Outdoor Trader News:
- The spring gobbler season begins on May 1.
- Seasons for walleye, northern pike, tiger muskie, and pickerel begin on May 2.
- The summer flounder (fluke) season begins on May 4th.
- The season for oyster toadfish ends on May 14th.
- The season for Muskellunge begins on May 30.
- The spring gobbler season ends on May 31.
- The black bass season begins on June 20.
- (Note: Due to the coronavirus issue, certain banquets/fundraisers may now be postponed or canceled.)
- Southwestern NY Friends of NRA Banquet, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, 4:30 p.m., May 14. For additional information, contact Al Ciesla at 716-560-3988.
demonstrates (Note: some shows may now be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus situation.)
Fenner Trappers Rondy Sportsman Show, July 10-11, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call Bill Swagler at 607-222-8554 for additional information.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 9: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club Sandy Ackerman Klinger may be reached at 607-748-1010 for additional information (between10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).
Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Sept. 12-13. For additional information, visit www.nfgshows.com.
New York State Arms Collectors Association Syracuse Gun Show, September 19-20, New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sandy Ackerman Klinger may be reached at 607-748-1010 for additional information (between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Lisle Knife and Gun Show, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lisle Fire Co. Sandy Ackerman Klinger may be reached at 607-748-1010 for additional information (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).
North Eastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (631) 669-0094 for additional information.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Oneonta Gun and Knife Show, Quality Inn, Route 23 Southside, Oneonta Sandy Ackerman Klinger may be reached at 607-748-1010 for additional information (10 a.m.-5 -p.m.).
Springfling Bowfishing Contest, June 6, 2 p.m., Lees Campgrounds. For additional information, contact Mike Barber at 518-309-4411.
12th Rock Sports, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Middletown, Sept. 12. For additional information, contact Mark Jaloszynski at 845-692-9092.
Trap Shoot, Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association, Thursday nights at 6 p.m. Call George at 607-692-4843 for additional information.
Whitney Point Sportsmen Association Sight in Day, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Club. Call Linda Bates at 607-423-4746 for additional information.
2020 Capitaland Archery 3D Shoots, Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club, 706 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa, May 24, July 12, and August 23. Call 518-587-1321 for additional information.
Reloading classes are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at NY Shooter Supply. For additional information, contact Matthew Musto at 518-456-6383.
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(The DEC has set up a website where you can register for sportsman education programs online. Go to register-ed.com/programs/new york to find a course near you.
(Note: Due to the coronavirus issue, certain special activities may now be postponed or canceled.)
May 9: Annual Youth Shoot of the Suffolk County Alliance of Sportsmen, Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club, 70 Kean St., Babylon, for ages 12-17, come no later than 8:45 a.m. Call 631-226-7201 or contact GHungerford101@cs.com for additional information.
Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club Traders Day, May 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Keith Severson may be reached at 607-343-1906 for additional information.
Leatherstocking Hunting Retriever Assoc., June 6, 8 a.m., Frost Hill Farm & Kennels, Clyde. Call 585-750-1014 for additional information.
People’s Bible Church Hudson Valley Annual Sportsmen’s Pray for America Breakfast, Aug. 1, People’s Bible Church, Claverack. Marle Fredericks, executive director of Christian Bowhunters of America, will be the guest speaker. For additional information and tickets, please contact Steve May at 518-378-8405 or email@example.com.
The Fourth Annual Northeast Call Maker’s Summit will be held on August 28-29. Candor, New York’s Turkey Trot Acres. 607-659-7849 or turkeytrotacres.com for more information.
Ducks Unlimited Lower Adirondack Chapter Gun Bash, Sept. 12 Hudson Falls Fish & Game Club is a fishing and hunting club in Hudson Falls, New York. 518-524-0215 for further information
The Central New York Izaak Walton League meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville-Manilus Rod & Gun Club in Manlius. Mark Matt may be reached at 315-420-9209.
The Cortland Chapter of the Izaak Walton League meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Homer. For further information, contact Robin Chernow at 607-849-6718.
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The Utica Chapter of the Izaak Walton League meets weekly at the MWP Arts Institute in Utica. Call Audrey Lewis at 315-853-1066 for additional information.
The Keuka Lake Chapter of the Izaak Walton League meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Branchport. Lorraine Jackson may be reached at 315-536-0539 for further information.
The Rome Chapter of the Izaak Walton League meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rome. For additional information, contact Arthur Fuhrman at 315-336-2460.
Orange County Trappers meets weekly at the Shawangunk Fish & Game Association at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Michael Finn at 845-406-8916.
The Oswego County Trappers meet on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding July and November) at 7 p.m. at The Leatherstocking Club on Route 104 in New Haven. Don may be reached at 315-591-0581 or Bruce at 315-591-3525.
The Warren County Conservation Council meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Warren County Municipal Center on Rt. 9 (Exit 20) in Queensbury. Due to COVID-19, there will be no meeting in May. 518-761-0447 for further information.
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