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Week of 13 October, 2013
Sunday - 10/13
 Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Youth hunters, ages 12-15, must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Only junior hunters are allowed to possess a firearm or harvest birds during the special youth hunt weekend.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage for information on release sites in your area.



 Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46245.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Under the close supervision of a licensed and experienced adult mentor, 14- to 15- year old junior hunters may use a firearm to take one deer of either sex with the appropriate licenses, tags and privileges. This youth hunt is open in Northern and Southern Zones, except in bow only areas.

Visit DEC's Junior Hunter Mentoring Program webpage for a complete list of details.


10:30 AMFall Leaf and Nature Art
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This short, inspiring indoor presentation about using natural materials to make art will be followed by a trek through the woods to identify fallen tree leaves and create art along the way. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Monday - 10/14
 Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46245.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Under the close supervision of a licensed and experienced adult mentor, 14- to 15- year old junior hunters may use a firearm to take one deer of either sex with the appropriate licenses, tags and privileges. This youth hunt is open in Northern and Southern Zones, except in bow only areas.

Visit DEC's Junior Hunter Mentoring Program webpage for a complete list of details.


Tuesday - 10/15
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 10/16
1:00 PMPublic Meeting - Proposed Regulation of Liquified Natural Gas Facilities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93069.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: New York State Fairgrounds, Martha Eddy Room, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY

DEC is proposing the addition of Part 570 to State regulations to establish a permitting program for the safe siting, construction, and operation of liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities and transportation of LNG in New York.

DEC is conducting the public meeting to present the proposed rule and respond to the public's questions prior to a public hearing scheduled for Ocotber 30, 2013. Public comments also are welcome during a public comment period that runs through November 4, 2013. Please click on the web link above for complete details, including links to the proposed rule, how to comment, and other important information.



Thursday - 10/17
4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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 - 10/18
 Early Bear Season Final Day in Northern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html#Black
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The regular bowhunting season remains open, and the muzzleloader season opens October 19. See complete season details by visiting the link above.


 Turkey Hunting Final Day in Northern Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

7:00 PMNight Migration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many species of birds migrate at night. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of a nocturnal migration during this indoor presentation and outdoor stroll. We will introduce you to a technique which uses the full moon to look for night travelers.



7:30 PMFamily Full Moon Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come join us for a walk through the woods as we look for nocturnal critters and enjoy the sunset as the Hunter's Moon rises in the east. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Saturday - 10/19
 Muzzleloader Deer and Bear Season Opens in Northern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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.


 Pheasant Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


 Turkey Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


10:00 AMBird Seed Order Pickup
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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.



 Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree (Suffolk County)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
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



 Fall Family Fishing and Children’s Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park, Nassau
Contact  I FISH NY - Long Island
631-444-0283

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



 What Galls You
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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 AMLeafy Leftovers
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
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.


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