Conservation through education

Southern Zone Starts Nov 20

The Southern Zone regular hunting season, which runs until Dec. 12, is New York's most popular hunting season, and approximately 85 percent of New York's 550,000 licensed hunters participate. Harvest during this season accounts for nearly 60 percent of the total...

Leftover DMU Permits Available

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1, 2021. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

ALERT! Harmful Algae Blooms

Consuming contaminated water or fish can cause serious illness and skin exposure can cause rashes. Dogs and small children are most at risk.What is a harmful algal bloom? A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) contains organisms that can produce toxins. Most algae are harmless...

Fatal Deer Disease in N.Y.

The state DEC on Thursday confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. DEC is tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester...

Hunting and Trapping Newsletter

Hunting out of state?Check the latest rules to reduce spreading Chronic Wasting Disease Bowhunting UpdatesBow season opens on October 1st in the Southern Zone.  Crossbow hunters are required to possess a muzzleloader certificate. Click for more information...

Small Game Hunting Season

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that most small game hunting seasons open on Friday, Oct. 1, across New York State. Click for more information  - including special youth and military hunting...

Youth Only Pheasant Hunt

A special, youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 9 to 10, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The youth-only hunt is scheduled one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season...

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...

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