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Outdoors Calendar (July 12)

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

July 23 – Final awards ceremony for the 27th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby at the Gasport Fire Hall, Gasport starting at 3 p.m. Call Steve Harrington at 772-7972 for more information.

July 24 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs will hold its annual summer picnic meeting starting at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to pass.  Location is Wolcottsville Sportsmen’s Club, Ditch Road, Wolcottsville. DEC Region 9 personnel will be attending to give updates.

July 25 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at Sunset Grill, Wilson starting at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Great Lakes Section Head Steve LaPan and Lake Ontario Unit Leader Chris Legard. For more information contact Bob Cinelli at 860-9774.

July 26 – Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Summer Bike Tour from the Silo Restaurant in Lewiston to Fort Niagara, focusing on the War of 1812 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You must preregister at http:/// .

July 27 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will hold its monthly meeting at Niagara River Station, 355 E. River Road, Grand Island starting at 7 p.m.

July 27 – Kayaking with Tina at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited; sign up early. Call 282-5154 for information and registration. This is a beginner’s class.

July 29 – Memorial Trap Shoot and Chicken BBQ at Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club, 13712 Genesee St., Crittenden. Shooting starts at 9 a.m. This will be a 100 bird shoot. Cost is $40 for shooters; $20 for non-shooters that include the BBQ and open bar. For more information call Brian Kilianski at 392-5370.

July 29 – Learn how to be a Citizen Scientist at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Preregister by calling 549-1050.

July 29-30 – Cabela’s Bowhunter Classic Weekend starting at 10 a.m. with game cameras. Also tree stand set-up and safety; gear for beginners and more. Located at 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

July 30 – Final day and awards ceremony for the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby. Fishing ends at 1 p.m. Awards ceremony starting at 4 p.m. with photos of winning fish (grand prize and top two places in each division). Captain Jack’s, Sodus Point. Call (888) REEL-2-IN for more information.

Aug. 1 – Fall trap team league begins at Allied Sportsman’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. The league will shoot Sundays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday 6-9 p.m. Includes 300 singles, Wobble will also be available. New shooters & public is welcome. Call Joe Truty for info 867-1458.

Aug. 6 – ATA shoot at Allied Sportsman’s Club 12846 Clinton St. Alden. Singles, Handicaps, Doubles. Registration 8 a.m., Shooting begins at 9 a.m. Call Joe Truty for info, 867-1458.

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