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Outdoors Calendar

Feb. 21-25 – WNY Boat Show at the ADPRO Sports Training Center, One Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Wednesday and Thursday are free admission. www.wnyboatshow.com

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 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will hold its monthly meeting at the George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara Street, Buffalo starting at 6:30 p.m. with the board meeting and 7 p.m. with the regular meeting.

Feb. 24 – Hawkeye Bowmen open public shoot from 8 a.m. to noon. $5 donation. Kids 12 and under are free.

Feb. 24 – Deersearch WNY will be sponsoring a Blood Tracking Seminar at 2 p.m. at the West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., West Falls. For more information go to www.deersearchwny.org.

Feb. 24 – Ice Masters Elite Tournament Trail Team Event out of Lakeside Park, Mayville, on Chautauqua Lake. Registration 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $60 for a team. Weigh in at 2 p.m. (you must be off the ice by then). For more information contact Mark Dusablon at 607-742-0343. Several species categories.

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. 26 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs will hold its monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, corner of Beattie and Dysinger, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 27 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Fly tying starts at 6 p.m. (Egg Sucking Leech) and the general meeting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be DEC’s Scott Cornett talking about results of recent trout samplings and insight into WNY’s trout fisheries.

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.

Feb. 28 – Deadline for nominations for the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs annual awards program. Send nominations to billhiltsjr@gmail.com.

Feb. 28 – State of Owasco Lake public meeting at Bass Pro Shops meeting room, 1579 Clark St., Auburn in the Finger Lakes Mall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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, presale only. Call Cheryl Schenne at 655-2328. www.eriectyfsc.org

March 3 – National Invasive Species Week starts. Program at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Casey Road, Alabama from 1-2 p.m.

March 3 – Rural Landowners Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany. For more information or to register contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 Ext. 18.

March 3 - Ice Masters Elite Tournament Trail Blind Draw Team Event out of Braddocks Bay Marina, Braddocks Bay. Registration 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $60 for a team ($30 per person). Weigh in at 2 p.m. (you must be off the ice by then). For more information contact Mark Dusablon at 607-742-0343. Several species categories.

March 3 – Saturday Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park with Buffalo Audubon’s Tom Kerr from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Woods Creek lot on East-West Park Drive, Grand Island. Call 585-457-3228.

March 3 – Sugar Shanty at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about maple sugar. Call 585-457-3228 for more info.

March 8-11 – WNY Sport and Travel Expo, Agri-Center, Hamburg. Show opens at noon on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. www.eriepromotions.com for details.

March 9 – Forest Frolic at Evangola State Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

March 10 - Ice Masters Elite Tournament Trail Event out of Silver Lake State Boat Launch, Silver Lake. Registration 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $60 for a team ($30 per person). Weigh in at 2 p.m. (you must be off the ice by then). For more information contact Mark Dusablon at 607-742-0343. Several species categories.

March 10 – North Tonawanda Owl Prowl with Buffalo Audubon at the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve. Pre-registration is required at 585-457-3228. Cost is $7.

March 10 – Boating Safety Class sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Martin Laufer for more info at 390-7727.

March 10 – The Sweet Life at DeVeaux Woods State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about maple sugar. Call 282-5154 to register.

March 10 – Sugar Shanty at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about maple sugar. Call 585-457-3228 for more info.

March 10-11 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga starting at 9 a.m. each day. www.nfgshows.com.

March 12 – State of Lake Ontario annual public meeting hosted by DEC at Rochester Institute of Technology campus, Student Alumni Union Room 1250, Rochester from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

March 12-17 – 22nd Annual Special People Fishing Days sponsored by the Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY starting at 10 a.m. each day. Reservations required. Call Elaine at 893-0733.

March 14 – State of Lake Ontario annual public meeting hosted by DEC at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport (Route 78) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

March 15 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY general membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

March 16 – Deadline for ordering trees and shrub seedlings through Erie County’s Soil and Water Conservation District. Contact www.ecswcd.org, stop by the office at 50 Commerce Way, East Aurora or call 652-8480 Ext. 5.

March 16 – Salamander Rain at Evangola State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rarely seen migration of salamanders. Call 282-5154 to register.

March 18 - Beginning of a 10-week Spring Trap League hosted by the Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston. Shooting signup times will be  Sundays 9 a.m.-12 noon and Thursday; 6-8 p.m. Teams, individuals and practice shooters are welcome. Questions: 335 - 4111

 

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