Also, our news story ran last night. Here is the link for that;
We will once again be selling Remington Wildlife Art Calendars with the Federation’s name, website, etc. on them. This has been a decent fundraiser in the past, but the last two years we have sold fewer than previously. We used to sell over 300. We’d like to see those kinds of numbers again if possible. I’ve placed an earlybird order for 100, which is their minimum order, which SHOULD arrive in time for the Sept. 14th meeting in Springville. The 100 will obviously go to the first 100 orders I receive. I will take orders until the Oct. 12 meeting at Hawkeye and then submit the final order the next day, so the second set of calendars will be available at the Nov. meeting. The calendars will once again be $4, with $1 going to the Joe Jemiolo Youth Lifetime License Fund. The best way to order is probably through email, and then I can respond and let you know if you’re one of the first 100 calendars.
Thanks for all your support,
Ps – Please try to remember to order the calendars before the Oct. meeting. Every year we have a couple of clubs, not necessarily the same ones, who ask about getting calendars after I’ve placed the second order, and then there aren’t enough to order to meet their minimum so they don’t get them.
Congratulations and Thank You!
A good number of you have reached out to members of the Legislature. Although some of you reaped immediate results which yielded seven sponsors, everybody’s effort is visibly softening the opposition to dove hunting and slowly increasing Legislative support for it. Keep up the good work, the fight has just begun!
Especially thanks to Jeff Duxbury, Jeff Davies, Dan, George Franke and everyone else!
Assembly Bill 7778 introduced May 15, 2017 authorizes mourning dove hunting in New York. In addition to the primary sponsor, the bill garnered the support of six cosponsors. Although that certainly is a good start, more needs to happen that will require action by a convincing number of sportsmen across the state.
Senator Klein from Bronx NY is one of the senate leaders with the authority to “star” (inactivate) any senate bill he chooses. Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you live in the Bronx, we urge you to contact Senator Klein in support of a senate version of Assembly Bill 7778.
Assemblyman Heastie from Brooklyn, NY is one of the Assembly leaders who can “star” (inactivate) any Assembly bill he chooses. Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you live in Brooklyn, we urge you to contact Assemblyman Heastie in support of Assembly Bill 7778.
Senator Flanagan from Smithtown, NY is one of the senate leaders who has the authority to “star” (inactivate) any senate bill he chooses. Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you live in Smithtown, we urge you to contact Senator Flanagan in support of a senate version of Assembly Bill 7778.
East Setauket, NY
Assemblyman Englebright from East Setauket, NY is one of the Assembly leaders who can “star” (inactivate) any Assembly bill which is referred to the Environmental Conservation Committee. Assembly bill 7778 currently remains in this committee. Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you live in East Setauket, we urge you to contact Assemblyman Englebright in support of Assembly Bill 7778.
Senator O’Mara from Elmira, NY is one of the Senate leaders who can “star” (inactivate) any Senate bill which is referred to the Environmental Conservation Committee. Assembly bill 7778 is not yet sponsored in the senate, however when a senate version is introduced it will be referred to this committee, as are all hunting-related bills. Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you live in East Setauket, we urge you to contact Senator O’Mara in support of Assembly Bill 7778.
It is important, regardless of where you live, that you voice your support for this bill to the five Legislators who hold leadership positions. Assembly bill 7778 will be frozen in the Assembly until the approval to proceed with it is given by the Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and the Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Steve Englebright. Likewise, once a senate version is introduced, it will be frozen in the Senate until approved by the Republican Leader (Senator John Flanagan), the Independent Democrat Conference Leader (Senator Jeff Klein), and the Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee (Senator Tom O’Mara).
Although any one of the five leaders can stop the dove bill in its tracks, there is still hope. The Governor can get around this, but we have to ask him to do so. In 2014 Governor Cuomo put language in the Executive Budget which authorized hunting with crossbows. It is important that everyone contacts the Governor and requests that he takes the same action for mourning dove hunting. (Please put language in the 2018 Executive Budget that authorizes mourning dove hunting).
In your voting district
Legislators tend to be more attentive and act favorably to the requests of people who live in their districts. If you do not live around Brooklyn, Bronx, Elmira, Long Island, or East Setauket, you should determine who your state senate and assembly representatives are and contact them in addition to the five leaders and the Governor.
