***Winter Trap Banquet Update***
NOW Friday May 5th 2017
Friday evenings at the club @ 6pm
Please contact Tim firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know if your interested.
Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm
Committee members please show up if you have the time.
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: email@example.com for applications.
Drinks at 6:30 Dinner at 7:00
Trap on July 4th is rescheduled for Wed July 5th due to holiday.
There is a scheduling conflict and the new tentative date will be May 6th 2017. Any questions or concerns please contact Ed Scheuer ASAP
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:
For a summary of the regulations changes, visit DEC's website.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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