New York Outdoor News Calendar – August 12, 2022

Season Dates

Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units. 

Sept. 1: Squirrel hunting season begins; Early Canada goose hunting season begins in most of New York.

SEPT. 10-18: Early antlerless deer season in limited Southern Zone Wildlife Management Units. Info:

SEPT. 10-25: Southern Zone early bear season in limited Southern Zone Wildlife Management Units. Info:

SEPT. 17: Northern Zone, Adirondack region early bear season begins, western region bowhunting bear season begins. Info:

SEPT. 20: Northern Zone grouse season begins.

Sept. 27: Northern Zone archery season for deer begins. 


To register for a DEC Sportsman Education Class, visit:

AUG. 13: Hunter Education Course, Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club, Inc. Glenville, N.Y. Info: 518 469-5790.

AUG. 27: Bowhunter Education Course, Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club, Inc. Glenville, N.Y. Info: 518 258-1371.

SEPT. 16, OCT. 14: New York State Licensed Guides online examination. Register seven days prior. Info:


AUG. 18: Sportsmen’s Dinner, Prattsville Community Church (Discover Life Church), Prattsville, N.Y. Info: 518-299-3551

Aug. 27: Whitetails Unlimited, Clifton Springs Chapter Banquet, Big M Game Club, Clifton Springs, N.Y. Info: 413-244-2304. 

SEPT. 17: Whitetails Unlimited Southern Tier Chapter Banquet, Howard Community Center, Howard, N.Y. Info: 607-382-8906.

SEPT. 24: Lansingburgh Trap Team First Annual Fundraising Sportsman’s Banquet, American Legion 111 Main St, Wynantskill N.Y. Info:

SEPT. 24: Whitetails Unlimited East Worcester Fish and Game Club Banquet, Worcester, N.Y. Info: 607-397-1740.

OCT. 1: Whitetails Unlimited Adirondack Mountains Chapter Banquet, Pecks Rainbow Hall, Altona, N.Y. Info: 413-244-2304


SEPT. 4: Archery Shoots, Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, Geyser Road, Ballston Spa, N.Y. Info: 518-774-1856.

Sept. 10: Black Powder Shoot, Hudson Falls Fish & Game Club, Kingsbury, N.Y. Info: 518-260-0571.

Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association: Trap Shoot, Thursday evenings 6 p.m. Info: 607-692-4843.


AUG 12-14: Cattaraugus Trappers Association Sports Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley,N.Y. Info: 716-474-7251.

Aug. 14: Midstate Arms Collectors Unadilla Gun & Flea Market, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SEPT. 1-3: New York State Trappers Association, 54th annual Convention and Sportsman’s Show, Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Frankfort, N.Y. Info:

SEPT. 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit

Sept. 17-18: New York State Arms Collectors 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. 17-18: Sportsman’s Show, VFW Post. 1418, Champlain, N.Y. Info: 518 534-3486

SePT. 24-25: Long Island Historical Arms Society, Inc. Antique Arms & Militia Show. Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport, N.Y. Info: 631-722-3248 or visit:

SEPT. 24-25: West Potsdam Fire Department Fall Gun Show, West Potsdam Bingo Hall. Info: 315-265-2577. 

Oct. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors Lisle Gun & Knife Show, Lisle Fire Co. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 30: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association, Inc. Gun Show. American Legion, Babylon, N.Y. Info: 631-669-0094.

Nov. 6: 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. 12-13: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Springville Vol. Fire Hall Springville, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit


AUG. 19: Reelin’ For a Cure. Ladies only fishing tournament and fundraiser to fight cancer. Info:

Sept. 4: Earlville Conservation Club Youth Fishing Derby, Madison Lake, Info: 315-527-0113.

Sept. 9-11: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, Silver Bay, N.Y. Info:

SEPT. 10: NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Johnsburg Fish & Game Club in Warren County. Info: 518-260-7243, or email

Sept 10: Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by Broome County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs Inc. and Broome County Parks, Nathaniel Cole Park.Harpursville, N.Y. Info: 607-797-6670.

SEPT. 24: National Hunting & Fishing Day with the The United Sportsmen Association of Rockland County. Congers Lake Park, Congers, N.Y. Info: 845-494-6312.

Sept. 24: Orange County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Youth Pheasant Hunt, Stewart State Forest. Info: 845-467–5539.

Ongoing through Sept. 5: Orange County District Attorney’s Office Youth Fishing Derby. Info: 845-291-3276.


AUG. 13: Adirondack Kayak Bass – Lake Champlain. Info:

Aug. 19-21: Sonny’s Fishing Center, king salmon and lake trout derby, Pulaski, N.Y. Info 315-298-5945.

AUG. 23: New York Kayak Bass tournament, Conesus Lake. Info:

SEPT. 17-18: New York Kayak Bass Championships Info:

SEPT. 17-18: Adirondack Kayak Bass – Great Sacandaga Lake. Info:

Sept. 24: Squirrel hunting competition and fundraiser. Cuba Rod and Gun Club, Cuba N.Y. Info: 585-307-0316


Central New York Izaak Walton League: Last Tuesday each month 7 p.m., Fayetteville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club, Manlius. Info: 315-420-9209.

Cortland Chapter Izaak Walton League: Last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Homer. Info: 607-849-6718.

Hague Fish & Game Club: Third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., West Hague Road, Hague N.Y. Info:

Keuka Lake Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. Info: 315-536-0539.

Orange County Trappers: Monthly, 7:30 p.m., Shawangunk Fish & Game Association. Info: 845-406-8916.

Oswego County Trappers: 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.

Rome Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rome. Info: 315-336-2460.

Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League: Monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. Info: 315-853-1066.

Warren County Conservation Council: First Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warrensburg or on ZOOM. Info: or, 518-761-0447.

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