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December 2012
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25  Week 48
Beaver Trapping Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
Canada Goose Season Final Day for Central Long Island
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Brant Season Final Day on Long Island
Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Western and Central Areas Upstate
Mink Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
26
27
Canada Goose Season Final Day for West Central Goose Area
28
29
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
30
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Regular Season Final Day - Statewide
Striped Bass and Hickory Shad Fishing Final Day in the Hudson River
1
Brant Season Final Day in Lake Champlain and Southeastern Waterfowl Zones
Canada Goose Season Final Day in Lake Champlain Goose Area
No Kill Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Season Begins - Statewide
9:00 AM
Behind the Scenes: Bird Banding At Five Rivers
10:00 AM
Nature Journaling
1:30 PM
The Reinstein Woods Experience
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Eco-Friendly Wrapping Project
2  Week 49
Canada Goose Season Opens in Central and Eastern Long Island Goose Areas
Duck, Coot, Merganser Hunting Opens in Long Island Waterfowl Zone
Regular Firearms Big Game Season Final Day in Northern Zone
3
Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens in Select WMUs
4
5
8:30 AM
Urban Forestry Emerald Ash Borer - Best Practices for Communities
1:00 PM
2012 EEA Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
Developing 2013 Quota Distribution Plans
6
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
7
8
Canada Goose Season Opens in Hudson Valley Goose Area
9:00 AM
Teacher Workshop: Project WILD Aquatic
1:00 PM
Friends of Reinstein Holiday Party
4:00 PM
Citizen Science: Night Owls and Hot Dogs
9  Week 50
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Western Waterfowl Zone
Late Bowhunter and Muzzleloader Deer Season Final Day in Select WMUs
Regular Firearms Big Game Season Final Day in Southern Zone
10:00 AM
Educator Workshop: Aquatic WILD
10
Final Day to Bait Body-Gripping Traps Set On Land
Muzzleloader and Late Bowhunting Big Game Season Opens in Southern Zone
Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons Final Day Upstate
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season Opens in southeast areas, portions of Central NY
11
Canada Goose Season Final Day in South Goose Hunting Area
8:30 AM
Urban Foresty Tips for the Trade Workshop
12
Brant Season Opens in Long Island Waterfowl Zone
13
10:30 AM
Climate Smart Community Webinar: 179D Tax Deduction to Reduce Energy Use
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
14
Tautog (Blackfish) Season Final Day
15
Canada Goose Season Final Day in Northeastern Goose Hunting Area
Mink and Muskrat Trapping Seasons Open in Long Island and New York City
Striped Bass Season Final Day - Marine and Coastal District
10:00 AM
The Cultural History of Christmas Trees
10:30 AM
Snowbirds Snowshoe Walk
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Seed Search
16  Week 51
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Northeastern Zone
17
2:00 PM
Legislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
18
Muzzleloader and Late Bowhunting Big Game Season Final Day in Southern Zone
2:00 PM
Legislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
19
Public Comment Ends for Cornell Lakes Source Cooling SPDES Permit
20
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
2:00 PM
Legislative Public Hearing for Parts 225, 228, 621 & State Plan Revisions
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
7:00 PM
Public Meeting - Cleanup Proposal for Former Greiner Orchards Site
21
22
1501 College Avenue Brownfield Site Comment Period Ends
Canada Goose Season Final Day in East Central Goose Area
10:00 AM
The Natural History of Christmas Trees
10:30 AM
Cross-Country Ski Tour
2:00 PM
Family Fun: Not a Creature Was Stirring
23  Week 52
24
25
26
27
10:00 AM
CSI: Critter Sign Investigation
2:00 PM
Family Fun: All about Beavers
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
28
9:00 AM
Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree
10:00 AM
Family Fun: Birding For Kids
10:30 AM
Introduction to Geo-caching
29
Canada Goose Season Opens in South and West Central Goose Areas
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Opens in Western Waterfowl Zone
Snow Goose Hunting Season Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
10:00 AM
Winter Prey
10:30 AM
Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk
2:00 PM
Family Fun: The Wily Fox
30  Week 1
Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Final Day in Southeastern Zone
31
Big Game Season Final Day in Westchester County
Deer Season Final Day in Suffolk County
Pheasant Season Final Day in Long Island/NYC and portions of Western New York
Quail Hunting Final Day in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Scup Fishing Season Final Day
1
Black Sea Bass Fishing Opens
New Marine Fishing Registry Year Starts
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Season Opens in Portion of Western and Central NY
9:00 AM
Citizen Science: New Year's Day Bird Count
2
3
4:30 PM
After-School Escape
4
5
Canada Goose Season Final Day for Hudson Valley Area
9:00 AM
Teacher Workshop: Project WET
10:00 AM
Snowshoes and Solutions
1:30 PM
The Reinstein Woods Experience
2:00 PM
Citizen Science: Project Feederwatch
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops






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