The Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar
Dec. 24 – North Forest Rod and Gun Club customer appreciation day, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Join the club and receive an equal amount of free shooting cards. For more info call 438-2009 or visit www.nfrgc.com.
Dec. 28 - Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 10:30 a.m. Snowshoe rental is $5.
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.
Dec. 31 – North Forest Rod and Gun Club sporting clays shoot, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Registration at 8:30 a.m.; shooting starts at 9 a.m. Fifty-bird shoot. For more information contact Bryan Meahl at 628-6238.
Dec. 31 – Final day, pheasant hunting season along the Lake Ontario plains. Consult the regulations at www.dec.ny.gov.
Dec. 31-Jan. 15 – Western Zone waterfowl season for ducks, coots and mergansers. Also Canada goose seasons for the South and West-Central areas. Check www.dec.ny.gov for more information.
Jan. 1, 2017 – Lake trout season opens in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario.
Jan. 1-Feb. 28 – New York State Winter Classic Tournament – Ice fishing and open water. Register at www.nyswinterclassic.com. Website also has weigh stations.
Jan. 1 – New license year starts in the Province of Ontario.
Jan. 1 – Lower Niagara River walleye limit reduces from three to one fish through March 15. Visit www.dec.ny.gov or consult the fishing regulations guide for more info.
Jan. 7-8 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. both days. Admission $7. For more information go to www.nfgshows.com. The Niagara County Pistol Permit office will be in attendance for any possible amendments for permit holders.
Jan. 7 – 5 Stand Winter League starts at the North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. League runs for 10 weeks. For more information call 438-2009.
Jan. 7 – Knox Farms cross country skiing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Jan. 7 – Deveaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls will have snowshoeing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 282-5154 to register.
Jan. 8 – Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island will have snowshoeing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Jan. 8 – Start of the WNY 3-D Archery League Shoot at West Falls Conservation Club. Shoots will take place every Sunday at area clubs. For more information contact Ike Loretto at 803-9096.
Jan. 8 – Monthly shoot and meeting, Alabama Hunt Club, Lewiston Road, Alabama starting at 11 a.m. Black powder shoot.
Jan. 14 – Outfitters Fair with new and used fishing and hunting equipment at Southtowns Walleye Club, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Free parking. Limited tables at $20 for vendors. Call 465-6100 for more information.
Jan. 14 – Evangola State Park cross country skiing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Jan. 14 - Reservoir State Park, Niagara Falls will have snowshoeing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 282-5154 to register.
Jan. 14 – The North Forest Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot of Lockport will visit Tactical Laser Tron Games. Meet at the club first at 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport by 1 p.m. You must pre-register by Jan. 10. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 for more info or to register.
Jan. 15 – Evangola State Park will have snowshoeing from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Jan. 15 -March 23 – Winter trap and archery leagues at Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden. Trap shooting every other Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be an indoor archery league. For more information call Tom Ess at 937-6612 for trap and Phil Williams for archery at 553-7445.
Jan. 20-22 – Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, NY. For more information check out the website at www.niagarafishingexpo.com.