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September Outdoors Calendar

Buffalo News Outdoor Calendar for Sept. 12-30, 2016

Sept. 13 – Niagara County Chapter SCOPE will hold its monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 7 pm. Guest speaker will be Chris Krieger with WNY Heroes. Call Ed Pettitt for more info at 421-1967.

Sept. 14 – 2 the Outdoors Environmental Forum at Tifft Nature Preserve starting at 7:30 pm. A panel of experts will discuss Fall Migration. Contact for more info.

Sept. 15 – Deadline for applying for waterfowl permits at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Orchard State Wildlife Management Area and Tonawanda State Wildlife Management Area for opening weekend. Call 585-948-5445 for more info.

Sept. 16 – Bike the Harbor Tour at Buffalo Harbor State Park from 5-7 pm. Call 282-5154 for registration and information.

Sept. 16 – Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla at Knox Farm State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For information and registration call 549-1050.

Sept. 17 – 16th Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. A complete schedule at Call 683-5959 for more info.

Sept. 17 – Pheasants Forever Chapter 29 Youth Hunt at Tails and Feathers Hunting Preserve, Hatter Road, Newfane starting at 7 am. Call 523-8842 for more info.

Sept. 17 – Youth day at the Three-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston. This includes a pheasant hunt. Call Dave Whitt at 754-2133.

Sept. 17-18 – Alabama Hunt Club Fall Muzzleloader Shoot, 1857 Lewiston Road, Basom from 9 am to 5 pm. Call Sammy DiSalvo at 585-297-7747.

Sept. 17-18 – Double T Archery Club, 1120 North French Road, Amherst will hold its Harvest Shoot with 36 3-D targets. Registration from 7 am to 1 pm. Call Linda at 957-8887.

Sept. 17 – Niagara Fronter Chapter of NY Forest Owners Assn. is sponsoring a day in the woods entitled “Thinking about uncovering the hidden values of your land.” Hear about recent woodlot management in Clarksville from professional forester Bruce Robinson. RSVP at

Sept. 17 – Multi-state concealed carry pistol permit class at Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda starting at 9 am. Call 778-9431 for more info.

Sept. 18 – 3-D Archery shoot at the Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Avenue, Chaffee from 8 am to 1 pm. 30 targets. Crossbows welcome. Chronograph available. $15 adults; youth under 14 years of age free. For more info call Andy Merkel at 725-9117.

Sept. 18 – Mark “Sparky” McGranahan Benefit from 2-7 pm at Third Warders Social Club, 147-12th Avenue, North Tonawanda. Donation $25.

Sept. 18 - Wilson Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All shoots open to the public. Children under 12 are free. For more info

Sept. 20 - Three-F Club general membership meeting, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston at 7:30 pm.

Sept. 21 – Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center Speaker Series, 4968 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg with NY Sea Grant Specialist Helen Domske. Door open at 6:30 pm. Presentation on Lake Erie: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow starting at 7.

Sept. 21 - Middleport Rod and Gun Club monthly meeting at their club house located at Mountain and Freeman roads, Middleport starting at 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 – Nov. 6 – King of the Creek salmon contest (from boat and shore), All in the Same Boat Tackle, 2911 Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane. Call 638-4158 for more info.

Sept. 24 – NYS-sanctioned Duck Calling Contest at NYPA Wildlife Festival starting at 12:30. You must be registered in advance. Call 773-1385.

Sept. 24 – WNY Bassmasters club tournament on the Lower Niagara River/Lake Ontario from 7 am to 3 pm. Draw will take place at Gander Mountain on Sept. 21 at 7 pm. For more info call Keith Pease at 818-7350.

Sept. 24 – National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Sept. 24 - 45th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration at the Elma Conservation Club (Erie County), Creek Road, Elma from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fishing and hunting tips, shooting, wildlife and more. Great fun for the whole family. One day only. Call Rich Davenport at 510-7952 for more info.

Sept. 24-25 - New York Power Authority’s 31st Annual Wildlife Festival in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the NYPA’s Power Vista located at 5777 Lewiston Road (adjacent to Niagara University) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, catch a fish at the Niagara River Anglers fishing pond or shoot pellet guns at the Federation’s shooting trailer. Visit with the Primate Sanctuary and guess which one is Carmen Presti. Sanctioned duck calling contest, fashion show, outdoor game cookery and more. Loads of fun for the whole family! For more information call 286-6661 or visit their website at

Sept. 25 – Final day, early nuisance goose season in upstate New York.

Sept. 25 - Wilson Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All shoots open to the public. Children under 12 are free. For more info

Sept. 26 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, 6560 Dysinger Road, Lockport starting at 7 pm. Call John at 433-1014 for more info.

Sept. 27 – WNY Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga starting at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker will be DEC fisheries biologist Jim Markham.

Sept. 27 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at the Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main St., Newfane starting at 7 pm. For more info contact Bob Cinelli at 860-9774.

Sept. 28 - Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold their monthly meeting at the Twin Village Post 463, Litchfield Avenue, Lancaster starting at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 – In Search of Owls Walk at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park from 7 to 9 pm. For information and registration call 282-5154.

Sept. 30 – Final day, Lake Trout season in Lake Ontario.

Oct. 1 – 6th Annual Rich Brauer/DB Memorial Perch Tournament (with awards and cookout on Oct. 2 at Brauer’s Restaurant, Campbell Blvd., Pendleton). Fishing will be from 12:01 am to 6 pm. Registration fee $10. Money to benefit KidsPeace. Call Eric at 698-4505.

Oct. 1 - Southern Zone early archery season opens for deer and bear.

Oct. 1 - Fall turkey season opens in the Northern Zone.  Consult regulations guide for specific areas and bag limits.Oct. 1 - Deadline for entering the Deer Management Unit permit lottery through license issuing agents around the state.

Oct. 1 - Small game seasons open for ruffed grouse, coyote and cottontail rabbit in WNY, with opportunities for varying hare, pheasant and turkey opening up in other locations around the state.

Oct. 1 - Opening day of woodcock season through Nov. 14. Daily limit is three birds.

Oct. 1-2 – Western Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Check out for details.

Oct. 2 – Gun show at Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Rd. (Route 98), Alexander.
Sunday only from 8 am to 3 pm.  100 Tables; $5.00 Admission.

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