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Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar

Nov. 2 – Public Information Session on the recently completed Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cuba-Rushford Middle/High School Auditorium, 5476 Route 305 North, Cuba. An open house will take place starting at 6 p.m.

Nov. 3 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 5 – 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour at Holiday Valley Ski Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville from 6-9 p.m. Pre-sale $25; $30 at the door. Call 217-4047 for more info.

Nov. 5-18 – Crossbow season opens in the Southern Zone.

Nov. 5 – 5th Annual Chestnut Ridge Conservancy Gala at the Orchard Park Country Club starting at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChestnutRidgeConservancy.org.

Nov. 5 – Fall into Fitness: Take a scenic hike into the Gorge at Whirlpool State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Nov. 6 – Niagara Musky Assn. 2016 Tim Wittek Memorial Musky Tournament (catch and release) on the upper Niagara River and in Buffalo Harbor. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $25. For more info contact Scott McKee at 225-3816.

Nov. 6 – Final Day, King of the Creek contest at All in the Same Boat Tackle, Newfane.

Nov. 8 – Election day. Get out and vote!

Nov. 10 – POSTPONED - Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Assn. monthly meeting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, starting at 7 p.m. Next meeting is Dec. 8 in Lockport for the group's Christmas meeting with the Niagara County Fisheries Development Board.

Nov. 11 - Free Fishing Day for Veterans in New York. For more information check out www.dec.ny.gov.

Nov. 12 – Stuck in a Rut. Learn about the whitetail deer rut at Evangola State Park. Call 549-1050 to register. Presentation will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 – Hike the Niagara Gorge at low water at Whirlpool State Park starting at 10 a.m. Call 282-5154 to register or for more info.

Nov. 12 – Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. Call Colleen Gaskill to register at 628-9023.

Nov. 12 – Niagara River Gulls tour with Buffalo Audubon at the NYPA Fishing Platform in Lewiston from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. View thousands of Bonaparte gulls from this unique vantage point. Preregistration required at 585-457-3228. Binoculars are available.

Nov. 12 – How does the moon change its shape? Find out at DeVeaux Woods State Park between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as part of the kids Eco-Series. Call 282-5154 to register.

Nov. 13 – New and improved Sporting Clays Course reopens at the Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton starting at 10 a.m. There will be a “Come and See Shoot” throughout the day. Cost is $25 per man. Shooting will take place at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and, if necessary, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 – Hickory Woods Hike at Knox Farm State Park from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

Nov. 13 – Crepuscular Hike – Moonlight Meander at Knox Farm State Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

Nov. 14 – Final day, Woodcock season in Upstate NY.

Nov. 15 – Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE will be moving its November meeting to a different night because of Election Day. It will be held at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 6:30 p.m. They will be hosting a “Faith, Family, Freedom” forum using an educational constitutional freedom format with three guest speakers. Call Ed Pettitt for more info at 421-1967.

Nov. 17 – General membership meeting, Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg at 7:30 p.m. www.southtownswalleye.org

Nov. 17 – Lake Erie Chapter of the International Federation of Fly Fishers will hold its monthly meeting at the American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Drive, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m. There will be a presentation by Tyler Hageman on fly fishing for Lake Erie steelhead. Fly tying begins at 6 p.m. For more info call 675-4766.

Nov. 17 – Erie County SCOPE Chapter meets at VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m. Call 656-0350 for more info.

Nov. 19 – Regular season opening day for the Southern Zone Big Game season.

Nov. 19 – Hike the Niagara Gorge at low water at Whirlpool State Park starting at 10 a.m. Call 282-5154 to register or for more info.

Nov. 19-20 - Deer and Bear checking station will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The station is located along Route 16 in Holland (Erie County). You may also drop off deer for the Venison Donation Coalition before 6 p.m. either day.

Nov. 22 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga.

Nov. 24 – Final day, West-Central Area Canada goose season.

Nov. 28 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs general membership meeting at the Town of Lockport office building, Robinson and Dysinger roads, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at Wilson Town Hall, Route 425, Wilson starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 30 – Final day, muskellunge season in Upper Niagara River and Lake Erie, as well as inland waters of New York.

Dec. 8 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Assn. monthly meeting in Lockport for the group's Christmas meeting with the Niagara County Fisheries Development Board.

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