Outdoor Calendar (through September 16): What to See and Do in Western New York | Outdoor

Bill Hilts Jr.

Sunday-September 5 – Fall Lake Ontario Counties Salmon and Trout Derby. Grand prize of $25,000 for the largest salmon. Over $68,000 in cash prizes. For more information, visit www.loc.org.

Sunday-Tuesday: Final Day, 46th Annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby for Niagara, Erie, and Orleans counties. It’s all run through a Fishing Chaos app on your smartphone. Visit www.fishodyssey.net for more details or call Frank Campbell at 716-523-0013. Awards will be held at the Wildlife Festival in September.

Sunday – Fall Trap League continues at Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston. This will be a 10-week, 300 target league. Registration times for shooting will be Sundays at 9 am and Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm Targets may be registered with ATA. Call Ernie at 716-335-4111 for more information. The last day is October 20.

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Sunday – Rag Shooting and Chicken BBQ at the Alden Rod and Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden. Trap shooting for experienced shooters and beginners. The barbecue starts at noon.

Sunday: New York Walleye Derby Awards Ceremony. www.newyorkwalleyederby.com.

Sunday: Final day, 12-week singles cheat league continues at the Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, from 6 to 9 pm Filming will also take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm For more information, call Jim Cagney at 716-481-6615.

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

Aug 31: Doubles Trap League continues at the Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, from 6 to 9 pm Filming will also take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm For more information, call Jim Cagney at 716-481-6615.

August 31 – 15 Archery in 3D at the Evans Rod and Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola, he will be filming every Wednesday for 9 weeks from 4pm to dusk until September 28. Kids under 12 shoot for free. For more information, contact Jerry Gorski at 716-698-3008.

August 31 – Sun Life Marina Open League Bass Tournament from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm $40 per boat. Three fish per team. Behind Buffalo’s harbor walls or in Isleview Park, Tonawanda.

August 31: fly tying at Orvis Buffalo, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, with Greg Piotrowski. He will talk about high water steelhead flies, where to fish, the gear needed and how to tie his favorite patterns. Call 716-276-7200 for more information.

September 1 – Start of the new hunting seasons and license year.

Sept 1 – Troublesome early Canadian goose season begins and continues until September 25 in all areas of the north of the state. Daily limit is 15 birds per person (except Lake Champlain).

September 1: Grey, black and fox squirrel season begins.

September 5: Labor Day Sporting Clays Shoot at Hanover Rod and Gun Club, 780 Overhiser Road, Forestville, with first squads starting at 9 a.m. Shooting is 100 NCSA-registered targets (60 easy and 40 challenging). Sign up at www.winscoreonline.com to pre-register. Call Bill Scott at 716-480-2202 for more information. The cost is $50, plus other options.

September 5 – Fall Lake Ontario Counties Salmon and Trout Derby ends at 1 pm Awards will follow at 3 pm at Riley’s Bar and Grill in North Rose. www.loc.org

September 6: Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association Monthly Meeting at the Irondequoit Fish and Game Club, 658 Bay Front S, Rochester (first Tuesday of every month), starting at 7 p.m.

September 6: Niagara Musky Association Monthly Meeting17 Broad Street, Tonawanda, starting at 7 p.m.

September 7: Rally calling for action on new gun laws with the Second Amendment Forever group at Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield, beginning at 7 pm They will review the latest gun control laws and answer any questions you may have. Senator Rob Ortt, Assemblymen Angelo Morinello and Michael Norris, and Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski will be in attendance.

September 10-18: Special September Hornless Hunt 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 10: One Day Walleye Tournament on Lake Erie from 6 am to 1 pm Weigh-in at Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, from noon to 2 pm The rules are simply legal walleye (the largest). You do not need to be a member of Southtowns Walleye to participate. The cost of admission is $35. For more information, call Tom Chiavetta at 716-208-4245.

Sept. 11: 5th Annual All Deer Launch at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 8 a.m. to noon. There will be 15 targets placed in various hunting scenarios. The cost is $15. There will also be an archery/hunting/outdoor gear flea market. For more information, contact John Floriano at 716-725-5822 or Kevin Ulrich at 716-430-1059.

16 of September – Ten X Shooting Club Youth 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 www.tenxshootingclub.com. The next session is scheduled for October 7, 2022.

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