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Saturday June 15, 2013
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries

For size and daily possession limits, visit the link above.

Also, check the Special Freshwater Fishing Regulations by County to determine if regulations in waterbodies near you differs from statewide regulations.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

"Frogs" are defined as eastern spadefoot toad, eastern American toad, Fowler's toad, northern cricket frog, northern gray treefrog, northern spring peeper, western chorus frog, bullfrog, green frog, mink frog, wood frog, northern leopard frog, southern leopard frog, and pickerel frog.

A fishing or small game license is required to take frogs with a spear, club, hook, or by hand. A small game license is required to take frogs with a gun or bow.

Leopard frogs shall not be taken in WMU 1A, 1C, 2A; and northern cricket frogs and eastern spadefoot toads shall not be taken in any area of the state.

For more information, see our Reptile and Amphibian Hunting Seasons page.

10:00 AM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us in celebration of Flag Day as we study birds that “fly the colors.” An indoor overview of the how and why of bird coloration will be followed by an outdoor search for bluebirds, redbirds and other birds with “patriotic” plumes. Conservation strategies for species of conservation concern will be discussed.

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

Join us in a salute to Father’s Day in the natural world as we compare and contrast male parenting behaviors of common creatures. An indoor overview of the varied approaches to fatherhood found among birds, mammals and other wildlife will be followed by an outdoor search for “deer” old dad. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 12 to register or for more information.

4:30 PM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for Friends of Reinstein's annual fundraiser to support Reinstein Woods! Enjoy a delicious barbecue by Kentucky Greg’s, bluegrass music by the Pointless Brothers and a basket raffle. Then stroll a dessert trail featuring wild edibles. Tickets are $30.00, and are available at Reinstein Woods or by mail with the order form on our website. Tickets must be purchased by June 11. Call 716-683-5959 for more information.

LegendFive Rivers 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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