September 14th, 2013 - Youth Day - Grahamsville Fairgrounds - 10AM - 3PM
October 4th & 5th, 2013 - Pheasant pickup at Jim Hardler's Farm - Rileyville, Pa - call Chad Phillips for information and directions (914) 443-6886
October 12th, 2013 - Annual Federation Banquet - Rockland House , Roscoe NY, hors d'oeuvres at 6PM, dinner at 7PM.
Call Jack for tickets 845-482-4987
January 25th, 2014 - Youth Ice Fishing Contest - Crystal Lake - (Call for further information, 845-482-4985 or 845-482-4987)
February 7,8 & 9 2014 - 3 Day Coyote Hunt - Heaviest Coyote $2000; $100 every coyote entered; Free banquet
dinner and free $5 gun raffle ticket; Entry fee is only $30. For further information and coyote application call Linda- 845-482-4985 or Jack- 845-482-4987 or click here for application. Coyote Contest application & rules 2013 COYOTE CONTEST RESULTS!
The Federation of Sportsmenís Clubs of Sullivan County, NY held their 6th annual statewide 3-day Coyote Contest on February 8, 9 & 10, 2013.
This turned out to be a very successful event with 715 hunters participating. 48 coyotes were taken: 20 on Friday, 18 on Saturday & 10 on Sunday. Richard Sperano of West Fulton, NY, hunting in Schoharie County, took a 55.50 lb. male coyote with a 91-degree body temperature. Richard used the help of dogs and a .223 cal. rifle. He received a check for $2,200 for getting the heaviest of the contest on Saturday and $200 for two other coyotes entered for a total of $2,400.
Ariel Shaul of Cobeskill, NY took the heaviest coyote on Friday, a 46.05 lb. male with a 78.8 body temperature. She also used the help of dogs and a .22 mag rifle. Ariel received $200 for the heaviest coyote taken on Friday, $100 for another coyote entered and $100 for the heaviest coyote taken by a female hunter for a total of $400.
Richard Jonke of Ferndale, NY took the heaviest on Sunday, a 40.89 lb. male with a 70-degree body temperature. Richard hunted over bait and used a .270 cal. rifle. He earned $200 for his fine effort.
13 yr old Chase English of Frenchville, Pa. hunting in Broome County, NY took a 37.05 lb. male with a 68.50-degree body temperature. Young Chase used a 12 ga. shotgun and received $100 for taking a coyote, $100 for the heaviest taken by a junior hunter and a $100 gift certificate donated by Fur, Fin & Feather Sport Shop in Livingston Manor, NY.
The total of 48 coyotes taken during the 3-day contest consisted of 28-males & 20 females. Average weight was 37.28 lbs. Coyotes were taken with: dogs-25, electronic calls-8, still hunting-8, bait-7, mouth calls-3 and other calls-3. 45 coyotes were taken during daylight hours and 3 at night.
Coyotes were taken from the following counties: Sullivan-14, Delaware-8, Otsego-8, Ulster-5, Schoharie-5, Columbia-2, Madison-2, Broome-2, Orange-1 and Greene-1.
Caliber of guns used: .223-13, 12 ga.-8, 22.250-6, .22 mag-5, .243-3, .270-2, .222-2, .204-2, AR15-1, 30.06-1, 7mm.08-1, 6.5x55-1, .220 Swift-1 and 17 HMR-1.
Jack Danchak, President of the Federation of sportsmenís Clubs of Sullivan County, was Master of Ceremonies of the Coyote Banquet held at the Jeffersonville Inn on Sunday afternoon. Jack thanked a full house of hunters for their support in making this Coyote Contest successful. Everyone enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner. Jack also thanked the Honorable Judge Frank LaBuda of Sullivan County for overriding Judge Kathryn Sweeney of the township of Highland, who fined Robert Gabriel for feeding deer. Judge LaBuda declared the ban on feeding deer was unconstitutional, and now we can feed deer and other wildlife legally in Sullivan County. Judge LaBudaís decision has now given all counties in New York State the opportunity to get this ridiculous deer-feeding ban lifted.
Grahamsville Youth Day 2011
Vicki Salisbury Otsego County 2012
John Storms Orange County 2012
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Youth Ice Fishing 2011
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- 2013 Sportsman of the Year
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