Outdoor Calendar (Through June 21): What’s Happening Around WNY in Outdoor Sports | Outside
Bill Hilts Jr.
June 3-5 – WNY Walleye Classic and Expo out of Barcelona. June 3 is Big Fish Friday; June 4th is the Walleye Classic. The new Outdoor Expo will also continue. For more information on the tournament or how to become a supplier, contact 490-4226.
June 4-12 – National Fishing and Boating Week. takemefishing.org
June 5 – Spring trap league continues at the Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, for 10 weeks. Filming takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Targets can be ATA registered. Call Ernie Miller at 335-4111 for more information.
June 5 – The Spring Trap League continues 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. You have 10 weeks to shoot 250 birds. New shooters, public and non-members are welcome. Instruction available. Call Jim Bodicker at 416-4487.
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June 6-12 – Invasive Species Awareness Week. Visit wnyprism.org/.
June 7 – Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association monthly meetingat 7 p.m. at the Irondequoit Rod and Gun Club, 658 Bay Front S., Rochester.
June 7 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meetingset for 7 p.m. at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda.
June 7 – The Allied Sportsmen Outdoor 3D Archery League continues. Filming begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Passers-by are welcome. This is a 15 target course for 17 weeks. For more information, contact John Floriano at 725-5822 or Kevin Ulrich at 430-1059.
June 7 – Spring Trap and Skeet League continue at Evans Rod and Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Teams are made up of five people. It’s not too late to join us. Contact Fred Lima at 479-4833.
June 8 – Sunlife Marina Bass Open Tournament behind the walls from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat. Two-person teams are allowed to weigh two bass with a minimum size of 20 inches.
June 8 – Start of the 12-week singles trap league 6-9pm at Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton. Filming will also take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Jim Cagney at 481-6615. A doubles league will start on July 13.
June 9 – Monthly meeting of the Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY at 7 p.m., 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Sign up for the gold derby at the meeting.
June 10 – Alden Rod and Gun Spring Trap League continues until June 10. The club is located at 12 County Line Road, Alden. Scratch league of 300 pigeons. Shooting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information, call Tom Ess at 431-9292.
June 11 – Fly Fishing 101 Course at 9 a.m. at Buffalo Orvis, 4545 Transit Road, Amherst. Pre-register at orvis.com/buffalo or call 276-7200.
June 11 – Free Fishing Clinic Teach Me How to Fish 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kirsty Lake at Tifft Farm, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html for more information. Contact Mike Todd at 851-7013 to pre-register.
June 11 – Buckhorn Island State Park Bio-Blitz with Buffalo Audubon from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit buffaloaudubon.org.
June 11 – Day of Outdoors and Gathering 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Learn a new skill like fishing, archery, bird watching, geocaching or orienteering. Enjoy hikes, face painting, nature play stations and more. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 683-5959. No registration required.
June 11 – New York Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament on Cayuga Lake. nykbf.com/
June 11-12 – Orleans County Open Salmon and Trout Tournament.
June 11 – Children’s Fishing Derby 9 a.m. to noon at West Canal Marina, 4070 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda/Pendleton, sponsored by the Pendleton Lions Club.
June 11-19 – 38e Southtowns Walleye Association Annual Walleye Derby. You must be a club member. southtownswalleye.com
June 15 – Sunlife Marina Bass Open Tournament behind the walls from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat.
June 15 – Opening day of the regular low season in New York State.
June 15 – Opening day of the Great Lakes muskellunge season for New York.
June 18 – WNY Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament out of the port of Buffalo/Lake Erie. nykbf.com/
June 20 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Board monthly meeting from 6 p.m. at Wilson Town Hall. For more information, call 523-0013.
June 21 – Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St.
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