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  • 16 Mar 2017 7:35 AM | Anonymous

    This years 23d Annual youth camp will be held at Hawkeye Bowmen Inc. 13300 Clinton street Alden NY. The camp will be held from August 4th. through August 6th, 2017.
    This camp will be a unique education opportunity for young people 12-15 years of age, who reside in Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, or Allegany counties.
    This education program exceeds the requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, for those who wish to earn their bowhunter education certificate.
    The camp is designed to provide up 30 young people with an opportunity to experience an intensive education program focused on bowhunting and the outdoor camping experience. Participants will have an opportunity to earn their New York State Bowhunter Education Certificate, while experiencing supervised HANDS ON TRAINING
    STUDENTS THAT HAVE THEIR NYS BOWHUNTER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE ARE INELIGIBLE.
    The camp is free to all participants, cost are covered by donation received from local sportsmen's clubs, local merchants, state and national sponsors.
    Application and essays must be received by May 26, 2017.
    This class will fill up fast.
    For more information and applications please call Jerry Gorski 716-698-3008
    I will have some application up at the club some time this week.
    You may also send a email to: deanlmtl@yahoo.com for applications. 

  • 16 Mar 2017 7:34 AM | Anonymous
    Trap Banquet is set for May 6th

    Drinks at 6:30  Dinner at 7:00

    Trap on July 4th is rescheduled for Wed July 5th due to holiday.


  • 9 Mar 2017 10:03 AM | Anonymous
    Trap Banquet

    There is a scheduling conflict and the new tentative date will be May 6th 2017.  Any questions or concerns please contact Ed Scheuer ASAP


  • 8 Mar 2017 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Regulations

    New or Modified Regulations Established for Various Fish Species and Methods of Take

    New freshwater fishing regulations go into effect April 1, 2017, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

    "New York State is known for fantastic freshwater sport fishing opportunities," said Commissioner Seggos. "These regulatory changes will help maintain these opportunities and enthusiasm for the sport."

    The modifications to the sport fishing regulations are a result of a two-year process that included biological assessment, discussions with anglers, and a formal 45-day public comment period. DEC used public input to finalize the changes. These regulations will be published in the 2017-18 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide that will be available at all license sales vendors and on-line in March.

    Highlights of the new regulations include:

    • Adjustments to existing walleye regulations in various waters throughout the state, including measures to protect spawning walleye and conservative minimum harvest size and creel limits in waters where managers are trying to establish self-sustaining populations of this popular sport fish. Regulations have also been liberalized for two waters where successful management has resulted in increased walleye abundance, Chautauqua Lake (Chautauqua County) and Franklin Falls Flow (Essex County);
    • Modifications to DEC Region 7 Finger Lakes rules to increase survival of rainbow trout, brown trout, and Atlantic salmon and to create a greater balance between these species and lake trout;
    • Allowing ice fishing in some waters and restricting the number or use of devices used for fishing through the ice (including, but not limited to hand line, tip-up, tip down, etc.) in other waters to protect self-sustaining populations or limit fishing pressure;
    • Simplification of the black bass regulations in Lake Erie by compressing the three existing seasons into two while expanding opportunities to use live bait and harvest one large bass per day during a special season;
    • Greater protection for northern pike in the St. Lawrence River due to the declining abundance of spawning adults and poor recruitment of young-of-year fish in the Thousand Islands region;
    • Relaxing of special regulations for trout and Atlantic salmon for various waters in DEC Region 5 (Adirondack Region) due to poor survival; and
    • Multiple updates to clarify existing regulations.

    For a summary of the regulations changes, visit DEC's website.

     

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/ press.html

    DEC Reminds Anglers to Release Sauger during the Restoration Period
    03/02/2017

    DEC Reminds Anglers to Release Sauger during the Restoration Period

    Sauger Restoration Continues in the Allegheny River

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded anglers that the possession of the sauger species of fish is strictly prohibited and anglers should familiarize themselves with the difference between walleye and sauger. Sauger, a close relative of walleye, were once native to the Allegheny River system but disappeared due to severe pollution in the late 19th to mid- 20th centuries. Even as water quality improved after the Clean Water Act (1972), the Kinzua Dam stood in the way of sauger naturally repopulating the Upper Allegheny River.

    In 2014, DEC began a five-year stocking program in the Allegheny River and its tributaries with the goal of creating a self-sustaining sauger fishery. DEC has stocked more than 14,000, 1.5 - 2 inch fingerlings and 250,000 fry (3/8 inch) over the last three years. The fish, raised at DEC's Chautauqua Hatchery (Stow, NY), are released into the wild in early summer. Stocked waters include the upper Allegheny Reservoir, Allegheny River, Olean Creek, and Oil Creek.

    Sauger have a streamlined body shape like a walleye, but have three distinguishing characteristics to tell them apart. Sauger have horizontal rows of black spots on their dorsal fin, black saddle-like marking on the sides, and are lacking a white tip on the tail. Walleye have a defined white tip on the bottom of the tail.

    Similar to their walleye cousin, sauger are a highly migratory species that move into rivers and tributaries to spawn in early spring. The Allegheny River and many of its larger tributaries are popular for walleye, and anglers may encounter sauger while fishing. It is critical that anglers are aware of the program and the importance of immediately releasing any sauger that are caught.

