New York Calendar of Events – February 21st, 2014

Season Dates

Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting season closes (Long Island)
Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox trapping season closes (Long Island)
Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Long Island)
Feb. 26: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island Zone)
Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (Southern Zone)
Feb. 28: Varying hare season closes (portions of Southern Zone)
Feb. 28: Squirrel season closes
Feb. 28: Pheasant season closes (portions of state)
Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes
Feb. 28: Bobwhite quail season closes (Orange and Putnam counties)
Feb. 28: River otter trapping season closes (portions of state)
March 1: Canada goose season opens (South Zone)
March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)
March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskie seasons close
March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York)
March 16: Striped bass season opens (Hudson River north of George Washington Bridge, inland waters except Delaware River)
March 16: Cottontail rabbit, hare season closes (Northern Zone)
March 30: Coyote season closes
March 31: Crow season closes

Shows

Feb. 22-23: Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Gun Show, Freeport, Sat. 9-4 p.m., Sun. 9-2 p.m. For more info call David Gruner, 631-722-3248.
Feb. 22-23: Gun Show, Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, 9-5 p.m. Sat. & 9-3 Sun. For more info go to www.yorkpennshows.com
Feb. 27-March 2: World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Rockland County Community College Fieldhouse, Suffern. For more info go online to www.sportshows.com
March 2: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Gun Show. Holiday Inn, Oneonta,  9-3 p.m. For more info call 607-748-1010 (between 1-6 p.m.)
March 6-9: Western New York Outdoor Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg (Buffalo). For more information go online to www.sportandtravelexpo.com
March 8-9: Gun Show, VFD Rec Hall, Frewsburg, 9-4 p.m. Sat. & 9-3 Sun. For more info go to www.yorkpennshows.com
March 22: Sullivan County Sportsman & Outdoor Rec. Expo, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunny Sullivan, Sheldrake. For more info call 845-434-5750.
March 28-30: Great Outdoor Family Expo, YMCA Fairgrounds Fitness Center, Watertown. For more info go to www.greatoutdoorexpo.com
March 28-30: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Casino, Verona. For more info go to www.bigeastshows.com
April 6: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9-3 p.m. For more info call Carl at 631-643-6347.
April 12-13: Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fair Grounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010.
May 2: North American Trap Collectors Assoc. Sportsman Show, Orwell Community Hall, 7-5 p.m. For more info call Bruce McCormick, 607-426-6276.
Sept. 13-14: Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fair Grounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010.

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Feb. 22: Freeport Tuna Club Banquet, 6-11 p.m., Cure of ARS Church Auditorium. For more info call Bob, 516-679-9200.
Feb. 22: Mid-Hudson Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Garden Plaza Hotel, Kingston. For more info call William Swiac 845-532-1100.
Feb. 22: Schoharie Valley Trappers Assoc. Flea Market. 9-3 p.m., Best Western Cobleskill. For more info call Nanette, 518-234-3715.
March 1: Wyoming/Genesee Pheasants Forever Chapter 843 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Alexander Fire Hall. For more info call Tom Kelsey, 585-591-0609.
March 1: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 5 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford. For more info call Peter Castronovo, 585-889-8599.
March 1:  Sportsmen’s Venison Dinner & Big Buck Contest to benefit the Wildlife Museum, Vails Mills, Johnstown Moose Club, 5 p.m. For more info call the museum office at 518-762-7925.
March 8:  Southern Tier NWTF Banquet, Owego Treadway Inn, 5 p.m. For more info call Larry Shutts, 607-642-8609.
March 14: Riverhead DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Vinyard Caterers Aquebogue. For more info call Margaret Feinberg, 631-722-4479.
March 15: Adirondack Sportsmen’s Banquet, 11 a.m., Mountainside Church, Schroon Lake. For more info call Eugene Moses, 518-532-9080.
March 15: Chemung Valley Ridgerunners NWTF Banquet, Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 5 p.m. For more info call Chad McDonald, 607-734-5288.
March 22: Western and Central New York Chapter of SCI Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg. For more info call Gerry Reese, 716-570-8275.
March 22: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Community Center. For more info call Mike VanZile, 607-243-8026.
March 22: Endless Mountain Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sayre Elks Club. For more info call Cody Chapman, 570-637-3116.
March 22: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. For more info call Georgina, 716-866-7656.
March 29: Tug Hill Friends of NRA Banquet, 4 p.m., North Side Improvement League. For more info call Eric Fleming, 315-688-2166.
March 30: Niagara County Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 5: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.
April 5: Calvary Baptist Church Sullivan County Sportsmans Dinner, Loch Sheldrake Fire Hall. For more info call Pastor Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.
April 5: New York Bowhunters Banquet, The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, 6 p.m.  For more info & tickets call Paul Willey, 585-394-5137.
April 12: Greater Rochester S. Tier QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Rit Inn, Rochester. For more info call Mike Edwards, 585-813-2021.
April 12: Adirondack Sportsmans Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., Adirondack Civic Center. For more info call Mickey Suriano, 518-695-9497.
April 27: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 3 p.m., Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.

