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Week of 6 January, 2013
Sunday - 1/6
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 1/7
 Suffolk County Special Firearms Deer Season Begins
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Hunting with a firearm is permitted on weekdays only. A special permit is required to hunt during this season. For complete details, visit DEC's Firearms Deer Season in Suffolk County webpage.

Tuesday - 1/8
6:30 PMAdvanced Skiing
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Experienced cross-country skiers are invited to join us on this guided ski tour. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Ski rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Wednesday - 1/9
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 1/10
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

Friday - 1/11
5:00 PMHigh-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Proposed Regulations - comment period ends

Comments will be accepted on the draft regulations from December 12, 2012 through 5:00 PM on January 11, 2013.

Saturday - 1/12
10:30 AMFrozen Forest Snowshoe Walk
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

Explore the beauty of winter woods on this guided walk. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

2:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow

While other New York mammals are sleeping away the winter or hiding under the ground, the eastern cottontail is out braving the cold winter months. Contrary to popular belief, cottontails and other rabbits are not rodents but lagomorphs. Come learn the difference on this indoor talk and outdoor exploration.

December - 2012
January - 2013
February - 2013
LegendDeadlines Five Rivers General Meetings 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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