    Since the restoration program began, DEC Region 9 fisheries staff have conducted surveys in the Allegheny River and the results are encouraging. Fish from all three stocking years have been caught, indicating that sauger are surviving well in the river. The largest sauger collected during 2016 surveys was a 2 year old fish measuring 17.5 inches.

    Anglers are on the front lines when it comes to knowing what is actually going on in the river. Any reports or evidence of sauger activity will greatly assist DEC in learning more about how these sauger are using the river. Anglers are encouraged to report catches or sightings of sauger to the Region 9 DEC fisheries office in Allegany at (716) 372-0645. More information and the full version of New York's Sauger Conservation Management Plan can be found on DEC's webpage.

     

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/ 77537.html

    DEC: Genesee River Angler Diarists Wanted
    03/02/2017

    DEC: Genesee River Angler Diarists Wanted

    Observations Will Help Shape Future Fisheries Management Actions

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) welcomes angler observations as DEC begins its angler diary program on the Genesee River in Allegany and Wyoming counties. The diarist program aims to record dates for trout and bass fishing trips on the Genesee River from the Pennsylvania line downstream through Letchworth State Park from March 1st through October 31, 2017.

    "Angler participation in this program is greatly appreciated and will help us to evaluate the Genesee River's fishery quality," said Regional Fisheries Manager Mike Clancy. "This is a great opportunity for anglers to contribute observations and help shape future fishery management actions."

    Those who fish the Genesee River (even once) and are able to contribute observations by keeping a fishing diary for DEC can contact the Region 9 Fisheries Office at (716) 372-6372 or by e-mail at fwfish9@dec.ny.gov.

     

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/ 77537.html



  • 8 Mar 2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to one of our members, Duane Kelly for his accomplishment this past weekend at the Winter Cam Classic Archery tournament in Rochester NY. Duane took first place in his division for the second consecutive year. Duane also took second place in the Grand Masters shoot off falling short by one point. These archery tournaments hold some of the best shooters from all over the country and Canada. Congratulation again on a great shoot.

  • 5 Mar 2017 8:57 PM | Anonymous
    Raffle Committee Meeting

    We will be having a raffle committee meeting Wednesday March 8th at 7pm.  If anyone is interested in being on the raffle committee show up this Wednesday at the club.


  • 2 Mar 2017 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    We are in NEED of someone to run the trap desk on Tuesday nights from 7-10.  It involves taking money for trap rounds and having people sign up to shoot.  No experience necessary, and your volunteer hours will count towards dues reduction.  If interested contact Ed at 200-3334  


  • 2 Mar 2017 10:16 PM | Anonymous

    Ok folks for some reason roadrunner and aol emails dont like bulk email so when ever i send emails from evans rod and gun alot of your emails get kicked back?  I send emails almost weekly and anything important that i email i also add to our web site on the NEWS tab http://www.evansrodandgunclub.com/

    so if your not getting emails you have a few choices:

    1. you can call and complain to roadrunner or aol and tell them not to block our domain.

    2. you can check our web site on a regular basis to make sure your not missing any important information

    3. you can get a real email like yahoo or gmail or outlook :-)

    thanks

    Evans Rod and Gun Club

  • 27 Feb 2017 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Become a Citizen Scientist Through FrogWatch USA

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, will train interested volunteers to help FrogWatch USA on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the town of Cheektowaga, Erie County. Community members can join an international team of citizen scientists by monitoring frog populations in the many wetlands throughout the preserve.

    The training is designed for people who are able to commit to monitoring at least one evening a week throughout the spring. Participants will learn to identify local frogs and toads by their mating calls and how to record data to be submitted to a national database. This data provides valuable information on the rise or decline of local amphibian populations and contributes to national conservation efforts.

    Registration is required for the training. Contact Reinstein Woods at (716) 683-5959 to sign up.

    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew, about three miles from the Walden Galleria mall.

     http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/ 77537.html


  • 24 Feb 2017 12:57 PM | Anonymous
    The trap committee meeting originally scheduled on Tuesday was rescheduled because we were short handed on Tuesday night trap.

    The new meeting is scheduled this Saturday 2/25/2017 at 11:00am. Anyone interested in improving trap/skeet shooting at the club are welcome.  The meeting will be short and there is a prepared agenda of topics.

    Our tentative date for the trap banquet is on Saturday April, 29 2017. To insure we order the correct amount of food, a $10 deposit for each attendee is required. Payable at the trap desk. League shooters will be refunded their deposit at the banquet (guest deposits are not refunded).

    All of the Loaded Gun-Locker raffle tickets are sold. We will be pulling the winning ticket this Tuesday during trap shooting 2/28/2017 7:00-10:00. We will also run a 50/50 raffle.

    The tickets for the Ruger Precision Rifle raffle are selling fast. Please stop by the club to purchase tickets before they are gone.

    For additional info please contact Ed Scheuer.
    Cell: 716-200-3334 or email: Evans.trap.league@gmail.com
Evans Rod & Gun Club

864 Cain Rd  Angola NY 14006

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