National Hunting and Fishing Day
September 24, 2022
Elma Conservation Club
Conservation through education
Keeping you updated with the latest conservation news.
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....
I recently talked to Dr. Jason Robinson who heads up the Lake Erie Fisheries unit based in Dunkirk New York. We discussed at length the latest fall survey regarding the status of the warm water fishery in eastern Lake Erie. The preliminary results are as follows:...
DEC Announces WNY Fall Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 21st Pheasant hunting season in Western New York opens Saturday, Oct. 21, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. DEC will release approximately 3,700 adult ring-necked...
October 2023 Great Lakes Basin Report Based on 2023 trawl surveys of state water it conducts annually, the Ohio DNR is rating this year’s walleye hatch as exceptional. That marks the fifth time in nine years dating back to 2015 that the walleye hatch has earned the...
September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month September is the month many hunters, especially bowhunters, start heading back to the woods to put up stands and get ready for upcoming hunting seasons. Every year, hunters are seriously injured, paralyzed, or killed...
Over 6 million gallons of contaminated water put into Oak Orchard Creek Orleans County is suing its neighbor to try to stop a sewer line from coming into the Town of Shelby and depositing up to 6 million gallons of what Orleans says is “contaminated” water into the...
Well the annual Erie County Fair is over and the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen (ECFS) is now preparing for one of my personal favorite events, National Hunting and Fishing day. This event will once again be held on Saturday September 23rd, at the Elma...
The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s (ECFS) fishing clinic program is now over for this year and as usual it was a success due in large part to the dynamic duo of Bob Avery and Tom Fischer. The ECFS and the New York State DEC hosted two clinics at Tifft Nature...
The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen (ECFS) fishing clinic season came to an end recently with our Chestnut Ridge Park clinic on the 24th of June. The ECFS will however be assisting at a fishing clinic July 22nd held by the Southtowns Walleye Association in the...
Erie County Federation Community Programs
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.
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