Environmental/Recreational Issues


  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hunters in rural Clearfield and Centre counties have told WJAC-TV that their favorite hunting spots have been replaced with natural gas drilling rigs.  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Gas and Oil Forester Jason Cotton said recent drilling operations in and around the Moshannon State Forest have not scared away wildlife.“Many times, I’ve seen white-tailed deer on the pad locations or driving in when driving in along the roads to the pad,” said Cotton.Game Commission and DCNR officials have taken complaints from a number of hunters stunned after discovering their tree stand location has been cleared out.”’I always put my tree stand at this spot,’” said DCNR Asst. District Manager Wayne Wynick. “Well, they may not be able to, because that spot doesn’t exist anymore. Now they’re all upset.” According to Pennsylvania Game Commission Law Enforcement Supervisor Rick Macklem, agreements have already been made to limit drilling operations on the first three days and every Saturday of the season at sites where the state owns the land and the mineral rights, but officials have no control of operations where they don’t own the mineral rights. Because new hunting rules haven’t been enacted since the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, game commission officials urge hunters to maintain a 150-yard safety radius around drilling sites and to never shoot in the direction of a rig.”There will be a row of posters around the site that you should not cross,” said Wynick. For more information on hunting seasons and bag limits, CLICK HERE.

  • Sportsmen’s Organizations

  • HUNTFISHNYOUTDOORS.COM OUTDOOR CLUB DIRECTORY FOR WESTERN NEW YORK (Including Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties; Western New York and New York State.)
  • Cortland County Outdoor Clubs


Club: Cortland County Sportsmen Federation Meeting Location: Varies. Webpage: http://cortlandsportsfederation.isportsdot.com Contact: Gary Davis  pdavis@microbac.com / Cortland County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, PO Box 571, McGraw, NY 13101

Club:Blodgett Mills Rod & Gun Club Location: Webpage: Contact: Richard Schlinker, 14 Grant Street, Cortland, NY 13045  607-753-8558

Club:Cortland County Pistol Club Location: 888 Elm Street Ext, Groton, NY Webpage: http://www.cortlandpistolclub.com Contact: PO Box 253, Cortland, NY 13045   Jim Ball (President) 607-756-4879    jball2@twcny.rr.com

Club: Cortland County Trapper’s Association Meeting Location: Solon Sportsmans Club, North Tower Road, Solan, NY Webpage: Contact: Art Manz, PO Box 14, Cincinnatus, NY  13040   607-863-4534 / amanz0520@yahoo.com // Dale Stockton  607-648-9250  dstockton@stny.rr.com

Club: Cortland Field Archers (W/Izaak Walton) Location: State Route 41A, Homer, NY (1.5 miles West of Route 41) Shooting Available: A, HG, CFR, ML Webpage: http://cortland-iwla.org Contact: Jeff Stewart (President)   jstewart@cortland-co.org rbottoff@twcny.rr.com

Club: NWTF – Cortland Limbhangers Chapter Location: Webpage: http://www.turkey-talk.com/clcnwtf/ Contact: Bret Eccleston (President), 5500 Cheningo-Solon Pond Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040           607-842-6260 / rollingridges@frontiernet.net

Club: Crown City Bassmasters Meeting Location: Webpage:  http://crowncitybassmasters.com Contact: Crown City Bassmasters, Attn: Todd Covert 607-648-8140 jcovert@stny.rr.com

Club: Homer Sportsmen’s Club Location: Homer Elks Lodge Webpage: Contact: 7133 Glen Haven Road, Homer, NY  13077

Club: Izaak Walton League – Cortland, NY Chapter (W/Field Archers) Location: State Route 41A, Homer, NY (1.5 miles West of Route 41) Shooting Available: A, HG, CFR, ML Webpage: http://cortland-iwla.org Contact: Jeff Stewart (President)   jstewart@cortland-co.org rbottoff@twcny.rr.com

Club: Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture Location: 338 McLean Road, Cortland, NY Website: http://www.limehollow.org/ Contact: 338 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045-9355   607-662-4632   info@limehollow.org

Club: McGraw Rangers Location: Webpage: Contact: Charles Batsford, PO Box 357, McGraw, NY 13101   607-756-5576

Club: McGraw Sportsmen’s Club Location: 3154 Ridge Road, McGraw, NY  Webpage: Contact: PO Box 805, McGraw, NY 13101   607-836-6338

Club: PheasanPts Forever-Finger Lakes Chapter Location:  Webpage: Contact: Richard Mitchell, 16 Park Street, Cortland, NY 13045  607-756-8017

Club: Scott Sportsmen’s Club Location: Webpage: Contact: West Scott Road, Homer, NY 13077   315-497-0338

Club: Skyline Pistol Club, Inc. Location: West Academy Street, McGraw, NY Shooting Available: HG(I), CFR(I), SBR(I) Webpage: Contact: Skyline Pistol Club, Inc., West Academy St, McGraw, NY 13101    607-836-3636

Club: Solon Sportsmen’s Club Location: Sportsmen Club Road, Solon, NY  Webpage: Contact: Sportsmen Club Road, Solon, NY  13040     onirisvirgil@yahoo.com

Club: Willet Rod and Gun Club Location: Route 221, Willet, NY  Webpage: Contact: Route 221, Willet, NY  13863

Club: Wingmasters Sportsmen’s Club Location: Lisle Road (about ½ mile from Route 221), Marathon, NY Webpage: http://www.wingmastersny.com Contact: 178 Hunts Corners / Center Lisle Rd., Marathon, NY 13803   607-849-6938 ljanke@frontiernet

SUNY Cortland Outdoor Adventure Club

NY Outfitters  http://www.huntingoutfitters.net/results.php?stid=NY ; http://www.huntingsociety.org/NY.html and  http://www.huntingtripsrus.com/new-york-hunting.html.
Finger Lakes Hunting & Fishing Guides
The Springfield Show Feb 24-27, 2011 http://www.osegsportsmens.com/
The Northeastern Sport Show in Syracuse is Jan 21-23, 2011 http://www.northeasternsportshow.com/
Venison Donation Program  http://www.venisondonation.com/

Trout Unlimited  http://www.tu.org/
Ducks Unlimited http://www.ducks.org/New_York/NYContent/573/StateContacts.html
Pheasants Forever http://www.pheasantsforever.org/page/1/FindaChapter.jsp?state=NY
Quality Deer Management http://nyqdma.com/nyqdma/
Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers   http://www.tgf.org/
FISH NY http://www.fishny.com/resources/clubs.aspx
NY Gun Clubs http://www.traderscreek.com/gun_clubs/new_york.asp
NY Rod and Gun Clubs  http://www.rodandgunclub.com/GunClubNY.html
NY ATV Club  http://www.newyorkatv-sportsmanclub.com/
NYS Snowmobile Association  http://www.nyssnowassoc.org/

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