New York Outdoor News Calendar — March 10, 2017
March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island)
March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)
March 15: Alewife and blueback herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge)
March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge seasons end (statewide, general regulations)
March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of state)
March 19: Cottontail rabbit and varying hare seasons close (Northern Zone)
March 26: Coyote hunting season ends (statewide, except Long island and New York City)
March 31: Crow season ends
April 1: Trout season opens
April 1: Striped bass season opens (Hudson Rivers and all inland waters except Delaware River)
March 9-12: Western New York Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. For more info go online to www.eriepromotions.com.
March 10-12: Great Outdoor Family Expo, New York State Office Building, Watertown. For more info: www.greatoutdoorexpo.com.
March 11-12: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-3. For more info go online to www.nfgshows.com.
March 11: Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Association Nautical & Fishing Tackle Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brewerton Fire House. For more info call Bill Pingel, 315-515-8278.
March 11: Crown City Bassmasters Outdoor Trade Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dryden Fire Station, Dryden. For more info call Jeff, 607-659-7654.
March 24-26: Big East Camping and Outdoor Sports Show, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona. For more information go online to kesslerpromotions.com.
March 25: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For more info call Don Flanagan, 315-469-2859.
April 7-8: East Coast Decoy Collectors, St. Michaels Motor Inn. For more info call Tim Sieger, 631-537-0153.
April 22-23: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9-3. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)
April 23: Northeastern 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 631-278-9113.
April 29-30: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Eire County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9-3. For more info go online to www.nfgshows.com.
May 6-7: Alabama Hunt Club, Batavia Gun & Sportsman Show, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3, Falleti Ice Arena, Batavia. For more info call Jim Penland, 716-434-6535.
May 20: Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association Fishing Heritage Day, South Otselic. For more information or to be a vendor at the event, go to www.ovfish.org. or call 315-653-7490.
June 18: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info go online to www.nfgshows.com.
Aug. 13: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun Show & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut, Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).
Sept. 16-17: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9-3. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)
Oct. 8: 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 at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).
Oct. 29: Northeastern 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 631-278-9113.
Nov. 5: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy Ackerman at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).
March 11: Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited 45th Annual Conservation Banquet, The Century House, Latham, 4 p.m. For more info contact Mike and Kim Walchko at email@example.com or go to www.clearwatertu.org.
March 11: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.
March 11: Catherine Creek Trout Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Horseheads Elks Club, Horseheads. For more info call Jim Palmer, 607-425-6136.
March 11: Calvary Baptist Church Sportsmen Dinner, Loch Sheldrake Fire Hall. For more info call Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.
March 18: Southwestern NY Friends of NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca. For more info call Thomas Krott, 585-968-3800.
March 18: Safari Club International Western and Central New York Chapter Annual Banquet, Michaels Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 5:30 p.m. For more info and tickets contact Gerry Reese at 716-570-8275.
March 18: Genesee Valley Pheasants Forever Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lodge on the Green Partyhouse, Rochester. For more info call Kevin Long, 585-334-5054.
March 25: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., The Community Center, Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike VanZile, 315-679-6336.
March 25: Orleans County DU Banquet, Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities, Holley. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-750-6176.
March 26: Sullivan County Long Beards NWTF Chapter Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Rockland House, Roscoe, 1 p.m. For more info and tickets call 845-292-4325 go to the website sullivancountylongbeards.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26: Finger Lakes Friends of NRA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen. For more info call Toni Dragotta, 607-738-9509.
April 1: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., VFW Post 6778, Palmyra. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.
April 1: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet & Auction, 11 a.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.
April 1: Tri-County Chapter of the NWTF Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, The Lake Watch Inn, Ithaca, 5 p.m. For more info call Beth at 607-533-4707.
April 2: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.
April 7: Orleans County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton F.D. Rec Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.
April 22: Cortland County Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Elks Lodge #748, Cortland. For more info call John Hunter, 607-426-8292.
April 29: Stonybrook Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Dansville. For more info call Shannon Griese, 585-739-1779.
April 29: Western NY Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 4 p.m., Barlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Calvin, 585-567-8991.
May 6: New York Bowhunters, Inc. 26th Annual Banquet and Rendezvous, Sunny Hill Resort, Greenville. For more info and banquet tickets contact Annie Jacobs at 585-229-7468 or email email@example.com.
(DEC has established a website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
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NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.
