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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors


Niagara River Anglers Association, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday, Call 731-4780.

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

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Gander Mountain Lodge, Town of Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 852-4174 or 826-6310.

Siberian Husky Club, Nike Base, Grand Island, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 773-9367.

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

Southtowns Walleye Association, Armor Fire Hall, 4932 Clark St., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.



Niagara Region 2007 Archery League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, call Wayne Baker (471-3727) or Charlie Burt (625-8071).

WNY 2007 Winter Traveling 3-D Archery League Shoot, Evans Rod & Gun Club, 8 a.m., Saturday. Call 549-3055.

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 today, shooting 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 information, 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), 7 p.m., Wednesdays; 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 today, sign-ups 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

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


>Certification classes


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



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

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



NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 Office, Avon, 6-9 p.m., Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday.

To register, call (585) 226-2466, ext. 5463.



Swiftwater Power Squadron Five-Week Boat Smart Boating/Jet Ski Certification Course and Chart Smart Course, Elk's Lodge No. 860, North Tonawanda, 7:30-9:30 p.m., starting Jan. 25. Call 692-2159 or 837-6511.


>Shows / seminars

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

Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, Workshops and Classes: Capt. Tony Buffa's series of Winter Outdoor Skills Fishing Workshops begins Saturday. Go to: or call (315) 258-2700, ext. 4043.

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Shows: Perry Hi-Way Hose Co., 8270 Peach St. (Route 19) Erie, Pa., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., today; Akron Fire Dept., 1 Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., next Sunday; and Ashtabula County Gun Show, Jan. 27-28. 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.

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 3-11. For details, go to:


Banquets / fundraisers

Wyoming County Gobblers Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and Fundraiser, American Legion, Liberty Street, Warsaw, 5 p.m., Saturday. Call Scott Nichols (585) 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. Call Ed Goergens (570-4717).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Samuel's Grand Manor, Clarence, Feb. 3. Call Tim Meyers (839-2269).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Holiday Inn, Lockport, Feb. 3. Call Jeffery Cummings (772-7302).

Niagara Falls Thundering Toms Banquet, Como Restaurant, Feb. 9. Call Frank Miskey (681-5690).

Southtowns (Hamburg) Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Dinner and Live Auction, Creekside Banquet Facility, Cheektowaga, Feb. 10. Call 649-7817 or 674-3075.

Second Annual Niagara Falls Conference Center and North American Bear Foundation Wild Game Dinner Extravaganza, Niagara Falls, Feb. 27. Call 278-2100, ext. 4263.


Hiking / nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 2 p.m.; and "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Snowshoe Walk," 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and "Cross Country Ski Tour," 10 a.m., Jan. 25. Advanced registration not 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.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Penn Dixie Astronomers," Woodlawn Beach State Park, 6 p.m., Jan. 26, call 826-8895.

Foothills Trail Club Hike: "Snowshoe/Hike-Stiglmeyer Park," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 627-3878.

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

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Fiddler's Elbow Trek," 10 a.m., Wednesday; "Family Nature Walk-Frozen Bog," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Novice Nature Ski Hike," 1 p.m., Saturday and 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.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, NY, 14525, or e-mail to

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