Sportsmen Summit

Senator Patrick Gallivan's Summit for Cross Bow and Bow Hunters discussion at Allied Sportsmen Club.

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Senator Patrick M. Gallivan and Asswmblywoman Jane Corwin with leadership from sportsmen's groups across Western New York and intrested public attended a hearing at the Clubhouse of Allied Sportsmen of Western New York.



Buffalo News Article about the meeting.

Buffalo News Video of the meeting.


Discussion lead by Senator Gallivan, included representatives from the crossbow and bow hunting communities. Testomony on the current and future issues and concerns of Bow and Crossbow hunters was provided along with public comments from sportsmen.


Original News Release

Senator Pat Gallivan

Senator Gallivan To Host Sportsmen’s Panel On Crossbow Regulations

            Last year during his first annual sportsmen’s summit, the topic of crossbow regulations and their potential affect on the traditional bow season inspired so much debate that Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) promised those present he would host a similar roundtable dedicated entirely to the cross bow issue. The Senator’s office announced the details of that “crossbow roundtable” today.

            “Shooters, archers, anglers, trappers, and sportsmen of every stripe are part of the fabric of Western New York, and an important constituency of mine,” the Senator said. “I promised all those who attended last year that I would organize another event where we could gather together and explore the crossbow issue in depth. The members of this panel represent some of the Western New York sportsmen community’s leading figures and I thank them for their willingness to participate offer their insight on this important issue.”

            Senator Gallivan continued to say that “the testimony and discussion from this roundtable will become part of Senate record” and will serve as source material for himself and his senate colleagues when considering future archery legislation.

            Senator Galllivan’s Crossbow Roundtable will take place January 26, 2012, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St. in Alden. The entire Western New York Legislative Delegation has been invited and the public is encouraged to attend.

Confirmed Panelist

Larry Becker

President, Wyoming County Wildlife Federation; member, Legislative Review         Commission for New York State Conservation Council.

Stephen Aldstadt Legislation Council of Sportsmen
Chuck Godfrey President , Erie County Federation of Sportsmen; alternate delegate, DEC Region 9 Fish & Wildlife Management Board.
Robert Keicher Board Member and Past President, Western New York Safari Club International.
Dave Kosowski Director, NY Bowhunters Inc.
Gary Socola Past President, NY Bowhunters Inc.
Dale Dunkelberger Niagara County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs; representative to the DEC    Region 9 Conservation Fund Advisory Board; delegate to the DEC Region 9    Sportsman Education and Environmental Law Commission.
Daniel Tone President, WNY Environmental Federation; DEC Region 9 Representative to    Conservation Council