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Outdoors calendar (Oct. 19)

Buffalo News Outdoor Calendar

Oct. 19-21 – St. Mary’s Archers Club catch and release stream fishing contest on the Oak Orchard River. For more information contact John Denniston at 585-590-4224.

Oct. 20 - Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers monthly meeting starting at 7:00pm; fly tying at 6:00pm. Held at the American Legion post 735 in West Seneca, 35 Legion Parkway & Union Rd. This month’s fly tying demo will be on the Patriot’s fly, tied by the International Fly Tier of the Year in 2014. The public is invited and should bring their own vise.For more information call Joan Rosner at 675-4766 or
Oct. 20 – General membership meeting, Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 – Erie County Chapter, SCOPE will meet at “The Chicken Coop,” VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m. Call Carl Leas for more info at 656-0350.
Oct. 21 – Bridging the Gorge Part 2 at Niagara Falls State Park from 5-7 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.
Oct. 22 – Utah/Arizona Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class at Cabela’s, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Seating may be limited. 877-252-1055.
Oct. 22 – Opening of ducks, coots, mergansers and Canada goose seasons in the Western Zone/South and West Central areas.
Oct. 22 – Fall into Fitness Fall Foliage Hike at Whirlpool State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Oct. 22 – North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve Clean-up with the Buffalo Sabres Green Team from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Kinkead Avenue entrance and bring gloves. Call 585-457-3228 if you plan on helping.

Oct. 24 – Niagara Co. Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices located on the corner of Dysinger and Old Beattie, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 – Canceled. Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at the Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main Street, Newfane starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Chairman Bob Cinelli at 860-9774.
Oct. 25 – WNY Trout Unlimited monthly meeting at Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga starting at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker will be Tom Hoffman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discussing Region 9 brook trout abundance based on recent studies conducted in conjunction with DEC.

Oct. 25 – Furbearer hunting and trapping seasons in many parts of the state opens. This includes bobcat, raccoon and fox. Trappers should be aware of changes to fisher and marten trapping seasons. Check out for details.

Oct. 29 – Fall into Fitness – The Evil Spirit Hike at Devil’s Hole State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.
Oct. 29 – Evangola Trail Trek – Animal Investigation at Evangola State Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

Oct. 29 UT-FL-AZ Multi-State Pistol Class at Genesee SCOPE, Batavia starting at 9 am. For more information call Jim Carr at 778-9431.

Nov. 2 – Public Information Session on the recently completed Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cuba-Rushford Middle/High School Auditorium, 5476 Route 305 North, Cuba. An open house will take place starting at 6 p.m.

Nov. 5 – 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour at Holiday Valley Ski Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville from 6-9 p.m. Pre-sale $25; $30 at the door. Call 217-4047 for more info.

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