Outdoors Calendar / What’s happening in & around WNY
Today – WNY Environmental Federation meeting at 2 p.m. at Hoak’s Restaurant, S4100 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. In case of bad weather contact Dan Tone at 655-0975.
Today – Start of winter trap and 3-D archery leagues at Alden Rod & Gun Club ,12 County Line Road. For trap, call Tom Ess at 431-9292; for archery call Phil Williams at 553-7445. Today – Buckhorn Island cross country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Preregister at 549-1050.
Tuesday – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo, 7 p.m., An optional 6 p.m. meeting will be held to discuss the Costa FLW Series Tournament in July.
Wednesday – 2 the Outdoor Environmental Forum No. 12 focusing on Animal Communication. The three-person forum will be held at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Contact Terry Belke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Free. Thursday – Southtowns Walleye Association monthly meeting at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday – Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 735, Legion Dr., West Seneca, 6 p.m. with fly tying, 7 p.m. for the business portion. Guest speaker will be Drew Nisbet of Clarence, Fishing Manager with Orvis Buffalo.
Friday-Jan.21 – Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 100 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Visit www.niagarafishingexpo. com for more information. Admission is $10 for the day, a weekend pass is $20. Saturday – Evangola State Park snowshoe adventure from 10 a.m. to noon (snowshoes provided). Call 549-1050 to preregister.
Saturday – Nature signs with Buffalo Audubon’s Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow in North Java. Preregistration required. Call 585-457-3228.
Saturday – Junior Audubon Club Birding at the Zoo with naturalist Tom Kerr for kids ages 6 to 12. Preregister at 585-457-3228.
Saturday-Jan.21 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, opening at 9 a.m. each day. Visit www.nfgshows.com for more information.
Jan. 21 – Snowshoe Walk at Knox Farm State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Preregistration required at 585-457-3228. Snowshoe rental fee is $3. Jan. 25 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma. Jan. 27 – Evangola State Park cross-country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact 549-1050 to preregister.
Jan. 27 – Beginner birding with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr at Unity Island, Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call 585-4573228 to preregister.
Jan. 27 – Winter Tree Identification with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow, N. Java. Call 585-457-3228 to preregister. Jan. 28 – Snowshoeing and Cocoa at the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to register call 549-1050.
Jan. 30 – Introduction to Fly Fishing Course
at West Seneca East Middle School, West Seneca from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through March 13. Course is through West Seneca Continuing/Community Education and hosted by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International. Call 982-9468 for more information. Jan. 30 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at the Newfane Community Center, Main Street, Newfane, 7 p.m. DEC’s Chris Legard, Lake Ontario Unit Leader, will be in attendance. Jan. 31 – Final day for New York State Pistol Permit Recertification. Contact the county clerk or visit https://firearms.troopers. ny.gov for details. Feb. 1 – Deadline for the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame nominations. For details go to http://nysohof.org.
Feb 3 – The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the NWTF will host its banquet on Feb. 3 at Banchetti’s on North Forest Road in Amherst. There will be live and silent auctions with raffles featuring 14 guns. For info call Al Gai at 937-3271.
Feb. 3 – Niagara River Anglers Association. Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario tributaries. Sign up at Creek Road Bait and Tackle, Lewiston, the Slippery Sinker in Olcott or at the launch ramp in Lewiston the morning of the contest.
Feb. 3 - Snowshoeing and Cocoa at the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to register call 549-1050.
Feb. 3 – Superb Owl Saturday at the Buffalo Audubon’s Beaver Meadow Center in North Java from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be an Owl Prowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that you must preregister for at 585-457-3228.