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The Outdoors Calendar

The Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar

Dec. 3-4: Niagara Frontier Gun Show at 11177 Main Street, Clarence. Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info go to There is a $5 admission fee.

Dec. 3: Three-F Club Winter Skeet League starts up at 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. You must have six scores posted by Jan. 22, 2017 and you can shoot ahead if you’d like. For more info contact Jeff Ventry at 609-0421. Add a team or sign up as an individual. Novices welcome.

Dec. 4Final day, Western Zone waterfowls seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers. The season will reopen on Dec. 31.

Dec. 4 – John Henning Memorial Musky Tournament on the Lower Niagara River, sponsored by the Niagara Musky Association, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per angler. For more information contact Adam Kazmark at (623) 205-9939. You can also contact Adam to enter.

Dec. 5-17 – Beaver Island, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island waterfowl blinds will be available through call in only at 773-2010 from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. The first call-in is Dec. 2.

 Dec. 6 – Niagara Musky Association Christmas Party Time Change meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad Street, Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per person.

Dec. 7 - Eighth “2 The Outdoors” Environmental Forum to be held at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo starting at 7:30 p.m. Featured speakers will include Beaver Meadow Naturalist Mark Carra talking about bears; Tifft’s own David Spiering talking about whitetailed deer; and author Gerry Rising talking about birds. Winter adaptations are the theme. For more information contact Belke at 548-7659 or email him at

Dec. 8: Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Assn. monthly meeting in Lockport for the group's Christmas meeting with the Niagara County Fisheries Development Board.

Dec. 10Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. This month’s program deals with a course on 5 Stand Shooting. Preregister by Dec. 7. Call Colleen at 628-9023 or Jacky at 909-2480.

Dec. 10 – Where do the birds stay? Educational program at Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.


Dec. 10-11 Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more info visit or call 542-9929.

Dec. 10-11 – Ice Fishing Classic weekend at Cabela’s starting at 11 a.m. each day. Listening to ice fishing seminars at the Cabela’s store located at 2003 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga.

Dec. 13 – Niagara County Chapter SCOPE monthly meeting held at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 7 pm. One guest speaker will be Budd Schroeder with the Second Amendment Foundation. For more info call Ed Pettitt at 421-1967. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Dec. 14 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Club’s annual Christmas party meeting, held this year at the Hartland Conservationists Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport  starting at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to pass.

Dec. 15 – Lake Erie Chapter of the International Federation of Fly Fishers will be holding its December meeting at the American Legion Post 735 on Legion Drive, West Seneca starting at 6 p.m. There will be an installation of new officers. For more info call 675-4766.

Dec. 15 – Erie County SCOPE Chapter meets at VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m. Call 656-0350 for more info.

Dec. 15Southtowns Walleye Association’s monthly general membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7 p.m. For more info call 649-8202.

Dec. 15Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.

Dec. 18 – Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 549-10050 to register for the program.

Dec. 29 – New Moon Night Ski at Long Point State Park from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Cross country skiing along Chautauqua Lake. Call 549-1050 to register for the program.




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