Conservation through education

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.

Power in Membership
Power in Membership

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...

Fishing with Mike Elam
Fishing with Mike Elam

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...

World Class Fishing in WNY
World Class Fishing in WNY

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...

Eyes on 2024 Fishing Clinics
Eyes on 2024 Fishing Clinics

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...

2023 ends with many accomplishments
2023 ends with many accomplishments

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...

Great Lakes Basin Report
Great Lakes Basin Report

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....

Another birthday doesn’t diminish my resolve
Another birthday doesn’t diminish my resolve

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...

Deer recovery using drone is illegal
Deer recovery using drone is illegal

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...

EC Sportsmen a no-show
EC Sportsmen a no-show

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.

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.

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 – 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