Ardent musky angler Carl Schenk was fishing on his birthday Wednesday with his buddy Tom Reinhardt at the Buffalo Small Boat Harbor. When Schenk arrived at the harbor, he noted there was no one out there, but there was ice, and it looked solid enough for two...
If you’re a sportsperson who is into hunting, fishing, trapping etc., in Erie County or any other county in New York State I urge you to consider joining one of the many sportsmen’s clubs in your area. If you are a member of one of the sportsman’s clubs and the club...
Last summer I got invited by Mike Elam, a fellow fish committee member of the New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC) to go fishing. We would be fishing on Lake Alice, a small lake created by the dam of the Oak Orchard Creek at Watersport New York. Mike lives in a...
Do you realize that we live in an area that is the best, most diverse freshwater fishery in United States? Within 100 miles of Buffalo you can find superb Crappie fishing on Chautauqua lake. You can then hop in your car and drive up to Lake Ontario or the lower...
It is now 2024 and I would like to tell our readers with young children why they should put attending one the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s (ECFSC) annual fishing clinics at Tifft Nature preserve and Chestnut Ridge Park in June. ECFSC members also assist at...
We have come to the end of 2023 and the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen (ECFSC) has accomplished a lot!! We finished off the year by awarding 12 lifetime sportsmen licenses to Erie County children. They can choose between hunting, fishing, trapping etc. The...
Scientists turn invasive carp into traitors to slow their Great Lakes push Wildlife officials across the Great Lakes are looking for spies to take on an almost impossible mission: stop the spread of invasive carp. Over the last five years, agencies such as the U.S....
Since my last article I had another birthday, and I really am a old man now as all the trees on my street are younger than me. I believe the street also is younger than me!! Being old I tend to worry a lot. I worry about the sportsmen in our state as their rights are...
As sportsmen and women we all hope for a quick and successful recovery of wild game. Taking only high percentage shots and using the correct equipment are ethical and consistent with fair chase. Employing aircraft of any type including drones is not ethical or lawful...
Well the election season is over and its my turn to rant about it! First of all only 27% of the Erie County residents voted and that’s a disgrace to begin with, especially considering that the 3 term Erie much maligned by sportsmen county executive was on the ballot....
Help support the Erie County Federation’s community programs by making a tax deductible donation.
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.
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.
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 – John Susz
Membership Outreach – Chuck Godfrey
NHFD – Frank Miskey Jr / Rich Davenport
Nominations – Frank Miskey Jr.
NYSCC – Dan Tone
Small Game – Dan Tone
TMTF – Bob Avery 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