New York Outdoor News Calendar – March 20, 2020

Season Dates

March 29: Coyote hunting season closes

March 31: Crow hunting season closes

April 1: Trout season opens

April 1: Striped bass season opens (Hudson River north of George Washington Bridge)

April 1: Hickory shad season opens

April 1: Winter flounder season opens

April 1: Tautog (blackfish) season opens

April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of state)

April 7: River otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone)

April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of Southern Zone)

April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters south of George Washington Bridge)

April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern Zone)

April 15: Snow goose season closes (Northeast, Western, Southeastern and Lake Champlain zones)

April 25-26: Youth turkey hunt weekend

April 30: Tautog (blackfish) season closes

May 1: Spring gobbler season opens

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 20: Chemung Valley Ridge Runners NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, Elmira Holiday Inn, 6 p.m. For more info and tickets contact Chad McDonald at (607) 738-2050.

March 21: Calvary Baptist Church Sportsmen’s Dinner, Loch Sheldrake NY Fire Hall. For more info call Carl Caskey, 845-985-7410.

March 22: Niagara NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Youngstown Fire Co., Youngstown. For more info call Pam Lederhouse, 716-791-3151.

March 28: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, 9-3 p.m., Traders Day. For more info call Keith Severson, 607-343-1906.

March 28: Sportsman’s Dinner to benefit the Wildlife Museum in Vail Mills, Johnstown Moose Lodge, 5 p.m. For tickets, call the museum at 518-762-7925 or stop at Frank’s Gun Shop in Vail Mills, Biob’s Taxidermy in Johnstown or the Fulton/Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce in Gloversville. Tickets also available at the door.

March 28: Tobehanna Creek Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Community Center, Watkins Glen. For more info call Mike Van Zile, 315-679-6336.

March 28: Orleans County DU Banquet, Hickory Ridge Banquet Facilities, Holley. For more info call Gene Hart, 585-750-6176.

March 29: Sullivan County Long Beards NWTF Banquet, 1 p.m., Rockland House, Roscoe. For more info call Butch Kortright, 845-292-4325.

March 31: Southwestern Friends of the NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Seneca Allegheny Resort & Casino. For more info call Al Ciesla, 716-560-3988.

April 3: Cortland County Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, Cortland. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304.

April 3: Oak Orchard NWTF Banquet, Carlton Fire Dept. Rec. Hall, Albion. For more info call Robert St. John, 585-682-4495.

April 22: CNY Wildfowlers Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., Traditions at the Links, Syracuse. For more info call Ron Falkowski, 315-440-8201.

April 25: Stony Brook Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 4 p.m., Dansville Fire Department, Dansville. For more info call Tricia Griese, 845-447-4543.

April 25: Western NY Chapter RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Bartlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Kevin Hanley, 585-567-8991.

May 2: Lake Ontario Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Palmyra VFW Post 6778, Palmyra. For more info call Jim Cavallaro, 315-573-3330.

Shows

March 20-22: Big East Camping and Outdoor Show, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona

March 29: Finger Lakes Trollers Association Flea Market, Watkins Glen Community Center, Watkins Glen, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 4-5: Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsman Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. For more info call Daniel Johnon, 716-699-9197

April 18-19: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

April 19: 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 information call (631) 669-0094.

April 25-26: Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. For more info go to www.nfgshows.com  

July 10-11: Fenner Trappers Rondy Sportsman Show, 8-6 p.m. For more info call Bill Swagler, 607-222-8554.

Aug. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Sept. 19-20: New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-3 Sunday. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Oct. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Lisle Knife and Gun Show, Lisle Fire Co., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Oct. 25: 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 (631) 669-0094.

Nov. 8: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Oneonta Gun and Knife Show, Quality Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010 (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).

Tournaments/Contests

June 6: Springfling Bowfishing Contest, 2 p.m., Lees Campgrounds. For more info call Mike Barber, 518-309-4411.

Sept. 12: 12th Rock Sports, 9-3 p.m., Middletown. For more info call Mark Jaloszynski, 845-692-9092.

Shoots

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

Nov. 11: Whitney Point Sportsmen Assoc. Sight in Day, 9-3 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Linda Bates, 607-423-4746.

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May 24, July 12, Aug. 23: 2020 Capitaland Archery 3D Shoots, Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 706 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa. For more info contact Jack Holton at 518-587-1321.

Archery

Hawkeye Bowmen Archery Club, 13330 Clinton St, Alden, NY 14004. For more info call Nadine Fulle, 716-427-9076.

March 28: 3D Archery Shoot, 7 a.m.

March 29: Alaskan Shoot, 7 a.m.

Education/Seminars

March 26: New York Forest Owners Association, Seminar, 6:15 pm., Waterman Conservation Education Center, Apalachin. For more info call Stephen Kutney, 607-862-9152.

March 28: West Stephentown Baptist Church Seminar with whitetail expert R.G. Bernier, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the church. For more info call David Austin, 518-732-7382.

April 4: Fly Fishing Academy offered by the Twin Tiers Fly Fishers, Campbell, N.Y., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Ages 11-adult. Pre-register by contacting: Bill Wirz, 607-562-3506, williamwirz@yahoo.com, or Jim Walck, 570-423-1378, jwalck1@stny.rr.com.

April 22, 25: Conservation Club Brockport Hunter Ed Class, Wed. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sat.8-2 p.m. For more info call Mike Cyr, 585-637-5961. 

April 25-26: Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited Intro to Fly-Fishing Mini-Course, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 45 MacArthur Drive, Scotia. For more info call Mike Walchako at 518-234-4192 or 518-231-3276.

NY Shooter Supply Reloading Classes, 6 p.m., first and third Tuesday of the month. For more info call Matthew Musto, 518-456-6383.

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(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

Special Events

March 28: West Stephentown Baptist Church, Hunters Breakfast, 8 a.m., at the Church. For more info call David Austin, 518-732-7382.

March 28: Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, 9-3 p.m., Traders Day. For more info call Keith Severson, 607-343-1906.

April 25: Pompey Rod & Gun Club, Sportsman’s Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Robert Fallert, 315-656-8810.

April 25: Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen Women in Nature, Otisco Rod & Gun Club. For info Nancy Canavan, 315-445-2817.

April 28: Oneida Lake Association Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., Gillette Road Middle School, Cicero. For info call Tony Buffa, 315-427-2278.

May 9: Suffolk County Alliance of Sportsmen Annual Youth Shoot, Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club, 70 Kean St., Babylon, for ages 12-17, arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. For more info call 631-226-7201 or email GHungerford101@cs.com.

June 6: Leatherstocking Hunting Retriever Assoc., 8 a.m., Frost Hill Farm & Kennels, Clyde. For info call Tn /Conover, 585-750-1014.

Meetings

Central New York Izaak Walton League meets last Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., Fayetteville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club, Manlius. For info Mark Matt, 315-420-9209.

Cortland Chapter Izaak Walton League meets last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Homer. For info call Robin Chernow, 607-849-6718.

Utica Chapter Izaak Walton League meets monthly, MWP Arts Institute, Utica. For more info call Audrey Lewis, 315-853-1066.

Keuka Lake Chapter Izaak Walton League meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Branchport. Info, 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.

Orange County Trappers meets monthly, 7:30 p.m., Shawangunk Fish & Game Association. For more info call Michael Finn, 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. For more info contact Don at 315-591-0581 or Bruce at 315-591-3525.

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