This bill has garnered bipartisan sponsorship among seven Assembly Representatives. However, unless the Governor puts a dove hunting proposal in the 2018 executive budget, before the bill will be considered it must gain at least one senate sponsor and be approved by Senator Flanagan, Senator O’Mara, Senator Klein, Assemblyman Heastie and Assemblyman Englebright.
Once a senate version is introduced and approval is granted by those five Legislators the bill will be considered by the rest of the Legislature. However, this will not happen unless a sufficient number of sportsmen contact them and other members of the state senate and express their support of Assembly Bill 7778. Since it is likely this bill will not see any activity in the Legislature it is equally important everyone contacts the Governor and requests he puts language in the 2018 executive budget which authorizes mourning dove hunting. It is also important that supporters of the bill contact the senate and assembly representatives of the voting districts where they live.
The petition which you have signed has made a significant impact on the Legislature. It remains active and we are still collecting signatures. Since you already signed, you do not need to sign again. However, it is important that you encourage your friends that hunt to sign as well. If every signatory gets one other person to sign, we double the impact. Please sign up at least one person who hunts in New York. If you are interested in working a booth on National Hunting and Fishing Day at an event near your home, let us know through our website.
MOSSBURG 12 GA. SHOTGUN AUTO, MODEL # 9200 LIKE NEW CONDITION. 1- RIFLED BARREL WITH (CHC 4X32 SCOPE).
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Despite the threat of rain we still had a good turnout and fun was had by all at our 22 silhouette shoot. Thanks to all our volunteer helpers who help set up and tear down, range officers, kitchen and bar help. Takes a lot of help to run these and we appreciate the help. We are always looking for more help and Hans needs more range officers to train. If anyone is interested in helping or getting trained on the range show up at our next 22 shoot June 29 anytime after 4 and check in either at the range or in the clubhouse to help.
Tom Pullen 33
Mike Dunford 6
Rich Graf 31
Lee Grener 39
Reid Smith 37
Phil Swiaticowski 32
Rich Vanni 24
Ray Marcy 29
Ray Marcy 17
Ed Scheuer 15
Don Tutuska 26
Bob Benzing 21
Marybeth Breeden 39
Scott Breeden 35
Chris Wilde 34
Jerry Stacey 11
Jerry Stacey 35
Tom Stacey 17
Tom Stacey 18
Karen Varrone 29
Traci Scheuer 11
Dave Herbst 25
Dave Burdick 20
Lee Grener 36
Rich Vanni 34
Russ Civiletto 10
Phil Swiatkowski 35
Evans Rod & Gun Club will have a Hunter Education class on 9/9/2017 from 8am-4pm. pre-registration date starts on 8/5/2017 @ Midnight.
Bow Hunters Education class 9/16/2017 8am-4pm. pre-registration date starts on 8/12/2017 @ Midnight.
All classes will fill up fast so don't wait for the last minute. People will start calling at Midnight on the pre-registration date and the classes will fill up with in hours.
All Evans classes will be a home study class and done on line.
You must pre-register for our classes on the DEC web site under Sportsmen education.
All information can be found on the DEC web site.
Any question call Jerry Gorski @ 716-698-3008
The Eire County Federation of sportsman will be hosting there annual TEACH ME 2-FISH PROGRAMS.
Kid of all ages are taught how to cast, bait a hook, remove the fish and fish identification. Lunch is provided free of charge, prizes are awarded by age groups, with all participants receiving a new fishing pole and reel combo.
Chestnut ridge park: Saturday June 24 2017, 9:30-1:00 PM. Lunch: 12:00-1:00PM.
Ellicott Creek park: Saturday June 10 2017
ALL EVENTS RAIN OR SHINE
Other opportunities: EAST AURORA FISH AND GAME, BISION CITY, AND TIFFT FARMS.
For more information, times and dates: www.eriectyfsc.org/tmtf.htm
I will post more information up at the club when available.
REGISTRATIONS WILL FILL UP FAST:
Also mark your calendars: NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2017
AT ELMA CONSERVATION CLUB: A hands on experience for all ages. DEC K-9 demonstration, crossbow shooting, trapping, fishing and a host of other outdoor experiences. Lunch will be provided free of charge, and a load of door prizes. Rain or Shine. No registrations needed.
864 Cain Rd Angola NY 14006