Events Page

Note: As of 2018 we are going back to a simple list of events. If you’ve got something going on in or around the Adirondacks that is hunting, trapping, shooting or fishing related, please send along and include date, time and contact info (web page) to

2018 Ice Fishing Tournaments
Jan. 18-28: Friends Ice Fishing Derby on 4 Washington County lakes/ponds
Jan. 20: Central Adironack Ice Fishing Derby, Indian Lake 
Jan. 20:  Fort Ann Ice Fishing Derby on Hadlock Pond
Jan. 27: Glen Lake, Queensbury
Jan. 27: Cranberry Lak
Jan. 27: Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby, Raquette Lake
Feb. 3: Northern Challenge, Tupper Lake
Feb. 10: Long Lake/Lake Eaton
March 3-4: Schroon Lake
March 3-4: Colby Classic, Saranac Lake

Jan. 13-14: Saratoga Gun Show
Feb. 10-11: Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown
March 3-4:  Gun Show – Cool Insurance Arena, Glens Falls
May 26-27: Saratoga Gun Show
June 30 – July 1: Utica Gun Show
Oct. 18-19: Gun Show – Cool Insurance Arena, Glens Falls

*Please note, the Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner held in Schroon Lake has been cancelled for 2018.
Feb. 18: Ducks Unlimited: Adirondack Chapter, Paul Smiths
March 9: Ducks Unlimited – Lower Adirondack Chapter, Lake George
March 10: QDMA-  Upper Hudson River Valley, Greenwhich
March 17: NWTF – Saratoga Strutters, Greenwhich
March 4: Trout Unlimited – Adirondack Chapter, Saratoga 
April 7: NRA – Tug Hill Chapter, Watertown
April 21: NYS 4-H Shooting Sports, Lake George
April 27: NRA – Patrick Henry Chapter (tentative)

Key Hunting Season Dates
April 21-22: Youth Turkey Hunt
May 1-31: Turkey Season
Sept. 21: Northern Zone Early Bear Season
Sept. 27: Northern Zone Early Archery
Oct. 13: Northern Zone Muzzleloading 
Oct. 20: Northern Zone Rifle/Big Game (thru Dec. 2)
Dec. 3 -9: Northern Zone Late Muzzleloading (limited DMUs)
Link: DEC’s Seasons Page