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Saturday March 16, 2013
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries

Waters on the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge are open to striped bass fishing only. Marine and coastal striped bass fishing opens on April 15. Visit the link above for season details.

8:00 AM
Contact  Region 1 Sportsman Education Program
(631) 444-0255

DEC's Sportsman Education unit will be holding a hands-on youth program on bow hunter safety on March 16 at the Peconic River Sportsman's Club in Manorville.

Each class is limited to 30 participants and selections are made by a panel that reviews a 75-word application.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive their Bow Hunter Education Training Certificate.

Enrollment in the class is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who have not yet taken either their Bow Hunter Education course.

For more information or to register for the session, contact the NYSDEC Sportsman Education Office at (631) 444-0255.

9:00 AM
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).

10:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In our first session, we will learn how plants grow from seeds and then make three recycled seed starters to plant vegetable and flower seeds. You can take one home to watch your seed grow and bring it back for the next session. Participants are encouraged but not required to register for all three sessions (Part 2 on April 27; Part 3 on May 18). For children ages 6 to 8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

1:30 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a cook’s tour of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. You’ll get to twirl a brace drill, pound a spile, inspect the sap flow in our sugarbush, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling down in our evaporator and take the maple taste test. A local maple producer will be on site to answer questions and to offer a variety of maple products for sale. Organized groups are welcome but are asked to please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

LegendFive Rivers General Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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