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Outdoors Calendar (Oct. 25)

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. 3 – Final day, fall turkey season in the Southern Zone.

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.


Nov. 6 – Monthly meeting of the North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 6 – Monthly meeting, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 7 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 – Three-F Club Winter Fun Skeet League kicks off, Swann Road, Lewiston. You must have 5 scores by Jan. 14. Unlimited shoot ahead. You do not have to be on a team to sign up. Shooting takes place Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Nov. 9 – Erie County Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at the Southtowns Walleye Association Clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Regular meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Nov. 10 – Veteran’s Day Celebraton with veteran Theodore Roosevelt, former president and outdoorsman, hiking the Long Trail at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Preregistration is required. Cost is $5. Call 585-457-3228.

Nov. 10 – Then and Now Photo Hiking Series at Artpark State Park from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Preregister at 282-5154.

Nov. 11 – 97 Rock’s “Huntstock,” celebrating the beginning of hunting season, will be held at the Cumulus Festival Grounds at 97 Rock Studios from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A gathering of all things hunting. For more info contact Philip Leone at 888-9726.

Nov. 11 – Free Fishing Day across the state as a tribute to Veterans.

Nov. 11-12 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Springville Fire Hall, 405 Main St., Springville. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit $5 admission.

Nov. 14 – Final day, woodcock season in upstate New York.

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