New York Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 9, 2018

Season Dates

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

Feb. 17-18: Free Fishing Weekend (no license needed)

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

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

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

Feb. 25: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island zone)

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

Feb. 28: Varying hare season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

Feb. 28: Squirrel season closes (statewide)

Feb. 28: Pheasant season closes (statewide, except Long Island)

Feb. 28: Ruffed grouse season closes (statewide)

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

Feb. 28: River otter trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York)

March 2: Canada goose season reopens (South Zone)

March 9: Snow goose season closes (Long Island)

March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone)

March 15: Northern pike, chain pickerel, walleye and tiger muskellunge seasons close

March 15: Herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge)

March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York)

March 18: Rabbit season closes (Northern Zone)

March 18: Varying hare season closes (Northern Zone)

March 25: Coyote hunting season closes

March 31: Crow season closes

Shows

Feb. 10-11: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown Moose Club, Johnstown.

Feb. 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Clarence Event Building, Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more information go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 17-18: Sixth Annual Twin Tier Outdoor Expo, Elmira College Murray Athletic Center (the Domes), Horseheads.

Feb. 17-18: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Ridgeway Fire Hall, Medina, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more information go online to www.nfgshows.com.

Feb. 24-25: Sportsman’s Show, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Salamanca. For more info go to www.york-pennshows.com.

Feb. 24-25: Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Expo, Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony, Pa. For more info www.flyfishingwingshootingexpo.com

Feb. 24-25: West Potsdam Fire Dept, Gun Show, Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3. For more info call Brad Clements, 315-268-1000.

March 1-4: World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Rockland County Community College Fieldhouse, Suffern.

March 3-4: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Springville Fire Hall, Springville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9-3 Sunday. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com.

March 4: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

March 8-11: Western New York Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg

March 9-11: Great Outdoor Family Expo, State Office Building, Watertown.

March 10-11: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com.

March 10: Crown City Bassmasters Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info call Jeff, 607-659-7654.

March 23-25: Big East Camping & Outdoor Sport Show, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona.

March 25: Finger Lakes Trollers Association annual Flea Market, Watkins Glen Community Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 7: Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, Show, 10-4 p.m., Herb Philipson’s, New Hartford. For more info call Tom Schneider, 315-699-7942.

April 15: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299.

April 21-22: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

April 28-29: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds Event Building, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com.

May 5: All Seasons Sportsmen’s Expo, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aug. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod & Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Sept. 15-16: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 7: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Lisle Gun Show, Lisle Fire Co., Route 79 North, Lisle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Oct. 28: North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Carly at 631-241-3299.

Nov. 4: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Oneonta Gun Show, Holiday Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (1-6 p.m.).

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 10: Leatherstocking Ducks Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call George Decker, 607-432-5243.

Feb. 17: Adirondack Sportsman’s Alliance 17th Annual Banquet, Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. For more info contact Richard Besthoff at 518-761-2644 or Rob Mancini at 518-281-0582.

Feb. 24: Twin Tiers NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Local 1000 Union Hall, Corning. For more info call Hugh Jackson, 607-661-8366.

March 3: Southern Tier Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation 29th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Owego Treadway, Owego, 5 p.m. For more info contact Sean Langevin at 607-427-5795 or email rjavery@stny.rr.com.

March 3: Cattaraugus Allegany QDMA Banquet, 4 p.m., West Valley Fire Dept. For more info call Mario Masic, 716-799-4500.

March 3: Lake Country NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Kings Catering, Canandaigua. For more info call Mike Marvin, 585-738-8031.

March 3: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 4 p.m., Bushnell’s Basin Inn, Pittsford. For more info call Courtney Laffler, 585-425-3800.

March 10: Western New York Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

March 10: Wildlife Sports Museum Banquet, Johnstown Moose Club, Vail Mills. For more info call Bob Kazmierski, 518-762-7925.

March 10: Freeport Tuna Club Wild Game Dinner, Cure of Ars Auditorium, Merrick, 6-11 p.m. For more info call Bob at 516-521-7378, Ray at 917-862-4321 or Joe at 516-317-7855 or go online to www.FTCfishing.com.