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Jan. 14-April 18 (Saturdays): Fly-tying class, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chittenango, Saturdays from noon-3 p.m. For more info call Lee Polikoff at 315-382-4820 or Shaun LaVancher at 315-436-9432 or go online to www.tu680.org.
April 8: Fly-Fishing Academy offered by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Campbell, N.Y., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. One-day comprehensive introduction to fly-casting and fly-fishing, for ages 11-adult. Rod/reel provided for use in class if you do not have your own. Class size is limited; pre-register by contacting Steve Harris at (607-377-4956) firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kirk Klingensmith at (607-346-7189) email@example.com.
March 25: Oneida Lake Association Nuisance Goose Seminar, P.V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Canada goose biology and behavior, the legal framework, role of government in goose management, options for homeowners/land managers, a goose dog demonstration, and more.
March 26: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Cabin Fever Event, 8 a.m., at the club. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.
April 1: Fur Harvester Association, Jefferson County. 8 a.m., Mannsville Fire Hall. For more info call Charlie P., 315-806-6475.
May 3: Oneida Lake Association annual members meeting, Gillette Road Middle School, 6150 South Bay Road, Cicero. Doors open at 6 p.m. with presentations starting at 7 p.m. Agency and Cornell speakers, elections, displays and door prizes.
June 24: 10th Annual Spey Nation, Pineville Boat Launch, Salmon River, Pineville. For more info go to www.speynation.com.
July 7-8: Trappers Summer Rendezvous, Nichols Pond. For more info call Tim Evans, 315-247-0285.
West Canada Creek Association in Newport offers trap shooting, Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.
Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Trap Shoot, Thursday evenings 6 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.
Pinewood Archers, 725 Route 25, Ridge, NY, 11763. For more info call Jerry German, 631-687-0232.
March 12: 3-D Shoot, 8 a.m.
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May 28, June 11, July 9, July 30, Sept. 3: 3-D Archery Shoots at the Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 706 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa. July 9 is the Veterans’ Benefit Shoot. For more info call Jack Holton at 518-587-1321.
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2017 IBO New York State Championship Series
April 29-30: Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club, Rhinebeck, 845-532-2718, ndrgc.com/.
May 6-7: Glen-Coe Conservation, Glenwood, 716-536-4268, www.glencoeconservation.com.
May 13-14: Guan Ho Ha, Schenectady, 518-369-2957, www.guanhoha.net.
May 27-28: Sportsman Coonhunters Association, Batavia, 585-356-2163, www.schabatavia.org.
June 3-4: Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford, 607-843-8958, www.oxfordrodgun.com.
June 10-11: Williamson Rod and Gun Club, Williamson, 585-314-3759, www.williamsongunclub.org
June 24-25: Hudson Falls Fish and Game, Hudson Falls, 518-692-2036, www.hffgc.net.
July 8-9: Branchport Rod and Gun Club, Branchport, 607-661-0200, www.branchportrodandgunclub.org.
July 22-23: NYSCS/IBO State Championship, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Association, Penn Yan, 315-374-2016, www.senecalakeduckhunters.net.
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2017 IBO New England Championship Series
April 22-23: Rhode Island State Championship, Cranston Fish and Game Association, Foster, R.I., 401-828-0860, www.cranstonfga.com.
May 6-7: Connecticut State Championship, Algonquin Archers, Woodbury, Conn., 203-980-6792. www.algonquinarchers.com.
May 13-14: Massachusetts State Championship, Nimrod League of Holden, Princeton, Mass., 508-450-2792, www.nimrodleague.org.
May 21: New England Traditional Rendezvous, Cumberland Beagle Club, Cumberland, R.I., 401-258-7882.
May 27-28: Vermont State Championship, Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club, Morristown, Vt., 802-793-4476.
June 10-11: New Hampshire State Championship, Lone Pine Hunters Club, Hollis, N.H., 603-320-6472, www.lonepinehuntersclub.com.
July 8-9: Maine State Championship, York County Fish and Game Association, Lyman, Maine, 207-841-1513, www.ycfga.org.
July 29-30: The Xpedition Archery New England Championship, Swift River Sportsman’s Club, Belchertown, Mass., 413-813-4799, and on Facebook.
June 2-3: Oneida Lake Team Walleye Open, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Lake. For more info call Michael Yarema, 315-575-1743.
June 2-4: Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club 31st Annual Rotary Fishing Classic, Lake Champlain. For more info call Bonnie Black at 518-578-1612 or Peter Cadieux at 518-569-2188.