FREE Lifetime Hunt/Fish/Trap Licenses for Kids

Each year the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs awards lifetime hunting, fishing and trapping licenses to kids in Erie County.  Winners are determined by draw during our December meeting.

During the year, we raise money by donations, raffle ticket sales and special events to subsidize this program created by Club Director Joe Jemiolo in 2013.  Since that time, ECFSC has awarded over $40,000 in licenses.

April 13 Awards Banquet at Kloc's Grove

On Saturday April 13, 2024 – we assembled at Kloc’s Grove to honor our 2023 awards recipients.  The award recipients are:

Club of the Year — WNY Trout Unlimited
Dedicated Service Award—Rich Wilcox
Lifetime Achievement—Sue Guenther
Paul J Stoos Volunteer of the Year—Jim Chase
President’s Award—Rich Davenport
Public Servant of the Year Award—Mike Todd NYS DEC
Public Service Award—Lt. Shea Mathis NYS DEC
Stanley Spisiak Conservationist award—East Aurora Fish & Game
Sportsman of the Year Award—Jeff Jondle
Valierie E. Gonnello Sportswoman of the Year Award—Angela Baron
Youth of the Year Award—Gavin Hanrahan

Get the latest information on legislation that affects your rights.  Carl Leas provides insight into the twisted web of legislature – complete with comments and links to the sources.

Joe Fischer shares his wit and insight on Federation events, the New York State Conservation Council, fishing in Western New York and the Youth Lifetime License program.  Check out his colorful commentaries.

Welcome our newest club – Ten X

Located in Lancaster NY with an outdoor range in Newstead, Ten X has been around since 1956 and has a reputation for promoting good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and good sportsmanship.

Click on their logo to visit their website and to see what they offer in facilities, programs, tournaments and events.

Welcome to the Federation!

$250 Scholarship for DEC Camp 2024

The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is sponsoring up to 6 youths to attend the DEC Summer Camp in Rushford NY.  Time is running out!  Two scholarships have already been awarded.


Keeping you updated with the latest conservation news.

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

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 – Jack Coad

2nd Vice President – Joe Fischer

Treasurer – David Rosner

Recording Secretary – Rich Davenport

Corresponding Sec. – Roxann Ferazzoli

Membership – Joe McAdams

Sergeant-At-Arms – Tom Fischer



Archery & Bowhunting – Tom Fischer

Awards – Chuck Godfrey

Banquet – George Rockey

Big Game – Rich Davenport

Budget & Finance – David Rosner

Bylaws – Rosner

Council Resolutions – Rich Davenport

Crossbow – Tom Fischer

Education –  Amy Plecas

Environment – Chuck Godfrey

Exhibits / Shows – Amy Plecas

Facebook – Rich Davenport

Fish – Joe Fischer / Tom Fischer / Larry Jones

Fund Raising – 

FWMB – Chuck Godfrey

Hunter Education – 

Internal Controls – Tom Fischer / Bob Avery

Law Enforcement – Carl Leas

Legislation – Carl Leas

Membership Outreach – Joe McAdams


NHFD – Rich Davenport

Nominations – Roxann Ferazzoli

NYSCC – Dan Tone

Small Game – Dan Tone

TMTF –  Bob Avery &  Tom Fischer co-Chairs

Trapping – Patti & Rick Wattengel

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Website – Joe McAdams

WNY Environ. Fed. – Dan Tone / Joe Fischer

Youth Lifetime License – Joe Fischer