Jan. 11 - Waterfowl blind lottery draw for Joseph Davis, Fort Niagara, Wilson-Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks at the Fort Niagara Maintenance Building at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Drawings take place every Thursday. Call 745-7273 for more info.
Jan. 13 – Outfitter Fair at the Southtowns Walleye Club, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. New and used fishing and hunting equipment. Limited tables for $20. For questions call 465-6100.
Jan. 13 – Beaver Island snowshoe from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaver Island State Park. Shoeshoes provided. Call 549-1050 to preregister.
Jan. 13 – Shoot N’ Hoot Ladies Program at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. 5-Stand and Trap followed by gun cleaning lesson. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 to preregister by Jan. 10.
Jan. 14 – Final day, duck and goose seasons in the Western Zone/South and West-Central areas.
Jan. 14 – WNY Environmental Federation meeting at 2 p.m. at Hoak’s Restaurant, S4100 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. In case of bad weather contact Dan Tone at 655-0975.
Jan. 14 -- Start of winter trap and 3-D archery leagues at Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road. Trap will be 50 birds scratch and shoot every other Sunday. Archery will be a 3-D indoor shoot the same dates. For trap, call Tom Ess at 431-9292; for archery call Phil Williams at 553-7445.
Jan. 14 – Buckhorn Island cross country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Preregister at 549-1050.
Jan. 16 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo, 7 p.m., An optional 6 p.m. meeting will be held to discuss the Costa FLW Series Tournament in July being held out of Buffalo.
Jan. 17 – 2 the Outdoor Environmental Forum No. 12 focusing on Animal Communication. The three-person forum will be held at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Contact Terry Belke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Free.
Jan. 18 – Southtowns Walleye Association monthly meeting at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 – Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 735, Legion Dr., West Senec, 6 p.m. with fly tying, 7 p.m. for the business portion. Guest speaker with will Drew Nisbet of Clarence, Fishing Manager with Orvis Buffalo.
Jan. 19-21 – Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 100 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Visit www.niagarafishingexpo.com for more information. Admission is $10 for the day, a weekend pass is $20.
Jan. 20 – Evangola State Park snowshoe adventure from 10 a.m. to noon (snowshoes provided). Call 549-1050 to preregister.
Jan. 20 – Nature signs with Buffalo Audubon’s Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow in North Java. Preregistration required. Call 585-457-3228.
Jan. 20 – Junior Audubon Club Birding at the Zoo with naturalist Tom Kerr for kids ages 6 to 12. Preregister at 585-457-3228.
Jan. 20-21 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron opening at 9 a.m. each day. Visit www.nfgshows.com for more information.
Jan. 21 – Snowshoe Walk at Knox Farm State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Preregistration required at 585-457-3228. Snowshoe rental fee is $3.
Jan. 25 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma.
Jan. 27 – Evangola State Park cross-country ski from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact 549-1050 to preregister.
Jan. 27 – Beginner birding with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr at Unity Island, Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call 585-457-3228 to preregister.
Jan. 27 – Winter Tree Identification with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Mark Carra at Beaver Meadow, N. Java. Call 585-457-3228 to preregister.
Jan. 28 – Snowshoeing and Cocoa at the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to register call 549-1050.
Jan. 30 – Introduction to Fly Fishing Course at West Seneca East Middle School, West Seneca from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through March 13. Course is through West Seneca Continuing/Community Education and hosted by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International. Call 982-9468 for more information.
Jan. 30 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at the Newfane Community Center, Main Street, Newfane starting at 7 p.m. DEC’s Chris Legard, Lake Ontario Unit Leader, will be in attendance.
Jan. 31 – Final day for New York State Pistol Permit Recertification. Contact the county clerk or visit https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov for details.
Jan. 31 – Final day, varying hare rabbit hunting season in the Southern Tier. Check out www.dec.ny.gov for details.
Feb. 1 – Deadline for the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame nominations. For details go to http://nysohof.org.
Feb 3 – The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the NWTF will host its banquet on Feb. 3 at Banchetti’s on North Forest Road in Amherst. There will be live and silent auctions with raffles featuring 14 guns. For info call Al Gai at 937-3271.
Feb. 3 - Snowshoeing and Cocoa at the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to register call 549-1050.
Feb. 3 – Superb Owl Saturday at the Buffalo Audubon’s Beaver Meadow Center in North Java from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be an Owl Prowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that you must preregister for at 585-457-3228.
Feb. 4 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, Alexander from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.nfgshows.com for other details.