Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Inc.

Conservation through education

Keeping you updated with the latest news

The Fishing Line

Time to get out and ice fish. In This Issue: That's a Wrap - 2021 Round Whitefish Egg Collection Complete Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Survey - Year 2 Underway The 2022 Ice Fishing Season - It's Almost Here! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DEC WEBSITE

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Late Season Hunting

There's still time to hunt this year. Late seasons are a great time to put some venison in the freezer or donate venison to others. During the late seasons DEC encourages hunters to continue to pass up young, small-antlered bucks. Focusing harvest on antlerless deer...

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DEC Exam: Licensed Guide

Become a New York State licensed guide. The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that examinations are scheduled for individuals seeking to become licensed guides in New York State. The exams being offered are for guiding in the...

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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...

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Region 9 News

Enforcement Action Against Cascades Containerboard Packaging, Inc., in Niagara Falls and more... Click here to view in your browser

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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...

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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...

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Erie County Federation Community Programs

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.

Past Events

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