What’s happening in & around WNY
April 7 – 24th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet of the Niagara County Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at Youngstown Vol. Fire Company, 625 Third St., Youngstown. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Call Pam or Herb Lederhouse for tickets at 791-3151.
April 7 – Springtime Bluebird Walk at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at 549-1050.
April 9 – Erie County Trappers Association regular meeting at Hamburg Rod and Gun Club, 3434 Hickox Road, Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m. Meeting will be on trap preparation and modification.
April 9 – Second Amendment forever (SAfE) monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Jim Ostrowski and Steve Felano.
April 11 – State of Lake Erie sponsored by NY Sea Grant at Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 11 – State of Salmon River Fishery Meeting at the Pulaski High School Auditorium, 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. First ever event. Open to the public.
April 11 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association monthly meeting at the North Amherst Fire Hall (NEW location), 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Capt. Damian Kuzmin on early king salmon techniques. www.lotsa1.org
April 12 – Indoor 3-D Archery League, every other week, at the Alden Rod and Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden. Sign up at 7 p.m. For more info see Facebook Alden Gun Club Archery.
April 13 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at the Buffalo Erie County County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10. Contact Kevin Ryan at 880-7319.
April 13 – Opening day, North Forest Rod and Gun Club Skeet League through June 16. Club is located at 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Shooting days are Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth, Ladies and new shooters welcome. Free ammo for youth and ladies. Call 438-2009 for more info or email Jim Jaarosz at [email protected]hoo.com.
April 13 – North Forest Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. with safe gun handling instruction. Shooting options include skeet, trap or 5-stand. Register with Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 or [email protected]
April 13 – Fly Fishing 101 Class at The Orvis Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You must preregister by calling 276-7200 or online at www.orvis. com/buffalo. Free.
April 15 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board monthly meeting at the Newfane Town Hall, Main Street, Newfane starting at 6 p.m.
April 15 – Final Day, snow goose season in the Western Zone.
April 16 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at the Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.
April 17 – 2 the Outdoors Environmental Forum on “Our Mother’s Future: Youth and the Environment” with a discussion involving Grace Krress, Mary Ronan and Josh Clostermann starting at 7:30 p.m. at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. Free to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.
April 19 – Good Friday Skeet Fun Shoot at the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton with 9:45 a.m. sign up. $35 Entry fee with Lewis Class Scoring. Sign up with Mike Smith at 435-9937 or Peter Bogdon at 807-6007.
April 20 – Wonderous Wildlife Photography with Bob Hazen at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center from 1-3 p.m. Call 585-948-5445 for more info. Meet at the center.
April 20 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Paddlers Guide to Safety at the Buffalo Erie County County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10. Contact Kevin Ryan at 880-7319.
April 20 – Fly Fishing 101 Class at The Orvis Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You must preregister by calling 276-7200 or online at www.orvis. com/buffalo. Free. April 20-21 – NYS Youth Wild Turkey Hunting Weekend. Check out www.dec.ny.gov for details.
April 22 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Dysinger and Beattie Roads, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.
April 27 – Spring into Nature from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, 1101 Casey Road, Basom. Call 585948-5445 for more info.
April 27 – Niagara Frontier Friends of the NRA 24th Annual Banquet at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Call Georgina at 866-7656 for ticket info.
April 27 – Fly Fishing 101 Class at The Orvis Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You must preregister by calling 276-7200 or online at www.orvis. com/buffalo. Free.