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May 1-31 – Spring turkey season continues for upstate New York. dec.ny.gov.
May 28-June 5 – Annual Catt. Catfish Creek Tournament noon to midnight. Two-person teams, $100 entry fee. Best total weight of the six catfish. Compulsory pool. One-day Seneca Nation fishing license included. Boats, kayaks and bank fishermen allowed. Pre-registration begins on May 15 at the Catt. Creek Bait and Tackle, 11158 Route 20, Irving.
May 28-30 – 58e Annual lake trout derby on Seneca Lake. www.laketrouterby.org
May 29 – Spring trap league continues at the Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston for 10 weeks. Shooting Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Targets can be ATA registered. Call Ernie Miller at 335-4111 for more information.
May 29 – The Spring Trap League continues 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. Also from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. 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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May 31 – The Allied Sportsman Outdoor 3D Archery League continues. Shooting from 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.
May 31 – 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; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; 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.
May 31 – Trout Unlimited WNY Chapter Monthly Meeting via Zoom with guest speaker Alberto Rey from Fredonia, an Orvis-approved guide. Send a request to [email protected] for a link to the meeting. It’s open to the public.
June 1 – 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 2 – Don Johannes/Pete DeAngelo Memorial 3-Fish/1-Fish Contest from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Captain Mike Johannes at 523-1727.
June 2 – Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. The guest speaker will be Captain Brandon Hall of Rochester Sportfishing who will talk about LOC Summer Derby tactics. It’s open to the public.
June 3-5 – WNY Walleye Classic and Expo out of Barcelona. June 3 is Big Fish Friday; June 4th is the Walleye Classic. Outdoor Expo will also take place. For more information on the tournament or how to become a supplier, contact 490-4226.
June 3-4 – Niagara County Skip Hartman Memorial Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament. lacontarioproam.net
June 3 – 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. Filming will also be open from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information, call Tom Ess at 431-9292.
June 4 – Fly Fishing 101 Course at Buffalo Orvis, 4545 Transit Road, Amherst, starting at 9 a.m. Pre-register at orvis.com/buffalo or call 276-7200.
June 4 – Free Fishing Clinic 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redhouse Lake in Allegany State Park. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html for more information. Contact Mike Todd at 851-7013 to pre-register.
June 4 – Teach Me How to Fish Derby for kids 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Aurora Fish and Game Club, 1016 Luther Road, East Aurora, for all children 15 and under. Call Dave Barus at 597-4081 for more information.
June 4-12 – National Fishing and Boating Week. takemefishing.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 (first Tuesday of each month).
June 7 – Niagara Musky Association monthly meetingset for 7 p.m. at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda.
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 – Beginning 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. located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Sign up for the gold derby at the meeting.
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 archery, bird watching, geocaching and 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 – Children’s Fishing Derby 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. Two-person teams are allowed to weigh two bass with a minimum size of 20 inches.
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