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Outdoors Calendar (Dec. 7)

The Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar

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. 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 – NYPA fishing platform closes for the season. For updates call 796-0135 Ext. 45.

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 – Niagara River Birding program on Buffalo’s Unity Island from 10 a.m. to noon with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr. Pre-registration is required at 585-457-3228.

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. 17 – Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk starting at 10:30 a.m. at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. For more information call 683-5959.

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.

Dec. 31 – Erie County Trappers Assn. will be sponsoring a free Fur Handling Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Conservation Club, 2633 Conger Road, Collins. Call 337-2556 for more information.


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