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Week of 11 November, 2012
Sunday - 11/11
 Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Long Island Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Note: A 2011-12 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2012.


 Waterfowl Youth Hunt - Long Island Waterfowl Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Junior hunters (age 12-15) must posses a license and be registered with HIP (a federal duck stamp is not required for 12-15 year-olds). The junior hunter must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter (including current HIP registration and duck stamp). 

For more information, see DEC's Youth Waterfowl Hunt page.


 Youth Waterfowl Program Hunting
Contact  Region One Sportsman's Education Office
(631) 444-0255 or e-mail them at r1wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10 and have completed a hunter education course by 10/20/12. Possess a junior small game hunting license by 11/10/12 and registe with the Harvest Information Program. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.


Monday - 11/12
 Youth Waterfowl Program Hunting
Contact  Region One Sportsman's Education Office
(631) 444-0255 or e-mail them at r1wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10 and have completed a hunter education course by 10/20/12. Possess a junior small game hunting license by 11/10/12 and registe with the Harvest Information Program. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.


Tuesday - 11/13
10:30 AMClimate Smart Community Webinar
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html
Contact  Office of Climate Change
climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

An exclusive tour of unwasteNY.org…the Public Service Commission created unwasteNY.com to help homeowners and businesses develop custom plans to eliminate energy waste, reducing both costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Climate Smart Communities can promote use of this money-saving tool as an important part of their outreach programs.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet. To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the "Join a meeting" button and enter Conference ID 78425 in the "Meeting Login" screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.



Wednesday - 11/14
 Woodcock Season Final Day in Upstate New York and Suffolk and Nassau Counties
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

9:00 AMThe 23rd Annual New York State Recycling Conference and Trade Show
http://www.nysar3.org/
Contact  New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Inc.(NYSAR3)
518-482-7395

Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.

Sponsored by: New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Inc.(NYSAR3) and
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)


7:00 PMFriends of Five Rivers Annual Meeting
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a presentation by Alan French of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers on exploring and enjoying the night sky and how amateur astronomers around the world can use new technology to make new discoveries of comets, asteroids and other astronomical objects. A short business meeting reviewing the Friends’ many accomplishments of the past year will precede the program.



Thursday - 11/15
 Tip-Ups for Ice Fishing Allowed
Contact  Bureau of Fisheries
fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Tip‑ups may only be operated on waters of the state between November 15 and April 30. A tip-up is basically a spool on a stick holding a baited line suspended through a hole in the ice. When the bait is taken by a fish, the pull on the line releases a signal, such as a red flag.

Visit DEC's Ice Fishing and General Ice Fishing Regulations webpages for safety information, helpful tips, regulations and more.


9:00 AMThe 23rd Annual New York State Recycling Conference and Trade Show
http://www.nysar3.org/
Contact  New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Inc.(NYSAR3)
518-482-7395

Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.

Sponsored by: New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Inc.(NYSAR3) and
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)


4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 716-683-5959

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043

No registration required. Direction to Reinstein Woods.


Friday - 11/16
 Canada Goose Season Final Day in East Central and Hudson Valley Areas
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In East Central Area, split season reopens November 24. 
In Hudson Valley Area, split season reopens December 8.


 Regular Bowhunting Season for Deer and Bear Final Day in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Late bowhunting season opens December 10.


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

Saturday - 11/17
 Long Island Turkey Season Opens
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html
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.


 Regular Firearms Big Game Season Opens in Southern Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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


10:00 AMWatchable Wildlife: Leave It to Beaver
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

According to folklore, the size of a beaver’s fall food cache indicates how severe winter will be. Join us to learn fact from fiction on this naturalist’s tour of fall beaver ecology.


10:30 AMReady, Set, Sleep!
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Discover how trees and animals prepare for the long winter ahead on this guided walk.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



12:00 PMDeer/Bear Check Station in Holland, Erie County
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/86991.html
Contact  Megan Gollwitzer
region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The annual deer and bear check station is back for opening big game season this weekend!

Route 16 (northbound) in Holland, Erie County, about one mile south of the Town of Holland

Saturday, November 17
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DEC reminds hunters to be familiar with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations this year. Pennsylvania has been added to the list of CWD states.  Hunters may not bring back unprocessed deer or deer heads from any CWD state into New York.  For more information about CWD, please visit DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8325.html.


2:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: White-Tailed Deer
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Mid-November is an excellent time to “scout” for deer. Deer are very active during this season, and their tracks, trails, pellets, rubs, scrapes and beds are all good indicators of the season’s prospects. Join us for a field study of the natural history of deer and learn what’s what.



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