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New York Calendar of Events – February 20th, 2015

Season Dates

Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Long Island)
Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting and trapping season closes (Long Island)
Feb. 28: Canada goose season reopens (South Zone)
Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (Southern Zone)
Feb. 28: Varying hare season closes (portions of state)
Feb. 28: Squirrel season closes
Feb. 28: Pheasant season closes
Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes
Feb. 28: Bobwhite quail season closes
Feb. 28: River otter trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York)
March 4: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island Zone)
March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)
March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island)
March 15: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons close
March 15: Varying hare and cottontail rabbit seasons close (Northern Zone)

March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York)
March 16: Striped bass season opens (Hudson River, north of George Washington Bridge)


Feb. 21-22: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, 9 a.m., Bingo Hall. For more info call John Bates, 315-265-2577.
March 1: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 between 1-6 p.m.
March 5-8: World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition, Rockland Community College Fieldhouse, Suffern For more info go to
March 5-8: Western New York Outdoor Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. For more info go to
March 14-15: Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo, First Arena, Elmira. For more info go online to
March 14: Crown City Bassmasters, Outdoor Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dryden Fire Station. For more info call Jeff Pettibone, 607-659-7654.
March 21: Sullivan County Outdoor Sportsman & Rec. Show, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., SUNY Sullivan Fieldhouse. For more info call Hillary Egeland, 845-434-5750.

March 27-29: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona. For more information go to
March 29: Fishing Tackle Flea Market & Outdoor Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Watkins Glen Community Center. For more info call Bob Carney, 607-742-1422.
April 12: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assoc. Antique & Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call 631-643-6347.
April 18-19: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-787-1010. 1-6 p.m.
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Niagara Frontier Gun Shows, 83 Eckerson Ave, Akron, NY. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929.
Feb. 21-22: Springville Fire Hall, Springville.
Feb. 28-March 1: Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.
March 14-15: Newstead Fire Hall, Akron.
March 21-22: Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga.


Feb. 21: Interlaken Sportsman Club, 5 p.m., Tunison Rd, Interlaken. For more info call Kathy Irwin, 607-582-7411.

Feb. 21: QDMA Capital District Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Martels Restaurant, Albany. For more info call Joe Wendth, 518-522-5111.
Feb. 28: Freeport Tuna Club Banquet, 6 p.m., Cure of Ars Auditorium, Merrick. For more info call Bob, 516-679-9200.
March 6: Riverhead DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Vineyard Caterers Aquebogue. For more info call George Coalson, 631-365-7225.
March 7: Finger Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford. For more info call Ed. Stevens, 585-889-8599.
March 7: Southern Tier NWTF Banquet, Owego Treadway Inn, 5 p.m. For more info and tickets call Larry Shutts, 607-642-8609.
March 7: New York West Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.
March 7: Wyoming/Genesee County Pheasants Forever Chapter 843 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Alexander Fire Hall. For more info call Tom Kelsey, 585-591-0609.
March 7: New Life Assembly Sportsman’s Dinner, 2:30 p.m., Lyons. For more info call Gwendolynn, 315-331-7930.
March 14: Catskill Mountains Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Night Out, 5 p.m., Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort. For more info call Christian Hartman: 518-937-2085.
March 14: Adirondack Sportsman’s Banquet, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Mountainside Church, Schroon Lake. For more info call Bo Moses, 518-532-9573.
March 21: Stonybrook Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Night Out,  4:30 p.m., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. For more info call Shannon Griese 585-739-1779.
March 27: Chemung Valley Ridgerunners NWTF Chapter 15th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview, 6 p.m. For more info contact Chad McDonald at 607-734-5288.
March 28: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Night Out, 5 p.m.,The Community Center, Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike VanZile, 607-243-8026.
March 28: Al Hazzard Trout Unlimited Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Kalurah Shrine Center, Endicott. For more info call Tony Valachovic, 607-785-2014.
March 28: Mad River Chapter DU Banquet Fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Grape & Grog, Camden. For more info call Alan Vanscooter, 315-427-4579.
April 10: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton Rec Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.
April 11: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, noon-8 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.
April 11: Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 20th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. For more info and tickets email Sue Bryant at or contact Georgina at 716-866-7656.
April 19: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 25: Western New York RMEF Banquet. For more information call Berniece Raab at 716-699-2525.
April 25: Adirondack Sportsman’s Banquet, 3 p.m. For more info call Richard Besthoff, 518-761-2644.
April 26: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 4 p.m., Harbor Hotel. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.
May 2: Lake Ontario WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Palmyra VFW Post 6778. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.

Special Events.

March 14: Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Assoc, Nautical & Fishing Tackle Sale, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Brewerton Fire House. For more info call Bill Pingel, 315-252-6439.
March 15: Genesee Valley Trappers Fur Auction, 10 a.m. For more info call Todd Swanger, 585-944-8240.
March 7: Basic Fly Casting Clinic, Long Island Chapter TU, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Smithtown. For more info call 631-265-1054.
March 14: Basic Fly Casting Clinic, Long Island Chapter TU, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale. For more info call 631-581-1005.


Feb. 20-22: Winter Cam Classic, Archery Tournament, Monroe Community College PAC Center. For more info call Kevin Casey, 585-309-1625.
Feb 21-22: Hague Fish & Game Club Northern Lake George Annual Fishing Tournament, Sunrise, Hague Town Beach. For more info call Joe Sheridan or Vicki Frasier,  518-543-6401 or 518-543-6626.
Feb. 21: Vanderbilt Snowmobile Club, Fishing Derby, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Oneida Lake. For more info call Steve, 315-623-9429.
Feb. 28-March 7: Ellsworth Sportsmans Club, Coyote Hunt. For more info call Chad, 724-825-2883.
March 7-8: Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club, Ice Fishing Derby, Schroon Lake, Sat. daylight to Sun. 4 p.m. For more info call Drew Hanchett, 518-532-7953.
March 27-29: AHBA World Hunt, 7 a.m., Corning Beagle Club. for more info.
April 25-26: PA State & Club Hunt, 7 a.m., Northern Lancaster County Beagle Club. For more info


March 28-29: New instructor training for hunter education courses, Wyoming County/DEC Region 9 area. For more information call Ken or Kate at DEC Hunter Ed, 716-372-0645.


March 8, 22: Pinewood Archers, 3-D Archery Shoot, 9 a.m. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.


March 1, April 5: Tioga County Trapper Association monthly 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.

Dog Events

March 27-29: American Hunting Basset Assoc., 7 a.m., Corning Beagle Club. For more info call John Konrad, 607-237-6244.

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