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National Hunting and Fishing Day extended

They call it a day, the last Saturday in September, but some event planners ensure that events and exhibits are open to viewers throughout the weekend.

The 42nd Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration extends to today at two major gatherings.

The Livingston County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs has taken the reins of the weekend-long event, which is still held at the Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 headquarters in East Avon.

Events, demonstrations and exhibit booths will be open to all from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the grounds around the headquarters. A fishing derby, skeet shooting demo plus many other interesting showings of proper and effective fishing, shooting, trapping, taxidermy, canoeing and other activities can be viewed around the grounds.

Exhibitors include informational displays of fish and wildlife programs as well as general outdoors and environmental facts and insights. Displays also include wildlife artists, food vendors, and outdoor recreation flea market dealers.

A shuttle service is provided to the grounds from the plaza in East Avon on Routes 5 and 20.

The New York Power Authority holds its 28th annual Wildlife Festival for 2013 at the Niagara Power Vista from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine today, featuring animal exhibits, conservation activities, and entertainment for all ages.

Parking and admission is free for this event. A trolley takes visitors from the Power Vista to the Gorge Discovery Center.

For a listing of Sunday events, go to and scroll below “Around the State” to Niagara Power Vista.