The Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar
Dec. 5-17 – Beaver Island, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island waterfowl blinds will be available through call in only at 773-2010 from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. The first call-in is Dec. 2.
Dec. 7 - Eighth “2 The Outdoors” Environmental Forum to be held at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo starting at 7:30 p.m. Featured speakers will include Beaver Meadow Naturalist Mark Carra talking about bears; Tifft’s own David Spiering talking about whitetailed deer; and author Gerry Rising talking about birds. Winter adaptations are the theme. For more information contact Belke at 548-7659 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 8 – NYPA fishing platform closes for the season. For updates call 796-0135 Ext. 45.
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.
Dec. 10 – Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. This month’s program deals with a course on 5 Stand Shooting. Preregister by Dec. 7. Call Colleen at 628-9023 or Jacky at 909-2480.
Dec. 10 – Where do the birds stay? Educational program at Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.
Dec. 10 – Niagara River Birding program on Buffalo’s Unity Island from 10 a.m. to noon with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr. Pre-registration is required at 585-457-3228.
Dec. 10-11 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more info visit www.nfgshows.com or call 542-9929.
Dec. 10-11 – Ice Fishing Classic weekend at Cabela’s starting at 11 a.m. each day. Listening to ice fishing seminars at the Cabela’s store located at 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga.
Dec. 13 – Niagara County Chapter SCOPE monthly meeting held at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 7 pm. One guest speaker will be Budd Schroeder with the Second Amendment Foundation. For more info call Ed Pettitt at 421-1967. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Dec. 14 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Club’s annual Christmas party meeting, held this year at the Hartland Conservationists Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport starting at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to pass.
Dec. 15 – Lake Erie Chapter of the International Federation of Fly Fishers will be holding its December meeting at the American Legion Post 735 on Legion Drive, West Seneca starting at 6 p.m. There will be an installation of new officers. For more info call 675-4766.
Dec. 15 – 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.
Dec. 15 – Southtowns Walleye Association’s monthly general membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7 p.m. For more info call 649-8202. www.southtownswalleye.org.
Dec. 15 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.
Dec. 17 – Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk starting at 10:30 a.m. at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. For more information call 683-5959.
Dec. 18 – Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 549-10050 to register for the program.
Dec. 29 – New Moon Night Ski at Long Point State Park from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Cross country skiing along Chautauqua Lake. Call 549-1050 to register for the program.
Dec. 31 – Erie County Trappers Assn. will be sponsoring a free Fur Handling Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Conservation Club, 2633 Conger Road, Collins. Call 337-2556 for more information.