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Outdoors calendar (Jan. 29, 2020)

Jan. 29 – Springville Dam Ecosystem Restoration Partnership public meeting at the Concord Town Hall Auditorium, 86 Franklin Street, Springville, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Blair at 879-4410.

Jan. 29 – Wednesday Winter Walk at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at 549-1050.

Feb. 1 – Superb Owl IV at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, from 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration required at 585-457-3228. Cost is $7.

Feb. 1 – Fly Tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Adam Slavinski at 276-7200 or online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 1 – Hibernation at Ellicott Creek Park starting at 10 a.m. Meet at Shelter No. 9.

Feb. 2 – Alexander Gun Show at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, Route 98, Alexander. Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. only. 100 tables. $5 admission. www.nfgshows.com. Call Bruce at 542-9929 for more information.

Feb. 2 – Alabama Hunt Club monthly blackpowder shoot and meeting starting at 9 a.m., Lewiston Road, Basom.

Feb. 2 – Niagara Region Winter 3D Shoot at Erie County Conservation Society, Holland. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-on shooters welcome. For a complete 12-week schedule, contact John Florian at 725-5822 or Dan Fisher at 860-2519.

Feb. 4 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting, held at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad Street, Tonawanda, starting at 7 p.m. Annual conservation meeting with an update from DEC’s Chris Driscoll on the Buffalo Harbor telemetry study.

Feb. 4 – Winter Tree ID at Knox Farm State Park from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 549-1050 for info or to register.

Feb. 8 – Fly Tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Adam Slavinski at 276-7200 or online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 8-9 – Clarence Gun Show at the Event Building, 11177 Main Street, Clarence. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100 tables. $5 admission. www.nfgshows.com. Call Bruce at 542-9929 for more information.

Feb. 9 – Niagara Region Winter 3D Shoot at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-on shooters welcome. For a complete 12-week schedule, contact John Floriano at 725-5822.

Feb. 11 – Second Amendment for Ever monthly meeting at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson, starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Beth Parlato, candidate for Congress 27th District. For more information, call Ed Pettitt at 421-1967.

Feb. 11 – Erie County Trappers Association meeting. Fur Shed (fur preparation and equipment). To be held at Hamburg Rod and GunClub, Hickox Road, Hamburg, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 – Ten X Shooting Club Youth rifle shooting program for ages 9 through 20. New and first-time shooters should arrive at 6 p.m. Shooting begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership is not required. Cost is $3 per night but no shooter is turned away. Call Matt Giansante at 622-0705 for more information.

Feb. 14-15 – Birds on the Niagara Festival. www.birdsontheniagara.org for details.

Feb. 14 – Birds and Brews: Lovebirds from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with birding tour in the outer harbor from 5-6 p.m. and celebration at Flying Bison Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m. Pre-register for the bird tour at 585-457-3228.

Feb. 15 – Winter Wonderland Ski Tour at Evangola State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Cross-country skiing with the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club. Call 549-1050 to register.

Feb. 15 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs awards banquet at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $40 for adults; $30 for youth. RSVP by Feb. 7 by calling Dave Whitt at 754-2133.

Feb. 15 – Winter Birds at Boston Forest. Meet at the Rice Road Lot at 10 a.m.

Feb. 15– Fly Tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Adam Slavinski at 276-7200 or online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 15-16 – Medina Gun Show, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, 11392 Ridge Road, Route 104, Medina. 65 Tables. $5 admission. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.nfgshows.com. Call Bruce at 542-9929 for more information.

Feb. 15-16 – NYS free fishing weekend. No license needed but regulations need to be followed.

Feb. 16 -The Great Backyard Bird Count at Knox Farm State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact 549-1050 to register or for additional information.

Feb. 16 – Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auction held at the clubhouse, Route 32, Honeoye. Fur checking starts at 7 a.m.; sale starts at 10 a.m. Call Tom at 585-229-4759.

Feb. 16 – Niagara Region Winter 3D Shoot at Alden Rod and Gun, County Road (south of Broadway), Alden. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-on shooters welcome. For a complete 12-week schedule, contact John Floriano at 725-5822.

Feb. 17 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board monthly meeting at the Newfane Town Hall, 2737 Main Street, Newfane starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio Street, Buffalo, starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 22 – Date Change: Niagara River Anglers Association Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario tributaries. Entry fee is $20 with $5 brown trout division. You must be a NRAA member. Cost is $20. Contact Ken Jackson at 946-6810 for more info.

Feb. 22 – NYS Pistol Permit safety course led by master instructor Budd Schroeder at the Weber VFW Post 898, 2909 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Pre-register by calling Carl Leas at 656-0350. Cost is $40.

Feb. 22– Fly Tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Adam Slavinski at 276-7200 or online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 22 – I Bird NY at Buckhorn Island State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 to register.

Feb. 22 – Birding at Buckhorn with Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Woods Creek lot. Pre-register at 585-457-3228.

Feb. 23 – Niagara Region Winter 3D Shoot at Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, 14038 Genesee Street, ¼ mile east of Crittenden. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-on shooters welcome. For a complete 12-week schedule, contact John Floriano at 725-5822.

Feb. 24 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Beattie and Dysinger Roads, Lockport, starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 28 – Ten X Shooting Club Youth rifle shooting program for ages 9 through 20. New and first-time shooters should arrive at 6 p.m. Shooting begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership is not required. Cost is $3 per night but no shooter is turned away. Call Matt Giansante at 622-0705 for more information.

Feb. 29– Fly Tying 101 at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Adam Slavinski at 276-7200 or online at www.orvis.com/buffalo.

Feb. 29 – Birding on the River at Beaver Island State Park from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register call 282-5154.

Feb. 29-March 1 – Seneca Allegany Sportsman Show. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just off I-86, Salamanca.

Submit calendar items to billhiltsjr@gmail.com at least 3 weeks in advance.

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