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Outdoors Calendar (July 5)

BN Outdoors Calendar for July 5, 2017

Wednesday through July 16 Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby. For more information go to

Wednesday – The Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden, will be running a Fall Trap League, starting July 5 and running through Sept. 22. This is 300-bird scratch league. Practice shooters welcome. Junior shooters (16 and under) shoot forh alf price. Sign up time is 6-9 p.m. every Friday, and 12-2 p.m. every Wednesday. Call Tom Ess at 431-9292. We also will be running an indoor Archery League on Fridays. Call Melanie Grapes at 432-0033 or see Facebook at Alden Summer Archery League.

Thursday – Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, will host a six-week Doubles Trap League starting on July 6. Shooting sign up times are Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Targets may be A.T.A. Registered. League and practice shooters are all welcomed. For information call 335- 4111.

Thursday – Kayaking with Tina at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 282-8992 for more information and to register.

July 8, 15 – Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville will be holding Fly Fishing 101 classes from 8 to 10 a.m. at the store each day. Some openings are still available. Call 276-7200 to register or go online at .

Saturday – High Power Rifle Tournament at East Aurora Fish and Game Club, Luther Road, East Aurora. First flight starts at 10 a.m. For more information contact Dave Romanczak at 652-8577. NRA Classifications will be used.

Saturday – Kayaking program at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Space is limited. Call 282-8992 for more information and to register.

Saturday, Sunday – Big Dawg Walleye Tournament, Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk. Big Fish Friday and main event Saturday are separate. Call Mark Mohr for more information at 998-9871.

Saturday – Vessel examination conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Tom Chiappone at 772-7242 for more information.

Sunday – Monthly black powder shoot (and meeting) with the Alabama Hunt Club, Lewiston Road, Alabama,  10 a.m.

Sunday – Devil’s Hole State Park Gorge Hike from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 282-5154 to register.

Sunday – Evening river bike tour at Niagara Falls State Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register by calling 282-5154.

July 11 – NY Walleye Association monthly meeting at the George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara St., Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

July 11 – Niagara Musky Association meeting, held each month at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

July 11 - Niagara County Chapter, SCOPE monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson,  7 p.m.

July 13 – Monthly meeting of the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Capt. Matt Yablonsky talking about small boat fishing.

July 13 – Kayaking with Tina at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 for more info and to register.

July 15 – Drew’s Crew Fishing for a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes contest out of Point Breeze, Orleans County. Three fish derby with $50 entry fee. Sign up at Captain’s Cove, Narby’s or Lake Breeze Marina by 7 a.m. Weigh-in by 3 p.m. at Lake Breeze Marina. Boats can fish out of Point Breeze or Bald Eagle Marina.

July 15-16 – 2017 Outdoor State Championships of the NYS Archery Association at Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. For information go to or call Dale Hoffman at 440-1582.

July 15 – 22nd Annual Southtowns Walleye Kids Fishing Derby at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, from 7 a.m. to noon. Call 649-8202 for info. Pre-register with Dennis Stoberl at 861-5687.

July 15 to August 20 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs Sporting Clays League at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Wednesday shooting from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday and Sunday shooting form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ammo is free for youth and ladies. Call John Butcher at 628-2211 for more info.

July 15 – Chautauqua Lake Bassmasters Summer Team Open at Chautauqua Lake from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. out of the Prendergast launch. Call 720-6498 for more info.

July 15 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Robert Hasse to register at 954-3453. Required course to operate a jet ski if born after May 1, 1996.

July 18 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo,  7 p.m.

July 20 – Southtowns Walleye Association membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg,  7:30 p.m.

July 20 – Kayaking with Tina at Beaver Island State Park, a beginners class that runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to preregister.

July 20 – Erie County Chapter of SCOPE will be holding its July meeting at the Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca,  7 p.m.

July 21-22 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s Curt Meddaugh Memorial Fishing Contest on Friday out of Olcott. Free to members. Pays top three places for biggest salmon. Saturday is the LOTSA Club Tournament out of Olcott. $60 entry fee. In addition to the regular club tournament, there is also a LOTSA 323 contest for $50. Contact for details on how to register for all three.

July 22 – Second leg of the King of the Oak Derby. $100 cash entry fee. Best three fish. Weigh-in at Lake Breeze Marina by 3 p.m. Sign up at Captain’s Cove, Narby’s or Lake Breeze Marina by 7 a.m.

July 22 – 7th Annual Sunset Bay Shootout. One tournament with an option Big Fish Friday. Teams of 2 to 5 anglers. $500 entry fee. 100 percent cash pay back. Tournament is 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with 5 p.m. weigh in at Cabana Sam’s. For more info go to or call Don Ruppert at 498-7770.

July 22 – Exploring the Night at Evangola State Park from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to pre-register.

July 22 – WNY Bassmasters tournament on the Upper Niagara River from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Keith Pease at 818-7350.

July 23 – Sunday kayaking program at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pre-register by calling 282-5154 Space is limited.

July 23 – Bike the harbor at Buffalo Harbor State Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bike along the Outer Harbor trail. Call 282-5154 to preregister.

July 23 – Niagara Frontier Bassmasters Tournament on Chautauqua Lake. Meet at the Prendergast launch. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info go to

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