What's Been Happening
What the Club Has Been Up To
Wildfowler's Bobby Walters has been welcomed into the Eagle Court of Honor. On April 29, 2012, Bobby became an Eagle Scout, Troop 80 Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America. Great job, Bobby. We are very proud of all that you have done!
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, the Wildfowlers Association had their annual end-of-summer party and sporting clays shoot. We had over 20 shooters, including five youth shooters, at Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club. They also enjoyed a great BBQ at Jack Waldron's house afterwards.
Wildfowlers built 51 wood duck boxes and 54 bluebird houses on Saturday, December 22, 2012, for sale at the upcoming sport shows in January and February 2013. A special thanks to Micky Novak for the use of his wood shop. Also, thanks to the following Wildfowlers: Jack Waldron, Doug and Matt Carr, Jon Paninski, Bruce Mellon, Joe Oneill, George Lane, Ron Jardin, and Dave Tidaback.
The Wildfowlers participated in the New York Sportsman's Expo on January 25 through January 27, 2013, at the New York State Fairgounds Exhibit Center as well as the CNY Sportsman Show on February 2, 2013, at Oneida Kallet Civic Center in Oneida.
On Saturday, 2/23/13, the Wildfowlers again participated in the Black Duck banding project on Cayuga Lake.
The 51st Annual Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Empire Room at the New York State Fairgrounds; there were over 300 people in attendance.
August 18, 2013 - Annual sporting clays shoot and summer party: The CNY Wildfowlers annual sporting clays shoot and summer party was held on Sunday, August 18; shooting began at 9:00 a.m. at the Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club. The party followed at Jack Waldron's home in Phoenix at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - CNY Wildfowlers Youth Pheasant Hunt in Oswego County, New York.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, Jack Waldron, Doug and Matt Carr, Dick Contos, Dave Porter, Dean and Eric Betts, Bill Hayes, Micky Novak, Dale Cuculich, Joe Fredricks and Ron Falkowski built 40 wood duck boxes and 50 bluebird boxes for the upcoming sport shows. A special thanks to MIcky Novak for the use of his wood shop and to Joe Fredricks for the delicious lunch he prepared. Thanks to all who helped!
The Wildfowlers had a booth at the New York Sportsman's Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds on January 24 through January 26, 2014. The Wildfowlers grossed over $2500 for the three-day event by selling memberships, duck boxes, bluebird houses, duck and goose calls, and raffle tickets on the Winchester shotgun. We signed up eight new members plus had many renewals. Thanks to Doug and Matt Carr, Bill and Joe Hayes, Dick Contos, Dave Porter, Micky Novak, Jack Waldron, Doug Wicks, Jon Paninski, George Lane, John Fraser and his sons, Ben and Conall, for their help either in setting up on Thursday and/or for working at the booth Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.
The Wildfowlers participated in the CNY Sportsman Show 2014 on Saturday , , F, February 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oneida Kallet Civic Center (159 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421).
The Wildfowlers also participated in the Herb Philipson's Spring Sportsman's Show which took place on Saturday , Ap, , April 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their New Hartford store (1 Center Street, New Hartford, NY 13413; 315-793-0202).
CNY Wildfowlers 52nd Annual Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Traditions at the Links, 5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Wildfowlers Sporting Clays Shoot & Summer Party took place on Sunday, 8/17/14. The shoot was at Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, followed by the party at Jack Waldron's home.
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the CNY Wildfowlers held their annual youth pheasant hunt in Oswego County. The young hunters who participated and had a successful hunt were Marco Palumbo, Robert Fredricks, Luke Francisco, and Ethan Fraser.
Wildfowlers had a booth at the New York Sportsman Expo, New York State Fairgrounds on January 23, 2015 (noon to 8:00 p.m.), January 24, 2015 (9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.), and January 25, 2015 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) as well as at the CNY Sportsman Show, on February 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Oneida Kallet Civic Center, Oneida, NY.
Jack Waldron and Craig Burlin (2014 gun raffle winner); Micky Novak with Bella and Jack Waldron:
WHEN THE BROADBILL WAS KING
WHEN THE BROADBILL WAS KING ON THE GREAT SOUTH BAY" video to be debuted at upcoming show. Longtime members of the South Shore Waterfowlers Association and Long Island Decoy Collectors Association, Craig Kessler and Steve Sanford have spent the last year creating an historic documentary video about the great era of broadbill gunning on the open expanses of Great South Bay. The full video will be debuted at the upcoming show of the Long Island Decoy Collectors Association on March 7 at the Electricians Hall located on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. Show hours are from 9-4. A terrific exhibit featuring several of the famous big open water rigs that frequented Great South Bay from roughly 1930 -1970 will be on display. Everyone is encouraged to get a sneak preview of the video by logging on to https://vimeo.com/116558936.
