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Week of 18 November, 2012
Sunday - 11/18
12:00 PMDeer/Bear Check Station in Holland, Erie County
Contact  Megan Gollwitzer

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.

Hunters are encouraged to bring their deer to the check station where DEC staff will determine deer age and collect other important biological and harvest information. With black bear season opening the same day as deer season again this year; staff will check harvested bears as well.

Participation is voluntary but appreciated and helps DEC gather valuable data necessary for assessing the status of the area’s big game population. Technicians from NYS Department of Health (DOH) will also be present at the check station to examine deer for ticks and collect samples to test for Lyme disease.

As in previous years, hunters wishing to donate their harvest to “Hunters Helping the Hungry” sponsored by the Venison Donation Coalition, may drop off a deer at the Holland check station during days of operation before 6 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.

Monday - 11/19
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 11/20
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 11/21
 Long Island Turkey Season Final Day
Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

Thursday - 11/22
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 11/23
 Canada Goose Season Opens in Central and Western Long Island Goose Areas
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

 Several Waterfowl Seasons open in Long Island Waterfowl Zone
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Snow Goose, Duck, Coot, Merganser and Brant Seasons open in the Long Island Waterfowl Zone. 

10:30 AMTurkey Trek
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods. Join us on a guided nature walk as we look for wild turkeys and the clues they leave behind.

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

Saturday - 11/24
 Brant Season Final Day in Western and Northeastern Waterfowl Zones
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

 Canada Goose Season Opens in East Central Goose Area
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

10:00 AMHistory Happened Here: CCC Camp S-72
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In November 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S-72 was established at what is now Five Rivers to create the Delmar Experimental Game Farm. Join us in celebration of New York State History Month for an indoor/outdoor study of the enduring legacy of this historic program, which is still a vibrant and integral part of our site’s unique sense of place and of our state and national landscape.

10:30 AMWellness Walk
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ate too much on Thanksgiving? Come work off those holiday calories on this walk in the woods.

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

2:00 PMFamily Fun: Nuts You Should Know
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Nut-bearing trees are important food sources both for wildlife and people. Join us on this outdoor foray to monitor the mast crop and investigate the many creatures who are nuts about nuts. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 21.

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