Niagara Gazette — In defense of the fishermen, though, this is the salmon run – the fall return of the king – and it seems like no one cares what happens to them and their pastime. One has to remember that the fishing platform would not be there if it wasn’t for NYPA. On the other hand, what do you think the lower river would be like if the Niagara Power Project wasn’t there? In looking at all of the natural resource development and restoration going on above Niagara Falls, it’s time that the lower river fishermen get their fair share of what’s coming to them. Yes, they deserve more respect.
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Calendar of Events for Week of September 29, 2013
• Wilson Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All shoots open to the public. Children under 12 are free. For more info visit www.wilsonconservationclub.com. This is the final shoot of the fall.
• NYPA Wildlife Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids fishing contest continues with weigh-in from noon to 2 p.m. Awards will be at 3 p.m.
• Final day, lake trout season in the Great Lakes.
• Final Day, license year for hunting and fishing. A new license year starts on Oct. 1.
• Start of a new license year for hunting and fishing in New York State.
• Southern Zone early archery season opens.
• Fall turkey season opens in the eastern half of the state. Consult regulations guide for specific areas and bag limits.
• Deadline for entering the Deer Management Unit permit lottery through license issuing agents around the state.
• Lake trout season is now closed in Lake Ontario through Dec. 31, 2013.
• Small game seasons open for ruffed grouse, coyote and cottontail rabbit in WNY, with opportunities for varying hare, pheasant and turkey opening up in other locations around the state.