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South Shore Waterfowlers Association, Inc.

The voice of the Long Island waterfowler

NEXT SSWA SHOOT AT PECONIC on Saturday the 8th, August 2015 at 09:30 AM

Hey members, if you are signed up for sundays shoot, here are some instructions and directions. You need to bring with you: $40.00 to pay for shoot, 100 rounds of TARGET loads, NO STEEL, ear and eye protection a must. You need to get to the gate before 9:30. At 9:30 Ron Sineo will come to the gate and let everyone inside. Please be prompt and not be late so he doesn't have to keep going to the gate to let straglers in.  Shoot, BE SAFE, and have fun. Remember you are a guest of Peconic and a representative of SSWA. Be responsible for your actions. After the shoot you will go to the Triangle Pub as a group where you can purchase some lunch.

Directions Take LIE east to Exit 70. Make a right onto Rt 111 (east manor rd). go past McDonalds and make left onto Halsey Manor Rd. Driving on Halsey, you will go Over the LIE, pass Mill Rd, and drive over R.R. tracks. You will make a sharp right and then a sharp left. Stop because the gate for Peconic is on the left. Line up and wait for Ron.

(If you go to the gallery section, there is a map of above instructions under peconic shoote)

We are trying to determine if there is enough interest to warrant conducting a NYS certified Waterfowl I.D. Course at the Brightwaters library this fall.  This State Certification is required to hunt DEC areas such as the Bashakill, Oak Orchard, and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Areas, and the Iroquois and Montezuma National Wildlide Refuges, as well as some other NYS and Federal lands within NY State.

Even if you don't plan to hunt any of those areas in the near future, the course is a great way to improve your duck identification skills both in flight and in the hand. Since we need to secure a State Certified Instructor to offer the course, we need to know if there is enough interest at this time.  We would be looking to run the 3 hour course the first Monday in November, at the Library beginning at 5:30 pm.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to take the course, and you do not have to be a SSWA member. A test is given at the end of the course, and those who pass will be issued their NYS certificates.    

If you think you or any of your family or friends would be interested, just send an e-mail with your name and contact phone number to  


On July 1, Curt and I visited the project out at Hubbard County Park in Flanders.  As you know, there are four locations in the county Parks system that have public access with blinds for duck hunting (by lottery).  They are Montauk, Cedar Point, Southaven, and Hubbard.  SSWA had been instrumental in establishing the handicap access blind (Blind 9) at Southaven Park back in 2009, and this year, we have donated the matetrials for a new handicap access blind to be created at Hubbard. Once completed, 2 of the 4 Parks will be handicap accessible.

When we arrived at the Park on July, 1, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Blind has been constructed, and the handicap access ramp is also attached.  What remains to be done is to create the wheelchair access transition from the ramp to the entry trail at the park. It should be completed this month.

If any of you know a disabled Vet, or other handicapped sportsman who would like to try some duckhunting, contact Curt. We have volunteer mentors who would be glad to take them hunting at one of these sites.


Sunday June 21st shoot at Peconic is cancelled.

Due to the holiday, the 1st meeting of the fall will be TUESDAY, Sept 8th. 7:30 pm Bayshore-Brightwaters library

Here are the dates we have for SSWA members (Paid Up) to shoot sporting clays at Peconic. The fee to shoot is $40.00 per person. You must bring 100 rounds of LEAD, TARGET LOADS ONLY. No high velocity or steel shells permitted. (You will be asked to leave). Eye and hearing protection a must. Arrive at 9:30 at gate. Shoots start promptly at 10. Lunch will be after the shoot. Either a BBQ (SSWA), Peconic cooked food, or lunch at the Triangle Pub. (you will be notified when you call as to which lunch will be available and the cost). You must call Curt 631-661-0379, to be placed on the list. NO WALK UPS will be allowed.

SUNDAY, June 21   -   SUNDAY, July 26   -   SATURDAY, AUG 8   -   SUNDAY Sept. 13

Saturday at 1pm is the SSWA waterfowl benefit. Your support is needed to make it a success. Call John now to let him know your coming. Many great items will be available. See you there.