Spring is almost here and that means that the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs “Teach Me to Fish” committee is busy preparing for the 2023 fishing clinics. They recently met with DEC Fish Biologist Mike Todd to review their clinics to see what can be done...
The comments/concerns of the fish committee regarding the state of the NewYork State fishery are as follows: 1. The fish committee was opposed to the unprecedented walleye spearing incident which occurredlast year at the Oneida Lake hatchery. Hopefully it was an...
The NYSDEC decided not to implement a reduction in the size limit for walleyes from 15″ to 12″. The sportsmen were close to 50/50 on a recent survey for approval of this possible initiative with strong opposition from some groups. Based on the fact that this was a...
Last night the nominating committee for the NYSHOF,of which Chuck Godfrey and yours truly are members, unanimously voted to elect Tom Fischer and Larry Jones to the NYSHOF class year 2023!! Congratulations to both of them!! Joseph Fischer
New Yorkers Urged to Follow DEC Guidelines to Avoid any Issues The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes to protect the public and their pets. "This is the time of year...
For Release: Friday, February 17, 2023 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the dates for the first-ever spring Long Island wild turkey hunting season. The opening of this new season is the result of wild turkey...
DEC Announces 2022 Hunting Season Ties Record for Safest-Ever Year New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the 2022 hunting seasons tied 2021 for the safest-ever year, with the lowest number of hunting-related...
DEC Announces Summer Camps Registration Opens April 2, 2023 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that online registration for the 2023 Summer Camps program will open Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 1 p.m
Public Encouraged to Remove Birdfeeders, Feed Pets Indoors The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded New Yorkers to take down bird feeders and secure garbage to avoid potential conflicts with black bears. Bears are emerging from...
Senator Rath Highlights Safest Hunting Season The DEC recently released data noting that 2021 was the safest hunting season for New Yorkers. The report also noted that there were no incidents involving the expansion of youth hunting. "Yet another record-breaking year...
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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 Jr.
Sergeant-At-Arms - Tom Fischer
Archery & Bowhunting - Tom Fischer
Awards - Frank Miskey Sr.
Banquet - Frank Miskey Jr.
Big Game - Rich Davenport
Budget & Finance - David Rosner
Bylaws - Schenne/Rosner/Miskey
Council Resolutions - Rich Davenport
Crossbow - Tom Fischer
Education - Cheryl Schenne / Amy Plecas
Environment - Chuck Godfrey
Exhibits / Shows - Frank Miskey Jr.
Facebook - Rich Davenport
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 - Carl Leas
Legislation - Carl Leas
Membership Outreach -Frank Miskey Jr.
NHFD - Frank Miskey Jr / Rich Davenport
Nominations - Frank Miskey Jr.
NYSCC - Dan Tone
Small Game - Dan Tone
TMTF - Bob Avery & Tom Fischer co-Chairs
Trapping - Patti & Rick Wattengel
Website - Joe McAdams
WNY Environ. Fed. - Dan Tone / Joe Fischer
Youth Lifetime License - Joe Fischer