New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – May 27th, 2016

Season Dates

May 30: Winter flounder season closes

May 31: Spring gobbler season closes

June 11: Lake Champlain bass season opens

June 15: Frog season opens

June 17: Catch-and-release, artificial lures-only bass season closes

June 17: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes

June 18: Bass season opens

June 18: Muskie season opens (Great Lakes and tributaries, Niagara River, St. Lawrence River)

June 25-26: New York Free Fishing Weekend (no license needed)

Shows

June 4-5: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Chenango County Fairgrounds, Norwich, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

June 4-5: Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Outdoor Expo. For more info call Ingrid Culbert, 800-349-9099.

June 11-12: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Kiwanis Ice Rink, Saugerties, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

June 19: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. For more info call Bruce Johnston, 716-542-9929 or email nfgshows@aol.com

July 9: Plattekill Mountain Outdoor Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Plattekill Mountain. For more info call Susan Aleksejczyk, 607-326-3500.

Aug. 6-7: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Hildrebrant Rec Center, Old Forge, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

Aug. 14: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aug. 20-21: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association Gun Show/Arms Fair, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

Aug. 27-28: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association  Gun Show/Arms Fair, Icetime Sports Arena, Newburgh, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9-3. For more information go online to www.neaca.com.

 

Sept. 17-18: New York State Arms Collectors Association Gun Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 23: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Carly at 631-643-6347.

Nov. 6: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Banquets/Fundraisers

June 3: Keuka Lake DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Heron Hill Winery. For more info call Donald Mills, 607-368-0840.

Sept. 17: Southern Tier Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Community Center, Howard. For more info call Dan Cornish, 607-329-2563.

Oct. 1: East Worcester Fish & Game Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., East Worcester Fish & Game Club. For more info call Dave Lorette, 607-397-1740.

Education/Seminars

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

NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.

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Spider Rybaak’s Free Kids’ Fishing Classes

May 28: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (bait and lures), 1:30-3:30 (fly-fishing)

June 4: Great Swamp Conservancy, Canastota, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 11: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (bait and lures), 1:30-3:30 (fly-fishing)

June 18: Lake Neatahwanta, Fulton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 25: Oneida Lake Hatchery, Constantia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shoots

June 19: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Assoc. Black-powder Shoot, 8 a.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

June 26: Sportsmen’s Alliance Northeast Sporting Clays Championship, Mid-County Rod & Gun Club, LaGrangeville. For info call 614-888-4868.

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Sprout Brook Rod & Gun Club, 1364 Rt. 163 Fort Plain NY 13339. For more info call Mike OConnell, 518-932-3536.

Now-Oct. 1: Trap Shoot, Mondays,, 6 p.m.

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West Canada Creek Association in Newport offers trap shooting every Wednesday, 5 p.m.

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Thursday Evenings: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association. Trap Shoot, 6 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

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2016 New York State Championship Archery Series

Elite Series

June 25-26: Deerslayer Bowman’s Association, Oswego, call Jim at 315-529-5995

PSE Series

June 4-5: Mountain Trail Bowhunters, Castle Creek, call Andy at 607-621-3464 or go online to www.mountaintrailbowhunters.com

July 23-24: State Championship, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters, Penn Yan, call David at 315-374-2016 or go online to senecalakeduckhunters.net

Archery

June 12: Pinewood Archers 3-D Archery Shoot, 9 a.m., Long Island Shooting Range. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.

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Sprout Brook Rod & Gun Club, 1364 Rt. 163 Fort Plain. For more info call Mike OConnell, 518-932-3536.

Aug. 13, 27, Sept. 27: Archery 3-D Shoot, 8-11 a.m.

Tournaments/Contests.

June 11-12: 35th Annual Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby, Canandaigua Lake. Entry forms available at numerous area businesses as well as online at www.canandaiguachamber.com.

June 11-19: 32nd Annual Southtowns Walleye Association Tournament, Lake Erie. For more information contact Don Mullen at 716-677-4126 or go to www.southtownswalleye.com.

June 18: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation 25th Annual Summer Fishing Contest, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Sport Island Pub, Northampton. For more info contact Jack Smith at 863-1062, Randy Gardinier at 848-7248 or via email at chairman@gslff.com or go to www.gslff.com.

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Northeast Team Bass Fishing Tournaments 2016. For more info call Tracy Hanchett, 518-532-7953.

June 12, Aug. 14: Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga Launch.

June 26: Sacandaga, Northville Ramp.

July 17: Oneida Lake, South Shore Boat Launch.

Aug. 28: Mohawk River, Schoharie Crossing Launch.

Sept. 18: St. Lawrence, Massena Intake Launch.

Oct. 1-2: Tournament of Champions, Oneida Lake, South Shore Boat Launch.

 

Special Events

May 26-30: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Spring Shoot, Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford. For more info contact Dan and Vickie Fullington at 607-278-5374 or Jim VanGiesen at 607-656-8882.

June 3-5: Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, 10 a.m., Allegany State Park. For more info call Kim Alexander-Thomson, 716-839-4379.

July 8-9: Affiliation of Conservation Clubs of Madison County Trapper Summer Rondy, Nichols Pond, Madison County. For more info call Tim Evans, 315-247-0285.

Aug. 12-14: Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen Rendezvous, Little Valley Fairgrounds, Little Valley. Guest speakers will include Charles Alsheimer and Steve Sorensen.

Sept. 10: Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Company 11th Annual Gun Bonanza, Akron, 1-6 p.m. For more info and tickets call Bob at 716-957-2115 or Laverne at 716-628-4015 or email rgroff29m7@rochester.rr.com or wolco6344@aol.com.

Meetings

Chesterfield Fish and Game Club Indoor Archery Range, Tuesdays, open from 7-9 p.m. Club is located at 359 Grange St. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

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