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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. 21 – Fall turkey season opens in the Southern Zone through Nov. 3.

Oct. 23 - Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Dysinger and Beattie Roads, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

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 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across the country. To find a collection site locally visit For more information or to receive a copy of a guide that tells you why, contact Helen Domske at 645-3610.


Oct. 28 – Opening day, Western Zone duck season and South/West-Central Area Canada goose season.

Oct. 28 – Beaver Meadow Owl Prowl with naturalist Tom Kerr from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Preregistration required. Cost is $7. 1610 Welch Road, N. Java. Call 585-457-3228.

Oct. 29 – Family walk at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, N. Java starting at 2 p.m. Preregister by calling 585-457-3228.

Oct. 31 - WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its October meeting at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga at 7:30 p.m.  Speakers are Scott Cornett of the Allegany Office of DEC and Tom Hoffman of the US Fish & Wildlife Service will be discussion status of brook trout in WNY. Open to the public. Elections will also be held.

Oct. 31 - Niagara County Fisheries Development Board Meeting, Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main St., Newfane starting at 7 p.m.

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.

Nov. 4 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper volunteer planting of trees and shrubs will take place at Gill Creek, Niagara Falls starting at noon. For more information visit

Nov. 4 – Night prowl at Beaver Island State Park from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Nov. 4 – High above the gorge hike at Whirlpool State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Nov. 4 – Crossbow deer and bear season opens in the Southern Zone. A muzzleloader stamp is required. Consult DEC hunting regulations guide or visit

Nov. 4 – Moonlight meander hike at Knox Farm State Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

Nov. 4 – Full Beaver Moon Walk at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, N. Java from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Cost is $5. Call 585-457-3228.

Nov. 5 – Monthly shoot and meeting of the Alabama Hunt Club, Lewiston Road, Alabama starting at 11 a.m. Election of officers will take place. Contact John Szumigala at 714-5514 for more information.

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