May 5 – Lewiston Smelt Festival, Lewiston Landing starting at 5 p.m. Niagara River Anglers will be cooking up smelt. Free to attend.
May 5 – Opening day of the Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derby. For a list of weigh stations and registration points visit www.loc.org.
May 6 – Opening day, walleye, Northern pike, pickerel and inland tiger musky seasons.
May 6 – 2017 Spring Border War between WNY Bassmasters and St. Catharines Bassmasters out of Safe Harbor Marina, Buffalo. Two-person teams; best two fish. Fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. $100 per team. Artificial baits only. For more information contact Keith Pease at 818-7350.
May 6 – Sixth Annual I Love My Park Day. Two parks organizing volunteers for clean ups will be Evangola (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Wilson-Tuscarora (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call 282-5154 to register.
May 6 – Buffala Niagara Riverkeeper Volunteer Planting at Gill Creek, Niagara Falls from 9 a.m. to noon. Register at www.bnriverkeeper.org/restorecorps or call Wendy Paterson at 852-7483 Ext. 26.
May 9 – Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE will have its monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson starting at 7 p.m.
May 10 – Wildflower Woods Walk at Dusk at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 282-5154 to preregister.
May 11 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s monthly meeting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport (Route 78) starting at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be a roundtable of LOTSA captains talking spring fishing.
May 13 – Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class at the McKinley Mall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructors from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2. For more information contact Eileen Reiner at 725-9669. Website is www.wnyboatsafe.org.
May 13 – All About Safe Boating Class at Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Robert Hasse at 954-3453 for more info.
May 13 – Wilson Harbor Invitational Tournament. For more information check out www.wilsonharborinvitational.com.
May 13 – Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 2 p.m. Call Colleen Gaskill to preregister at 628-9023.
May 13 – East Aurora Fish and Game Club High Power Rifle tournaments located on Luther Road, East Aurora starting at 10 a.m. Other shoot dates are June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9. Call Dave Romanczak at 652-8577 for more information.
May 13 – Gorge Hiking Series: Great Gorge Railway Trail walk at Niagara Falls State Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more info or to register for this activity call 282-5154.
May 13 – National Bird Migration Day. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Buckhorn Island State Park; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Evangola State Park. Call 549-1050 to register or to find out more info.
May 13 – Southern Tier Chapter Coonhound Event at the clubhouse located at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville. Festivities start at 4 p.m. For more info call Kevin Noody at 595-2053.
May 14 – Wave of Warblers at Knox Farm State Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Hike through the park searching for warblers. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.
May 14 – Final day, Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby ending at 1 p.m. Grand prize and top two winners in each division should report to Captain Jack’s Restaurant, Sodus Point at 4 p.m. for photos and interviews with awards to follow. For more info visit www.loc.org or call 888-REEL-2-IN.
May 15 – Final day to register for the Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament scheduled to be held May 19-21. For more information go to www.lakeontarioproam.net.
May 15 – Start of bowfishing season in New York. Consult the DEC website for further information at www.dec.ny.gov.
May 18 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.
May 18 – Three-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m.
May 18 - The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly membership meeting at the American Legion Post #735 on Legion Drive, West Seneca. Fly tying and casting will be offered from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. with the business meeting beginning at 7:30. For further information contact 675-4766.
May 20 – The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its 7th Annual Ray's Kids Day (a fun filled day of fly fishing for youngsters 9-15). There are still a few openings remaining. It will be held at Reinstein Woods off Como Park Boulevard., Cheektowaga and reservations are required. Contact 675-4766 for reservations.
May 20 – Bike the Harbor at Buffalo Harbor State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register call 282-5154.
May 20 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at their clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.
May 20 – Erie County Chapter of SCOPE will hold its monthly meeting at the Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m.