Sunday, March 27, 2011

Canoga Creek Clean-up a Success

Thanks to all the members that participated in the 2011 Canoga Creek Clean-up. There were more than 20 people involved, from the Finger Lakes chapter of Trout Unlimited and Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club, with support from Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. We are well on our way to establishing the Canoga Creek Conservancy Consortium (C4).

7 bags of trash were collected, as well as at least as many tires and even an old TV set. A great deal of effort was expended removing the invasive and noxious Multiflora rose. The removal of this invasive species will allow greater access for anglers as well as for future conservation efforts to address erosion, improve in-stream habitat for brook trout, and reforestation activities in the state-owned Canoga Creek Wildlife Management Area. A special thanks to Andy Buss for bringing his enthusiasm and skills to the project, and to Eric Riegel for hauling the refuse and the use of his business' dumpster.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Band Night at Kuneytown- April 23rd 9pm til ?

Its time to ROCK! Fight the cabin fever by coming to Kuneytown Band night, April 23rd from 9 pm until ?

Tickets are $5 (in advance at the bar).

There will be two bands. The first band is REPEAT OFFENDERS and the second band is Raised on Radio.

Stay tuned.

There will be pizza and of course the bar will be open for business.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

K-Town & Finger Lakes TU to conduct a Canoga Creek Clean-up

On Saturday March 26th, at 9:00 AM, Kuneytown Sportsmen’s Club will work in partnership with the Finger Lakes Chapter of Trout Unlimited to conduct a Canoga Creek Clean-up.

Our mission is to clean up trash and junk that has accumulated in and around the creek as well as to remove the invasive species “Multiflora Rose” from the stream bank, which is limiting stream access and preventing native species from re-vegetating the erodible stream banks of the creek.

We need members and their families to come get involved in conservation work to enhance our neighborhood trout fishing resource. Please come in work clothes, and bring your tools- ie machetes, pruning shears, work gloves, etc. You may want to bring high boots or hip waders as well if you plan on wading to remove trash. Trash bags will be provided.

We will meet at 9:00 am in the state parking area near the Canoga Cemetery. We will focus our efforts on the section of the stream that is public, east of Rt 89. This section of the creek is scheduled to be stocked with brook trout again this year by the Trout Unlimited folks before opening day (April 1).

Please come and take advantage of this great opportunity to represent your club’s efforts to protect and enhance our local natural resources. It is a great opportunity to get to know Canoga Creek!

See you there on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Coming Soon Prime Rib Dinner March 12th 6pm Don't miss this great time and great food.You need to pre register by March 5th so stop at the club this Friday night and sign up and enjoy the company of your fellow members.

See You at the Club Eric


Kuneytown's 2nd derby this year was a great success. We had 16 registered hunters.Unfortunately the snow storm Friday slowed down the hunting. The animals and the hunters were reluctant to move Saturday morning but a few of us got out and were successful. Moira Tidball from the Seneca Wild Harvest Table of Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension was there to demonstrate how to prepare and cook rabbits. She also was a registered hunter in the derby. Thank you Moira, the rabbit was excellent. The winners were:

Heaviest bag, Squirrels: Tom Grasek 7.11 pounds

Heaviest bag, Rabbits: Danielle Riegel 2.15 pounds

Lunker squirrel: Danielle Riegel 2.00 pounds

Lunker Rabbit: Danielle Riegel 2.15 pounds

Thanks to everyone for their participation.

See you at the club.