Oct. 11-20 – Crossbow season opens in the Northern Zone.
Oct. 14-20 – Muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone.
Oct. 14 – Spey Casting on the water Demo. Meet at Orvis Buffalo at 9:45 a.m. and caravan over to the creek for a demonstration on spey fishing. Bring your own waders and gear for some tips. Register in advance by calling 276-7200 or go online at https://goo.gl/EbQXYd to register for these free events.
Oct. 14 – Steelhead Fly Fishing 101 from noon to 2 p.m. at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville with Fishing Manager Drew Disbet. Register in advance by calling 276-7200 or go online at https://goo.gl/EbQXYd to register for these free events. Steelhead Fly Tying from Simple to Complex from 3 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 14 – Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot Halloween Partner Shoot (bring a friend, husband, kid, etc.) for some fun shooting games, followed by a potluck dinner. Register by Oct. 11 by calling Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023. Event is held at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 – Junior Audubon Club Saw-whet Owl Banding from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For kids ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required to obtain the location. Space is limited. Call 585-457-3228.
Oct. 14-15 – Youth Waterfowl Hunt for the Western Zone. Visit the DEC website for complete details at www.dec.ny.gov.
Oct. 14-15 – Western New York Youth Pheasant Hunt. Visit the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov for details on what is required.
Oct. 14-15 – 11th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, 15 E. Washington St., Bath. www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com for details.
Oct. 15 – Noted fly fishing author Rick Kustich of Getzville will be talking hunting musky with a fly from 1-3 p.m. (after his new book of the same name). He will go through what you need, finding fish and all about the flies. This will be at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Register in advance by calling 276-7200 or go online at https://goo.gl/EbQXYd to register for these free events.
Oct. 15 – Damon Newpher will talk SUP on the Fly from 3-4 p.m. at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Register in advance by calling 276-7200 or go online at https://goo.gl/EbQXYd to register for these free events. He will be talking about using the paddle board to fly fish new waters.
Oct. 15 – Fall Photo Hiking Series at Devil’s Hole State Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bring your camera. Call 282-5154 to register.
Oct. 15 – Final day for inland trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon (unless otherwise designated).
Oct. 16 – Niagara River Anglers Association’s bi-monthly meeting at the Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls starting at 7 p.m. Members wishing to run for office in December must attend this meeting. For more information call Paul Jackson at 731-4780.
Oct. 17 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 – Environmental Forum sponsored by WGRZ entitled “What happens when animals are injured?” Three wildlife rehabilitators will present. The presentation will held at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo starting at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18-20 –St. Mary’s Archers Club Catch and Release Fly Fishing Derby on the Oak Orchard River
Oct. 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association monthly general membership meeting at the clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 – 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.
Oct. 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association general membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joe Yaeger with the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo.
Oct. 19 – The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly meeting at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a silent auction of items from the estate of William Swartz, an original member of the chapter. All proceeds will benefit the William Swartz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cash or check only. For more info call 675-4766.
Oct. 21 – Owl Prowl at Klydell Wetlands, North Tonawanda from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 585-457-3228 to pre-register. Space is limited. Cost is $7.
Oct. 21 – Evangola Trail Trek – the Forgotten Forest at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Oct. 21 – Tails and Trails Fall Foliage Walk at Artpark State Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 282-5154 for more information.
Oct. 25 – Trapping seasons for fox, raccoon, coyote and other upland furbearing animals opens Oct. 25.
Oct. 27 – Lottery drawing for waterfowl blinds begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the basement of the Beaver Island Club House for Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island. Drawing will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Dec. 4. Call 773-3271 for more info.
Oct. 28 – Opening day, Western Zone duck season and South/West-Central Area Canada goose season.
Oct. 31 – Halloween Hike at Whirlpool State Park – A Haunted History from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register for the hike.
Nov. 1 – Requirement for all users of watercraft 21 feet or less to wear personal flotation devices through May 1.
Nov. 1 – Extra Deer Management Permits will be released in areas that were undersubscribed.
Nov. 3 – Then and Now Photography Hiking Series at Fort Niagara State Park from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.
Nov. 4 – Multi-state Pistol Permit Class for Utah, Arizona and Florida hosted by Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE and Jim Carr at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia starting at 9 a.m. Call 778-9431 to preregister.