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Dec. 28 - Waterfowl blind lottery draw for Joseph Davis, Fort Niagara, Wilson-Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks at the Fort Niagara Maintenance Building at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Drawings take place every Thursday. Call 745-7273 for more info.

Dec. 30 – Niagara Rapids Birding with Buffalo Audubon and naturalist Tom Kerr at Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park. Call 585-457-3228 to register.

Dec. 30 – Fur Handling Seminar by the Erie County Trappers Association at the Collins Conservation Club, 2633 Conger Road, Collins, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Patti at 337-2556 for more info. Free to attend.

Dec. 31 – Beaver Island Blizzard Bash at the Beaver Island Nature Center, 10 a.m. to noon. A snowshoe hike along the Niagara River. Call 549-1050 to register.

Jan. 1, 2018 – Lake trout season opens in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario in New York waters.

Jan. 1, 2018 – New license year in effect in the Province of Ontario waters.

Jan. 1 – NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament through Feb. 28. Seven species categories. Open water or through the ice. Check out www.nyswinterclassic.com for details.

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Sporting Clay Shoot, Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda. Sign-up and breakfast 9 a.m., shooting 10 a.m.

Jan. 1 – First day hikes will be taking place in state parks at Evangola (10 a.m. to noon) and Knox Farm (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call 549-1050 to preregister. Hikes are also set up for DeVeaux Woods (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and Niagara Falls State Park (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Call 282-5154 to preregister.

Jan. 1 – Walleye regulations change on the lower Niagara River from three to one fish for a daily limit through March 15.

Jan. 2 – Capt. Bob’s Outdoors Winter Fishing Derby through March 15. Entry fee is $20. 8 species divisions. Call 407-3021 for more information.

Jan. 4 – Waterfowl blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson-Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks at the Fort Niagara State Park Maintenance Building at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Call 745-7273 for questions.

Jan. 4 - Waterfowl blind lottery draw for Joseph Davis, Fort Niagara, Wilson-Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks at the Fort Niagara Maintenance Building at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Drawings take place every Thursday. Call 745-7273 for more info.

Jan. 4 – Digiscoping birds with Buffalo Audubon’s Tom Kerr at Beaver Meadow from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to take pictures with your smart phone through binoculars or spotting scope. Preregister at 585-457-3228. Fee is $5.

Jan. 6 – Knox Farm State Park cross-country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.

Jan. 6 – DeVeaux Woods State Park snowshoe from 10 a.m. to noon. Snowshoes provided.  Call 282-5154 to register.

Jan. 6-7 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. $7 admission. Check out www.nfgshows.com for more info.

Jan. 7 – Alabama Hunt Club monthly shoot and meeting, Lewiston Road, Alabama starting at 11 a.m. Contact John Szumigala for more information at 714-5514.

Jan. 7 – 3-D Bowhunting League begins at Glen Coe. Fifteen targets for $10. For infor call Al at 937-3271.

Jan. 7 – Knox Farm State Park snowshoeing (snowshoes provided) from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.

Jan. 7 – WNY Winter 3-D Archery League will be starting up, a traveling league that includes Collins, Evans, Glen Coe and West Falls clubs. Teams are encouraged to join with members of three to six per team. Walk on shooters are welcome. For more information contact Ike Loretto at 803-9096.

Jan 8 - Winter trap league begins at Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. The league will shoot every other Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes 50 Birds per Sunday, total 300 targets. Unlimited shoot ahead & shoot back. Must be there for final Sunday for class shootoff. New shooters and public welcome, food will be available. Call Joe Truty for info, 867-1458.

Jan. 11 - Waterfowl blind lottery draw for Joseph Davis, Fort Niagara, Wilson-Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks at the Fort Niagara Maintenance Building at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Drawings take place every Thursday. Call 745-7273 for more info.

Jan. 13 – Outfitter Fair at the Southtowns Walleye Club, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. New and used fishing and hunting equipment. Limited tables for $20. For questions call 465-6100.

Jan. 13 – Beaver Island snowshoe from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaver Island State Park. Shoeshoes provided. Call 549-1050 to preregister.

Jan. 14 – 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.

Jan. 14 -- Start of winter trap and 3-D archery leagues at Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road. Trap will be 50 birds scratch and shoot every other Sunday. Archery will be a 3-D indoor shoot the same dates. For trap, call Tom Ess at 431-9292; for archery call Phil Williams at 553-7445.

Jan. 14 – Buckhorn Island cross country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Preregister at 549-1050.

Jan. 18 – Southtowns Walleye Association monthly meeting at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19-21 – 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.

Jan. 20 – Evangola State Park snowshoe adventure from 10 a.m. to noon (snowshoes provided). Call 549-1050 to preregister.

Jan. 20 – Nature signs with Buffalo Audubon’s Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow in North Java. Preregistration required. Call 585-457-3228.

Jan. 20 – Junior Audubon Club Birding at the Zoo with naturalist Tom Kerr for kids ages 6 to 12. Preregister at 585-457-3228.

Jan. 20-21 – 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.

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.

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