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. 30 – WNY Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga. Fly tying at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jim Budny talking about fly fishing and backpacking.
Jan. 31 – Full Moon Snowshoe Tour with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at the Stella Niagara Preserve, Lewiston , 5:30 p.m. Go to the website at www.bnwaterkeeper.org to register.
Jan. 31 – Free fly tying/fly fishing classes every Wednesday (formerly on Tuesday) at the Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Alberto Rey at 410-7003 or visit www.albertorey.com.
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 -- Winter trap league and open shooting continues at Allied Sportsmen Club 12846 Clinton St., Alden. The league will shoot every other Sunday 11 am-2 pm. Includes 50 birds/Sunday, total 300 targets. Unlimited shoot ahead & shoot back. Must be there for final Sunday for class shoot off. New shooters, public and non-league shooters welcome. Food will be available. Call Joe Truty for info. 867-1458.
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.
Feb. 10 – Animal Tracks Snowshoe Tour at DeVeaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls, 10 a.m. Go to the website at www.bnwaterkeeper.org to register.
Feb. 10 – Shoot N’ Hoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, Lockport for the ladies. NRA Training Class Part 1 with a Gun Safety Seminar and Power Point presented by NRA Women Instructors. Register by Feb. 7. Shooting to follow. Ammo is supplied. Register with Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023.
Feb. 10 – Buffalo Audubon will present “Everything Snowshoes” with naturalist Mark Carra at the Beaver Meadow Center in North Java from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 585-457-3228 to register. $5 for use of snowshoes.
Feb. 11 – Woodland Winter Walk at Knox Farm State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info and to register call 549-1050.
Feb. 13 – Niagara County Second Amendment Forum monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson (Route 425), 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at the clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mike Steffes with Warrior Lures.
Feb. 15 – Erie County SCOPE will hold its monthly meeting at Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 – Harry Smith Installation Dinner and Dance with the Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Visit www.southtownswalleye.org for more info.
Feb. 17 – Youth/Adult Fly Tying Classes hosted by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International at the Reinstein Woods Educational Building, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This is the first of four classes. For more info call 675-4766.
Feb. 17 – Winter Wonderland Ski Tour at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Cross-country skiing with the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club. Call 549-1050 to register or for more info.
Feb. 17 – Great Backyard Bird Count. Join Buffalo Audubon at Beaver Meadow in North Java. Free but you must preregister by calling 585-457-3228.
Feb. 17-18 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, 11392 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina, 9 a.m. each day. Visits www.nfgshows.com for more info.