Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

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New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events

SEASON DATES

Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units. Also note that youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting dates and waterfowl season, small game and trapping season dates, in general, vary across New York.

JAN. 28: Free Ice Fishing Day in Vermont. Info: www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

JAN. 31: Suffolk County Special Firearms Season closes; Varying hare season closes, Southwestern New York.

FEB. 15: Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons close in most of northern and eastern New York. Fox, raccoon, weasel, skunk and opossum seasons close (except Long Island). Muskrat trapping season closes (parts of state)

FEB. 18-19: New York’s Free Fishing Days.

FEB. 25: Fox, raccoon, weasel, skunk, and opossum seasons close on Long Island. Mink and muskrat trapping season closes on Long Island.

FEB. 28: Roughed Grouse season closes.

BANQUETS/EVENTS

JAN. 28: Earlville Conservation Club Big Buck Contest Awards and Banquet, Sherburne Legion. Info: 315-824-4413.

JAN. 28: Sportsman’s Auction, Hessney Auction Company, Geneva, N.Y. Info: www.hessney.com.

FEB. 3-5: Federation of Sportsmens Clubs of Sullivan County Coyote Hunting Contest and Banquet, White Sulphur Springs Fire House. Info: www.sportsmensfederation.com/, or call 845-798-4612.

FEB 4: Ducks Unlimited Leatherstocking Chapter Banquet, Quality Inn,. Oneonta. Info: 607-432-5243.

FEB. 18: Cattaraugus Trappers Assoc. Annual Raw Fur Auction, Hinsdale Fire Hall, Hinsdale, N.Y. Starts at 7 a.m. Info: 716-474-7251 or 716-945-4223.

FEB. 15: New York City RGS Dinner, Manhattan N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email natek@ruffedgrousesociety.org.

MARCH. 18: Warren County Conservation Council Sportsman’s Flea Market, Dunhams Bay Fish & Game Club, Queensbury. Info: www.dunhamsbay.net.

MARCH 25: Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter Game Dinner, Mount Kisco, N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email natek@ruffedgrousesociety.org.

APRIL 1: Whitetails Unlimited Western New York Deer Camp, Amherst, N.Y. Info: 413-244-2304.

APRIL 15: Whitetails Unlimited Stony Brook Chapter Banquet, Dansville Fire Dept. Info: 585-447-4543.

APRIL 28: Whitetails Unlimited Salmon River Chapter Banquet, Tailwater Lodge, Pulaski. Info: 413-244-2304.

SEPT. 29: North Country Chapter Banquet, Malone N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email natek@ruffedgrousesociety.org.

SEPT. 29-31 RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY NEW YORK GROUSE CAMP, MALONE, N.Y. INFO: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email natek@ruffedgrousesociety.org.

SHOWS

JAN. 27-29: New York Sportsman’s Expo, N.Y.S. Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Info: www.newyorksportsmansexpo.com.

FEB 4: CNY Sportsman Show, Kallet Civic Center, Oneida, N.Y. Info: 315-264-8817

FEB. 5: Midstate Arms Collectors, Sidney Gun & Knife Show, Elks Club 104 River St., Sidney, N.Y. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FEB. 5: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit www.nfgshows.com.

FEB. 16-19: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Niagara Falls Convention Center. Info: www.niagarafishingexpo.com.

FEB. 18: Elbridge Rod & Gun Club Sportsmen’s Swap Meet, Elbridge Rod & Gun Club Jordan, N.Y. Info: 315-857-4663, 315-689-7339.

FEB. 25-26: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Moose Lodge, Johnstown, N.Y. Info: www.adkshow.com.

MARCH 2-5: World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern, N.Y. Info: www.suffern.sportshows.com.

MARCH 4-5: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, The Knights, Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit www.nfgshows.com.

MARCH 5: Midstate Arms Collectors, Oneonta Gun & Knife Show. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MARCH 10-12: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sports Show, Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y. Info: www.kesslerpromotions.com.

