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Outdoors Calendar

April 26 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at West Falls Conservation Club, 55 Bridge St., West Falls, 7 p.m.

April 27 – Celebrate National Arbor Day with a Tree ID Walk at DeVeaux Wood State Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

April 28 – NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony at Theodore’s Restaurant (formerly the Rusty Rail Restaurant), 3231 Seneca Turnpike (Route 5), Canastota, 6 p.m. Call Scott Faulkner for tickets at 315-829-3588. Cost is $25.

April 28 – Peregrine falcons of Buffalo tour with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr. Pre-registration is required by calling 585-457-3228.

April 28 – Spring into Nature Festival at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge at the visitors center on Casey Road, Alabama from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 28 - US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 is offering an 8-hour Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class at the McKinley Mall in the Community Room. The class begins at 8:05 a.m. sharp and ends at approximately 5 pm. To receive more information or to register, contact Eileen Reiner at 725-9669 or at Go to for a list of additional classes.

April 28-29 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, 9 a.m. each day. $7 admission. For more information go to

May 1-31 – Spring turkey season in upstate New York. Consult the DEC website at for details on the season.

May 1 – Niagara Musky Association monthly general membership meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda, 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Chad Lapa, owner and operator of Lake Ontario United and Lake Erie United online communities. He also has the distinction of catching the two largest muskies in the country in back to back years. There will also be a swap meet.

May 3 – Evening Birding at Times Beach Nature Preserve with Buffalo Audubon,  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 585-457-3228 for reservations.

May 4 – Lewiston Smelt Festival, Lewiston Landing, 5 p.m. Smelt fry will be conducted by the Niagara River Anglers Association and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.

May 5 – Opening day of walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger musky seasons in New York. Check out for specific regulations in the waters you intend to fish in.

May 5 – Walleye and Northern Pike Tournament on Silver Lake presented by Old Orchard Beach Fish and Game Club from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Best three fish total weigh in combination. Register at West Lake Road Boat Launch starting at 5:30 a.m. Call 652-7439 for more info.

May 5 – Forest Lawn is for the Birds from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a morning of birding and wildlife education with naturalist Tom Kerr. For tickets go to

May 5 – 30th Annual Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clays Shoot, Hamburg Rod and Gun Club, 3434 Hickox Road, Hamburg. $50 advance registration fee. Call George Rockey at 674-3075 for info.

May 5 – Earth Day in May/I Love My Park Day at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 686-0210 for more info.

May 5 – 7th Annual I Love My Park Day. Show state parks some love by volunteering at an area park. Visit for more info and to register.

May 5 – Buffalo Audubon Society Annual Dinner and Meeting at Beaver Meadow in N. Java. Refreshments at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required at 585-457-3228.

May 6 – Crepuscular Hike: Owl Prowl at Evangola State Park from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

May 6 – Olcott Ultimate Fishing Expo from noon to 5 p.m. at the Olcott Gazebo on Main Street. Lots of activities, seminars, NRAA trout pond, shooting trailer and more. Call 807-2873 for more info.

May 10 – Evening birding at Amherst State Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 585-457-3228 for details and to preregister.

May 10 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s Monthly Meeting, held at the Wilson Boathouse with “At the Dock” talking kings with Capt. Rich Hajecki starting at 7 p.m.

May 11-20 – Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby. $15,000 for largest salmon. Check out details at

May 11 – Wildflower Woods Walk at Dusk at Wilson Tuscarora State Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

May 12 – Global Big Day Bird Count at Knox Farm State Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.

May 13 – Bicycling and Birding at Buffalo Harbor State Park from 10 a.m. to noon.  Call 549-1050 to register.

May 17 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at the club house located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

May 19 – Niagara County Federation of Conservations Clubs annual awards banquet (rescheduled from April 14 due to ice storm) at Terry’s Corners Volunteer Fire Co., 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport starting at 5:30. Call Dave Whitt at 754-2133 to confirm your ticket.

May 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association’s Spring Perch Tournament. Members only. $10 entry fee. Best 5 perch, total weight. For more info call Jerry Lesinski at 627-3024.

May 19 – ABS Boating Safety Class with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Martin Laufer at 390-7727 to register.

May 20 – Bison City Teach Me to Fish program at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 597-4081 for more info.

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