New York Outdoor News Calendar – March 9, 2018

Season Dates

March 9: Snow goose season closes (Long Island)

March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)

March 15: Northern pike, chain pickerel, walleye and tiger muskellunge seasons close

March 15: Herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge)

March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York)

March 18: Rabbit season closes (Northern Zone)

March 18: Varying hare season closes (Northern Zone)

March 25: Coyote hunting season closes

March 31: Crow season closes

April 1: Trout season opens (statewide, general regulations)

April 1: Striped bass season opens (Hudson River, north of George Washington Bridge)

April 1: Winter flounder season opens

April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (Northern Zone and portions of Southern Zone)

April 7: River otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)

April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters, south of George Washington Bridge)

April 15: Snow goose season closes (Northeast, Southeast, Western and Lake Champlain zones)

April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern Zone)

April 21-22: Youth turkey hunt (for 12- to 15-year-olds)

Shows

March 8-11: Western New York Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg

March 9-11: Great Outdoor Family Expo, State Office Building, Watertown.

March 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com.

March 10: Crown City Bassmasters Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info call Jeff, 607-659-7654.

March 16-18: The Sportsman’s Classic, Del Lago Casino & Resort, Waterloo. For more information go to www.thesportsmansclassic.com.

March 23-25: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona.

March 25: Finger Lakes Trollers Association annual Flea Market, Watkins Glen Community Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 7: Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Herb Philipson’s, New Hartford. For more info call Tom Schneider, 315-699-7942.

April 14-15: Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen’s Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. For more info call Jim Miller, 716-938-6928.

April 15: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299.

April 21-22: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

April 28-29: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds Event Building, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com.

May 5: All Seasons Sportsmen’s Expo, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 19: Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association Fishing & Heritage Day, South Otselic Town Park

Aug. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Sept. 15-16: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 7: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 28: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299.

Nov. 4: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 10: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

March 10: Wildlife Sports Museum Banquet, Johnstown Moose Club, Vail Mills. For more info call Bob Kazmierski, 518-762-7925.

March 10: Cortland Area Limbhangers NWTF Chapter Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Cortland Country Music Park, Route 13, Cortland, 5 p.m. For more info call 607-842-6260 .

March 10: Freeport Tuna Club Wild Game Dinner, Cure of Ars Auditorium, Merrick, 6-11 p.m. For more info call Bob at 516-521-7378, Ray at 917-862-4321 or Joe at 516-317-7855 or go online to www.FTCfishing.com.

March 10: Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited 46th Annual Conservation Banquet, The Century House, Latham. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 6. For more info contact Chris Cook at via email at communications@clearwatertu.org or go online to www.clearwatertu.org.

March 10: Catherine Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited 31st Annual Fundraiser Banquet, Horseheads Elk Club, Horseheads, 5 p.m. For more info call Jim Palmer at 607-425-6136 or email jpalmer8@stny.rr.com.

March 17: Southwestern NY Friends of the NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca. For more info call Ray Patchkofsky, 585-307-9824.

March 18: Sullivan County NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Butch Kortright, 845-292-4325.

March 23: 17th Annual Chemung Valley Ridge Runners NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Elmira Holiday Inn, Elmira. For more info call Chad McDonald, 607-738-2050.

March 24: Genesee Valley Pheasants Forever Chapter 654 Annual Banquet, Sweet Briar Lodge (formerly Lodge on the Green), Rochester, 5 p.m. For more info contact Kevin Long at 585-334-5054.

March 24: Adirondack Chapter of Trout Unlimited 28th Annual Conservation Banquet, Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m. For more info go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3321076, go to ADKTroutUnlimited on Facebook or email adkmetal@yahoo.com.

March 24: Orleans County DU Banquet, 7 p.m., Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-750-6176.

April 7: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, noon, Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.

April 7: Jefferson County Fur Harvesters Banquet, 8 a.m., Mannsville Fire Hall. For more info call Charlie, 315-806-6475.

April 7: Calvary Baptist Church Sportsmen’s Dinner, Loch Sheldrake NY Fire Hall. For more info call Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.

April 8: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Youngstown Vol. Fire Company, Youngstown. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.

April 13: Oak Orchard NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton F.D. Rec. Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.

April 14: Fishs Eddy Sportsman Club Banquet, 6:30 p.m., IBEW #25. For more info call Joseph Biondo, 631-366-2479.

April 14: Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet, Greenville Country Club, West Monroe, 4:30 p.m. For more info and tickets contact Don Fenske at 315-806-2223 or at donfenske2@gmail.com.

April 28: Western New York Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, Bartlett Country Club, Olean, 4 p.m. For more info contact Calvin J. Clark at 585-567-8991.

