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Outdoors Calendar

May 16 - Lake Ontario informational meeting and update on water levels. Ransomville Fire Hall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville, 7 p.m. For more information contact Joanne Basta at 791-8686.

May 17 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at the club house located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

May 17 – Lake Erie Chapter, Fly Fishers International monthly meeting at American Legion Post #735, Legion Drive, West Seneca. Fly tying at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. Call 675-4766 for more info.

May 18 – Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association monthly meeting at The Con Club, foot of Mullet Street, Dunkirk starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Lance Ehrhardt at 713-6002.

May 19 – Wilson Harbor Invitational Salmon Tournament. $75,000 in prizes based on a 50-boat field. Best six salmon for the day. Bad weather day is May 20. For more information contact www.wilsonharborinvitational.com.

May 19 – Birding for spring migrants at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge on the Swallow Hollow Trail, Knowlesville Road from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact 585-948-5445 to register.

May 19 – Herps on the Refuge with naturalist Mark Carra at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge headquarters starting at 10:30 a.m. Call 585-948-5445 to register.

May 19 – ABS Boating Safety Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown. Call Martin Laufer at 390-7727 for more info.

May 19 – Scenic bike ride at Devil’s Hole State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to preregister.

May 19 – Niagara County Federation of Conservations Clubs annual awards banquet (rescheduled from April 14 due to ice storm) at Terry’s Corners Volunteer Fire Co., 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport starting at 5:30. Call Dave Whitt at 754-2133 to confirm your ticket.

May 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association’s spring perch tournament. Members only. $10 entry fee. Best 5 perch, total weight. For more info call Jerry Lesinski at 627-3024.

May 19 – ABS Boating Safety Class with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Martin Laufer at 390-7727 to register.

May 19 – North Forest Rod and Gun’s Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot Program, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 to preregister.

May 19 – Safe Harbor Open Bass League starts with fishing from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info call Keith Pease at 818-7350.

May 19-20 – Alabama Hunt Club, 1857 Lewiston Road, Basom will hold its Public Spring Blackpowder Shoot starting at 9 a.m. each day. For details contact Sam DiSalvo at 585-297-7747 or John Szumigala at 714-5514.

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May 20 – 14th Annual Jimmy Griffin’s Teach Me to Fish Program from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo. Free. For more information contact Dave Barus at 597-4081.

May 20 – Canoe trek at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Knowlesville Road Bridge. Call Rick Allen at 445-9685 for details.

May 21 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at the Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main St., Newfane starting at 7 p.m.

May 21 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Dysinger and Beattie Roads, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

May 26 – Inland muskellunge season opens through Nov. 30. Minimum size is 40 inches. Daily limit is 1. This does not include the Great Lakes.

May 26 – Tails and Trails Nature Walk at Artpark State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 282-5154 to preregister.

May 27 – Evening Walk on Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to preregister.

May 27 – Deadline for Region 9 Youth Archery Camp applications, set for July 27-29. For youth ages 12 to 15. Free. For more information contact Adam Ziccardi at aziccardi2025@yahoo.com.

May 28 – Memorial Day Bird Walk at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to preregister.

May 28 – Memorial Day Bird Walk at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

May 28 -- Hanover Fish & Game Club registered sporting clays shoot.. The club is located at 780 Overheiser Road, Silver Creek. Call 934-4028.

May 29 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited monthly meeting at the Donovan Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Damon Newpher with Adventure Bound on the Fly talking about Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fly Fishing.

May 31 - Don Johannes/Pete DeAngelo 3-fish Big-fish contest out of Wilson and Olcott. $100/boat. Sign up at the Gas Shack and Bootleggers Cove in Wilson, The Boat Doctors and The Slippery Sinker in Olcott. Call 523-1727 for more information.

May 31 – Don Johannes-Pete DeAngelo Memorial Big Fish-Three Fish Contest out of Wilson and Olcott from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. $100 per boat. Call 523-1727 for more info.

May 31 – Final Day, Spring Turkey Season in Upstate New York.

June 1-2 – 33rd Annual Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament out of the ports of Wilson and Olcott. Check out www.lakeontarioproam.net for details.

June 2 – National Trails Day – Length of the gorge hike at Artpark from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

June 2 – Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew at 11 a.m. Call 683-5959 for details.

June 2 – Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge kids fishing derby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ringneck Marsh along Oak Orchard Ridge Road. Call 585-948-5445 for more information.

June 2 – East Aurora Fish and Game Club Teach-Me-To-Fish Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public. Call Dave Barus at 597-4081 for more info.

June 2-10 – National Fishing and Boating Week. Check out www.takemefishing.org for details.

June 5 – First Shot Women’s Only Archery Clinic at Hawkeye Bowmen Archery Club, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla. This is for 4 weeks, also including June 12, 19 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 427-9076 for more information.

June 9 – ABS Boating Safely Class at Fort Niagara Officers Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preregister by calling Martin Laufer at 390-7727.

June 9 – Tifft Farm Nature Preserve Teach-Me-To-Fish Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public. Contact Joe McAdam for info at 570-3436.

June 9 – Hawkeye Bowmen, 13300 Clinton St., Alden will host a Summer Sizzler Shoot. Registration from 7 a.m. to noon. Courses close at 2 p.m. Three 10-target courses. Call 427-9076 for details.

June 9 – Get Outdoors Day at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about archery, camping, bird watching and geocaching. Call 683-5959 for details.

June 9-17 – 34th Annual Southtowns Walleye Association walleye tournament on Lake Erie. You must be a member of the club to compete. Check out www.southtownswalleye.org or call Jim Skoczylas at 796-5372.

 

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