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Saturday October 27, 2012
Contact  (631) 444-0270

Brookhaven National Lab

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Canada goose season opens in the following designated goose hunting areas: Northeast, East Central, South, West Central and Hudson Valley. Goose hunting area descriptions and bag limit information is available at the link above.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

This season is open in Western, Northeastern and Lake Champlain Waterfowl Hunting Zones.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Youth hunters, ages 12-15, must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Only junior hunters are allowed to possess a firearm or harvest birds during the special youth hunt weekend. The bag limit is two birds per day for the Long Island youth pheasant hunting weekend.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage for information on release sites in your area.

9:00 AM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning national interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, October 24.

2:00 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Looking for an enriching alternative to Halloween activities that are violent or scary? At our family-friendly Halloween Open House, naturalists will share fun facts about bats, spiders and bones galore with interactive tabletop exhibits. Touch a coyote skull, run your fingers across a bear’s teeth and learn about snakes and toads. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Youth groups are welcome but must call the center to register by Wednesday, October 24. All activities are ongoing and free of charge. Come in costume if you wish.

6:00 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Which creatures stalk their prey at night? What secrets do the shadows of the forest hold? Come walk the trails, and explore the spooky side of Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.
Direction to Reinstein Woods

LegendFive Rivers General 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.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

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