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Outdoors Calendar (July 25)

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 – Rescheduled from last weekend due to inclement weather: 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 28 – Paddles Up with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper out of Beaver Island State Park. Register at /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 28 – Unified Fishing Derby hosted by the FLW Foundation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safe Harbor Marina, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. Bring a fishing rod if you have one, but loaner rods are available for the first 50 participants. For anyone under age 18 and Special Olympics athletes. Registration at 10 a.m.

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.

July 31 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper kayak tour at the East Hill Foundation, North Tonawanda at 6 p.m. on Ellicott Creek Ecology. Call 852-7483 Ext. 26.

August 1 - Evans Rod & Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola will be holding 15 Target 3-D archery shoots every Wednesday starting August 1 and running through September 26 from 4 p.m. till dusk. Food and beverages served. Open to the public; Kids under 12 shoot free. For information call Ray at 886-5072.

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

August 1 – Application Deadline for DEC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). Visit for more information.

August 1 – Deadline for Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge to be held August 25 in Dunkirk. Limited to 65 boats. Contact Jim Steel at 481-5348,

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. For more info contact Ken White at 818-8075

August 2 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper kayak tour at the East Hill Foundation, North Tonawanda at 6 p.m. on Strawberry Island and other Niagara River islands. Call 852-7483 Ext. 26.

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 2 – Kayaking with Tina and Kelly at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register. Other dates are August 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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

August 5 – Hike through History: Whirlpool Rapids Trail from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

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.

August 7 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Kayak Tours at East Hill Foundation starting at 6 p.m. Call Wendy at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

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

August 8 – Nature’s Supermarket at Beaver Island State Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register call 282-5154.

August 9 – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Kayak Tours at Ellicott Creek Park, Tonawanda starting at 6 p.m. Call Wendy at 852-7483 Ext. 26.

August 11 – Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot session at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport starting at 1 p.m. Lesson in skeet, trap or 5-Stand. Register by August 8. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 for more info.

August 14 – The Great Lakes – Exciting Ecosystems Workshop. Free workshop for Grade 4-10 teachers at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Helen Domske to preregister at 645-3610.

August 14 – Niagara County 2A Forum monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sen. Rob Ortt.

August 16 – Lake Erie Chapter – Fly Fishers International monthly meeting at American Legion Post #735, Legion Drive, West Seneca. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Pete Hrodey, supervisory biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sea Lamprey Control Program. Call 675-4766 for more info.

August 16 – Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY monthly meeting at its club house located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 16 – Kid’s Day presented by Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY starting at 6 p.m. Open to kids 15 and under. Paint stickbaits, practice casting and make bracelets. Free sundaes. Call Amy at 225-6999 for more info.

August 17 – Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby. $25,000 for the largest salmon. Visit for more information.

August 17 – Reelin’ for a Cure, an all-ladies team tournament held out of Wilson and Olcott harbors to benefit cancer victims. For more information contact Stephanie Pierleoni at 481-6388.

August 18-26 – Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. Kids fish for free, adults $20. Visit for more info.

August 18 – Kayaking with Tina at Beaver Island State Park at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Space is limited. Call 282-5154 for info or to register.

August 20 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board monthly meeting at Sunset Grill, Wilson starting at 7 p.m.

August 25 – Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge, Dunkirk. Call Jim Steel at 481-5348,

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