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Meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 754-1895.

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.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 825-4174 or 625-4665.

WNY Mountain Bike Association, The Pizza Glen, Route 240, Colden, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 597-0100 or 863-4733.

Southtowns Walleye Association, Newton Abbott Fire Hall, 3426 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Discussion of SWA Tourney on June 11-19. Call 825-7619.

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

Archery The 11th annual Youth Archery Camp, Depew Rod & Gun Club, Oakfield. A brief essay and application must be in by Wednesday. For details, call Sean Kwoka at 439-0103.

Can-Am IBO Qualifier, third leg, Active Bowhunters, 3 Valley Resort, Holland, Saturday and next Sunday. Call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

Niagara Region Summer Archery League begins June 5. For information about team and individual shooting classes, call Marty Handley at 656-0659 or 870-2653.

Double J Archery in East Otto has opened its 30-target range, with shooting 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily. For details and directions, call 699-6510 or see www.doublejarchery.com.

Shooting sports Erie County Conservation Society Variety Shoot, noon, next Sunday. ECCS offers open trapshooting each Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. For details, call 496-5164 or 833-1580.

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Polaris at Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m. next Sunday; Summer Outdoor 900 League, centerfire, 6 p.m. Wednesday; and Twilight League, 6 p.m. Friday (both at TSC). For all leagues, call 695-1725.

WNY Practical Pistol League April match winners: Open Division, Robert Elliott; Production, Derek Zmozynski; Limited, Brent Holmes; and Limited 10, Robbin Hudson.

NYS Muzzleloaders Association annual Spring Campout and Fun Shoot, Town of Ohio, N.Y., May 27-29. Call (518) 895-8851 or visit www.nysmla.org.

Certification classes

Archery

Wood & Brook Sportsmen's Club, Alden, 8 a.m. Saturday. Call 228-5917.

Pistol

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Classes: Gander Mountain, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, call 743-2300; and Johnson's Country Store, Lockport, 6-10 p.m. May 25.

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

Boating

Hamburg Power Squadron Boating Course: Woodlawn Beach State Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-1322.

USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Course: St. Patrick's Church Hall, Cheektowaga, Saturday. Call 681-5436.

Niagara Power Squadron Safe Boating Course: Anchor Marine, Grand Island, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and May 24, and 26. Call 754-4159, 773-2140 or 434-2235.

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 03-01 Boating Safely Course: Fort Niagara State Park, Officers Club, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 743-5816.

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 03-08 Boating Safely Course: Lancaster Municipal Building, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 683-4225.

Bass Pro Shops Safe Boating Course, Auburn, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sunday. Call (315) 258-2700.

GPS Course, St. Patrick's Church Hall, Cheektowaga, May 26, June 2 and 9. Call 681-5436.

For a list of USCG Courtesy Marine Vessel Safety Exam sites, times and contact numbers, call 694-2856.

Waterfowl

Gander Mountain, Town of Tonawanda, 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Call 743-2300.

Shows/seminars

Buffalo Outfitters Fly Shop annual Product Seminar, Saturday. Jim Guida will tie streamers, Biran Slavinski does tube flies, and Bruce Barraclough will demonstrate spring creek patterns. For more details, e-mail: buffoutflyshop@yahoo.com.

Akron Fire Hall Gun Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Call (800) 225-7338 or 542-9929 or go to www.nfcshows.com.

Auburn Bass Pro Shops "Bass-A-Rama-A," Saturday and next Sunday. Six nationally ranked bass competitors present classes both days. To sign up, call (315) 258-2700.

Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3 p.m. "Black Creek Canoe Trip," 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; "Nature Festival at Knox Farm State Park," 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 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; and "Saturday Trail Trek," 1 p.m. 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. "Early Birder Walk," 8 a.m. Saturday; and "Bluebird Houses," 1 p.m. Saturday. To register or for all program information, call 851-7201 or 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Falls Walk," Niagara Falls State Park, 2-4:30 p.m. May 28; and "Over 12,000 Years Ago . . .," Artpark State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, May 29. To register, call 745-7848.

Foothills Trail Club Hike: "Walden Town Park Saunter," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 684-8875; "River Walk Mini-Hike," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, call 832-1921; "Allegany State Park Work Party," 10 a.m. Saturday, call 362-9928; and "Finger Lakes Trail - Tarbell Road," 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 839-4644.

Hamburg Natural History Society Programs: "Special Event Day at Penn Dixie Site: Dig with the Experts and Observe Sun Spots," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To register, call 627-4560.

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

Buffalo Orienteering Club events have been suspended because of the uncertainty about access to Erie County Parks. For the latest scheduling update, call BOC President Lincoln Blaisdell at 759-6215.

The Rock Environmental Center Event: "Creation Walk," 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Gooseneck Road, Delevan. Call 353-4015 or www.Learn.to//Therock.enc.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Fire on the Genesee - Civil War Encampment," 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; "Friends of the Genesee - Trail Workday," 10 a.m. Saturday; "Springtime Walk - Gorge Trail," 1 p.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.

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