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Saturday October 19, 2013
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

View muzzleloading regulations for details on licenses/privileges and firearm requirements.

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 Small Game Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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

10:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

If you ordered bird seed from the Friends of Five Rivers, your order will be ready on this date. Please plan to pick it up then. If you have any questions, please call the Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295.

Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning curriculum that uses the forest as a "window" to help students in grades pre-K to 8 and educators gain awareness and knowledge of the natural world. Much of the curriculum focuses on practical, familiar examples of tress, plants and household products to paint a broader picture of the issues facing the environment today. All participants will receive the free Project Learning Tree curriculum guide upon completion. www.plt.org

Location: DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Stony Brook, Suffolk County

Registration Required: education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

Contact  I FISH NY - Long Island

Come out and enjoy a day of fishing with the entire family! Headlining the event is a children’s "Casting for Pumpkins" contest. Over 1,000 trout are stocked for the festival.

Location: Hempstead Lake State Park

Southern State Parkway, Exit 18 South

West Hempstead, NY 11552

Age: All

Cost: $6 for participants 12 years and older

Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Galls provide shelter for a variety of insects that overwinter in the Northeast. During this indoor and outdoor presentation, center naturalists will explain how some insects trigger abnormal growth in certain plants, creating both shelter and food for insect larvae. We will take a casual stroll on Five Rivers’ gentle trails, stopping along the way to learn about these insects and the plants they inhabit.

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

On this short walk, we’ll enjoy the beauty of fall leaves and use them to make a simple craft to take home. Bring your camera if you have one. For children age 8 and older. Craft fee = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00/person. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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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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