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Scattershots (Jan. 29, 2020)

NRAA Roger Tobey Bass Contest scheduled for Feb. 22

The Niagara River Anglers Association will hold its Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest on Feb. 22. This date has been moved from its traditional time slot in an attempt for more favorable weather conditions. The competition is set for the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario tributaries starting at sunrise and ending at 2 p.m. Headquarters and weigh in will be located at the Lewiston Landing launch ramp.

Cost is $20 for the contest plus an optional $5 for the biggest brown trout. In addition, you must be a member of the NRAA. The cost of the event includes a $5 savings from the normal membership fee. Everyone in the boat must be registered in the contest. The awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Hall. Sign up at the Lewiston launch ramp the day of the event or register at Creek Road Bait and Tackle in Lewiston. There is an early bird drawing if you register by Feb. 21.

Southtowns Walleye Outfitters Fair set for Feb. 8

Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY will host its 2020 Outfitters Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at its clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Tables are $25 each, but there are a limited number and they could be sold out already.

With free entry and free parking, hosted by a club with more than 1,000 members, this is a perfect opportunity to sell or buy new and used hunting and fishing equipment. No guns or ammunition are allowed for this event. If you have any questions, call 796-5372 or 864-2938.

Winter Wonderland at Reinstein Woods on Feb. 8

If Mother Nature cooperates, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, located at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, will host a “Winter Wonderland in the Woods” on Feb. 8, with the help of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the Friends of Reinstein Woods. Hours for the event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Registration is not required.

If all goes as planned, there will be ice fishing demonstrations, cross-country skiing and snowshoe rentals. Kids will be able to try snowshoeing regardless of the weather, a Bird Spotting Challenge Trail and a snowball target toss. The Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team will talk about winter rescue and DEC Forest Rangers will demonstrate a flat ice rescue on a frozen lake. The event will go on even if there is no snow and ice. Other activities will be added. For more information, call 683-5959 or visit

Women’s shooting program Feb. 8 at Wolcott Guns

The Shoot N’ Hoot Ladies from the North Forest Rod and Gun Club in Lockport will head to Wolcott Guns in Depew on Feb. 8. This popular shooting program gives women ages 12 and up an opportunity to learn safe gun handling and get involved in a shooting sports program. Lessons begin at 1 p.m. for two hours of archery shooting on the indoor archery range (3052 Walden Ave., Depew) or 3-D Bow Simulator. There are five lanes that allow you to shoot five to 30 yards. Bring your bow or crossbow if you have one. Some will also be available to shoot.

Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for junior ladies ages 13 to 17. New shooters are welcome, and the group encourages everyone to bring a friend. For more information contact Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023.

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