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Outdoors calendar (March 18, 2020)

March 21 – North Tonawanda Audubon Owl Prowl at the Audubon Preserve from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Meet at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Birch Street. Cost is $7. Call 585-457-3228 to register.

March 22 – Niagara Region Winter 3D Shoot at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-on shooters welcome. This is the last winter shoot. For more information, contact John Floriano at 725-5822. Summer weekly 3D shoots will start in May.

March 25 – Deadline for applications for the DEC cooperative day-old chick program. For more information, contact Region 9 DEC at 372-0645.

March 27 – 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.

March 27 – Timberdoodle Time at Evangola State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 549-1050 to register.

March 28 – Strawberry Island Eagle Watch at Aqua Lane Park, Tonawanda, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with naturalist Tom Kerr. Meet in the parking lot at Aqua Lane. Call 585-457-3228 to register.

March 28 – Boating Safety Class by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-2 of Hamburg. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Call Eileen at 725-9669 to learn how to register.

March 28 – Boating Safety Class by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-1 of Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Niagara Officers Club, Youngstown. Call Marty at 390-7727 to learn how to register.

March 28 – Boating Safety Class by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-3 of Buffalo. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buffalo Yacht Club, 1 Porter Ave., Buffalo. Call Kevin at 880-7319 to learn how to register.

April 1 – Inland Trout and Salmon opening day. For details, visit For stocking hotline, call 358-2050.


March 20 – DEC Archery in the schools state tournament has been rescheduled to be held from their home schools around the state.

March 21 – Bow Bending Believers 16th annual Sportsmen’s Dinner and Seminar at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 1211 Ridge Road, Medina. Official scoring for deer antlers. Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Merle Fredericks, executive director with the Christian Bowhunters Association. Call 585-765-2839 for more info. Rescheduled for May 16.

March 22 – 25th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet of the Niagara County Gobblers Chapter of NWTF at Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Call Pam or Herb Lederhouse at 791-3151 for details. Rescheduled for June 14.

March 29 – Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League begins, a 10-week league at 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston. Sundays 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. Targets may be ATA registered. Call 335-4111 for more information. Rescheduled for April 19.


March 18 – 2 The Outdoor Environmental Forum “Springing into Life” focusing on Birds, Bugs and Amphibians (Where have they been all winter?) at Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo.

March 19 – Southtowns Walleye Association’s monthly meeting at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg.

March 19 - Pheasants Forever Chapter meeting at Brauers Restaurant, 6612 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton.

March 19 – Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 735, Legion Parkway, West Seneca.

March 19 – Rainbow Trout Sampling begins at Naples Creek, Route 245 Bridge, Naples in Ontario County.

March 20 – Rainbow Trout Sampling at Cold Brook (Keuka Inlet) in Pleasant Valley, Steuben County.

March 21 – Kishel’s Scents for Success Hunting seminar at the Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden.

March 21 – Ninth annual Fisherman’s Paradise and Flea Market/Swap Meet at Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander.

March 21 – St. Patrick’s Day Sporting Clays Shoot at North Forest Rod and Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport.

March 23 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the Town of Lockport offices, Beattie and Dysinger roads, Lockport.

March 25 – Safe Harbor Open Bass League pretournament season gathering at Curly’s Bar and Grill.

March 26-29 – Finger Lakes Birding Festival at Montezuma Audubon Center, Braddock Bay Raptor Research, Sterling Nature Center and Onondaga Audubon.

March 26 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at Evans Rod and Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Evans.

March 31 – WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited monthly meeting at the Orvis Store, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence.

April 2 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association monthly meeting and Flea Market.

April 3-5 – Eighth annual Niagara County Bullhead Tournament hosted by the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, Wilson.

April 4 – Niagara Musky Association Awards Banquet at Pearl Street Grill, Buffalo.

April 4 – 31st annual Antique Fishing Tackle Show at Elks Lodge No. 41, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.

April 4 – Olcott Harbor Pen Rearing Project begins. Town of Newfane Marina, Olcott. General public not allowed.

April 5 – Allied Sportsmen Club Spring Trap League at 12846 Clinton St, Alden.

April 7 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda.

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