New York Calendar of Events – April 4th, 2014

Season Dates

April 7: Beaver and river otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)
April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of state)
April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)
April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters, south of George Washington bridge)
April 26-27: Youth turkey hunt.
May 1: Spring gobbler season opens
May 1: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens
May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens
May 3: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open
May 3: Lake Erie trophy bass season opens
May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes
May 30: Winter flounder season closes
May 31: Spring gobbler season closes

Shows

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 Fairgrounds, 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.
Aug. 10: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Gun Show & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, 9-3 p.m. For more info call 607-748-1010 between 1-6 p.m.
Sept. 13-14: Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010.

Banquets/Fundraisers.

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 Sportsman’s 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 11: Oak Orchard River NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton F.D. Rec. Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.
April 12: Greater Rochester/Southern Tier QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Rit Inn, Rochester. For more info call Mike Edwards, 585-813-2021.
April 12: Adirondack Sportsman’s Alliance Banquet, 3 p.m., Adirondack Civic Center. For more info call Mickey Suriano, 518-695-9497.
April 13: Sullivan County NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Butch Kortright, 845-292-4325.
April 16: CNY Wildfowlers Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., Traditions at the Links. For more info call Ron Falkowski, 315-440-8201.
April 19: DU Banquet, 1 p.m., Elks Club, Wellsville. For more info call Ken DeLong, 716-676-5060.
April 27: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 3 p.m., Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.
May 1: Kings County Friends of NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., El Caribe Country Club. For more info call Bob Capezzano, 718-968-1877.
May 3: Western NY Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Ellicottville Banquet, West Valley Fire Hall. For more info call Berniece, 716-699-2525.
May 9: United Sportsmen Assoc. Rockland County NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Casa Mia Manor House. For more info call Stan, 845-494-6312.
May 17: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Palymra VFW Post 6778. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.

Hunter Education

April 8, 10, 12: Hunter Ed Course. Pre-register at the Southport Town Hall. For more info call 607-734-1548.
April 21-23: Hunter Ed Course, Clarkstown Town Hall. For more info call Stan, 845-494-6312.
June 13-14: Walden Sportsmen’s Club, Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. www.dec.ny.gov for more info.
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(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.

April 5: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Tri-Lakes Trout Unlimited Fundraiser, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 6 p.m.  For more info www.flyfilmtour.com
April 26:  Seaway Valley QDMA Benoit Brothers Seminar. 5 p.m., Gouverneur Central High School. For more info call Darrell Whitton, 315-287-4968.
May 10: Free Kids’ Fishing Class, Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call Spider Rybaak at 315-633-1245.
May 17: Free Kids’ Fishing Class, Oneida Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call Spider Rybaak at 315-633-1245.
May 24: Free Kids’ Fishing Class, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, regular fishing 11 a.m.-1 p.m, fly fishing 1:30-3:30 p.m.. For more info call Spider Rybaak at 315-633-1245.
May 25: Kids’ Fishing Derby, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park,12:30-4:30 p.m. For more info call Spider Rybaak at 315-633-1245.
June 14: Ulster County Outdoor Youth Expo, Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club, Kelder’s Farm, Accord. call Natalie Buley at 845-594-4471.
Sept. 13: Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Department Gun Raffle Bonanza Drawing and Party, Wolcottsville FD, Akron, 1-6 p.m.
Archery
April 13, 27: Pinewood Archers, 3D Archery Shoot, L.ong Island Shooting Range, 8 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
April 26-27: Active Bowhunters of WNY, IBO World qualifier, 8-noon. For more info call John Peters, 585-496-5819.

Meetings

May 19: Western Finger Lakes Fisheries Meeting (Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Hemlock, Canadice and Conesus lakes), ELIM Bible Institute, Tab Chapel, Lima, 6:30-10 p.m.

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DEC State of Lake Ontario meetings. For more info. on the meetings, call Steve LaPan, Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, 315-654-2147.
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.
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.

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