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.
MARCH 15: Seasons for walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge close. Ice shanty structures must be removed from all waters.
MARCH 19: Northern Zone varying hare season closes.
MARCH 26: Statewide coyote hunting season closes.
APRIL 1: Regular trout season opens.
MARCH 9-12: NYS Outdoor Guides Association’s Winter Rendezvous, Hamilton, N.Y. Info: www.nysoga.com.
MARCH 11, APRIL 22, JUNE 3, AUG. 5, SETP
16, OCT. 28, DEC. 2: Sportsman’s Auction, Hessney Auction Company, Geneva, N.Y. Info: www.hessney.com.
MARCH 17: Whitetails Unlimited Broome County Chapter Banquet, Holiday Inn, Binghamton, N.Y. Info: 413-244-2304
MARCH. 18: Advanced Strategies Adventures Inc. – Helping People with Disabilities to Enjoy the Great Outdoors, banquet at the Traditions at the Links, East Syracuse, N.Y. Info: 315-656-9050.
MARCH. 18: Oxford Rod & Gun Club Cabin Fever Celebration, Oxford, N.Y. Info: 607 244 9483.
MARCH. 18: Sportsman’s Flea Market, Dunhams Bay Fish & Game Club, Queensbury, N.Y. (vendors welcome, please inquire). Info: www.dunhamsbay.net.
MARCH. 25: Ducks Unlimited NYS 2023 Convention, Lakefront Hotel, Geneva, N.Y. Info: https://ducksunlimited.myeventscenter.com.
MARCH 25: Fly-Fishing Film Tour, Lake Placid Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Placid, N.Y. Info: 518-891-1829.
MARCH 25: Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter Game Dinner, Mount Kisco, N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email email@example.com.
MARCH 26: Niagara County Gobblers NTWF Chapter Banquet, Youngstown Vol. Fire Co. , Youngstown, N.Y. Info: 716-791-3151. Tickets in advance at flyfilmtour.com
MARCH. 31: Ducks Unlimited Lower Adirondack Sportsmen’s Banquet, Six Flags, Queensbury, N.Y. Info: https://ducksunlimited.myeventscenter.com.
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.
MAY 6: Whitetails Unlimited Central New York Deer Camp, Greenview Country Club, West Monroe, N.Y. Info: 413-244-2304.
MAY 20: Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association’s 14th annual Fishing & Heritage Day, South Otselic, N.Y. Info: 315-653-7490.
SEPT. 29: North Country Chapter Banquet, Malone N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 29-31 RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY NEW YORK GROUSE CAMP, MALONE, N.Y. INFO: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email email@example.com.
OCT. 20-22: New York Grouse & Woodcock Benefit Hunt, Malone, N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 3: Central New York Chapter Banquet, Syracuse, N.Y. Info: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, or email email@example.com.
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 Associates Albany Arms Fair. Polish Community Center, Albany. Info: www.neaca.com.
MARCH 26: Finger Lakes Trollers Association, Fishing Tackle and Outdoors Show, Watkins Glen Community Center, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Info: 607-426-5919.
APRIL 15 – MAY 13: Hudson river Fishermen Association Striper Derby. Info: 908-456-2968
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 23: North Eastern Arms Collectors Assn., Inc. Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, N.Y. Info: 631-241-3299.
APRIL 29-30: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Building, Hamburg NY Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
MAY 21: Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc. and Old Bethpage Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. Youth Shoot, West Babylon, N.Y. Info: email GHungerford101@cs.com or call 631-226-7201.
MAY 21: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Kings Catering and Party House, Canandaigua, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
JUNE 18: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, N.Y. 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. 9-10: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
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. 1: Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Alexander, N.Y. Info: call Bruce 716-542-9929 or visit nfgshows.com.
APRIL 29: Warren County Conservation Council Kids Fishing Derby. Gore Mt. Ski Bowl Pond, Johnsburg. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 3: Springfling Bowfishing Tournament, Lee’s Park on Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, N.Y. Info: 518-681-7084.
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.
To register for a DEC Sportsman Education Class, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92267.html.
MARCH 11, MARCH 31, MAY 12, JUNE 23,
JULY 7, SEPT. 15, OCT. 13: NYS Licensed Guide Examinations. Preregistration is required Info: www.nysoga.org.
APRIL 15-16: Youth Hunter Education Course,, Peconic River Sportsman’s Club in Manorville. Register by April 5. Info: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92267.html.
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 Lake 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: email@example.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. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or, 518-761-0447.
Pinewood Archers 3d Archery Tournament: March 19 & April 23. Medford, N.Y. Info: 631-687-0232.
Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Women in Nature Program: April 29 Fayetteville-Manlius Outdoors Club, Manilius, N.Y.