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Upper River enhancements to be discussed

Proposed restoration and natural resource enhancement projects involving the Upper Niagara River will be highlighted Feb. 5 when the Niagara Musky Association hosts its monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda starting at 7 p.m. NMA meetings are open to the public.

New York State Parks Department Niagara River Restoration Project Manager Dave Spiering will be the featured speaker. He is scheduled to discuss the proposed work slated for the East River Marsh, Burnt Ship Creek, Buckhorn Island and Grass Island and will take questions from the audience.

Coyote Hunt hosted by Sullivan Co.

The 12th Annual Coyote Hunt, a statewide contest being coordinated by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, has been scheduled for Feb. 8-10. Entry fee is $35, which also includes a banquet dinner and a raffle ticket. A prize of $2,000 will be given to the heaviest coyote overall. Second and third place will be $500 and $250, respectively. Any coyote weighed in will receive $80 and a daily prize of $200 will be handed out each of the three days for the largest coyote of the day. There is also a $100 prize for the largest coyote weighed in by a woman.

For an entry fee application, go online at For more information, call 845-482-4987.

Southtowns Walleye Outfitters Fair Feb. 9

It’s that time of year again for the Southtowns Walleye Association’s Outfitters Fair, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the group’s clubhouse located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are in the market for new and used hunting and fishing equipment, this is the event for you. Admission and parking are free.

As of this week, only three tables ($25 each) remained available in the facility to display and sell merchandise. For information on tables or the "fair," call Jim at 796-5372. No guns or ammunition are allowed at this event.

Alberto Rey Talk at Orvis

Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide Alberto Rey of Fredonia will be giving a seminar at The Orvis Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The seminar will be on the “Nuts and Bolts of Preparing for the Spring Steelhead Run.” Call 276-7200 to reserve a spot for this free session. You can also check out the website at for information on this and any future events the shop has planned.

Rey is one of the premier stream guides along Lake Erie for steelhead. He coordinates “Children of the Stream,” a weekly youth fly fishing program that has since expanded to include adults. He has also been involved with several conservation and restoration projects focusing on natural resources in Western New York, including brook trout and Canadaway Creek.

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