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Saturday October 20, 2012
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

The regular hunting season runs through December 2, 2012. For more details on deer and bear hunting in New York State, visit DEC's Big Game Hunting webpage.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

7:00 AM
Contact  Region One Sportsman's Education Office
(631) 444-0255 or e-mail them at r1wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hubbard County Park. Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.

10:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Come celebrate Reptile Awareness Day as local herpetologist Dee Strnisa provides up-close introductions to common snakes and turtles. The ecological importance and conservation status of various reptile species will be discussed. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other.
Direction to Five Rivers

10:30 AM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall as you learn how to identify our local trees along the trail.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. Direction to Reinstein Woods

2:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Birds do not need to be fed in winter as much as we have a need to provide them food, but there are pitfalls to avoid when feeding birds, and we’ve learned them all the hard way. Like when a black bear joined in the fun. Join us for an in-depth indoor workshop on when to feed birds, how to feed birds, what to feed birds and how to deal with health and safety issues such as disease, vermin, predation and those unexpected visitors. Direction to Five Rivers

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

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