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October 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30  Week 40
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Lake Champlain Zone
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Southeast Zone
Brook Trout Season Closes on Long Island
Trout season closes in Southaven County Park
11:00 AM
Hudson River Canoe Program
1
2012-13 Sporting License Year Starts
Archery Deer and Bear Season Opens in Southern Zone
Cottontail Hunting Opens Upstate
Coyote Hunting Opens Upstate
Pheasant Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
Quail Hunting Opens in Orange and Putnam Counties
Ruffed Grouse Hunting Opens in Eastern, Central and Western Areas Upstate
Snow Geese Season Opens in Several Waterfowl Hunting Zones
Turkey Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Hunting Opens in Northern Areas
Woodcock Hunting Opens Statewide
2
3
4
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
6:30 PM
AlTech Specialty Steel State Superfund Site Public Meeting
5
Tautog (Blackfish) Season Opens
5:00 PM
Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Draft UMP Amendment Comment Period Ends
6
Brant season opens in Western and Northeastern zones
Duck, Coot and Merganser Hunting Opens in Northeastern Zone
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
9:00 AM
Teacher Workshop: Teaching about Autumn
10:30 AM
EcoBots: Tinkering with Motors and Magnetism
1:30 PM
The Reinstein Woods Experience
7  Week 41
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
8
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
9
Bird Seed Sale Orders Due
10
6:00 PM
Busy Beavers
11
10:30 AM
Climate Smart Community Webinar
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
12
Early Bear Season Final Day in Northern Zone
After-School Escape
5:00 PM
2012 Air Monitoring Network Plan Comment Period Ends
13
Brant Season Opens in Southeastern and Lake Champlain Zones
Canada Goose Season Opens in Lake Champlain
Duck, Coot and Merganser Hunting Opens in Lake Champlain and Southeastern Zones
Muzzleloader Deer and Bear Season Opens in Northern Zone
Sea Duck Season Opens on Long Island
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Western Zone
9:30 AM
Educator Workshop: Great Lakes Institute
10:00 AM
Fall Family Fishing and Children's Festival
How to Do It: Beginning Birdwatching
10:30 AM
Great Migration Challenge
11:00 AM
Hudson River Canoe Program
2:00 PM
Animal Superpowers
Family Fun: Fall Leaves for Kids
14  Week 42
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Western Zone
Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day in Northeastern Zone
11:00 AM
Canoe Program
15
Trout, Landlocked Salmon and Kokanee Fishing Final Day - Statewide
16
6:30 PM
Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve Annual Membership Meeting
7:00 PM
Stauffer Mgt. Site State Superfund Public Meeting
17
Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
18
10:30 AM
Climate Smart Community Webinar
11:00 AM
Canoe Program
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
5:00 PM
AlTech Specialty Steel State Superfund Site Comment Period Ends
6:00 PM
Fulton Municipal Works Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sit - P.S. 372 Brooklyn, NY
19
Archery and Muzzleloader Big Game Seasons Final Day - Northern Zone
Turkey Hunting Final Day in Northern Areas Upstate
6:30 PM
Owl Prowl
20
Pheasant Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
Regular Firearms Big Game Season Opens in Northern Zone
Turkey Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
7:00 AM
Youth Waterfowl Program Instruction
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Reptiles You Should Know
10:30 AM
Fall Tree ID
2:00 PM
How Not To Feed Birds
21  Week 43
Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day in Southeastern Zone
22
Draft Workbook for the Short Environmental Assessment Form (EAF)
23
24
5:30 PM
Alley Creek Long Term Control Plan Public Kickoff Meeting
25
Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons Open Upstate
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
26
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
27
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Canada Goose Season Opens in Several Areas Statewide
Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens in Several Waterfowl Zones
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Long Island
9:00 AM
Teacher Workshop: Project WILD
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Halloween Open House
6:00 PM
Halloween Forest Hike
28  Week 44
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Long Island
29
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
6:00 PM
Full Moon Walk
30
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
31
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Special Scup Season for Party/Charter Boats Final Day
1
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Beaver Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
Drawing for Long Island Firearms Deer Season Begins
Fox, Weasel, Opossum, Raccoon and Skunk Hunting & Trapping Opens on Long Island
River Otter Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
Several Small Game Seasons Open on Long Island
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
2
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Jamaica Bay Research Center Proposals Due
Turkey Hunting Final Day in Portion of Western and Central Areas Upstate
3
9:30 AM
Educator Workshop: Project WILD
10:00 AM
Inspired by Nature
1:30 PM
The Reinstein Woods Experience
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Fun with Trees
5:00 PM
Nature's Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops






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