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Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities
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February 2016
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31  Week 6
Brant Hunting Season Final Day - Long Island Zone
Ducks, Coot and Mergansers Hunting Season Final Day - Long Island Zone
Final Day Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season in Portion of Western and Central NY
Regular and Special Firearms Deer Seasons End in Suffolk County
Sea Duck Hunting Season Final Day - Special Sea Duck Area
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Sunday Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental
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2
3
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Eastern Long Island
4
1:00 PM
Five Rivers - Adult Continuing Ed: Geocaching
4:30 PM
Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
5
6
9:30 AM
Cazenovia Lake Ice Fishing Clinic
12:00 PM
Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Fishing Clinic
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Winter Wonderland in the Woods
2:00 PM
Five Rivers - Learn to Snowshoe
7  Week 7
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9
10
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Central Long Island Zone
11
Late Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - North Shore of Central Long Island
1:00 PM
Five Rivers - Adult Continuing Ed: Geocaching
4:30 PM
Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
12
13
Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
10:00 AM
Five Rivers - The Great Backyard Bird Count
10:30 AM
Reinstein Woods: Sweetheart Snowshoe Walk
2:00 PM
Five Rivers - Family Fun: Squirrels for Kids
14  Week 8
Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
9:00 AM
Tully Lake Ice Fishing Outing & Clinic (reservations recommended)
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Sunday Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental
15
Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni
Final Day for Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons
Late Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - North Shore of Central Long Island
16
9:30 AM
Casterline Pond Ice Fishing Clinick
17
9:00 AM
Fisheries 7th Annual Ice Fishing Clinic
10:30 AM
Reinstein Woods: Winter Nature Play
18
10:30 AM
Reinstein Woods: Learn to Cross-Country Ski
2:00 PM
Five Rivers - Open House: Animals of the Front Room
4:30 PM
Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
19
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Track and Scat Snowshoe Walk
20
10:00 AM
Five Rivers - Family Fun: Exploring Outdoors
10:30 AM
Reinstein Woods: Stories in the Woods
2:00 PM
Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Old Field Trail
2:30 PM
Reinstein Woods: Birding 101: Class #2
21  Week 9
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Sunday Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental
22
23
7:30 PM
Five Rivers - Outdoor Fun: Full Moon Snowshoe
24
25
Final Day for Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons in Long Island/NYC
4:30 PM
Reinstein Woods: After School Escape
26
27
10:30 AM
Reinstein Woods: DIY Rain Barrels
2:00 PM
Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Wildlife in Winter
28  Week 10
River Otter Trapping Final Day in Eastern Areas of Upstate New York
1:00 PM
Reinstein Woods: Sunday Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental
29
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Western Long Island Zone
Several Small Game Seasons Final Day Statewide
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3
4
5
Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - South Zone
9:00 AM
Carters Pond Ice Fishing Clinic
Free Ice Fishing Clinic at Carter's Pond WMA
10:00 AM
Five Rivers - Family Fun: Dr. Seuss Read-a-Thon
LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons






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