Joe Fischer is a longtime member of the ECFSC, representing the Federation in numerous Statewide organizations.  He is the Chairman of the Youth Lifetime License program and in 2012, he was inducted into the NYS Outdoor Hall of Fame.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Fall Fishing Report

Fall Fishing Report

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:...

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National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day

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...

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Fair Days To Follow

Fair Days To Follow

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...

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