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Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities
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December 2014
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30  Week 49
Brant Hunting Season Final Day - Long Island Zone
End of Black Bass Largemouth/Smallmouth Season
1
Black Bass Largemouth/Smallmouth Catch and Release Only (Artificial Lures Only)
2
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Western Zone
3
4
4:30 PM
Five Rivers: Outdoors After School
Reinstein Woods: After-School Escape
7:00 PM
Five Rivers: Silent Night
5
6
10:00 AM
Five Rivers: Home for the Holidays
Five Rivers: Old Field Trail Walk
1:00 PM
Friends of Reinstein Woods Holiday Party
4:00 PM
Five Rivers: Night Owls and Hot Dogs
7  Week 50
Regular Firearms Big Game Season Final Day Upstate
8
Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Big Game Season Opens in Southern Zone
Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens in Select WMUs
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season Opens in Southeast Areas, Portions of Central NY
9
10
Final Day to Bait Body-Gripping Traps Set On Land
Fisher and Marten Trapping Seasons Final Day Upstate
11
4:30 PM
Five Rivers: Outdoors After School
Reinstein Woods: After-School Escape
12
13
10:00 AM
Five Rivers: Service Road Loop Walk
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Weathering the Winter
2:00 PM
Five Rivers: Falcons
14  Week 51
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Northeast Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Northeastern Zone
Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Final Day in Select WMUs
15
Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Long Island and New York City
16
Muzzleloader and Late Bowhunting Big Game Season Final Day in Southern Zone
17
18
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Lake Champlain Zone
4:30 PM
Five Rivers: Outdoors After School
Reinstein Woods: After-School Escape
19
2:30 PM
Region 5 Annual Children's Holiday Party
20
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - East Central Zone
10:00 AM
Five Rivers: Vlomankill Trail Walk
Winter Tree I.D.
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Solstice Snowshoe Walk
2:00 PM
Five Rivers: Family Fun - Not a Creature was Stirring
21  Week 52
22
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Family Snowshoe Walk
23
24
25
26
27
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Hudson Valley Zone
Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - West Central Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Western Zone
10:00 AM
Five Rivers: Introduction to Snowshoeing
2:00 PM
Five Rivers: Beaver Tree Trail Walk
28  Week 1
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Southeastern Zone
29
Snow Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Lake Champlain Zone
30
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk
31
Brant Hunting Season Opens - Long Island Zone
Pheasant Season Final Day in Long Island/NYC and portions of Central/Western NY
Quail Hunting Final Day in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Regular Bear Season Final Day in Westchester County
Regular Deer Season Final Day in Westchester and Suffolk Counties
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Winter Nature Play
1
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - South Zone
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season Opens in Portion of Western and Central NY
9:00 AM
Five Rivers: New Year's Day Bird Count
2
3
10:00 AM
Five Rivers: Holiday Bird Count for Kids
10:30 AM
Reinstein Wood - Snowshoeing 101
LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons






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