Meetings

March 2, April 6: Tioga County Trappers Association meeting, Tioga County Sportsmen’s Club, Owego, 7 p.m. For more info call Bob at 607-687-2196 or Mark at 607-687-2986
DEC State of Lake Ontario meetings. For more info. on the meetings, call Steve LaPan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, 315-654-2147.
March 3: Carlson Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 7-9:30 p.m.
March 13: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, Lockport, 6:30-9 p.m.
March 18: DEC Training Academy, Pulaski, 7-9:30 p.m.
Chesterfield Fish and Game Club Indoor Archery Range, meets Tuesdays, open from 7-9 p.m. Club is located at 359 Grange St. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 21-23: Winter Cam Classic Archery Tournament, PAC Center, Campus of Monroe Community College, Henrietta. For more info call Kevin Casey, 585-309-1625.

Hunter Education

(DEC has established a new website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
http://www.register-ed.com/programs/new_york

Special Events.

Now-April 3: Chenango County Soil & Water Conservation Tree & Shrub Program. For more info call Vicki Reynolds, 607-334-8634 ext. 3.
Feb. 21: New York Forest Owners Association seminars at the New York State Farm Show (Somerset Room, lower level of the Arts and Home Center):
• 10 a.m. – Love Your Land? Make a Plan: Beyond Estate Planning.
• 11 a.m. – Feral Pigs in New York and Your Woodlot.
• 1 p.m. – Low-Impact Timber Harvesting
• 2 p.m. – Managing a Woodlot Affordably. Lessons Learned.
• 3 p.m. – Production of Timber and Livestock on the Same Land.
Feb. 22: Greater Rochester S. Tier QDMA Winter Lecture, Northeast Reg. Summit, 9 a.m., Rit Inn. For more info call Mike Edwards, 585-813-2021.
Feb. 22: Schoharie Valley Trappers Assoc. Flea Market, 9-3 p.m., Best Western, Cobleskill. For more info call Nanette, 518-234-3715.
Feb. 22: New York Forest Owners Association seminars at the New York State Farm Show (Somerset Room, lower level of the Arts and Home Center):
• 10 a.m. – Preventing Timber Theft.
• 11 a.m. – Soils Information in Woodlot Management: Using the Internet.
• 1 p.m. – Portable Sawmills for the Woodlot Owner.
• 2 p.m. – Working With a Consulting Forester.
• 3 p.m. – Woodlot Management and Income Taxes.
March 8: Second Amendment Rally, sponsored by the Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen, noon-4 p.m., American Legion, Horseheads. Master of ceremonies and guest speaker is Melody Burns, conservative talk show host of Albany. Several other speakers also included.
March 29: One-day fly-fishing class, for adults and youths 12 and older, Elmira Southside High School, 8-5 p.m. Reg. deadline of March 21 by calling Steve Harris, 607-973-2509.
April 26:  Seaway Valley QDMA Benoit Brothers Seminar. 5 p.m., Gouverneur Central High School. For more info call Darrell Whitton, 315-287-4968.

Shoots

March 9: Pinewood Archers, 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.

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