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Saturday November 16, 2013
Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

This season is open in Suffolk County, Wildlife Management Unit 1C only. Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Deer and Bear Hunting webpage for regulations, season details, license information and more.

10:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Join a center naturalist for a guided walk along one of Five Rivers’ easier trails – the Service Loop. This wide trail enables staff to access critical areas to maintain diverse habitats for resident wildlife and makes it easy to observe wildlife and their fall activities.

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

Do you know where our water lilies came from or where to find the Reinstein family’s hidden root cellar? Discover Reinstein Woods’ best kept secrets on this guided walk. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

12:00 PM
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Northbound on Route 16 (about 1 mile south of Holland)
Town of Holland, Erie County
Hunters wishing to donate their harvest to “Hunters Helping the Hungry” sponsored by the Venison Donation Coalition, may drop off a deer at the Holland check station during days of operation before 6 p.m.

2:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Packages for under the tree or for any other holiday. Come ready to get a little messy as we explore various wrapping materials that are eco-friendly, kid-friendly and fun. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 13.

3:30 PM
Contact  Molly Hastings - Region 2 Environmental Educator
(718) 482-6404

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation encourages you to join us on a hike to become a deer expert as we separate myth from reality. Hold real antlers that deer shed. Then we will hike through the woods and search for tracks and traces that deer leave behind. All ages are welcome. We hope to see you (and the deer) there!

We will meet in the parking lot of Mt. Loretto Unique Area, located at 6450 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY. Please be on time.

For additional information on Mt. Loretto, visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8291.html.

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

Event held at:
Knights of Columbus Hall
2735 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY

Enjoy a tasting of fine regional wines, cheese and hors d’oeuvres and help support the Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve. Western New York artisans will showcase their nature-themed artwork, which will be available for purchase. Call 716-683-5959 for ticket information.

LegendFive Rivers General Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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