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September 16-25 – Canada goose early season nuisance in all northern areas of the state. Daily limit is 15 birds per person (except Lake Champlain).

September 16-18 – The September Special Antlerless Deer Hunt continues in specific deer management units. For Region 9, the units will be 9A and 9F. In Region 8, the units are 8A, 8F, 8G, 8J, and 8N.

September 17 and 18: Double T Harvest Shoot at Double T Archery, 1120 North French Road, Amherst. Registration is from 8 am to noon both days. 30 targets at various yards. The cost is $15 per day or $20 for both. Member price is $10 and $15. Call 688-0438 for more information. There will be a Coon Shoot in the evening on Saturday for $5.

September 18 – Fall Trap League continues at the Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston. This is a 10 week, 300 goal league. Check-in hours for shooting are 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Targets may be ATA registered. Call Ernie at 335-4111 for more information. The last day is October 20.

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September 18 – Last day, 12-week individual trap league at Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 10 am to 4 pm For more information, call Jim Cagney at 481-6615.

September 19th – Niagara County Fishery Development Board monthly meeting at 6 pm Call Frank Campbell at 523-0013 for more information.

September 20 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board meeting at Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., beginning at 7 p.m.

September 20 – Allied Sportsmen Outdoor 3D Archery League continues. Filming on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 5:30 pm Companions are accepted. It is a course of 15 objectives for 17 weeks.

September 21st – The Doubles Trap League continues at Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, from 6 to 9 p.m. Shootouts will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Jim Cagney at 481-6615.

September 21st – 15 target 3D archery at the Evans Rod and Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola. Every Wednesday from 4 pm to dusk through September 28. Children under 12 years old shoot for free. For more information, contact Jerry Gorski at 698-3008.

24th September – Annual Bob Osborn Youth Day at 1171 Alley Road, Alden. You must reserve a place. Only 25 participants. For ages 12 to 17 years. No hunter education certificate or license is required. Check in from 7:45 to 8:30 am A security check will follow. This includes a live two bird hunt. Call Tim Snyder at 585-409-9821 or Tom Kelsey at 585-993-6120 for additional information.

24th September – National Hunting and Fishing Day.

24th September – NHF daytime activities organized by the Erie County Federation of Sports Clubs and the Elma Conservation Club at 600 Creek Road, Elma, 10 am to 4 pm Free admission.

September 24-25 – NYPA Wildlife Festival from 10 am to 5 pm daily, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, on the grounds of Power Vista. Free pass. Many screens.

September 25th – Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby Awards Ceremony at 3 pm at the NYPA Wildlife Festival, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, in the Primate Sanctuary tent. Call Frank Campbell at 523-0013 for more information.

September 25th – Fall .22 Rimfire Silhouette Match starting at 10am at the Evans Rod and Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola. Early registration is recommended. The match consists of three sessions of 40 rounds. The cost of admission is $25. For more information, call Rob Wooliver at 392-2710 or John Ciciera at 864-5812.

September 26 – Monthly meeting of the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs at the City of Lockport Municipal Building, Dysinger and Beattie Streets, Lockport, beginning at 7 p.m.

September 27th – Unlimited WNY Chapter of Trout monthly meeting at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence, 7-9 pm Pre-register at orvis.com/buffalo. The guest speaker will be James Markham, a cold-water biologist with the Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit. He will give the State of the Steelhead presentation for Lake Erie.

September 30th – Last day, lake trout season in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

October 1st – Opening day, archery season early in the South Zone big game.

October 1st – Small game hunting seasons open for cottontail and ruffed grouse in western New York, as well as other species elsewhere in the state. Check out DEC’s hunting guide at dec.ny.gov.

October 7 – Ten X Shooting Club Junior Shooting Program starts for ages 9-20. The club is located at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster. First-time shooters arrive at 6 pm for instruction. Shooting at 6:30 pm Air Rifles for 9 and up; .22lr for ages 12-20. Everything is provided by the club. The cost is $5 per night, which includes ammo. Membership is not required. For more information, visit tenxshootingclub.com. The next session is October 21.

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