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Black Lake hosts Outdoor Hertiage Family Rendezvous

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The Black Lake Fish and Game Association is hosting Outdoor Heritage Family Rendezvous II on Saturday, August 30. The event features outdoor sporting events for the entire family, and admission is free.

Among events at this year’s Rendezvous are outdoors seminars, demonstrations, trap shoot, chicken shoot, BB gun shoot, turkey shoot, sporting clays, gun drawings, quilt drawing, pig roast, silent auctions, fun games with prizes, and mud run.

The adult entry fee for the mud run is $10, but kids’ mud run is free for those ages seven and under. Mud run registration begins at 10 a.m. with the actual run getting underway at 11 a.m.

Rendezvous hours extend from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Clubhouse is located at 1 Gilmour Road off Route 58 between Edwardsville and Morristown. For more information, call Kenny Cutway at 869-6051 or visit www.BLFGA.org.

Grouse Society Banquet

The North Country Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is hosting the 2nd Annual North Country Chapter Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Friday, September 5 at Mo’s Pub and Grill, 3357 State Route 11 in Malone. Individual membership and dinner ticket costs $60 while membership and spouse with two dinner tickets costs $85. The junior membership and dinner ticket charge is $40 for those 17 years of age and younger.

Social hour and drawings get underway at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the banquet or the North Country Chapter, contact Corey Bowen by calling 518-521-4559 or by e-mailing cbowen11902@yahoo.com.

Ruffed Grouse Society

Established in 1941, The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is a North American conservation organization dedicated to preserving sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices. From Alaska and the Canadian Provinces to the Gulf of Mexico, RGS members include hunters, non-hunters, woodland owners, industries, and conservation professionals. Events and activities focus on camaraderie, learning, sharing, and supporting the goals of the organization.

For more information on RGS, visit www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.

Beginner Fly Fishing for Women

The Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited is presenting a beginner fly fishing seminar for women on September 6-7 at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery in Elbridge, NY. Participants will learn the basics of fly fishing, with topics to include fly tying, stream entomology, equipment set up, and casting. Too, there will be one-on-one instruction and actual fly fishing with experienced guides on a nearby stream.

Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $60 for the weekend (overnight lodging not included). For more information, call 243-7667, e-mail jsherlockfishman@gmail.com, or visit www.iroquoistu.org.

QDMA Banquet

The Seaway Valley Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association is holding its 11th Annual Banquet at the Casablanca Restaurant in Gouverneur. Activities get underway at 5 p.m., and more information is available by contacting Teresa Whitton at 287-4968.

SLRWA Bass and Walleye Fall Classic

The St. Lawrence River Walleye Association is holding its 11th Annual Bass and Walleye Fall Classic on Saturday, September 13 at Waddington’s Whitaker Park. This is a two-person team event, and winners will be determined by total weight of two bass and two walleyes.

Next week’s column will include more details on the 2014 Bass and Walleye Fall Classic, and more information is available by contacting Mike at 705-2181 (work) or 384-3450 (home) or by visiting www.stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com.

Outdoors Calendar

Today: 2014-15 Sporting Licenses are now on sale.

August 25: Trap and Skeet Shoot at Lisbon Sportsmen’s Club on Pray Rd. at 5:30 p.m.

August 27: Trap Shoot at Black Lake F&G Association at 7 p.m.(869-6051).

August 28: Sporting Clays Shoot at Black Lake F&G Association at 1 p.m. (323-5585).

August 30: Outdoor Heritage Family Rendezvous II at Black Lake F&G Association (www.BLFGA.org).

August 30: Spider’s Basic Fishing Program (Free) at Wellesley Island State Park (482-2479).

September 1: September Canada Goose Season opens in Northeast Goose Hunting Area.

September 1 Squirrel Season opens in New York State.

September 4: Seaway Valley QDMA Banquet in Gouverneur (287-4968).

September 5: 2nd Annual Banquet of North Country Chapter of Ruffed Grouse Society in Malone (518-521-4559).

September 6-7: Beginner Fly Fishing Event for Women at Elbridge, NY (243-7667).

September 13: 11th Annual SLRWA Bass and Walleye Fall Classic at Waddington (705-2181 or 384-3450).

September 13: Early Bear Season opens in Northern Zone.

September 13-14: Syracuse Gun Show at State Fairgrounds (607-748-1010).

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