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Outdoor Calendar (Aug. 23)

Aug. 23-24 – Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge out of Dunkirk in Lake Erie. Friday is Big Fish Friday and Saturday is the main tournament for best six fish per team. Teams of two to five people, up to nine rod limit. Call 481-5348 for more info.

Aug. 23 and 30 – Goat Island Evening Walk at Niagara Falls State Park from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Aug. 23-25 – 10th Annual WNY Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort, Swain. Check out swain.com for details and hours.

Aug. 24 – NY Kayak Bass Fishing League Tournament on Irondequoit Bay.

Aug. 25 – Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey ends at 1 p.m. Awards to follow at Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main St., Newfane starting at 4 p.m.

Aug. 25 – Wilson Conservation Club archery season 3D warmup shoot starting at 7 a.m. 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson. Sign-up ends at noon. Cost is $10. Food and beverage available.

Aug. 26 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Dysinger Road and Beattie Avenue, Lockport starting at 7 p.m.

Aug. 28 – Safe Harbor Open Bass League one-day contest out of Safe Harbor Marina, Buffalo from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $40 for one or two person teams. Best three fish. Pay at the launch.

Aug. 30 – Summer Night Hike and Campfire at Beaver Meadow Audubon Preserve in North Java from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Preregistration required. Cost is $5. Call 585-457-3228.

Aug. 31 – Final day, NYS Summer Classic Fishing Tournament. Consult www.nyssummerclassic.com for more information.

Aug. 31 – Kayaking with Kelly at Wilson Tuscarora State Park. One hour sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call 282-5154 to register.

Sept. 1 – Deadline for registering for the Women’s Hunter Education Class at Springville Field and Stream, 8900 Chaise Road, Springville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. Call 379-6378 to register.

Sept. 1-25 – Canada goose early nuisance season in effect with a 15 bird per person limit. Consult the DEC website for more information and special regulations.

Sept. 1 – Squirrel season opens through Feb. 29, 2020. Consult the small game regulations at dec.ny.gov.

Sept. 1 – DEC applications due for sponsored pheasant hunts. Check out dec.ny.gov.

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Archery Shoot at Hawkeye Bowmen, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.

Sept. 2 – Final day, Lake Ontario Counties Fall Trout and Salmon Derby ending at 1 p.m. Awards ceremony to follow at Capt. Jack’s, Sodus Point in Wayne County starting at 4:30 p.m. Top two places plus Grand Prize winners should bring their fish and arrive by 3 p.m.

Sept. 7 – Early bear season opens in portions of southeastern New York.

Sept. 8 – Wilson Conservation Club archery season 3D warmup shoot starting at 7 a.m. 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson. Sign up ends at noon. Cost is $10. Food and beverage available.

Sept. 8 – Second Annual Hunter 3D Deer Shoot at Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $12 per person.

Sept. 14 – Early archery bear season opens in the Northern Zone.

Sept. 14 – Early firearms bear season opens in portions of the Northern Zone.

Sept. 14 – Youth Mentor Pheasant Hunt at the Three-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston. Full day instruction for ages 12 to 18. Cost is $35. Contact Dale Shank at 791-3809 for more information.

Sept. 14 – Outdoor skills (how to build an emergency shelter) at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center for adults and kids ages 8 and older at 10 a.m. Registration required at 683-5959.

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

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