New York Outdoor New Calendar of Events – Dec. 28, 2018

Season Dates

Dec. 30: Duck season closes (Lake Champlain and Southeast zones)

Dec. 31: Scup (porgy) season closes

Dec. 31: Black sea bass season closes

Dec. 31: Snow goose season closes (Lake Champlain Zone)

Dec. 31: Westchester County regular (bowhunting-only) deer and bear seasons close

Dec. 31: Pheasant season closes (portions of state)

Dec. 31: Bobwhite quail season closes (Nassau and Suffolk counties)

Dec. 31: Canada goose season closes (Northeast Zone)

Jan. 1: Varying hare season opens (portions of Southern Zone)

Jan. 6: Suffolk County (WMU 1C) special firearms (permit required) deer season opens

Jan. 6: Canada goose season closes (Hudson Valley Zone)

Jan. 11: Duck, coot and merganser season closes (Western Zone)

Jan. 13: Canada goose season closes (West Central and South zones)

Jan. 16: Snow goose season reopens (Lake Champlain Zone)

Jan. 27: Duck, coot and brant seasons close (Long Island)

Jan. 31: Varying hare season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Jan. 31: Suffolk County (WMU) regular (bowhunting only) deer season closes

Jan. 31: Suffolk County (WMU 1C) special firearms (permit required) deer season closes

Jan. 31: Canada goose season closes (Eastern Zone)

Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons close (portions of state)

Feb. 15: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting season closes (statewide, except Long Island)

Feb. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting season closes (Long Island)

Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Long Island)

Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (Southern Zone, Long Island)

Feb. 28: Varying hare season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

Feb. 28: Gray, black and fox squirrel season closes

Feb. 28: Pheasant season closes (portions of state)

Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes

Feb. 28: Bobwhite quail season closes (Orange, Putnam counties)

Feb. 28: River otter trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Shows

Jan. 5-6: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Saturday 9 a.m.4- p.m., Sunday 9-3. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go to www.nfgshows.com.

Jan. 10-13: Garden State Outdoor Sports Show, New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, N.J. Thursday 1-8 p.m., Friday 1-8, Saturday 10-8, Sunday 10-5. For more info call Jennifer Bain, 212-564-8823.

Jan. 18-20: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, The Conference & Event Center, Niagara Falls.

Jan. 19-20: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Newstead Fire Hall, Akron, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Jan. 20: Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299

Jan. 25-27: New York Sportsman’s Expo, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse

Jan. 25-27: Fly Fishing Show, New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, N.J.

Jan. 26-27: New York State Arms Collectors Association Albany Gun Show, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Feb. 2: Central New York Sportsman Show, Kallet Civic Center, Oneida

Feb. 2-3: S-VE Sportsman Show, Spencer-Van Etten High School, Spencer

Feb. 2-10: Great American Outdoor Show, Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa.

Feb. 3: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Sidney Gun Show, Elk’s Club 104 River St., Sidney, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Feb. 3: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 9-10: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown Moose Club, Johnstown For more info go to www.adkshow.com.

Feb. 9-10: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 16-17: Twin Tiers Outdoor Show, Murray Athletic Center Domes, Horseheads

Feb. 16-17: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Ridgeway Fire Hall, Medina, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 28-March 3: World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition, Rockland County Community College Fieldhouse, Suffern

March 3: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Oneonta Gun Show, Quality Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

March 7-10: Western New York Outdoor Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg

March 9-10: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

March 16: Long Island Fly Fishing Expo, Radisson Hotel, Hauppauge

March 16-17: Batavia Gun & Sportsman Show 2019, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9-3, Batavia Quality Inn. For more info call 585-343-7620.

March 22-24: Big East Camping & Outdoor Show, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona

March 31: Finger Lakes Trollers Association Flea Market, Watkins Glen Community Center, Watkins Glen, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 7: Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299

April 13-14: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

April 20: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Sportsman’s Flea Market, 9-3 p.m., at the club. For more info call Robert Fallert, 315-656-8810.

April 27-28: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

June 16: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Bruce Johnston at 716-542-9929 or go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Aug. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Sept. 14-15: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Oct. 13: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Company, Route 79 North, Lisle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Oct. 27: Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299

Nov. 3: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Oneonta Gun Show, Quality Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Tournaments/Contests.

Jan. 25-27: Lake Edinboro (Pa.) Sportsmen’s League Tri-State Coyote Hunt. Go to www.edinborosportsmen.org/coyote for more info.

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 19: Eastern New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Albany. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

Jan. 25: Wine Country Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Kings Banquet Center, Canandaigua. For more info call Mike Van Zile, 315-679-6336.

Feb. 2: Central New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

Feb. 16, 2019: Leatherstocking DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Quality Inn, Oneonta. For more info call George Decker, 607-432-5243.

Feb. 23: Adirondack Sportsman’s Alliance 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet, Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs. Doors open 3 p.m., buffet dinner at 5. For more info contact Richard Besthoff at 518-761-2644 or Rob Mancini at 518-281-0582.

Feb. 23: Mohawk Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited 2019 Banquet, Roselawn, New York Mills, 6 p.m. For reservations contact Ken Ziobro at 315-736-3521 or email at kziobro@verizon.net, Steve Prievo at 315-956-9124 or sprievo@gmail.com, or Scott Black at 315-338-1914 or via email at Beef3588@gmail.com.

March 9: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

March 23, 2019: Greater Rochester QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Double Tree, Rochester. For more info call David Perotto, 585-410-5551.

March 29, 2019: Lower Adirondack DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Great Escape Lodge, Queensbury. For more info call Keith Pfeiffer, 518-524-0215.

April 27: Stonybrook Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Dansville Fire Dept., Dansville. For more info call Tricia Griese, 585-447-4543.

Education/Seminars

Dec. 29: Erie County Trappers Association, Fur Handling Seminar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Collins Conservation Club. For more info call Patti Wattenngel, 716-337-2556.

(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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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. 9: Capital District Fly Fishers Fly Tying Classes, Historic Grooms Tavern, Clifton Park, 7-9 p.m. Eight sessions. To register go to:

parksrec.egov.basgov.com/cliftonpark/Search?TagId=5

Special Events.

Jan. 19: Cattaraugus Trappers Assoc. Raw Fur Auction, 10 a.m., Hinsdale Fire Hall, Hinsdale. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251.

Jan. 19: Earlville Conservation Club Annual Dinner and Big Buck Contest, Earlville American Legion, 6 p.m. For tickets, Don and Betsy Campbell at 607-674-5629. Big buck scoring – Jan. 16 at noon at the home of Andy Migonis. To score a rack contact Migonis at 315-824-4413.

Shoots

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

Meetings

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.

Orange County Trappers meets monthly, 7:30 p.m., Shawangunk Fish & Game Assoc. For more info call Michael Finn, 845-406-8916.

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