Feb. 7 – Buffalo Audubon’s naturalist Mark Carra will be giving a hike with the theme “The Dynamic World beneath the Snow.” Pre-registration required at 585-457-3228. Cost is $5.
Feb. 8 - Orvis Buffalo will be hosting noted author Rick Kustich for a book signing and talk on local steelhead tactics, as well as a special screening of the DVD Spey Daze. It begins at 6 p.m.
Feb. 10 – Evangola State Park Forest to Lake Snowshoe Hike from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 for information or to preregister.
Feb. 10 – Animal Tracks Snowshoe Tour at DeVeaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls, 10 a.m. Go to the website at www.bnwaterkeeper.org to register.
Feb. 10 – Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, Lockport for the ladies. NRA Training Class Part 1 with a Gun Safety Seminar and Power Point presented by NRA Women Instructors. Register by Feb. 7. Shooting to follow. Ammo is supplied. Register with Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023.
Feb. 10 – Buffalo Audubon will present “Everything Snowshoes” with naturalist Mark Carra at the Beaver Meadow Center in North Java from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 585-457-3228 to register. $5 for use of snowshoes.
Feb. 11 – Woodland Winter Walk at Knox Farm State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info and to register call 549-1050.
Feb. 13 – Niagara County Second Amendment Forum monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson (Route 425), 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at the clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mike Steffes with Warrior Lures.
Feb. 15 – Erie County SCOPE will hold its monthly meeting at Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 - Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International monthly meeting at the American Legion Post #735, on Legion Drive, West Seneca. Fly tying at 6 p.m. with the "Damsel Fly." Business meeting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is DEC’s Connie Adams about waterfowl. Public is invited. For further information: 675-4766.
Feb. 17 – Harry Smith Installation Dinner and Dance with the Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Visit www.southtownswalleye.org for more info.
Feb. 17 – Youth/Adult Fly Tying Classes hosted by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International at the Reinstein Woods Educational Building, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This is the first of four classes. For more info call 675-4766.
Feb. 17 – Winter Wonderland Ski Tour at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Cross-country skiing with the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.
Feb. 17 – Great Backyard Bird Count. Join Buffalo Audubon at Beaver Meadow in North Java. Free but you must preregister by calling 585-457-3228.
Feb. 17-18 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, 11392 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina, 9 a.m. each day. Visits www.nfgshows.com for more info.
Feb. 17 – Animals in Winter program with naturalist Mark Carra at Buffalo Audubon’s Beaver Meadow in North Java. Pre-registration required. Fee is $5. Call 585-457-3228 to register. Times are 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 – Great Lakes Angler Super Salmon School with Capt. Dan Keating and Capt. Rich Hajecki, Rochester. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $60. Call 847-354-5106 to preregister.
Feb. 18 – Cross Country Ski Tour at Knox Farm State Park from 1-3 p.m. hosted by Buffalo Audubon. Bring your own skis. Call 585-457-3228 to register.
Feb. 20 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo starting at 7 p.m. There will be an optional meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the FLW Costa Series Tournament to be held out of Buffalo this summer.
Feb. 22 – Junior Audubon Club – What do you wonder about birds? From 10 a.m. to noon. Held at Beaver Meadow in N. Java. Call 585-457-3228 to register.
Feb. 24 – Ice World Erie Exploration at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.
Feb. 24 – Birding on the River at Beaver Island State Park. Call 282-5154 to register or for more info.
Feb. 24 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper will be hosting an Explore Water at its source in our headwaters forests at Hunters Creek County Park in Wales starting at 10 a.m. Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org.
Feb. 24-25 – Sportsmen’s Show at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, Salamanca. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8. Call 569-6810 for more info.
Feb. 25 – Orvis Buffalo will be hosting WNY guide Alberto Rey at noon for a fly tying demonstration of his “Cuban Flea” fly and discuss tactics for local steelhead. The shop is located at 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Call 276-7200 to preregister for this free presentation on local steelhead fishing tips.
Feb. 25 – Winter Tree Identification at Knox Farm State Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.
Feb. 28 – Final day for many small game seasons including cottontail rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, ruffed grouse and varying hare in certain regions of the state. Consult the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov for more information.
March 2-10 – Late Canada Goose Season in the South Area. For boundary information and other details check out www.dec.ny.gov.
March 3 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Awards Banquet at Kloc’s Grove, West Seneca. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets $35, pre-sale only. Call Cheryl Schenne at 655-2328. www.eriectyfsc.org