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ERIE COUNTY FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS SPONSORS 2015 NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY EVENT

Aug 18, 2015 - On September 26, 2015, the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will celebrate the 44th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day at Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma, NY.
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DEC ADOPTS NEW RULES FOR ANTLERLESS DEER HUNTING IN PARTS OF THE STATE

Aug 7, 2015 - To achieve the desired deer population levels, the allowable harvest of antlerless deer is being increased in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 1C, 3M, 3S, 4J, 8A, 8C, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8N, 9A, and 9F.
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Conservation and Lake Ontario News June 2015

Jun 17, 2015 - “Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting” … one of the original anti-hunting groups in our nation has again reared its ugly head, apparently having had new life breathed into it. It is headquartered right here in New York State, in the college community of New Paltz, on the lower Hudson River.
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Controlling Lake Weeds without Breaking a Sweat

May 13, 2015 - Lakeside homeowners keep shoreline, docks and view free of water weeds with lake mowers that easily reach wherever a boat can go.
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Wilderness First Aid Class – June 7, 2015

Mar 6, 2015 - The New York State Outdoor Guides Association (NYSOGA) is sponsoring a Wilderness First Aid Class accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society, the Emergency Care and Safety Institute and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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Conservation Plan for Bald Eagles in New York State Now Available for Public Review and Comment

Feb 26, 2015 - A proposed conservation plan to manage New York’s population of the bald eagle is now available for public review and comment. The Conservation Plan for Bald Eagles in New York State describes the historic and current status of the bald eagle in the state and provides guidelines for future management actions.
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DEC ANNOUNCES STATE OF LAKE ONTARIO MEETINGS:

Feb 26, 2015 - Lake Ontario and its embayments and tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch and panfish. New York’s Lake Ontario waters comprise more than 2.7 million acres.
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DEC Regional Natural Resource Supervisor Tom Martin Honored as NYSAF “Forester of the Year”

Feb 26, 2015 - The New York Society of American Foresters (NYSAF) honored state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Natural Resource Supervisor Tom Martin as its 2014 Forester of the Year.
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THE SUFFERN SHOW” RETURNS! VISIT THE 38TH ANNUAL WORLD FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPOSITION, MARCH 5-8, 2015

Jan 21, 2015 - THE SUFFERN SHOW” RETURNS! VISIT THE 38TH ANNUAL WORLD FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPOSITION, MARCH 5-8, 2015, AT ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FIELD HOUSE, SUFFERN, NY
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Get Hooked on the 2nd Annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo – Jan. 23-25

Jan 15, 2015 - Largest Three-Day Fishing Expo on the Great Lakes Features the “Greater Niagara Fishing Academy,” Children’s Activities and More
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DEC continuing to study reports of dead and erratic-acting steelhead in the Salmon River

Jan 7, 2015 - The fish are exhibiting "signs of stress and elevated mortality rates due to an apparent thiamine (Vitamin B) deficiency." The most likely source of that is the injesting of alewives. Alewives, an invasive bait fish in the Great Lakes that salmon and steelhead feed predominately on, are known to contain thiaminase, an enzyme that degrades thiamine.
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NYSOWA Honors Leo Maloney With the M. Paul Keesler Outdoor Citizen Award

Dec 9, 2014 - New York State Outdoor Writers Association honors sportsman for service as spokesman for outdoor sports and as a conservationist
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Fly Tying Classes 2015 Sponsored by Clearwater Chapter Trout Unlimited

Nov 6, 2014 - Saint Joseph’s Parish Center 45 Macarthur Dr., Scotia, NY
Beginner’s class start Jan 13th - Mar 3rd, every Tuesday
Advanced class starts Jan 15th—Mar 5th, every Thursday
Time: 7-9 PM

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REMAINING DEER MANAGEMENT PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR HUNTER

Oct 28, 2014 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning November 1, 2014.
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Help Save the Seneca White Deer

Oct 14, 2014 - With the Army poised to leave some time in 2016 (and this time frame is pretty firm) that will mean the end of maintenance (primarily the fence which is sliced by poachers) and the management of the deer herd which has been happening for nearly 50 years. The owner of the depot, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has already stated it wants nothing to do with managing the deer or continuing to maintain the fence. It wants commercial development period.
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NY TBF ANNOUNCES 2015 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Oct 7, 2014 - Our goal is to provide exciting participation opportunities for anglers at all levels structured under a draw format where boaters are randomly paired with non-boater (co-anglers) for an eight hour tournament day. Each angler competes only in their respective category with boater entry fees of $100 and the co-angler fees are $50.
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Leather Stocking Sportsman's Expo

Leather Stocking Sportsman's Expo

Oct 2, 2014 - Saturday Oct. 18th 10am-5pm
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Cuomo: New NY outdoor access projects open

Sep 29, 2014 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New outdoor projects completed by the Department of Environmental Conservation across New York provide enhanced access for fishing, hunting, kayaking, and wildlife observation.
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Lake Ontario’s Native Salmon Return to Oswego County

Aug 1, 2014 - OSWEGO COUNTY, NY - Back in the early years of the 19th century, Lake Ontario had the greatest population of landlocked Atlantic salmon in the world. So many ran the tributaries each fall to spawn, men could drive horse-drawn wagons into the streams and spear or net a load full. Housewives would wade in up to their knees and catch salmon dinners in their aprons.
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Second State Record Fish Established For 2014 Angler Catches State Record Freshwater Drum on Lake Ontario

Jul 22, 2014 - Caught on June 14, 2014, the fish measured 33.5 inches and weighed 26 pounds 9 ounces and breaks the previous state record by more than 2 pounds.
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