Welcome to Iroquois Chapter Website

NY DEC Trout Steam Management

As a representative of an organization with an interest in trout stream management activities of the Department of Environmental Conservation, I invite you to attend one of the upcoming public meetings that we have scheduled on the subject.  I encourage you to get the word out to your membership and anyone else you know who has an interest in inland trout stream management.

In Region 7 we have scheduled two public meetings in October in order to engage the public in an examination of how our current catch rate based objective for stream trout management fits the purpose of satisfying the desires of today’s recreational trout stream anglers. The first meeting in the Region is set for Wednesday, October 18th at the Paul V Moore High School Auditorium, 44 School Drive, Central Square, NY 13036 and the second will be held on Thursday, October 26th at the Whitney Point High School Auditorium, 10 Keibel Road, Whitney Point, NY 13862. Both meetings will be held from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.

For more information regarding our inland trout stream management program and the upcoming meetings visit our website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html\.

I hope you will take the time to share this with your fellow anglers who may have an interest in this issue and I’m looking forward to good turnouts and productive meetings.


PHONE (315) 437-7715


CHAPTER MEETINGS:  Monthly meetings resumed in October

Annual Business Meeting:  Octobers Chapter Meeting is the Annual Business Meeting which includes elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary along with 3 vacant Board of Directors Seats.  The Nominating Committees slate of officers to be voted on include:

  • President Jim Froio
  • Vice President Mike Hyde
  • Treasurer Dave Seifritz
  • Secretary Mary Jo Hyde

Candidates for the three open Board of Directors include:
Andy Bragdon
Mike Gaines

Chapter Bylaws: Article VI. Election, Term, Vacancy states the following:

Section 1.  The Chapter officers shall be elected for two-year terms.  No officer shall serve more than two (2) consecutive two-year terms in the same office, but an officer may again hold the same office after a one-year period out of office.
Section 2. In the event of a vacancy in any office, the Board of Directors shall appoint an individual to serve until the next regularly scheduled election.
Section 3.  A majority vote of those Chapter members in good standing present at the annual business meeting will be sufficient to elect all officers and directors.
Section 4. The Nominating Committee shall nominate members for each elected office.  Nominations may also be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Business Meeting includes Reports from the various Committees of the Board of Directors.

Respectively Submitted, September 5, 2017



 Come visit the Iroquois Chapter TU booth at this years Sportsmen Days – September 23rd and 24th

Learn whats  going on this 2017 -2018 chapter season and pick up a few fly-casting &  fly-tying tips! Hope to see you there!!!!

Sportsmen Days

Fishing, Archery, Shotgun Sports, Trapping

Among Many Outdoor Activities During

Sportsmen’s Days Annual Festival

Honeywell and Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Partners for Weekend of Activities for Families of All Ages

WHAT: Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook

WHEN: September 23 and 24, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

Route 321

Elbridge, NY

Phone: (315) 689-9367


David Simmons, President, Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

Phone: (315) 247-5141

Email: president@federationofsportsmen.com

ADMISSION: $5 per car


BACKGROUND: Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook was created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day.  It is one of the largest celebrations of National Hunting and Fishing Day in New York State.  Outdoor activities suitable for all ages include:  clay target shooting, waterfowl identification/calling, turkey and goose calling, archery, trapping, BB guns, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing, muzzle loading, and trout fishing.  There will be demonstrations by woodsmen, local wildlife artists and authors, retriever and pointer dog demonstrations.  Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers and Eddie Eagle (mascot for NRA’s children’s gun safety program) will make appearances.  Free prize drawings every hour with a grand prize of a fishing charter for 4 on Lake Ontario.  All hands-on activities are included – (parking only $5 per car.)

FEATURED ATTRACTIONS:  Wild Game/Fish Cooking demonstrations by professional chefs and Hall of Fame Sportsmen, Live pheasant display, Primitive Pursuits – tanning animal skins using natural materials, fire starting and survival. Skeet (shotgun) shooting – hands on demo, Birds of Prey and Retriever Dog demonstrations. Taxidermy display and demonstrations.

All hands-on activities take place throughout both days are included in the admission FREE – (parking only $5 per car.)

7 Responses to Welcome to Iroquois Chapter Website

  1. Steve says:

    DEC schedules March meetings to discuss status of fisheries in four eastern Finger Lakes

  2. Steve says:

    The ESF Trout Bums website is active and located at http://www.esf.edu/org/troutbums/ We will place a link to this under the More Resources page.

  3. Steve says:

    Anthony, nice bio on Sheldon, looking forward to hearing what he has to tell us.

  4. Mike Hyde says:

    Hey guys its looking GOOD!!!! Love the pics from Furnace Brook clean up!!!

  5. David F.Seifritz says:

    David Scott,
    Sorry to get back to you so late about your question, the site is still in its beginning stages and we are still working on format and content. Please check out some of the other pages as we are just getting more posts with calander infomation and other updates. As for projects we are just starting the search for new places that could benefit from our help, we have several sites to be considered Onondaga Creek, Butternut Creek, Limestone Creek is one we worked on a few years back in the town of Manlius, Mill Run Park section and it still has another phase or two to be completed. Nine Mile is always in need of stream cleanups and we just finished a Earth Day stream cleanup of Furnace Brook on Saturday in the city Elmwood Park section. Our next chapter meeting will be stream side on Nine Mile Creek to review our plantings from last year as well as fish a bit, meeting starts 5:00 at the new parking lot off 174 just past Jakes Fly Shop hope to see you there and discuss some of our other projects.

    David F. Seifritz Iroquois Chapter President

  6. Bob Semian says:

    Congratulations to the Iroquois Chapter and its members on getting your new web site ‘www.iroquoistu.org’ up and running. I look forward to seeing it grow with the latest chapter information, activities and accomplishments. Looks great!
    Bob Semian
    Region 7

  7. David Scott says:

    Just wondering what kinds of projects you work on. I saw your sign at 9 mile creek.

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