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Outdoors Calendar (May 10)

May 10 – Wildflower Woods Walk at Dusk at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Call 282-5154 to preregister.

May 11 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s monthly meeting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport (Route 78) starting at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be a roundtable of LOTSA captains talking spring fishing.

May 13 – Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class at the McKinley Mall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructors from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2. For more information contact Eileen Reiner at 725-9669. Website is

May 13 – All About Safe Boating Class at Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Robert Hasse at 954-3453 for more info.

May 13 – Wilson Harbor Invitational Tournament. For more information check out

May 13 – Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 2 p.m. Call Colleen Gaskill to preregister at 628-9023.

May 13 – East Aurora Fish and Game Club High Power Rifle tournaments located on Luther Road, East Aurora starting at 10 a.m. Other shoot dates are June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9. Call Dave Romanczak at 652-8577 for more information.

May 13 – Gorge Hiking Series: Great Gorge Railway Trail walk at Niagara Falls State Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more info or to register for this activity call 282-5154.

May 13 – National Bird Migration Day. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Buckhorn Island State Park; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Evangola State Park. Call 549-1050 to register or to find out more info.

May 13 – Southern Tier Chapter Coonhound Event at the clubhouse located at 7359 Rood Road, Sinclairville. Festivities start at 4 p.m. For more info call Kevin Noody at 595-2053.

May 13 – International Migratory Bird Day at the Buffalo Zoo – Stopover sites: Helping Birds along the way from noon to 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Buffalo Audubon Society in celebration of International Bird Migration Day. Binoculars provided. Zoo admission required. Pre-registration required by calling 585-457-3228.

May 13 – Niagara Frontier Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association will host a guided tour and presentation of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 795-3305.

May 13 – Bass Border War Spring Open (rescheduled from May 6) at Safe Harbor Marina from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration ends at 6:45 a.m. Two person teams; best two fish. Entry fee $100 per team. For more information call Keith Pease at 818-7350.

May 13-14 – Ladies’ Day Out Weekend at Cabela’s, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga starting at 11 a.m. each day with basic fishing techniques with Capt. Joe Fonzi and his wife, Dawn. Saturday is Ladies’ Archery 101 at 11 a.m. and Ladies’ Shotgun 101.

May 14 – Wave of Warblers at Knox Farm State Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Hike through the park searching for warblers. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.

May 14 – Final day, Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby ending at 1 p.m. Grand prize and top two winners in each division should report to Captain Jack’s Restaurant, Sodus Point at 4 p.m. for photos and interviews with awards to follow. For more info visit or call 888-REEL-2-IN.

May 15 – Final day to register for the Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament scheduled to be held May 19-21. For more information go to

May 15 – Start of bowfishing season in New York. Consult the DEC website for further information at

May 18 – Three-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m.

May 18 - The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly membership meeting at the American Legion Post #735 on Legion Drive, West Seneca.  Fly tying and casting will be offered from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. with the business meeting beginning at 7:30. For further information contact 675-4766.

May 18 - Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at their clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

May 20 – The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its 7th Annual Ray's Kids Day (a fun filled day of fly fishing for youngsters 9-15). There are still a few openings remaining.  It will be held at Reinstein Woods off Como Park Boulevard., Cheektowaga and reservations are required.  Contact 675-4766 for reservations.

May 20 – Bike the Harbor at Buffalo Harbor State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register call 282-5154.

May 20 – Erie County Chapter of SCOPE will hold its monthly meeting at the Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca starting at 7 p.m.

May 20 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY Perch Tournament from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must be a member and you must register at the meeting on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse in Hamburg. Call Jerry at 649-8202 for more info.

May 20 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 Vessel Examination at the Fort Niagara Boat Ramps from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Tom Chiappone for more info at 772-7242.

May 20-21 – Spring Public Black Powder Shoot at the Alabama Hunt Club, Lewiston Road, Alabama, starting at 8:30 a.m.

May 21 – Chautauqua Lake Bassmasters Crappie Tournament from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakewood launch. Ten crappie, 9-inch minimum. Contact Trevor at 720-6498 for more info.

May 22 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport office building, Old Beattie and Dysinger roads, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

May 23 - Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board (date change) monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.

May 25 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting at the Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee starting at 7 p.m.

May 26 – Evening walk on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

May 27 – Pet Friendly Gorge Walk at Artpark State Park, Lewiston. Call 282-5154 for more information or to register.

May 27 – Opening day, inland muskellunge season through Nov. 30.

May 28 – Bison City Teach Me To Fish youth educational outreach event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 511 Ohio St., Buffalo. Call 597-4081 for more information.

May 30 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at Sunset Grill, Wilson starting at 7 p.m.

May 31 – Final day, spring turkey season in upstate New York.

June 4 -- Allied Sportsman's Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, will hold a Chicken BBQ ($10) while the birds last. The BBQ leads into the June 6 Summer Fun Trap League and open shoot that begins June 6. The league will shoot Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. and will include 100 singles, 100 20-yard handicap and 100 wobbles. Call Joe Truty (867-1458) for info.


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