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Outdoors Calendar (March 22)

March 26 – Fishing Tackle and Outdoor Show at Clute Park Community Center, East 4 th Street, Route 414, Watkins Glen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 607-651- 0053 for more info.

March 27 – St. Catharines Game and Fish Association monthly meeting at the Port Dalhousie Legion, 57 Lakeport Road, St. Catharines, Ont., starting at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Greg Amiel and Gavin Cameron talking about how they follow the salmon migration throughout the season.

March 28 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting, 2737 Main Street, Newfane (Community Center) starting at 7 p.m. Call Bob Cinelli at 860-9774 for more info.

March 28 – NYS Pistol Permit Class at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Genesee Chapter of SCOPE. Call 778-9431 to pre-register.

March 28 – New York State Pistol Permit Class hosted by Jim Carr and the Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE. The class will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia. Preregister with Carr at 778-9431.

March 28 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at a different location, the Orvis Shop in Clarence (4545 Transit Road) starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joe Gould with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.

March 29 – Buffalo Audubon Society volunteer bird surveyor orientation and training session at the Nike Base Park on Grand Island starting at 1 p.m. Weekly monitoring will take place in Buckhorn Island State Park. For more info contact Loren Smith at

Match 29 – 2 The Outdoors Environmental Forum at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, starting at 7:30 p.m. Topic will be “Primates: Species on the Brink?” with Carmen Presti with the Primate Sanctuary; Susan Margulis with Canisius College; and Kayla Woodard with the Buffalo Zoo. with guest speakers including Kayla Woodard of the Buffalo Zoo. For more information call Terry Belke at 548-7659.

April 1 – 56th Annual Opening Day Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby. Preregistration only. Register at Sutton Company, 120 S. Main St., Naples or the headquarters at Naples Fire Hall on Vine Street, Naples 3/31 from 5-9 p.m. or 4/1 from 4 a.m. to sunrise.

April 1 – Inland trout and landlocked salmon opener. Consult the DEC website for regulations details at

April 1 – Multi-state pistol permit certification class (Utah-Florida-Arizona) at Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., Lockport starting at 9 a.m. Call Jim Carr at 778-9431 to pre-register.

April 2 – Niagara County Gobblers Chapter, National Wild Turkey Federation 22nd Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at Ransomville Volunteer Fire Company, 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road, Ransomville. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Dinner at 5. Call Herb or Pam Lederhouse at 791-3151 for more info.

April 2 – 12th annual John Long, Sr. Memorial Raffle and Feast from 2 to 6 p.m. at Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls. Adults $20; kids under 16, $10. For tickets call 628-1460.

April 4 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad Street, Tonawanda starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jonah Withers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working on a sturgeon telemetry study in Buffalo Harbor and the Upper Niagara River.

April 6 – State of Lake Erie presentation sponsored by NY Sea Grant and DEC from 7 to 9 p.m. at Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Open to the public.

April 7  – Alden Rod and Gun Club Trap League, 25-bird scratch, shooting times are from 6-9 p.m. Fridays starting April 7  and from 12 noon-2 p.m.Wednesdays starting in May. Sign-up 6-9 p.m. For further information call Tom Ess at 937-6612.

April 7 – Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association meeting at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullet Street, Dunkirk starting at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

April 7-9 – Sixth annual Niagara County Bullhead Tournament sponsored by the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson. Action starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, ends on Sunday at 1 p.m. Register at CMC Auto in Wilson; The Slippery Sinker in Olcott. Call Eric at 628-6078 for more info. Entry is $10.

April 8 – June 3 – 42nd annual St. Catharines Game and Fish Association Spring Salmon Derby. For more information go to

April 8 – Rain Gardens – Hear the frog chorus at Beaver Island State Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Preregister at 549-1050.

April 8 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs annual award banquet at Terry’s Corners Fire Hall, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport. RSVP by March 31 by calling Dave Whitt at 754-2133.

April 8 – Niagara Musky Association’s 23rd Annual Awards Banquet at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl Street, Buffalo. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Call Scott McKee at 225-3816 for tickets.

April 8 – Big Wheels Bicycle Club will hold its Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, corner of Koenig Circle and Parker Boulevard, Tonawanda. For more information contact Paula Manijak at 480-6935.

April 8 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s pen-rearing preparation gathering at the Town of Newfane Marina, Olcott starting at 9 a.m. The pens will be prepared with general maintenance and zip ties to prepare for receiving the fish from DEC. Call Bob Fishlock at 913-2243 for more info.

April 10 – Birding Adventure at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 1:30 p.m. Call 683-5959 for more information.

April 22 – Annual Outdoor Gear and Flea Market at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission free. Tables free. Set-up begins at 7 a.m. For more info call Paul Stoos at 563-9258 or Willie Sieber at 260-3240.


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