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CALENDAR
EVENTS IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
MEETINGS

Meetings

3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 826-0361.

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Elma Rod & Gun Club, 600 Creek Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 825-4174 or 655-4665.

WNY Mountain Biking Association, Northstar Bikes, 100 Plaza Drive, East Amherst, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 688-0475.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, 42 Niagara St., Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 772-2261.

Southtowns Walleye Association, 3426 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Mike Steffes from Fishlander Corp will discuss downrigger techniques. Call 636-0519.

Chautauqua Lake Musky Hunters, Fishing Association Building, Celeron, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 782-3404.

Shooting sports

Evans Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League begins 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. today and 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays. For details, call John Szewczyk (627-3583).

Allied Sportsmen's Club Spring Trap League begins Wednesday. For details, call Paul Nowacki (668-1367).

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs FUNdraising Shoot, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 9 a.m. - dusk, Saturday. Call 434-7176 or 778-8163.

WNY Practical Pistol League Outdoor Match, Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club, Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m. next Sunday. March Match Winners: Open, Josko Kovic ; Production, Alex Szakas ; Limited, Jim Kosicki ; and Limited 10, Manuel Oliveria . For league information, call 675-4301.

WNY Outdoor Pistol League begins at Niagara County at 8 a.m. next Sunday; the Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club Summer Outdoor 900 League starts April 27. For details on both leagues, call Bob Guyder (695-1725.

Boston Valley Conservation Club 6th Annual Ray Kay Memorial Shoot, 10 a.m., May 7. Call 941-5035.

Archery

Hawkeye Bowmen 2nd Annual Spring Thaw Primitive Rendezvous, Friday-Sunday. Pre-1840 camps and attire. Call (585) 322-7818 or visit: www.hawkeyebowmen.tripod.com.

Springville Field & Stream Open 3-D Archery Shoot, registration 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., next Sunday. For details, call Chuck Rumfola (560-7031).

Certification classes

Hunting

Niagara Gun Range, 3445 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, 6-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000.

Allied Sportsmen's Club, Alden, 7-11 p.m., Friday, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday. Call 439-0482.

Wood & Brook Sportsmen's Club, Route 33 ( 1/4 mile east of Crittenden Road) Alden, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Friday and Saturday. Register at first class.

Collins Conservation Club, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 992-2002 or 549-1587.

Johnson's Country Store, 4783 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m., next Sunday. Register at store.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lockport, 5:30-9:30, April 25, 26 and 27. Call 778-9935 or 778-5914.

Eden/North Collins Rod & Gun Club, Sandrock Road, 6-10 p.m., April 25, 26 and 27. Call 992-4866.

Town of Wheatfield, May 2 and 3. For an application, write: Hunter Safety Course, Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Archery

VFW Frontiersmen Post No. 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda, 6-10 p.n. May 10 and 12. Call 627-9861.

Pistol

UAW 686 Pistol Club NRA Certified Handgun Class, Walnut and Vine streets, Lockport, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, call 778-9935 or 434-1563.

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Gander Mountain. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday. Call 743-2300.

To schedule an appointment for a pistol permit class, call: A Best, 681-2248; American Sportsmen Center, 743-8575; Buffalo Gun Center, 833-2581; Den's Gun Shop, 675-9621; Easy Aim, 668-7875; or T. J. & M., 626-4953.

S&S Taxidermy, Springville, 6:30 p.m., April 26. Call 592-2404.

Boating

USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Course: Lancaster Municipal Building, Saturday, call 683-4225.

Shows/seminars

Bison City Rod & Gun Club and Southtowns Walleye Association Hunting and Fishing Flea Market, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday. For display information, call Dick Herd (825-6015).

Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., next Sunday. Children under age 12 free with an adult. Call 434-6535.

Banquets/dinners

Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club Annual Game Dinner and Auction, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, Saturday. Call 683-0382 or 863-2689.

Buffalo Audubon Society Annual Dinner, Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Depew, 6 p.m., May 4. Call (800) 377-1520.

Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3 p.m., today "Hawk Ridge Hike," next Sunday, "Those Marvelous Bluebirds." "Beaver Meadow Midweek -- Wildflowers Underfoot," 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday; and "Spring Wildflower ID Workshop," 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday and April 30. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: "Thursday Wellness Walk," 10 a.m. - noon; "Earth Day Activities and Clean-Up," 10 a.m. - noon, 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. "Earth Day Clean-Up," 9:30 a.m., Saturday. To register or for all program information, call 851-7201 or 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Hike into the Night," Fort Niagara State Park, 8-9:30 p.m., Friday. To register, call 745-7848.

Friends of the Buffalo Niagara Rivers Spring Shoreline Sweep, Friday - Sunday. To register, call 881-1217; e-mail: info@fbnr.org; or go to: www.fbnr.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Joe Panza Trail," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 836-4270; and "Finger Lakes Trail," 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 839-4644.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Trip: "Braddock Bay Hawk Watch," 7 a.m., next Sunday. Call 662-6987.

Hamburg Natural History Society Programs: "Earth Day at Penn Dixie Site," 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday and "Spring Bird Walks," 9 a.m., next Sunday. Call 627-4560.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: "Canoe/Kayak -- Lower Niagara River," Friday; "Buckhorn Island State Park Hike," Saturday; "Canoe/Kayak -- Erie Canal, next Sunday; and "Allegany State Park Summit Fire Tower," next Sunday. Call 532-5259 or 564-2106.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Springtime Walk -- Lee's Landing," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Friends of Letchworth -- Trail Workday," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Gibsonville Walk," 2 p.m., Saturday; and "Springtime Walk -- Trout Pond Trail," 10 a.m., next Sunday. Call (585) 493-3625.

The Rock Environmental Center Program: "The Creation Walk," 7-8:30 p.m., Friday. Free with reservations required. For directions, call 353-4015 or go to: www.learn.to//therockenc.

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.