Long Island Decoy Collectors Association Annual Show
Saturday, March 7, 2015 – IBEW Hall, Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, LI
Craig Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 516-639-8480
Steve Sanford, email@example.com, 518-677-5064
The Wildfowlers also participated in the Herb Philipson's Spring Sportsman's Show which took place on Saturday , Ap, , April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their New Hartford store (1 Center Street, New Hartford, NY 13413).
BANQUET - The Wildfowlers Association of Central New York held their 53rd Annual Banquet Pheasant Dinner on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Traditions at the Links (5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057). Jessica Novak was the winner of the Winchester shotgun at the Banquet:
May 2015 - CNY Wildfowler Micky Novak with his opening day turkey at his camp in Cortland County:
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Mark Zagger's 12th Annual turkey party. Left to right, Wildfowler members Micky Novak, (Past President) Mark Zagger, and Dave Willey:
Annual Sporting Clays Shoot & Summer Party
The Annual CNY Wildfowlers Sporting Clays Shoot and Summer Party will be on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Shooting will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club. Party to follow at Jack Waldron's home at 2501 Lamson Road, Phoenix, New York. Call Jack for more information and directions. We DO need to know (315-415-1479) if you are planning to attend, please.
Annual Sporting Clays Shoot & Summer Party took place on Sunday, 8/23/15. The shoot was at Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, followed by the party at Jack Waldron's home.
The Wildfowlers had their annual wood duck box building day at Micky Novak's woodshop on Saturday , 1/16/16 .
Thanks to George Lane, Bill Hayes, Larry Duckett, John Fraser, Jim Middleton, George Wilson, Mark Berger, Trevor Heath, Dick Contos, Dave Porter, Doug Carr, Jack Waldron, and Micky Novak. Special thanks to Micky and Jack for all their prior preparation to make the event run smoothly.
In all, the Wildfowlers built 100 duck boxes and blue bird houses and also 50 bat houses.
Wildfowlers had a booth at the New York Sportsman Expo, New York State Fairgrounds (1/29/16 through 1/31/16). Thanks for their time and help to Wildfowler members Micky Novak, Jack Waldron, Matt Carr, Doug Carr, Bill and Patrick Hayes, John Fraser and his boys, Ethan and Conall, Jon Paninski, Dick Contos, Dave Porter, Doug Wicks, Connor Shay, Patrick Hart and George Lane.
BANQUET - The Wildfowlers Association of Central New York held their 54th Annual Banquet Pheasant Dinner on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Traditions at the Links (5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057). 6 / ///mo
The winner of the Winchester shotgun, Fran Lightenfield, is pictured with Patrick Hayes, who picked the winning ticket. Patrick's father, Bill, is congratulating Dave Montray (on right), who won the 50-50 raffle. Dave also gave half of his $680 winnings back to the Wildfowlers. Thanks, Dave!
Also, thanks to Tom Lenweaver (programs), Terry Ramsey (invocation and auctioneer), Tom Schneider and Bill Hayes (MC), Patrick Hayes (picking the winning tickets), John, Ben, and Ethan (prizes and auction items), and Rick Capozza (for all he does for the Wildfowlers).
Also, thanks to George Lane, Jack Waldron, Dave Porter, Doug Carr, Matt Carr, Patrick Hart, Connor Shay, Jon Paninski, and Fran Falkowski, and to all of our guides who donate their time and fishing trips and hunts. Thanks to our decoy carvers, Bill Moore and Dan Appel. Thanks to Lou Intondi (who does the background check on our gun winners), to all of our sponsors who donate to us year after year, to Micky Novak for providing us a work shop to build all our duck box projects, and to Traditions at the Links for preparing such a great pheasant dinner.
Mark Zagger, past President of the CNY Wildfowlers Association, tending to the barbecue pit at his 15th annual wild turkey party on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Over 50 turkey hunters attended. Three birds were taken on this day.
The annual CNY Wildfowlers sporting clays shoot and summer party was held on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The shoot was at the Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The party followed at Jack Waldron's home on Lamson Road in Phoenix, NY.
January 21, 2017 - We gathered to build wood duck boxes at Micky Novak's workshop.
The Wildfowlers had a booth at the CNY Sportsman’s Expo, held Jan. 27 – 29, 2017 , at the NYS Fairgrounds, Tractor Supply Co. Exhibit Center/Dairy Cattle Building, in Syracuse, New York. (Show hours: Fri. noon to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Thanks to the following Wildfowler members who put in long hours at the Wildfowler booth during that weekend: George Lane, Bob Gang, Doug Wicks, Doug Carr, Matt Carr, Micky Novak, Jack Waldron, Patrick Hart, Connor Shay, Jon Paninski, John Fraser, Conall Fraser, and Bella (Micky's black lab).
The Wildfowlers had a booth at the CNY Sportsman Show, Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida, NY (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) on February 4, 2017.
The CNY Wildfowlers' 55th Annual Banquet took place on April 26, 2017. The Pheasant Dinner was held at Traditions at the Links, 5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057; cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.
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