. For more info call 1-800-FIGHT-CF.
Sept. 15: East Aurora Fish & Game Club Youth Autumn Fishing Derby, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call Dave Smyczynski, 716-949-9483.
Sept. 15: Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Keuka Lake, reg. 6 a.m., fishing 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.
Sept. 29: Dave Wood Open Bass Tournament, Waneta-Lamoka lakes, reg. 6 a.m., fishing 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Dave Wood, 607-535-7771.

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Sept. 8: SHOTS Banquet, 4 p.m., Rusty Rail, Canastota. For more info call Andy Jeski, 315-363-5585.
Sept. 13: Lake Ontario Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sanibel Cottage, Webster. For more info call Ed Stevens, 585-342-9168.
Sept. 29: Finger Lakes Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall. For more info call Shawn Bell, 607-343-3614.

Special Events

Aug. 10: Yates County Chapter of SCOPE,Pig Roast, Firemen’s Field, Penn Yan, 3-6 p.m. For tickets call Bill or Sue Button at 585-554-6868.
Aug. 12: Fishing Clinic, Wellesley Island State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center 315-482-2479.
Aug. 12: Clays for Heroes, shoot to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 8 a.m. check-in, shoot starts at 9:30. For more info call Ashley Butcher,716-698-5892.
Aug. 19: Women in Nature Sporting Clays Seminar for Women, Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m. check-in. For more info or to pre-register call David Simmons, 315-247-5141 .
Aug. 21: New York State & Florida Pistol Class, The Gun Locker, 40 Peuquet Parkway, Tonawanda, 5:30 p.m. Pre-register call 716-240-0400 by Aug. 17.
Aug. 25: New York Crossbow Coalition Demonstration Day, Annual Meeting, Picnic, Albion Fish & Game Club, Altmar, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info go online to             www.newyorkcrossbowcoalition.com
Aug. 25: Ruffed Grouse Society and White Otter Fish and Game Club day of presentations and demonstrations, Woodgate, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info call Dan Way, 607-743-0760 or Alan Woodruff, 315-392-4592.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: New York State Trappers Assoc. Convention, Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Frankfort. For more info go to www.nystrappers.org/
Sept. 7: Seminar, Adirondack Deer Trackers, Guan-Ho-Ha Fish and Game Club, Glenville, 6 p.m. For more info and tickets call the club at 382-1254 between 3-10 p.m.
Sept. 8: 2012 Kids’ Fishing Derby, Broome County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Broome County Department of Parks & Recreation, Cole Park, Harpursville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info call Bill Holmes, 607-797-6670.
Sept. 9: Turkey Shoot, Gowanda Rifle Club at Zoar Valley Range, registration at 9:30 a.m., event starts at 10 a.m. For more info call Don at 716-257-9808.
Sept. 15: U.S. Concealed Carry class, Sandy Pond Sportsmen’s Association, Sandy Creek, 9 a.m. For more info and to register call Kayte, 724-376-6336.
Sept. 22-23: Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Assoc. Natl. Hunting & Fishing Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Stafford. For more info call Dave Knapp, 585-815-1545.
Sept. 22: United Sportsmen Assoc. of Rockland, National Hunting & Fishing Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Congers Lake Park. For more info call Stan, 845-494-6312.
Sept. 22: Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration, Elma Conservation Club. For more info call Rich Davenport, 716-510-7952.
Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Seneca Army Depot tours, conducted by Seneca White Deer and Finger Lakes Technologies. For more info go online to www.senecawhitedeer.org or www.fltg.com

Archery

Now-Sept.: East Aurora Fish & Game Club, 3D Archery Shoots, Thurs. 6 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Nadine Fulle, 716-507-6837.

Meetings

Sept. 9: Tioga Trappers Assoc. monthly meeting, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Club, Owego. For more info call 607-687-2196 or 607-687-2986.

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