Education/Seminars

(DEC has established a 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

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April 7: Fly Fishing Academy offered by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Campbell, N.Y., 8 a.m.-5 pm. One-day comprehensive introduction to fly-casting and fly-fishing for ages 11-adult. Class size is limited; pre-register by contacting Matt Towner at (607)-542-0285 or Mtowner23@gmail.com, or Kirk Klingensmith at (607)-346-7189 or kklingensmi@stny.rr.com.

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

Shoots

March 11: Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association Black-powder Shoot, Flea Market & Gun Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call George, 607-692-4843.

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

Archery

April 7-8: IBO NY State Championship Series, Southern Dutchess & Putnam Sportsmen. For more info call Henry, 845-590-7394.

May 5-6: IBO NY State Championship Series, Richfield Springs Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Ed, 315-868-9227.

May 12-13: IBO NY State Championship Series, Sportsman Coonhunters Association. For more info call Geoffrey, 585-356-2163.

May 13, July 8, Sept. 2: Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 3-D Archery Shoot. 8 a.m.-noon. For more info call Jack Holton, 518-587-1321.

May 26-27: IBO NY State Championship Series, Deerslayers Bowmen’s Association. For more info call Zach, 315-882-7062.

June 9-10: IBO NY State Championship Series, Oxford Rod & Gun Club. For more info call Scott, 607-843-8958.

June 23-24: IBO NY State Championship Series, Avon Bowmen Inc. For more info call Dave, 585-335-2694.

June 30-July 1: IBO NY State Championship Series, Guan Ho Ha. For more info call Rhit, 518-369-2957.

Tournaments/Contests

April 29-30: Greater Wellsville Trout Derby, Genesee River. For more information and to register go online to www.Trout-Derby.com.

May 5-6: Oneida Lake Walleye Derby, sponsored by the Chittenango Lions Club. For more info go to www.lionswalleyederby.org.

June 9-17: 34th Annual Southtowns Walleye Association Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie. For more info go to www.southtownswalleye.org.

July 14-15: Lake Erie Big Dawg Walleye Tournament, Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk. For more info call Mark Mohr at 716-998-9871 or go online to www.rayzorsbigdawg.com.

July 21: 8th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout. For more info call Don Ruppert at 716-416-3709 or go to walleyeshootout.com.

Aug. 3-5: Northern Chautauqua County Conservation Club 14th Annual Walleye Derby, Lake Erie. For more info call Zen Olow at 716-640-2776.

Aug. 25: Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge, Dunkirk Harbor, Lake Erie. For more info contact Jim Steel at 716-481-5348 or go online to lakeeriewalleyetournament.com.

Sept. 29-30: American Bass Association 2018 Championship Tournament, Mayville Lakeside Park, Chautauqua Lake.

Meetings

DEC’s annual State of Lake Ontario meetings:

March 12: Rochester Institute of Technology campus (Student Alumni Union – Room 1250), Rochester, 6:30-9 p.m. The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board.

March 14: Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, 6:30-9 p.m. The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.

March 15: Pulaski High School Auditorium, 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski, 6,30-9 p.m.  The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association.

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Public hearings on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the state of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York. All sessions will run from 6:30-9 p.m.

March 13: Bennington Fire Facility, 130 River Street, Bennington, Vt.

March 15: Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex, Vt.

March 20: Senior citizens building at the Whitehall Recreation Center, 28 Williams Street, Whitehall, N.Y.

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Central New York Izaak Walton League meets last Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., Fayetteville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club, Manlius. For more info call Mark Matt, 315-420-9209.

Cortland Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Homer. For more info call Robin Chernow, 607-849-6718.

Keuka Lake Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. For more info call Lorraine Jackson, 315-536-0539.

Rome Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rome. For more info call Arthur Fuhrman, 315-336-2460.

Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League meets monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. For more info call Audrey Lewis, 315-853-1066.

Special Events

March 18: Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auctions, at the GVTA clubhouse, 4462 County Road 32 (3 miles east of Honeoye, south of 20A), Honeoye; (6:30 a.m. fur check-in/10 a.m. auction).

March 31: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, Traders Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Don Flanagan, 315-469-2859.

May 12: Becoming an Outdoors Woman Women and Girls Only Rifle and Pistol Instructional Shooting Clinic, Hudson Valley Sportsman’s Association, Poughkeepsie, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More information and the registration form can be found online at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1da3704.

May 24-28: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Spring Shoot, Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford. For more info contact Dan Fullington at 607-278-5374 or go online to www.newyorkstatemuzzleloadersassn.com.

Aug. 25: Yates County Scope Political Education, Pig Roast, 3-6 p.m., Firemen’s Field, Penn Yan. For more info call Bill, 585-554-6868.

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