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. 1 – Orvis Buffalo will be hosting former Buffalo Sabre Jim Lorentz for a book signing with “Atlantic Salmon: Moody and Mysterious” at 6 p.m.
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. 3 – Niagara Frontier Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet at Banchetti’s Banquet Facility, Amherst. For more info contact Al Gai at 937-3271.
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.
Feb. 7 – Buffalo Audubon’s naturalist Mark Carra will be giving a hike with the theme “The Dynamic World beneath the Snow.” Pre-registration required at 585-457-3228. Cost is $5.
Feb. 8 - Orvis Buffalo will be hosting noted author Rick Kustich for a book signing and talk on local steelhead tactics, as well as a special screening of the DVD Spey Daze. It begins at 6 p.m.
Feb. 10 – Evangola State Park Forest to Lake Snowshoe Hike from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 for information or to preregister.