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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors


Department of Environmental Conservation Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Public Information Meeting, Woodlawn Beach State Park, Route 5, Hamburg, 7 p.m., Monday, Call 851-7000.

Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Lake Shore Gun Club, Lyndonville, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Chaffee (Holland), 7:30 p.m., Monday. Call 537-3120.

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Harlem Road Community Center, Snyder, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 835-6042.

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

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club, Gander Mountain Lodge, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 743-2300.

Niagara Falls Thundering Toms Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Porter and Tuscarora Roads, Town of Niagara, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday.

WNY Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call (585) 535-7218.

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



Niagara Region 2007 Archery League begins today with a shoot at North Forest Rod & Gun Club. For all league info, call John Peters, (585) 469-5819. For details on the shoot next week at LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, call Al Lewis (418-2430) or Mike Martin (583-2561).

WNY 2007 Winter Traveling 3-D Archery League begins shoots next Sunday at Glen-Coe Conservation Society. Walk-on archers are always welcome. Call 941-6379.

Nick's Sporting Goods Youth Archery Program, 1212 Kenmore Ave., Saturdays to March 24. For registration details, call 875-9218.

Doc's Archery Programs, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda: Tuesday Night Target League; Youth Program, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturdays; and Adult/Child Indoor Target League, 2 p.m., Sundays. Call 693-2703.

West Falls Conservation Society 10-Week Winter Indoor Archery League, 55 Bridge St., 7 p.m., Fridays. For late registration info, call 655-5030.

Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, shoots every other Sunday starting next Sunday to March 25. Sign up each week 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Jim Jozwiak (685-1718).


Shooting sports

West Falls Conservation Society Winter Trap League, 55 Bridge St., 7 p.m., Wednesdays. For late registration info, call 652-4650.

Allied Sportsmen of WNY Informal Pistol League shoots Wednesdays. To register, call John Maier (474-0460).

Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club Leagues: Doubles League (150 Pair), begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday; and Winter Singles League, 7 p.m., Fridays. Call Brian Euscher (652-9049).

Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, a 50-bird, handicap league, begins next Sunday, shooting each Sunday to March 25, sign-ups from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Indoor Winter Pistol League starts Jan. 25. Call Cliff Faulring Jr., (337-3555) evenings.


>Certification classes


Scio Rod & Gun Club, Vandermark Road, 6-9 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until done on Saturday. To register, call (585) 593-1582 or (585) 973-2810.

LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, Wednesday and Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m. to register.

Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, 6-9:30 p.m., Jan. 24, 26 and 27. Call (315) 258-2700.



Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Gander Mountain Lodge, 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 743-2300.

To schedule an appointment for a pistol Permit Class, call: Buffalo Gun Center, 833-2581; Den's Gun Shop, 675-9621; Easy Aim, 668-7875; Jim Carr, 778-9431; T.J. & M., 626-4953; Ronald Meegan, 875-4547; or Michael Repko, 652-0374.

Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 23. Call (315) 498-6046.


>Shows / seminars

Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, Workshops and Classes: "Basic (six-week) Fly Tying Classes," Mondays 2-4 p.m. starting Monday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Capt. Tony Buffa's Winter Outdoor Skills Fishing Workshops begin Jan. 20. For details, go to: or call (315) 258-2700, ext. 4043.

Iroquois Arms Collectors Association of WNY, AMVETS Post No. 26, Ward Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday. Call (585) 599-4284.

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Shows: Perry Hi-Way Hose Co., 8270 Peach St. (Route 19), Erie, Pa., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., next Sunday; Akron Fire Dept., 1 Main St., Jan. 20-21; and Ashtabula County Gun Show, Jan. 27 and 28. Call (800) 225-7338, 542-9929 or go to:

Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Show, Hunt's Best Western Inn, Matamoras, Pa., Jan. 27-28. Call (570) 679-2250.


>Banquets / fundraisers

NYS Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Awards Banquet, Holiday Inn, Waterloo, 6 p.m., Saturday. Call Al Gai (937-3271).

Wyoming County Gobblers Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and Fundraiser, American Legion, Liberty Street, 5 p.m., Jan. 20. Call Scott Nichols, (595) 786-8174.

Pendleton Center United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Charles Alsheimer, noted outdoor writer, photographer and deer expert, will discuss "Hunting the Whitetail Rut," 6 p.m., Jan. 25. For ticket information, call Ed Goergens (570-4717).


>Fur auction

Erie County Trappers Association fur auction, S&S Taxidermy, Route 219, Springville, check in at 8 a.m., auction at 10 a.m. next Sunday. Call 337-2556 or 592-2404.


>Hiking / nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 2 p.m.; "Volunteer Day," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; "Junior Girl Scout Workshop," 1-4 p.m. next Sunday. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "Cross Country Ski Tour," 1 p.m., next Sunday. Advanced registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for Public Guided Tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Self-Guided Tours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Call 683-5959.
cl,8.5 Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Coyote Howl Prowl," Evangola State Park, 4-6 p.m., Saturday, call 826-8895; and "Underground Railroad," Niagara Falls State Park, 1:30-3 p.m., next Sunday, call 745-7848.

Foothills Trail Club Hike: "Iroquois Wildlife Refuge Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski Hike," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "January Waterfowl Count," Saturday and Sunday. Call (941-3869).

Hamburg Natural History Society Event: "Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing (or Nature Walk) at Penn Dixie Site," 1 p.m., next Sunday. Call 627-4560 or go to:

Heartwood's Winter Workshop: "Animal Tracking," 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 20. Kenneglenn Nature Preserve, East Aurora. Call 655-7622 or e-mail:

Paths, Peaks & Paddles Conservation Trail Tuesday Evening Walk. For times and site locations, call 213-0350 or go to:

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Gardeau Valley Trek," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Family Nature Walk-Letchworth Arboretum," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Novice Nature Ski Hike," 1 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m., Sunday; "Intermediate Nature Ski Hike," 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and "Winter Wonder Walk," 2:30 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625. Walks will be substituted for ski hikes when required by snow conditions.

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