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South Shore Waterfowlers Association, Inc.

The voice of the Long Island waterfowler

SSWA MEETING, BRIGHTWATERS LIBRARY (Tuesday) on Tuesday the 8th, September 2015 at 07:30 PM

I found another ooops the printer made. A second business card was mistakenly removed from this newsletter. Peter Fazio is another supporter of the club. Peter donated the game dinner for 12 in your home for the feed fundraiser, which helped raise more money for the fund.

Game Dinners by Peter Fazio

(631) 926-3353

P.O. Box 781  -  Ocean Beach, NY 11770

Once again I have to apologize to these two men for the error that occurred.

It is corrected in the newsletter section on this site. Check it out.

He will be hosting the Delta Waterfowlers dinner on Sept 20 at Bocce Beach. Call John Ferguson at 631-807-9251 for reservations.

Due to a mixup at the printers, one of the SSWA's special supporters was accidentally left out of the upcoming newsletter.

The business card for MATTHEWS CUSTOM CALLS PO Box 20675 Floral Park, NY 11002-0675


I apologize to Matthew for the mistake. Please go to his website and check out his calls. Matthew created the beautiful Duck and Goose call set with stand that was used at our Feed Fundraiser to help raise funds. Check it out in the gallery section. Once again I apologize for the mix-up.

Hey members, the SSWA is holding it's 3rd Annual BBQ and Pig Roast. Once again it is being held at WindSwept Marina in East Moriches. 215 Atlantic Ave. It is scheduled for SATURDAY Aug 15th - Raindate Sunday Aug 16th. It will start at 12:30

Here is what you gotta do.  1- Call curt at 631-661-0379. Give me your name and number of IMMEDIATE FAMILY members attending. 2- Mail me a check for $25.00 made out to SSWA and send to 32 Magro DR. North Babylon, NY 11703.  3- Show up the day of BBQ and I will give you back your check. That's right IT'S FREE!!  ( If you don't show up, we will cash the check to pay for the food we bought that you didn't eat).  Pretty easy right.

John Adams is having a pig roast from the marina, and SSWA will supply burgers, hot dogs, etc. We will have soda and water available. If you wish to bring your own "beverages", feel free or purchase them at the bar. Also if you have a favorite bbq dish, feel free to bring it to enhance the bbq even more. Also bring some chairs to sit on because I don't know how many are available and I don't want you standing all day. We have 2 shade canopy's that we set up.

Call me and I hope to see everyone there. A good time is had by all.

Hey everyone. Supposed to be pretty bad rain on Saturday. The shoot is moved to sunday. Call me if you want to sign up. curt 631-661-0379

There is another shoot this Saturday at Peconic River Sportsman club. Look at the post under this one for all the details. One difference. SSWA will have a BBQ afterwards.    It will be $10.00 per person. It will be held immediately after the shoot right on the property.

Call me before Thursday night so you are on the list to shoot and also to let me know if you will stay for the BBQ. I need a head count for Peconic mentors to take us around as well as a food count. Call NOW. Curt 631-661-0379.

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