Outdoor schedule (until April 3): archery and pistol leagues, early spring birds and more | Outside

March 20 – The Winter Trap League continues at the Alden Rod and Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden. Scratch league, shooting every other Sunday. This is the final shootout. For more information, call Tom Ess at 431-9292.

March 20 – Indoor 3D Archery League continues to Alden Rod and Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, Alden. From noon to 3 p.m. every other Sunday. A total of 24 arrows each week. For more information, call Phil Williams at 553-7445.

March 20 – Niagara Region 3D Winter Archery League continues at the Erie County Conservation Club, 13319 Miller Road, Chaffee. Connection time from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Other participating clubs include the Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, Erie County Conservation, Alden Rod and Gun, Double T and Allied Sportsmen. 14 weeks. The contact is Marty at 870-2653 or John at 725-5822. New shooters and on-foot shooters are welcome.

March 20 – The WNY Winter 3D Archery League continues at the Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Road, Collins 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 per week for 13 weeks. Teams of 3 to 6 people. There are classes for children with a maximum of 20 meters for open shooters with a maximum of 50 meters. All targets are at known ranges and rangefinders are allowed. The host clubs are Collins, West Falls, Evans and Glen Coe. Contact Jerry Gorski at 698-3008.

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March 21 – Niagara County Fisheries Development Council Meeting will take place at Maxwell Station, Olcott from 6 p.m. Call President Mike Johannes at 523-1727 for more information.

March 22 – Wood and Brook Sports Club, 13712 Genesee Street, Crittenden start date of the Spring Trap/Skeet League. 12 trap or skeet rounds (300 birds in any combination), 5-7 people per team. Open for filming Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Ben Baker at 983-0026 or James Winship at 937-790-0654.

March 22 to 38and Annual Indoor Precision Pistol League at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden. Held every second and fourth Tuesday through March. The cost of filming is $10 per week. For more information, contact John Floriano at 725-5822.

March 24 – Indoor 3D Archery League (14 weeks) continues at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden at 6.30pm. The first line is at 6:45 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. Pull any night or every 14 weeks. The cost is $10 per night. For questions, call John Floriano at 725-5822 or Kevin Ulrich at 430-1059.

March 24 – Annual Rainbow Trout Sampling on Naples Creek starting at 9 a.m. at the Highway 245 bridge just north of the village of Naples with DEC Fisheries staff.

March 25 – SPOT Shoot/League continues at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden at 6:45 p.m. You can shoot a single-point, 3-point, or 5-point target for any practice you’re looking for at the 15-position range. The cost is $10 per night for 14 weeks. For questions, call John Floriano at 725-5822 or Kevin Ulrich at 430-1059.

March 26 to 16and Annual dinner and seminar for athletes sponsored by the Bow Bending Believers at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina. The guest speaker is Merle Fredericks, Ex. Dir. Christian Bowhunters of America. Tickets $5. Call 585-765-2839 for tickets.

March 26 – First birds of spring at Buckhorn Island from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-register at https://www.buffaloaudubon.org/for-the-public.html. For more information, call 585-457-3228.

March 27 – Niagara Region 3D Winter Archery League continues to Double T Archery, 1120 North French Road, Amherst. Connection time from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Other participating clubs include the Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, Erie County Conservation, Alden Rod and Gun, Double T and Allied Sportsmen. 14 weeks. The contact is Marty at 870-2653 or John at 725-5822. New shooters and on-foot shooters are welcome.

March 27 – WNY Winter 3D Archery League Final shootout at Glen Coe Conservation, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 per week for 13 weeks. Teams of 3 to 6 people. There are classes for children with a maximum of 20 meters for open shooters with a maximum of 50 meters. All targets are at known ranges and rangefinders are allowed. The host clubs are Collins, West Falls, Evans and Glen Coe. Contact Jerry Gorski at 698-3008.

March 27 – Winter trap league continues at Allied Sportsmen, 12846 Clinton Street, Alden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a scratch league, 300 pigeons, every other Sunday. There will be open and league shooting every Tuesday, including non-members, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jim at 683-2224.

March 27 – Fishing tackle and outdoor show at Clute Park Community Center, 155 South Clute Park Drive, Watkins Glen 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $3. Free for children 10 and under. Call 607-426-5919 for more information.

March 27 – Deer Search of WNY Educational “Blood Tracking Seminar” at the West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., West Falls from 2-4 p.m. Free, open to the public. If you have a NYS Leashed Tracking Dog license or are interested in information, please attend. Contact 648-4355 if you are present.

March 27 – Spring Trap League Begins 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.

March 28 – Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs monthly meeting at the City of Lockport Municipal Building, Beattie and Dysinger Road, Lockport from 7 p.m.

March 29 – Trout Unlimited WNY Chapter Monthly Meeting in line. The guest speaker will be author and fly fisherman Walter Franklin on South Shore Stream Fishing. The public is invited. Request a Zoom link by emailing [email protected]

April 1 – Ten X Shooting Club Junior Shooting Program continues for 9 to 20 year olds. The club is located at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster. First-time shooters arrive at 6 p.m. for instruction. Shooting at 6:30 p.m. Air rifles for ages 9 and up; .22lr for ages 12-20. Everything is provided by the club. Cost is $5 per night which includes ammo. Membership not required. For more information, visit www.tenxshootingclub.com. The next session is tentatively set for April 15.

April 1 – Alden Rod and Gun Spring Trap League until June 10. The club is located at 12 County Line Road, Alden. scratch league of 300 birds. Shooting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Filming will also be open on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. starting May 4. For more information, call Tom Ess at 431-9292.

April 1 – Regular inland trout season opens.

April 2 – Sturgeon Point Sportsmen’s Club Chicken BBQ and raffle at the Lake Erie Beach Fire Station, 9483 Lakeshore Road, Angola from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket $25. For more information, call Scott Addison at 445-8126.

April 2 – Olcott Pen Breeding Project maintenance at the marina in the town of Newfane, Olcott from 9:30 am. Hosted by the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association. www.lotsa1.org

April 3 – NWTF Niagara County Gobblers Chapter annual banquet in Youngstown Vol. Fire Co., 625 3rd Street, Youngstown. Doors open at 3 p.m. Dinner at 4:30 p.m. Ticket is $50. For more information, call Pam Lederhouse at 791-3151.

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Earnest A. Martinez