Sept. 19 – 2 the Outdoors Environmental Forum: Creatures of the Night – Bats, Owls and Moths at Tifft Nature Preserve, Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo starting at 7:30 p.m. Free.
Sept. 20 – Southtowns Walleye Association monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m., 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Guest speakers will be Rich Davenport and Jeff Jondle talking about the Sturgeon Point Marina.
Sept. 21 – Lecture and book signing with Alberto Rey, The Extinct Birds Project at Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more info call 665-2473.
Sept. 22 – National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration at Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Kids Fishing Derby at Hyde Park Lake, Niagara Falls 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at the Oasis Pavilion on Robbins Drive. For kids ages 6 to 16. Awards to follow. Call 334-0835 for more info. Kayaking and canoeing at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Birding 101 Class No. 9 at Reinstein Woods Environmental Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Fishing and Sportsman’s Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. This includes the awards for the NYS Summer Classic.
Sept. 22 – Open house, Salmon River Fish Hatchery, 2133 Co. Route 22 in Altmar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 22-23 – NYPA Wildlife Festival, Lewiston Road, Lewiston from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Sept. 22-23 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Hamburg Fair Grounds. Starts at 9 a.m. each day. For more info call Bruce at 542-9929.
Sept. 23 – 3-D Archery Shoot at the Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Wilson from 7 a.m. to noon. Pay once ($10) and shoot all day. Youth under 14 are free. Open to the public and crossbow shooters. Call Mike Hertel for more info at 359-0640.
Sept. 24 – Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla from 7-9 p.m. at Knox Farm State Park. Call 549-1050 to register.
Sept. 24 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs month meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Beattie and Dysinger roads, Lockport.
Sept. 24 – Deadline for applying to the Pat Arnold Youth Trapping Camp. Camp Rushford Oct. 5-8. Cost is $40. Visit www.patarnoldyouthtrappingcamps.com.
Sept. 25 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited monthly meeting at the Donovan Post, 3210 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Senior Aquatic Biologist James Markham with the Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit doing a presentation on steelhead issues, studies and results.
Sept. 25 – Full Moon Walk at Reinstein Woods Environmental Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew starting at 8 p.m.
Sept. 25 – Final day, early nuisance Canada goose season in Upstate NY.
Sept. 27 – Oct. 19 – Early bowhunting season begins in the Northern Zone for all wildlife management units.
Sept. 28-30 – American Bass Association Annual Championship on Chautauqua Lake out of the Mayville Town Park. www.americanbassanglers.com
Sept. 29 – Birding the Pond at Beaver Meadow, North Java from 1-2 p.m. With naturalist Tom Kerr. Pre-registration required. Cost is $5. Call 585-457-3228.
Sept. 29-30 – Public Fall Shoot, Alabama Hunt Club, 1857 Lewiston Road, Basom. $10 registration fee. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Traditional and inline muzzleloader matches available. Call Sam at 585-297-7747 or John at 714-5514 for more info.
Sept. 30 – Memorial “Remembrance” for Capt. Phil Swiatkowski (who passed away earlier this month) at the Fireman’s Club in Silver Creek from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass.
Oct. 1 – Southern Zone early bowhunting season for deer and bear.
Oct. 1 – Opening day rabbit and ruffed grouse seasons in WNY.
Oct. 1 – Fall turkey season in the Northern Zone through Oct. 14.
Oct. 1 – Woodcock season opens through Nov. 14.
Oct. 1 – Deadline for applying for Deer Management Permits (antlerless).
Oct. 1 – Pheasant permit lottery drawing for Golden Hill, Wilson Tuscarora and Joseph Davis state parks will be taking place.
Oct. 2 – State of Seneca Lake Fisheries Public Meeting at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center.
Oct. 5-7 – Enchanted Forest at Buffalo Audubon’s Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java starting at 6 p.m. each night. Cost is $9 per person, $8 for members. Reservations at 585-457-3228.
Oct. 6-8 – NYS Youth Big Game Hunt Weekend (14 and 15-year old with hunter certification). www.dec.ny.gov for more info.
Oct. 7 – Free Trap Shooting Clinic at the Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. Registration 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Free .22 rifle shooting, as well as 12 and 20 gauge for trap shooting through 1 p.m. New shooters (beginners, women, military veterans and youth ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend. Call Joe Truty for more info at 846-1458.
Oct. 7 – Stroll through Nature at Niagara Falls State Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon Call 282-5154 to register.
Oct. 7 – Hidden Wetlands and Forgotten Trees at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.
Oct. 7 – Young Explorers: Leaf Peepers at Evangola State Park taking in the changing fall foliage. Call 549-1050 for details and to register.
Oct. 9 – Meet the Candidates Night at Niagara Co. 2nd Amendment Forum month meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson starting at 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 – Nature Discover Walk, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge at the Kanyoo Trail starting at 2 p.m. Located off Route 77, Basom.