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New York Calendar of Events – April 30th, 2015

Season Dates

May 1: Spring gobbler season opens
May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens
May 2: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open
May 2: Lake Erie trophy bass season opens
May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes
May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens
May 30: Winter flounder season closes
May 31: Spring gobbler season closes
June 9: Lake Champlain bass season opens
June 15: Catch-and-release bass season closes
June 15: Frog hunting season opens
June 20: Bass season opens
June 27-28: New York Free Fishing Weekend

Shows

May 1: North American Trap Collectors Assoc. Antique Trap Show, Orwell, NY Community Hall. For more info call Bruce McCormick 607-426-6276.
May 2-3: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929.
Aug. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m. and 5  p.m.
Aug. 15-16: Clayton Rotary Club, Gun & Sportsmen’s Show Sat. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9-4 p.m., Cerow Park Arena, Clayton. For more info call Aileen Martin, 315-482-4596.
Sept. 12-13: West Potsdam Fire Dept. Gun Show, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Suday 9-3, Bingo Hall, Potsdam. For more info call Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.
Sept. 19-20: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10-5p.m.
Oct. 10-11: Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV Dealership, Bath. For more info go to www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com.
Oct. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Company, Route 79 North, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m.-5  p.m.
Oct. 25: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assoc. Antique & Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carl, 631-643-6347 or go online to www.nearms.org
Nov. 1: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 between 10 a.m.-5  p.m.

Banquets/Fundraisers

May 2: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Palmyra VFW Post 6778. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.
May 16: New York Bowhunters Banquet, Sunny Hill Resort, Greenville, 6 p.m. For more info call Paul Willey, 585-394-5137.
May 16: Madison County Friends of the NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Rusty Rail, Canastota. For more info call Rob, 315-264-6984.
June 20: Leatherstocking DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Mt. Vision Fireman’s Field. For more info call George Decker, 607-432-5243.

Special Events.

May 22-25: New York State Muzzleloaders Assoc. Spring Encampment & Shoot, Oxford Rod & Gun Club. For more info call Dan Fullington, 607-278-5374.
May 30: First Shots Shotgun Program (for beginning shotgun shooters ages 12 and older), Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, Hudson Falls. For more info call Rick Haag, 518-461-0533.
June 6: JAKES Day, North Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, Phelps, 8:30 a.m. For more info call Andrew Schibley, 315-694-0011.
June 13: Women in the Outdoors program, Wildwood Sports Center, Elbridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info call Sharon Morsdorf, 315-730-9658.
June 26-28: Franklinville Furbearers Rendezvous, Franklinville Conservation Club. For more info call Richard Duffy, 716-353-2781.
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Spider Rybaak’s Free Kids’ Fishing Classes. email at srybaak@yahoo.com Spider Rybaak for more info. 
May
16 – Lake Neatahwanta (at the pier), Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
23 – Minna Anthony Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, regular fishing 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fly fishing 1:30-3:30
30 – Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
June
6 – May’s Point Fishing Access Site, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Route 89, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
13 – Minna Anthony Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, regular fishing 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fly fishing 1:30-3:30 p.m.
20 – Lake Neatahwanta (at the pier), Route 3, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
27 – Oneida Lake Hatchery, Route 49, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Education/Seminars

NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.
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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
Tournaments/Contests
May 2: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation, Fishing Contest, Great Sacandaga Lake, Mayfield, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Jack Smith, 863-1062.
May 9-10: Hudson Valley Sportsman Catch & Release Striped Bass Tournament. For more info call Lou Lynch, 845-647-7275.
June 6-14: Southtowns Walleye Assoc. Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie. For more info call Donald Mullen, 716-649-8202.
June 20: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Fishing Contest, Great Sacandaga Lake, Mayfield, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call Jack Smith, 863-1062.
July 18: Bad Bass Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Marbletown Park, Stone Ridge. For more info call Holly Downie, 845-338-2095.
Sept. 5-6: PA Regional & Club Hunt, 7 a.m., Northern Lancaster county Beagle Club. For more info www.bassetnet.com
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American Bass Anglers Tournament Schedule of events. For more info call Joe Angelone, 256-777-6152 or www.americanbassanglers.com for more info.
June 13: Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh. East Div.
June 27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park. West Div.
July 11: Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga. East Div.
July 25: Oneida Lake, West Div.
Aug. 1: Lake Erie, Dunkirk, West Div.
Aug. 15: Cape Vincent. East Div.
Sept. 19-20: Oneida Lake. Championship East Div.
Sept. 26-27: Chautauqua Lake, Long Point State Park, Championship West Div.
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Northeast Team Bass Tournament schedule for 2015. For more info go to www.nebfishing.com
June 14: Lake Champlain
July 11-12: Cayuga Lake (two separate tournaments)
Aug. 2: Lake Champlain (open tournament)
Aug. 15-16: St. Lawrence River (two separate tournaments)
Sept. 26-27: Oneida Lake (Tournament of Champions)
Oct. 3: Mohawk River (open tournament)

Shoots

June 6: NY State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Sporting Clays, 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m., Ilion Fish & Game Club. For more info call Brenda Leder, 518-272-2654.

Archery

May 2-3: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Assoc. For more info www.senecalakeduckhunters.net
May 2-3: Rhode Island State IBO New England Series Narragansett Bowhunters Club, North Kingston, R.I. For more info call Chris, 401-369-4182.
May 9-10:  IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Tri-Cities Bowmen Archery Club. For more info www.tcbowmen.wix.com/tcbowmen
May 9-10: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club. For more info www.ndrgc.com
May 23-25: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Hudson Falls Fish & Game. For more info www.hffgc.com
May 23-24: Maine State IBO New England Series, Sanford-Springvale Fish & Game, Sanford, ME. For more info call Tom, 603-312-3030.
May 30-31: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Glen-Coe Conservation. For more info call Mike, 716-337-0126.
May 30-31: Vermont State IBO New England Series, Randolph Fish & Game, Randolph VT. For more info call Jestin, 802-793-1006.
June 6-7: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Mountain Trail Bowhunters. For more info www.mountaintrailbowhunters.com

June 20-21: New Hampshire State IBO New England Series, Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club, Holderness, NH. For more info call Fred, 603-968-9944.
June 20-21: New England Traditional Rendezvous, Swift River Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Dana, 413-813-4799.
June 27-28: IBO New York World Qualifier Shoots, Deerslayer Bowman’s Assoc. For more info go to www.deerslayers.org
June 27-28: Massachusetts State IBO New England Series, Nenameseck Sportsmen’s Club, Palmer, MA. For more info call Marc, 413-277-0240.
July 25-26: Wounded Warrior Benefit Shoot, Tiverton Rod & Gun Club, Tiverton, R.I. For more info call 401-624-3959.
Aug. 6-9: IBO World’s, Holiday Valley Resort. For more info www.ibo.net
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Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club. For more info contact Larry Hall at 518-321-4319 or go online to www.hffgc.com
May 23-25: IBO Qualifier
June 21, Aug. 16, Sept. 6: 3-D Shoot

Meetings

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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