MARCH 10-11: Full Draw Outdoor Show, Ontario Produce Auction Facility, Stanley, N.Y. Info: www.fulldrawoutdoorshow.com

MARCH 10-12: WNY Sport Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, N.Y. Info: eriepromotions.com/wny-sport-show/.

MARCH 25-26: New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Assoc. Albany Arms Fair. Polish Community Center, Albany. Info: www.neaca.com.

APRIL 22-23: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. Syracuse Gun Show, NYS Fair grounds, Syracuse, N.Y. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

APRIL 29-30: April 29-30 Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Building, Hamburg NY Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com

AUG. 13: Midstate Arms Collectors, Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Mkt., Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, N.Y. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SEPT. 16-17: New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. Syracuse Gun Show, NYS Fair grounds, Syracuse, N.Y. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OCT. 8: Midstate Arms Collectors, Lisle Gun & Knife Show. Info: contact Sandy Ackerman, 607-748-1010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TOURNAMENTS

JAN. 28: Black Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Morristown, N.Y. Info: 315-486-6046

JAN. 28: Cranberry Lake Volunteer Fire Department 2023 “First Strike” Ice Fishing Derby, Cranberry Lake, N.Y. Info: www.cranberrylakefire.org

JAN. 28: Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby, Raquette Lake, N.Y. Info: www.mylonglake.com.

FEB. 2-5: Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County Inc. Coyote Hunt Contest & Banquet. Info: www.sportsmensfederation.com

FEB. 4: Glen Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Docksider Restaurant, Lake George, N.Y. Info: 518-792-3534.

FEB. 4: Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby, Tupper Lake, N.Y. Info: www.tupperlake.com.

FEB. 18: Boy Scouts Twin Rivers Council Ice Fishing Derby, Sly Pond at Camp Wakpominee, West Fort Ann, N.Y. Info: 518-869-6436.

FEB. 18: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Ice Fishing Derby, Broadalbin, N.Y. Info: https://gslff.com.

FEB 18: Richmondville Fish and Game Club tournament on Bear Gulch Lake, Summit, N.Y. Info: 518-265-8947.

FEB. 25-26: Hague Fish & Game Club Ice Fishing Derby, Essex County waters. Info: hfg12836@yahoo.com.

MARCH 5-6: 31st Annual Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Info: http://schroonlakefishandgame.com.

APRIL 29: Warren County Conservation Council Kids Fishing Derby. Info: buck@adkhunter.com.

JUNE 6-11: Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour, Cayuga Lake. Info: majorleaguefishing.com.

JULY 20-22: Bassmaster Open at St. Lawrence River, Waddington, N.Y. Info: www.bassmaster.com.

AUG. 17-20: Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info: www.bassmaster.com

AUG. 24-27: Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River, Clayton, N.Y. Info: www.bassmaster.com.

EDUCATION/SEMINARS

To register for a DEC Sportsman Education Class, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92267.html.

JAN 25 – MARCH 22: Capital District Fly Fisher’s Introductory Fly Tying Class, Locust Lane Clubhouse, Clifton Park, N.Y. Info: email tpassare@yahoo.com or call 518-765-3389.

MEETINGS

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.

Federation Of Sportsmens Clubs Of Sullivan County: Second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. White Sulphur Springs Fire House. Info: www.sportsmensfederation.com/, or call 845-798-4612.

Hague Fish & Game Club: Third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., West Hague Road, Hague N.Y. Info: hfg12836@yahoo.com.

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: buck@adkhunter.com or, 518-761-0447.

SHOOTS

Ruffed Grouse Society: Northeast Sporting Clays Shoot June 16, Orvis Sandanona, Millbrook N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email natek@ruffedgrousesociety.org.

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

Williamson Conservation & Sporting Club (Wayne County): Free trap and skeet shoots for ages 12-19, shells for 12 and 20 gauge and 50 clay targets provided. Info: 585-721-4890, 585-266-6173.

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