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BN Outdoor Calendar (Feb. 21)

Feb. 20-24 – Western New York Boat Show at Adpro Sports Training Center, One Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Admission free Thursday. www.wnyboatshow.com

Feb. 21 – Winter speaker series at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, starting at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is local expert Rick Kustich talking about swinging and tying tube flies for steelhead. Register at 276-7200 or via www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 21 – Snowshoe social at Beaver Meadow in North Java from 10 a.m. to noon with Naturalist Mark Carra. Preregistration required. $5. Call 585-457-3228.

Feb. 21, 28 – Guided snowshoe hikes at Long Point State Park 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring your own snowshoes. A limited number are available for use. Call 354-9101 ext. 236 for reservations. Meet in the marina parking lot.

Feb. 23 – Buckhorn Island birding with naturalist Tom Kerr from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet in the Woods Creek parking lot. Preregistration required. Donations accepted. Call 585-457-3228.

Feb. 23 – Birding on the River at Beaver Island State Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Feb. 23 – Fly tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Register at 276-7200.

Feb. 25 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport office building, Dysinger and Beattie roads, Lockport, starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 26 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited month meeting at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Fly tying at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., guest speakers will be NYSDEC Fisheries Biologist Scott Cornett and Principle Fisheries Technician Jim Zanett presenting on 2018 fish sampling surveys and Region 9 cold-water fisheries issues.

Feb. 28 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting at the George Washington Fishing and Camping Club, 2805 Niagara St., Buffalo, starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 28 – Deadline to submit comments on new proposed fishing regulations changes in the Great Lakes. www.dec.ny.gov for more information.

March 1-10 – South Area Canada goose season. Daily limit five birds per person. Visit www.dec.ny.gov for more information.

March 1 – Winter speaker series at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, starting at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Nick Sagnibene with Adventure Bound on the Fly talking about big inland trout on streamers. Register at 276-7200 or via www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Catches of the Week (March 20) Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Submissions can be emailed to outdoors@buffnews.com and should include name, hometown and particulars of the catch. One photo will be selected Catch of the Week and be published on the Thursday Outdoors page.

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March 2 – Roger Tobey Memorial steelhead contest sponsored by the Niagara River Anglers Association at Lewiston Landing. Members only. Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario tributaries. www.niagarariveranglers.com. Call Paul Jackson for more information at 998-8910.

March 2 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs annual awards banquet at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Tickets are $35. No tickets at the door. For more information call 984-0610.

March 2 – Antique Fishing Tackle Ice Breaker Show at the Elk’s Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring in your old tackle. Call Dan Bedford at 713-9410 for more information.

March 2 – 27th annual rural landowner workshop at Pioneer Central School, Yorkshire, starting at 8:30 a.m. $30 per person until Feb. 18. For more information, call Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 Ext. 18.

March 2 – Buckhorn Island birding from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with naturalist Tom Kerr. Preregistration is required. Call 585-457-3228.

March 3 – Alabama Hunt Club, Lewiston Road, Alabama, will hold its monthly shoot and meeting starting at 9 a.m. Call John at 714-5514 for more information.

March 4 – State of Lake Ontario meeting at Rochester Institute of Technology (Chester F. Carlson Center), Rochester from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to the public.

March 5 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda, starting at 7 p.m.

March 5 – Professional bass fisherman Mike DelVisco at Texas Roadhouse, 900 Young Street, Tonawanda, from 6-8 p.m. Coloring contest for kids 6-12 years old. Winners will be invited to fish in a special contest at the WNY Sports and Travel Expo March 9 at 9:30 a.m.

March 6 – Professional bass fisherman Mike DelVisco at Texas Roadhouse, 3755 Union Road, Cheektowaga, from 6-8 p.m. Coloring contest for kids 6-12 years old. Winners will be invited to fish in a special contest at the WNY Sports and Travel Expo March 9 at 9:30 a.m.

March 7 – State of Lake Ontario meeting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to the public.

March 7-10 – WNY Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds. Doors open at noon Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 adults. Kids 10 and under are free. www.eriepromotions.com/wny-sport-show/

March 9-10 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, starting at 9 a.m. each day. $5 admission. www.nfgshows.com

March 9 – Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot monthly shoot at the Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Pistol shooting for those with permits, air pistols and .22 rifles for those without. Safety talk at 12:30 p.m. Shooting 1-3 p.m. Register by March 5. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 for more information.

March 9 – National day of unplugging at Tifft Nature Preserve, Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Call 825-6397.

March 11 – Winter speaker series at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, starting at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Brad Green on musky fly tying. Register at 276-7200 or via www.orvis.com/buffalo.

March 12 - Second Amendment for Ever (SAfE) monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson, starting at 7 p.m.

March 15 – Deadline for ordering tree and shrub seedlings from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. Check out the application at www.ecswcd.org or call 652-8480 ext. 5.

March 16-17 – 72nd Annual Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show at Quality Inn and Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 585-798-6089 for more information.

March 19 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo starting at 7 p.m.

March 23 – 8th annual Fisherman’s Paradise Flea Market/Swap Meet at Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander.

March 23 – Lake Ontario fisheries symposium sponsored by NY Sea Grant and the Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Finger Lakes Mall (adjacent to Bass Pro), Auburn. Expert panels and presentations on Lake Ontario. Register for free at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/LakeOntarioFisheriesSymposium_112.

Submit calendar items to billhiltsjr@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance.

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