The Sandy Pond Sportsmans Association



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Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Meeting

Our next meeting is 04/09. Please come and share your opinions!

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DEC prohibits residential brush burning in NYS through May 14

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Attention

Here is a link to some of the new fishing rules for this year. Click Me

Notice!

DEC Announces State of Lake Ontario Meetings
This press release was issued February 9, 2017 Biologists to update status of lake and tributary fisheries. The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries at public meetings held in Niagara, Monroe, and Oswego counties in March, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. "Lake Ontario and its tributaries continue to provide world-class fishing opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of anglers who enjoy it every year," Commissioner Seggos said. "These fisheries provide unsurpassed recreational opportunity and generate substantial economic benefits to the surrounding communities. The state of Lake Ontario meetings provide an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the lake and its tributaries to interact with the scientists and managers who study and manage these fisheries." Lake Ontario and its embayments and tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch, and panfish. New York's Lake Ontario waters comprise more than 2.7 million acres. A recent statewide angler survey estimated that more than 2.6 million angler days were spent on Lake Ontario and its major tributaries. The estimated value of these fisheries exceeded $112 million annually for local economies.
The meeting dates and locations are as follows:
1. Tuesday, March 7: 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, Niagara County. The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.
2. Thursday, March 9: 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus (Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) - Carlson Auditorium), Rochester, Monroe County. The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board.
3. Monday, March 13: 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Pulaski High School auditorium, 4624 Salina St., Pulaski, Oswego County. The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association. In the event of heavy lake-effect snow, the meeting will be held at the same time and location on March 14.
Staff from DEC, the United States Geological Survey, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will share presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries in the lake and its tributaries, forage fish, and stocking programs. The meetings will provide ample time at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters. Information about DEC's Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs can be found on DEC's website. For additional information contact Steven LaPan, New York Great Lakes Fisheries Section Head at the Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, (315) 654-2147.
Thank you Ruth Gdovin Siver for posting this to our Facebook page.

For a link that will take you to a page with all sorts of Lake data Click here

Ticks Now Carry A Virus More Deadly Than Lyme Disease

A quick-moving and potentially fatal virus has been found in the U.S. in the Northeast and Great Lakes area. Carried and transferred to people and pets by ticks, the Powassan virus can infect the central nervous system, causing similar symptoms to Lyme disease, but more severe and without any cure. Once bitten by an infected tick, it only takes a matter of hours before symptoms begin to occur. The patients infected are likely to become susceptible to neurological damage due to inflammation of the brain, which can lead to both encephalitis and meningitis. Currently, approximately ten percent of cases have led to death, with only 50 people affected in the U.S. each year (compared to the roughly 20,000 people who are affected by Lyme disease). Although contracting the disease is quite rare, because of the possible fatality, doctors are urging people to do everything they can to prevent being infected. For people who work outdoors or camp in any of the affected areas, the chance of becoming infected is much higher. Here are the main guidelines to follow to protect your family:
• Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass.
• Complete a full body check on yourself, children, and pets when spending time outdoors.
• Carry and use bug spray.

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Calendar

01/22 Vintage Snow Mobile Show. All day Pancake Breakfast & Lunch Served 
02/18 41st Annual SPSA Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
02/19 41st Annual SPSA Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
03/04 Chris Reed Memorial Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
03/17 Saint Patrick Day Dinner. 4 to 6 Entertainment TBA
04/15 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us. 
05/20 Roast Pork Dinner. 4 to 6
06/02  Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA
06/10 Annual Golf Outing 
06/17 Sock-Hop 6 to 10 with Joey & John! 
06/24 Bass Fishing Tournament 
07/08 Craft Show Contact Mary Wallis for details. 
07/09 Annual Election of Officers. Voting from 12:30 to 1:30 
08/05 Annual Flea Market and Chicken BBQ 
08/25 Member Appreciation Day Dinner 4 to 6
09/02 Annual Trout and Salmon Derby 
09/08 Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA 
09/15 Wounded Warrior Benefit
09/23 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 5 to 7
09/30 Cow Flop Bingo
10/07 Annual Turkey Shoot at Noon Sharp! 
10/14 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us.   
10/21 Kids Halloween Party and Hayride 1 to 4 
10/28 Adult Halloween Party Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 6 to 10
11/11 Annual Chowder Cook-off Judging at 6! Entertainment 6 to 10
12/16 Children's Christmas Party with Santa 12 to 4 
12/16 Adult Christmas Party and gift exchange. Bring a dish to pass. Ugly Christmas sweater contest. Entertainment 6 to 10  
12/31 New Year's Eve Party. Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 7 to 12:30

Board Members

Pres. John Beach
1st Vice Tim Conklin
2nd Vice John Gregory
3 Yr Trustee Jack Vida
2 Yr Trustee Gary Dawley
1 Yr Trustee Brian Koons
1 Yr Trustee Ron Lamb
1 Yr Trustee Jim Fowler
Sec. Jeannie Austic
Tres. Tammie Wilson

Contact

Our Mailing Address is


Sandy Pond Sportsmans
P.O. Box 154
Sandy Creek NY 13145
Phone Number is: 315 387-6310
Physical address is
3201 Co Rte 15
Pulaski, NY 13142

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