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Club meetings

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Farm and Home Center, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday.

SCOPE, Erie County Chapter, Elma Conservation Club, Creek Road, Elma, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Donovan Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Brian Slavinski will give a slide presentation on Atlantic salmon fishing in Quebec.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lancaster Moose Hall, 5437 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Banquet results and preparations for the Hamburg Expo and Jakes Field Days.

Archery

Niagara Region Winter Bow Hunting League, Active Bowhunters, March 4. Call 892-4606.

2001 WNY Traveling 3-D League, Glen-Coe Conservation Club, March 4. Call 941-9042.

WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Archery Tournament Winter League, Buffalo Bowhunters Association at Bison Archery Range, 2459 Seneca St., March 11. Call 826-1102.

Allied Sportsmen's Club 3-D Thursday Indoor Archery League, 7 p.m., March 15. Call 893-9315.

Gun shows

Niagara Frontier Sportsman's Show, Creative Arts Building, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 3-4. For exhibitor information, call 542-9929.

Tri-State Gun Collectors Show, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, March 3-4, call (419) 331-3098.

Akron Gun Show, Summit County Fairgrounds, Akron, Ohio, March 3-4, call (330) 539-4247.

Olean Rod & Gun Club Sportsmen's Show, March 17-18. Call Al Joy (373-9861).

Banquets

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. Annual Banquet, Saturday, Father Justin Hall. Call 684-2727 or 655-4056.

Niagara-Orleans Friends of NRA Sixth Annual Fundraiser, Best Western Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport, 5:30 p.m., March 10. Ticket reservations must be made by March 1. Call Robert and Anne Clark (589-5239).

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Niagara Frontier Chapter, Best Western Inn, Lockport, March 17. Call 689-1527 or 751-6351 after 6 p.m.

Niagara Musky Association, St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, Town of Wheatfield, March 17. Call 731-2964 or 283-5957.

Pheasants Forever Fundraising Banquet, Salvatore's Italian Gardens, March 23. Call Dick McMurray (535-7218) or David Whitt (754-1678).

Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited Annual Spring Banquet (fly tying demonstration and dinner), Ripa's Restaurant, Walden and Pavement, Lancaster, 2:30 p.m. demonstrations, 6:45 p.m. dinner, and 7:45 p.m. guest speaker Mark Stothard. Call Bob Harris (772-7858).

Certification classes

Hunter -- Blasdell Rod & Gun Club, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Register at the start of the first class. For details, call 823-4941.

Pistol -- Wood & Brook Sportsman Club Pistol Training Course, 13712 Genesee St., Alden, 6-10 p.m., March 7. Call 684-6119 after 6 p.m.

Shooting sports

Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Thursday. Individual or team shooters welcome. Call Ernie Miller (649-4651).

2001 NRA Conventional Pistol Sectional, Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, March 23-25. Call 631-5916.

Honor roll

Southtowns Walleye Association honored several outstanding recipients during its Annual Awards Banquet: Harry A. Smith Memorial (Outstanding Service and Dedication) Award, Peter Paufler; Jim Ridge Memorial (Dedicated Volunteer), Tom Marks; Lou Podger Memorial (Senior Angler), Howard Lindsey, 85; Conservationist, Erno Rossi; Special Recognition, Carl Calabrese; Public Relations, Sam Concilla; Public Servant, Spencer Schofield; and Elected Official, Joel Giambra.

Millgrove Sportsmen's Club dedicated a plaque to honor deceased club members during a ceremony Monday evening at Alden Town Hall.

Outdoors shows

WNY Outdoor Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 8-11. Call (800) 338-3915.

Rochester Sportsmen's Show, Dome Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, March 9-11. Osegsportsmens.com.

Toronto Sportsmen's Show, National Trade Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto, March 10-18.

Fishing

The Clarence Community Education fly fishing course will be held Tuesdays starting March 6 at Clarence Middle School. Call 759-8331 for information on this six-week course.

Hiking/nature

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo: Wellness Walk, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Snowshoe rentals, weather permitting. Call 825-6397 or e-mail: pbecht@sciencebuff.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Connoisarauley Road, 9:30 a.m., March 4, call 838-5550.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3-4 p.m. -- today, Signs of Spring; Volunteer Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (call ahead but registration not required). For all events, call 457-3228 or e-mail: buffaloaudubonsoc@wycol.com.

Hamburg Natural History Society Identifying Backyard Birds Program, Frontier Central High School Library, Bay View Road, Hamburg, 7 p.m. Thursday. Marilyn O'Connell of Wild Birds Unlimited will show photographs of common area birds and discuss the proper seed, feeders and houses that will attract these bird species. Call 627-4560.

Niagara Regional Park Interpretive Programs: Upper Niagara River Bird Search, Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. No restrooms; registration required. Call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Mt. Morris Canyon Trek, 10 a.m., Saturday; and Portage Canyon Trek, 10 a.m., March 4. Call 493-3625.

Bond Lake Nature Center, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. Open daily from dawn till dusk. The Nature Center features exhibits and videos from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: North St. Catharines Loop Hike, 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 934-1149; and Niagara Parkway Hike, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 358-3181.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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