Conservation through education

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of hunting, target shooting and fishing with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting related events. Launched in 1971 by Congress, NHF Day has consistently recognized hunters and anglers for their leadership in wildlife and conservation. NHF Day is observed and celebrated the fourth Saturday in September every year.


Hosted by Elma Conservation Club Inc.

600 Creek Road • Elma, NY 14059 • 716.655.4665



Lucarelli’s Banquet Center
1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Dinner and Open Bar
Doors open at 5:30 PM • Dinner at 7:00 PM


David DiPietro's 3rd Annual Sportsman Dinner

NYS Assmblyman David DiPietro is hosting his 3rd annual sportsman dinner – with this event honoring Congressional Medal of Honor winner David Bellavia.


New Rules for Deer and Bear Hunting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that DEC has adopted new rules for deer and bear hunting in New York. Rule changes include extending hunting hours and dress code requirements when afield to...

September Meeting

This meeting features guest speakers from the NYSDEC: Fish & Wildlife and Natural Resources, Young Forest Initiative, and Divison of Law Enforcement.  Seating is extremely limited and Covid-19 precautions are still in effect. Meeting Date = Thursday, September 9,...

Region 9 Youth Archery Camp

This year Hawkeye Bowmen will be hosting the 26th Region 9 Archery camp. This camp is a unique education opportunity for young people 12-15 years of age who reside in Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, or Allegany Counties.​ This education program...

Teach-Me-To-Fish applies the knowledge and experience of seasoned anglers and
volunteers to an audience of youth up to 15 years old.

License awards FREE lifetime hunting and fishing licenses to youths residing in Erie County and under the age of 16.

Erie County Federation of Sportamen’s Clubs awards up to five $200 college scholarships yearly.

This event allows attendees to participate in a variety of events including fishing, trap, small bore rifle shooting, air guns and archery.

Active in our Community

The best way to teach children how to conserve is to start young.  Education and empowerment are the gifts we must give our children and the tools they will use to make the world a better place for generations to come.

The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen‛s Clubs sponsors youth programs designed to teach conservation and how to respect and preserve our natural resources.

June 26, 2021 Chestnut Ridge

Click here for downloadable pictures from the June 26th TMTF event.

TMTF Event Report in PDF

Event report with statistics, volunteer list and event summary.

Conservation education for future generations

New York State Conservation Council

The Council’s members are a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and resources to advocate for their fellow sportsmen and women, tracking bills affecting the sporting community, and following issues like land use throughout New York State. As new concerns arise, the NYSCC is a consistent voice for conservation and wise land use in the hearing rooms of the NYS Legislature. 

Fish & Wildlife Management Board

The State FWMB meets biannually to consider issues submitted by Regional Boards, advisory members and others that pertain to fish and wildlife management in the state. Over the years, the role of the State FWMB has become that of a citizen forum for examination of such issues, with a particular slant toward the viewpoint of the private landowner. The power of the Board consists solely of the advocacy of its resolutions.

ECFSC Involvement

We support many conservation groups – from Fishing with Heroes helping disabled vets gain access to sport fishing, to West Falls youth archery camp where camp attendees get hands-on training and earn a NYS Bowhunter Certification. 

Youth trappers are trained by experienced mentors.  We sponsor NYS High School Clay Target League teams in Erie County. 


President - Jeff Jondle

1st Vice President - Frank Miskey Sr.

2nd Vice President - Cheryl Schenne

Treasurer - David Rosner

Recording Secretary - Rich Davenport

Corresponding Sec. - Roxann Ferazzoli

Membership - Frank Miskey



Archery & Bowhunting - Marc Alessi

Awards - Frank Miskey Sr.

Banquet - Frank Miskey Jr.

Big Game - Marc Alessi

Budget & Finance - David Rosner

Bylaws - Schenne/Rosner/Miskey

Council Resolutions - Rich Davenport

Crossbow - Tom Fischer

Education - Chuck Godfrey

Environment - Chuck Godfrey

Exhibits / Shows - Hope Melnyk

Fish - Joe Fischer / Tom Fischer / Larry Jones

Fund Raising - Frank Miskey Jr.

FWMB - Chuck Godfrey

Hunter Education - Frank Miskey Sr.

Internal Controls - Tom Fischer / Bob Avery

Law Enforcement - Jim Bittner

Legislation - Carl Leas

Membership Outreach - Chuck Godfrey

NHFD - Frank Miskey Jr / Rich Davenport

Nominations - Frank Miskey Jr.

NYSCC - Dan Tone

Small Game - Dan Tone

TMTF -  Bob Avery co-Chair 

                Tom Fischer co-Chair

Trapping - Patti & Rick Wattengel

Waterfowl - George Rockey

Website - Joe McAdams / Rich Davenport

WNY Environ. Fed. - Dan Tone / Joe Fischer

Youth Lifetime License - Chuck Godfrey