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BN Outdoor Calendar for July 11, 2018

July 4-15 – 28th Annual Stephen C. Harrington Memorial Erie Canal Fishing Derby from the Niagara River to Albion. Seven divisions: bass, sheepshead, northern pike, bullhead, walleye, carp and catfish. www.eriecanalderby.com for more information.

July 12 – Kayaking with Tina and Kelly at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also on July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Call 282-5154 to register.

July 12 – Strawberry Island, Niagara River Islands Kayak Tour with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at 6 p.m. Contact bnwaterkeeper.org/rivertours.

July 12 - Alien Invaders at Evangola State Park from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

July 12 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association (LOTSA) monthly meeting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Avenue (Route 78), Lockport starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Capt. Jim Skozylas talking on summer Lake Erie walleye tactics. www.lotsa1.org.

July 14 – Fly Fishing 101 with the Orvis Fly Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call 276-7200 to register for this free class or sign up online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

July 14 – 23rd Annual Southtowns Walleye Association’s Kids Fishing Derby at Chestnut Ridge Park (Shelter No. 10), Orchard Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Preregister. For more information contact Dennis at 861-5687.

July 14 – ABS Boating Safely Class at Fort Niagara State Park Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Martin Laufer at 390-7727 for more information.

July 14 – Living shorelines Kayak Tour on Hyde Park Lake in Niagara Falls with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at 9 a.m. Contact bnwaterkeeper.org/rivertours.

July 15 - Safe Harbor Open Bass League contest at the Lower Niagara River from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee is $50. Call 828-0027 for more info.

July 15 – Hike through History Series, Schoellkopf Trail from 10 a.m. to noon at Niagara Falls State Park. Call 282-5154 to register.

July 15 - Final day, Erie Canal Fishing Derby ending at 9 p.m.

July 16 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board meeting at Sunset Grill in Wilson starting at 6 p.m.

July 17 – Kayak Tour at Buckhorn Island with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper starting at 6 p.m., Grand Island. Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org /rivertours or call Wendy Patterson at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

July 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly general membership meeting, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

July 19 – Kayak Tour at Stella Niagara Preserve with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at 6 p.m. Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org /rivertours or call Wendy Patterson at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

July 20-22 – Crosman All-American Field Target Championships at Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rush.

July 21 – Euro-nymphing 101 with the Orvis Fly Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call 276-7200 to register for this free class or sign up online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

July 21- 15th Annual Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association (LOTSA) Club Tournament out of Olcott. Includes a free Curt Meddaugh memorial event July 20. Register at www.lotsa1.org. Must be a member.

July 21 -8th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout – 100 percent cash back tournament. Optional Big Fish Friday (July 20, 2018). $500 entry fee, teams of 2 to 5 anglers per boat, 6-fish bag weigh-in. Up to $100,000 in cash/prize awards. Call Don Ruppert, 716-435-4137. https://walleyeshootout.com/.

July 21 – WNY Bassmasters Tournament on Irondequoit Bay from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the state launch. For more information visit www.wnybassmasters.com.

July 21 – Tacklin’ the Basics, a Free Fishing Clinic at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park starting at 8 a.m. Contact Megan McCullough at 435-7873 for more info. Rain date is July 28.

July 21 – Birding 101 Class focusing on the 8 species of sparrows that visit here at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 2:30 p.m. Call 683-5959 to register (required).

July 21 – Kayak Tour at Cayuga Island with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper out of Griffon Park, Niagara Falls at 9 a.m. Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org /rivertours or call Wendy Patterson at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

July 22 – WNY Regional Youth Trap Shoot at Allied Sportsman Club, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden. For more info contact wnyyouthtrapshooting@gmail.com.

July 22 – Wilson Bi-Centennial Salmon and Trout Tournament. Big fish and best three fish. Weigh in at Wilson by 3 p.m. Call Mike at 523-1727 for more info. $100 per boat. 100 percent cash payback.

July 22 – 28th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby Awards Ceremony, Gasport Fire Hall starting at 3 p.m.

July 23 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs annual summer picnic at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to pass.

July 25 – Birdwatching Walk at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 683-5959 to register (required). Bring binoculars if you have them.

July 25 – Safe Harbor Open Bass League will hold a contest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 26 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at Niagara River Station, East River Road, Grand Island starting at 7 p.m.

July 26-28 – FLW Costa Series Northern Division Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Erie out of Safe Harbor Marina, Buffalo. Fishing will be from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with weigh in to follow.

July 27-29 – Youth Archery Camp at West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge Street, West Falls

July 28 – Battle of the Points fishing tournament on Lake Erie. Anyone who camps, docks or fishes out of Pt. Breeze, Sturgeon Point and Fox Point. For Fox Point contact Bob Rustowicz at 830-6394; Pt. Breeze, Rich Stuhr at 553-6491; Sturgeon Point, Stan at 632-3092. Rain date is July 29.

July 28 – Paddles Up with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper out of Beaver Island State Park. Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org /rivertours or call Wendy Patterson at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

July 28 – NRA Youth Sportfest, limited to first 75 kids at East Aurora Fish and Game Club. Contact Dr. Conrad Boyle at 652-0229 to register.

July 29 - One Day Trap Shooting Clinic ATA All-American Nora Ross at Allied Sportsmen Club 12846 Clinton St. Alden NY.  New shooters or experienced gunners are both welcome. Maximum number of students is 10 per class (Sunday only, Saturday is full), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Joe Truty at 867-1458 to register.

July 29 – Hike through History Series, Great Gorge Railway Trail from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Niagara Falls State Park. Call 282-5154 to register.

July 29 – Final Day, Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Derby ending at 1 p.m. Awards to follow at 4 p.m. at Marlin’s Restaurant, Sodus Point. www.loc.org

August 1 – Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey registrations go on sale at area outlets and online. www.fishodyssey.net

August 1 – Safe Harbor Open Bass League tournament from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

August 2 – DeerFEST New York at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Road, Varysburg. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. www.outdoorsforeveryoneinc.com. For more info contact Ken White at 818-8075

August 2 – Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden Fall Trap League begins. Shoot Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. 300 birds, 12 scores in 12 weeks. Shoot ahead or back. New shooters and public welcome. Call Joe Truty at 867-1458.

August 3-5 – Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club walleye derby.

August 4 – Steelhead fly fishing 101 free fishing class from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Call 276-7200 to register or register online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

August 5 – 13th Annual Bass Fishing Derby for Independent Living of Niagara County from 6 a.m. to noon out of Lewiston Landing. Awards and picnic to follow at the Three F Club, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston. Call Marykate Waringa at 836-0822 Ext. 146 for details.

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