March 10: Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited 46th Annual Conservation Banquet, The Century House, Latham. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 6. For more info contact Chris Cook at via email at communications@clearwatertu.org or go online to www.clearwatertu.org.

March 10: Catherine Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited 31st Annual Fundraiser Banquet, Horseheads Elk Club, Horseheads, 5 p.m. For more info call Jim Palmer at 607-425-6136 or email jpalmer8@stny.rr.com.

March 17: Southwestern NY Friends of the NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca. For more info call Ray Patchkofsky, 585-307-9824.

March 18: Sullivan County NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Earl Kortright, 845-292-4325.

March 23: Chemung Valley NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Elmira Holiday Inn, Elmira. For more info call Chad McDonald, 607-738-2050.

April 7: Adirondack Catskill SCI Banquet, noon, Holiday Inn, Oneonta. For more info call Larry Steiner, 607-988-6334.

April 8: Niagara County NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Youngstown Vol. Fire Co., Youngstown. For more info call Pamela Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.

April 13: Oak Orchard NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carlton F.D. Rec. Hall. For more info call Bob St. John, 585-682-4495.

Education/Seminars

(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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Feb. 12, 26: Capital District Fly Fishers annual Intro to Fly Tying classes, eight sessions, beginning Jan. 10 from 7-9 p.m., Saratoga Spa State Park. Classes will be held on the first, second and fourth Monday of each month. For more information contact John Prokorym at jppflytyer@yahoo.com or 518-869-7563.

Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 7, March 14: Capital District Fly Fishers annual Intro to Fly Tying classes (first, second and fourth Wednesday of each month), Saratoga Spa State Park, Geyser Creek Road Loop, Saratoga Springs, 7-9 p.m. For more info contact John Prokorym at jppflytyer@yahoo.com or 518-869-7563.

April 7: Fly Fishing Academy offered by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Campbell, N.Y., 8 a.m.-5 pm. One-day comprehensive introduction to fly-casting and fly-fishing for ages 11-adult. Class size is limited; pre-register by contacting Matt Towner at (607)-542-0285 or Mtowner23@gmail.com, or Kirk Klingensmith at (607)-346-7189 or kklingensmi@stny.rr.com.

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NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.

Shoots

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

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 9-11: Coyote Hunting Contest sponsored by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County. For more info and to register go to www.SportsmensFederation.com.

Feb. 17: Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Annual Ice Fishing Contest, Great Sacandaga Lake, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info go to www.gslff.com or email chairman@gslff.com or call Randy Gardinier at 518-848-7248.

Feb. 17: Wells Fish and Game Club Ice Fishing Derby (for perch and pickerel), Lake Algonquin, 7 a.m.-noon. Registration at the Wells United Methodist Church, 1372 US Rt. 30, Friday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17 from 6-7 a.m. For more info contact Nancy Lewis 518-924-2110 for more information.

June 9-17: 34th Annual Southtowns Walleye Association Walleye Tournament, Lake Erie. For more info go to www.southtownswalleye.org.

July 14-15: Lake Erie Big Dawg Walleye Tournament, Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk. For more info call Mark Mohr at 716-998-9871 or go online to www.rayzorsbigdawg.com.

July 21: 8th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout. For more info call Don Ruppert at 716-416-3709 or go to walleyeshootout.com.

Aug. 3-5: Northern Chautauqua County Conservation Club 14th Annual Walleye Derby, Lake Erie. For more info call Zen Olow at 716-640-2776.

Aug. 25: Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge, Dunkirk Harbor, Lake Erie. For more info contact Jim Steel at 716-481-5348 or go online to lakeeriewalleyetournament.com.

Sept. 22-23: American Bass Association 2018 Championship Tournament, Mayville Lakeside Park, Chautauqua Lake.

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.

Special Events

Feb. 18, March 18: Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auctions, at the GVTA clubhouse, 4462 County Road 32 (3 miles east of Honeoye, south of 20A), Honeoye; (6:30 a.m. fur check-in/10 a.m. auction).

March 31: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, Traders Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Don Flanagan, 315-469-2859.

May 24-28: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Spring Shoot, Oxford Rod and Gun Club, Oxford. For more info contact Dan Fullington at 607-278-5374 or go online to www.newyorkstatemuzzleloadersassn.com.

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