New York Outdoor News Calendar – August 20, 2021
Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html
Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season began July 1 and lasts until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. A special license is required. Info: dec.ny.gov/permits/25006.html.
Sept. 1: Squirrel hunting season begins (except for Regions 1 and 2); seasons also begin in parts of New York for some webless migratory game birds.
Sept. 1-25: Early goose hunting season opens for much of New York.
Sept. 7-30: Early goose hunting season opens for central and eastern Long Island.
Sept. 11: Early bear season begins in several Southeastern New York WMUs (Regions 3 and 4).
Sept. 18: Early bear season begins in most of Northern Zone.
Sept. 18-19: Youth waterfowl hunting days, Northeast Zone.
Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season begins in the Northern Zone.
Sept. 25: New York’s Free fall fishing day, National Hunting & Fishing Day.
Sept. 25-26: Youth waterfowl hunting days, Lake Champlain and Southeast Zones; youth pheasant hunt in Eastern New York.
Sept. 27: Early archery season for deer begins in the Northern Zone.
Note: Many events remain canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus situation but are starting to be rescheduled. Also, many groups are holding online/virtual events.
Aug. 22: NDA and Venison Donation Coalition Fundraiser. Windy Brew, Sheldon N.Y. Info:
Sept. 4: NDA – Upper Hudson River Valley Chapter 2021 Field to Fork Program. Q&A, sign-ups, Saratoga Farmer’s Market at the Wilton Mall, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Info: 518-892-9609.
Sept. 18: NDA – Upper Hudson River Valley Chapter 2021 Field to Fork Program. Q&A, sign-ups, Saratoga Farmer’s Market at the Wilton Mall, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Info: 518-892-9609.
DEC’s Hunter Education Program: DEC is now offering in-person sportsman education courses, To register visit: register-ed.com/programs/new_york. Also, to sign up for an online course visit: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.html.
NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes: 6 p.m., first and third Tuesday of the month. Info: 518-456-6383.
(Note: some meetings may be postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 situation.)
Central New York Izaak Walton League meets last Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., Fayetteville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club, Manlius. Info: 315-420-9209.
Cortland Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Homer. Info: 607-849-6718.
Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League meets monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. Info: 315-853-1066.
Keuka Lake Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. Info: 315-536-0539.
Rome Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rome. Info: 315-336-2460.
Orange County Trappers meets monthly, 7:30 p.m., Shawangunk Fish & Game Association. Info: 845-406-8916.
Oswego County Trappers meet the first Tuesday of the month (except July and November) at 7 p.m. at The Leatherstocking Club, Route 104, New Haven. Info: 315-591-0581 or 315-591-3525.
Warren County Conservation Council meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Location varies. Info: 518-761-0447.
Note: some shows may be postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 situation.
Aug. 21: Mohawk/Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Ind, Swap Meet. Wildlife Sports & Educational Museum, Vail Mills. Info: 518-505-3558.
Sept. 2-4: New York State Trappers Convention. Herkimer County Fairgrounds, in Frankfort. Info: nystrappers.org, or call 607-222-8554.
Sept. 11-12: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S Park Ave, Hamburg, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
Sept. 18-19: New York State Arms Collectors Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 18-19: VFW Post 1418 Sportsman’s Show, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Tony, 518-236-7839.
Sept. 25: National Hunting and Fishing Day with the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. Seminars, fishing and shooting activities and more. Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma, N.Y. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 716-984-0610.
Sept. 25: National Hunting and Fishing Day with United Sportsmen Association of Rockland County. Demonstrations, seminars and more. Congers Lake Park in Congers, N.Y. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 845-494-6312
Sept. 25-26: 34th Annual NYPA Wildlife Festival. Info: niagarafallsusa.com/events-calendar.
Sept. 25-26: Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Antique Gun Show, Freeport Rec. Center. For more info call Dave Gruner, 631-722-3248.
Oct. 3: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, Route 98, Alexander, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
Oct. 10: Midstate Arms Collectors Lusle Gun & Knife Show, Lisle Fire Co. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 24: Northeastern Arms Collectors Association Gun Show, Babylon. Info: 631-241-3299.
Nov. 7: Midstate Arms Collectors Oneonta Gun & Knife Show, Quality Inn. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 13-14: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Springville Vol. Fire Hall Springville, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com
Sept. 11: Lower Adirondack Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash, Hudson Falls Fish & Game Club. Info: 518-796-7274
Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Trap Shoot, Thursday evenings 6 p.m. Info: 607-692-4843.
Note: Many events remain canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus situation.
Aug. 22: NDA and Venison Donation Coalition Fundraiser. Dirt Nap IPA Debut event-Windy Brew, Sheldon N.Y. Info: 585-409-6656
Sept. 15: Square Tail Summit Brook Trout & Climate Change, Old Forge. Info: 315-866-7920 ext. 232.
Sept. 18: NRA’s YHEC – Johnsburg’s Jr. Outdoor Club, 9 a.m., Johnsburg Fish and Game Club. For more info call Erika Patton, 518-251-4658.
Aug. 20: Reelin’ for a Cure Tournament (one day Ladies-Only event)
Aug. 20 – Sept 5: A Fish Odyssey – 45th Annual Greater Niagara Fall Classic Derby. Info: fishodyssey.net.
Aug. 20 – Sept. 6: Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby. Info: loc.org.
Aug. 28: Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournament, Canadarago and Otsego lakes. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 28: New York Kayak Bass Western Tournament, Silver Lake. Info: nykbf.com.
Sept. 5: Earlville Conservation Club Youth Fishing Derby, Madison Lake, N.Y. Info: 315-527-0113
Sept. 11: Kids Fishing Derby, Broome County Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs Inc, Nathaniel Cole Park, Harpursville, N.Y. Info: 607-797-6670
Sept. 11-12: Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournament, Lake Champlain. Info: email@example.com.
Sept. 18-19: New York Kayak Bass, State Championship. Info: nykbf.com.
Sept. 25-26: Adirondack Kayak Bass Fishing tournament, Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.