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CALENDAR
EVENTS IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
MEETINGS

Meetings

New York Walleye Association, Niagara Frontier Post 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 897-1522.

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus Hall, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 731-2964.

Pioneer Conservation Club of Niagara County, 3-F Club, Swann Road, Lewiston, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 434-8432.

Western and Central New York Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael's Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 675-9171.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lancaster Moose Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, drawing for Youth Hunt, election of officers. Call 839-2269.

Finger Lakes and WNY Waterfowl Association, DEC Region 8 Headquarters Bldg., East Avon, 10 a.m. next Sunday.

Niagara County Sportsmen's Association, Bond Lake Park, 2505 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 2 p.m. next Sunday. Call 731-4535.

Archery

Collins Conservation Club 3-D Annual Spring Fun Shoot, registration 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17. All archers welcome. Call 992-2002.

Shooting sports

Elma Conservation Club Spring Trap League begins Wednesday. For details, call Dean DeMarco at 343-0165.

Alle-Cat Winter Traveling Trap League Party, Genesee Valley Club, games at 11 a.m., food at 3 p.m. next Sunday. Call 372-4083 or (585) 928-2176.

Holland Rod & Gun Club Pig Roast League begins at 5 p.m. April 11. For registration details, call 892-3202 or 537-9650.

Southtowns Ducks Unlimited 17th annual Fun Shoot, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 3434 Hickox Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16. Special drawing for entries in by April 11. Call 822-4426 or 649-7817.

Franklinville Sporting Clays 100-Target Registered Class Shoot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17. Call 353-4461.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Spring Trap League begins April 20. For details, call Paul Nowacki at 668-1367.

Certification classes

Hunting

Johnsonburg Conservation Club, Route 98, 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call (585) 591-4408 or (585) 786-3499.

North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Call 778-8163 or 778-8935.

Wyoming Conservation Club, Warsaw, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday. Call (585) 493-3225.

Boston Conservation Society, Zimmerman Road, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Register at first class.

Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Holland, 8 a.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Call 826-1489.

Scio Rod & Gun Club, April 11, 13, 14 and 16. Call (585) 593-1582.

VFW Frontiersmen's Post 7545, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, April 12, 13 and 14. Call 627-9861.

Lake Shore Firemen's Exempt, Hamburg, April 12, 14 and 16. Call 627-9861.

Tonawanda City School, 150 Hinds St., 6-9:30 p.m. April 14, 19, 21 and 26. Call 695-5501.

Ellicottville Sportsmen's Club, April 14 and 16. Call 699-2702, 557-2490 or 699-4785.

West Falls Conservation Club, April 15 and 17. Call 662-5657.

Carroll Rod & Gun Club, Fruit Run Road, April 15 and 16. Register in person from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

S & S Taxidermy, Springville, April 16 and 17. Call 592-2404.

Jamison Road Fire Dept., Elma, April 16 and 17. Call 627-9861.

Archery

Tonawanda City School, 150 Hinds St., 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and April 12. Call 695-5501.

Hawkeye Bowmen, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Call 633-5324 or 684-2377.

Pistol

T. J. & M. Pistol Permit Classes, Cheektowaga, Mondays. Call 626-4953.

A Best Pistol Permit Course, 3976 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Classes available Wednesday or Saturday. Call 681-2248.

American Sportsmen Center Pistol Certification Classes, 6-10 p.m. Mondays or noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 743-8575.

Buffalo Gun Center Pistol Permit Classes, 6-10 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays or 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 833-2581.

Den's Gun Shop, West Seneca, Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Call 675-9621 or 297-5133.

Easy Aim Pistol Permit Course, Cheektowaga, Monday and Thursday evenings. Call 668-7875.

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Classes: Johnson's Country Store, Lockport, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, call 434-9411; Gander Mountain, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, call 743-2300; and Women's Only Class, Gander Mountain, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, call 743-2300.

Waterfowl

Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Holland, 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 826-1489.

Boating

USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Courses: Grand Island Fire Dept., Saturday, call 632-7353; and Bison City Rod & Gun Club, April 16, call 681-5436.

Niagara Power Squadron Safe Boating Course, LaSalle Yacht Club, Niagara Falls, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 and 23. Call 754-4159, 773-2140 or 434-2235 (evenings).

Shows/seminars

Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen's Show, Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Sunday. Call Jim Miller at 938-6928.

Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Batavia Downs, April 23 and 24. Call 434-6535.

Banquets/dinners

Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Depew, Friday. Call 648-5084.

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Masonic Lodge, Lockport, Saturday. Call 434-1563 or 838-1658.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 10th annual Fund-raising Banquet, Holiday Inn, Lockport, Saturday. Call 433-0966 or 625-8312 after 6 p.m.

Niagara Musky Association Banquet, Father Justin's Knights of Columbus, Cheektowaga, April 9. Call 731-2964.

Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3 p.m.; "Tour Leader Training," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and next Sunday; "Audubon Niagara Focus -- Waterfalls of New York," 7 p.m. Wednesday; and "Nature Study Merit Badge Workshop," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Iroquois Observations Saturday Programs: "Birding by Car," 10 a.m.-noon; "Scope Watch," noon-4 p.m., "Focus On: Bitterns and Herons," 1 p.m., "Nature Walk," 3-4 p.m., and "Woodcock and Owl Prowl," 7:30 p.m. For all IO programs visit: www.wildeyes.com/Iroquois/schedule.htm. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10 or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: "Discovery Field Kit Tours," Thursday-Saturday; "Thursday Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon; "Saturday Trail Trek" 1 p.m. Saturday. For registered programs, call 896-5200, ext. 338. For all other TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Public guided tours (no reservations needed), 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. "Volunteer Tour Guide/Youth Instructor Training," 9 a.m. Tuesday. To register or for all program information, call 851-7201 or 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Frog Frenzy!" Joseph Davis State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. To register, call 745-7848.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Work Party - Allen Road," 9:30 a.m. Saturday, call 836-1166 or 675-9642.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "April Count," next Sunday. Open to BOS members and all interested birders. Contact Mike Hamilton (881-6709/mhsr@wzrd.com).

Hamburg Natural History Society Programs: Marilyn O'Connell will discuss "Warblers," at the Gateway Executive Office, Route 5, Hamburg, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 627-4560.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: "Zoar Valley North Rim," Saturday; "Trail Work - Finger Lakes Trail," Saturday; and "Amherst State Park Hike," next Sunday. Call 532-5259 or 564-2106.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Trout Clinic," 9 a.m. Saturday; "Waterfalls of the Glen Iris Estate Walk," 10 a.m. Saturday; and "Mushroom and Moss Walk," 10 a.m. next Sunday. Call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420, or e-mail to wille@pce.net.