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Outdoors Calendar (Nov. 22)

Nov. 25 – Niagara River Gulls with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr from the New York Power Authority fishing platform in the lower Niagara River from 10 a.m.-noon. Preregistration required. Call 585-457-3228.

Nov. 25 – Firearms demonstration at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Ashley Butcher of Lockport. Three gun manufacturers will be featured – Fabarm USA, Caesar Guerini and Syren. There many models, from moderate to high end. There is a fee for targets. Call 698-5892 for details.

Nov. 26 – Final day, Canada goose season in the West-Central Area. It will reopen Dec. 26.

Nov. 28 – Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Fly tying begins at 6 p.m. General meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be DEC Region 9 Wildlife biologist Connie Adams addressing the problem of nuisance wildlife in your house or yard. The general public is invited to attend.

Nov. 30 – Final day of musky season in the upper Niagara River, Lake Erie and the rest of the state with the exception of the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Lower river and Lake Ontario is open through Dec. 15.

Nov. 30 – Final day, regular bass season in New York. Catch-and-release season takes over with the exception of Lake Erie. New trophy rules now apply. One fish limit, minimum size 20 inches.

Dec. 2-3 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the event building, 11177 Main St., Clarence opening at 9 a.m. each day. Admission $5. Check out for more info.

Dec. 3 – Alabama Hunt Club blackpowder shoot and meeting starting at 11 a.m. Call John Szumigala at 714-5514.

Dec. 5 – NYS Pistol Permit Class at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 6 p.m. Hosted by the Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE. Preregister with Jim Carr at 778-9431,

Dec. 5 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual Christmas Party at the Donovan American Legion Point, 3210 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, 7 p.m. “Yankee Swap” with a $10 gift.

Dec. 5 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6 – Final day, Western Zone season for ducks, coots and mergansers.

Dec. 7 – Birding Unity Island Riverwalk from 10 a.m.-noon. Preregister by calling 585-457-3228.

Dec. 9 – Open Archery Shoot at Hawkeye Bowmen Archery Club, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weather permitting. Open to the public. Crossbows not permitted. Cost is $5 for practice range and select 3-D targets. For more information contact Nadine Fulle at 427-9076.

Dec. 14 – Weekday Winter Birding Hike with Buffalo Audubon’s Tom Kerr in Joseph Davis State Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 585-457-3228.

Dec. 14 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s annual Christmas Party Meeting at 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, starting at 7 p.m. This is a joint meeting with the Niagara County Fisheries Development Board.

Dec. 14 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo. Board meeting at 6:30 p.m., general meeting at 7 p.m.

Dec. 15 – Hike Down Hunters Creek Gorge. Join naturalist Mark Carra with Buffalo Audubon into the gorge at Hunters Creek County Park from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Minimum age is 13 to participate. Preregistration is required at 585-457-3228.

Dec. 16 – North Forest Rod and Gun Club 5-Stand Winter League starts, ending on Feb. 24. 50 targets weekly. Shooting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Kevin Gaskill for more info at 628-1375.

Dec. 16 – Buckhorn Island Bird Bonanza at Buckhorn Island State Park, Grand Island from 10 a.m. to noon. Search for waterfowl along the river with state parks staff. Register by calling 549-1050.

Dec. 17 –Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count, Knox Farm State Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register for the program.

Dec. 17 – Winter Wonder Photography Walk at Niagara Falls State Park from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with a park naturalist. Call 282-5154 to register for the program.

Dec. 17 – Final day, South Area Canada goose season.

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