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

Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to:

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post, Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.

Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202 or go to

Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. DEC Biologist Connie Adams will discuss "Birds of Prey on Lake Erie." Call 675-4766.

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 655-4665.



Doc's Archery Leagues, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda: Spring TechnoHunt Video Virtual Bowhunting League, 3-man teams, runs for 8 weeks; and Spring Vegas Indoor Target League, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., 2-man teams. Stop by Doc's Archery to sign up or call 693-2703.


>Shooting sports

Allied Sportsmen's Club 2012 Spring Trap League starts Monday, shooting at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, open to all shooters. Call Joe Truty (867-1458) or Paul Nowacki (353-2464).

Evans Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League will start Saturday, shooting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays 7-10 p.m. Call John Szewczyk (627-3583).

Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 24th annual Sporting Clay Shoot, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 3434 Hickox Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, fun games include Quail Walk, a Goose Blind shoot and more. Call George Rockey (674-3075).


>Certification classes


Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Rd., 7-10 p.m., Monday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22. Register at first class.

North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189, 5-9 p.m.

Getzville Fire Hall, Dodge Rd., 6-10 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and April 24. To pre-register, email:

S&S Taxidermy, 455 South Cascade Dr. (Route 219) Springville, 5-10 p.m., Tuesday and 9 a.m.-done, Wednesday. Call 592-2404.

Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Rd., 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 835-6822.

Portville Conservation Club, Butternut Brook Rd., 6-9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 307-7222.

Pike Masonic Temple, 6-9:30 p.m., Friday and 8:30 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call (585) 786-2704, 6-9 p.m.

Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and 8 a.m.-done, April 22. Register at first class.

Wood and Brook Sportsman Club, Route 33 (one-quarter mile east of Crittenden Rd.), Alden, 7-10 p.m., April 23 and 27 and 9 a.m.-done, April 28. Register at first class.



Firearms Training of WNY "NYS Pistol Class for Residents of Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties,": VFW Post No. 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd., Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. "Utah/Florida/Arizona Concealed Carry Classes," Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday and Old Sarge's Drop Zone, Dunkirk, 10-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

Jim Carr Classes: "NYS Pistol Permit Class," Freeman's Sport Shop, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and LaRock's Outdoors, Newfane, 5:30 p.m., April 23, call 778-9431; and "Utah/Florida Pistol Permit Class," Niagara Gun Range, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000.

Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club NYS Pistol Course, 5657 Killian Rd., Pendleton, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 912-2540.



Maryvale Community Education "Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Class," 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 635-4666.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 "Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class," McKinley Mall Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21. To register, call 655-1659 or email: For more class dates, go to



Buffalo Public Library, 11 Lafayette Square, Lunchtime Friday Series: "Tifft Nature Preserve-From Cattail Marsh to Nature Preserve," by Meghan Dye, noon-1 p.m., Friday.

Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., April 28 and 29. For exhibitor details, call Jim Penland (434-6535).

Orvis Buffalo Seminar, Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville, "Streamer Fishing for Trophy Trout," 11 a.m., Saturday. Call 276-7200.

Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited 17th Annual Fly Fishing School, Onanda Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 28. For registration details, call Dave Morrow at (585) 394-8749.

Bison City Rod & Gun Club Annual Hunting and Fishing Flea Market, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28. Call 725-8805.

University of Pittsburg (Bradford Campus) Fly Fishing Schools, May 5-6 and May 18-19. For details, call Steve Skvarka at (814) 368-5814 or email:



WNY Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 22nd annual Banquet, West Valley Fire Hall, April 28. For reservations call 699-2525.

NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Banquet, Rusty Rail Restaurant, Canastota, April 28. Call (315) 363-3896 or (315) 829-3588 by April 21 or go to



Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: "Walk with the Director," 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Earth Day Garlic Mustard Challenge," 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and "Iroquois Observation Programs," 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email:

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Nature's Circle: Bunny Bounce (for ages 2-3), Monday; "Nature Nuts: Flying Feathered Friends (for ages 6-8), 4-5 p.m., Wednesday; "Earth Day Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Earth Day Clean-Up," 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and "Earth Day Celebration," noon- 4 p.m., Saturday. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Owl Prowl," 7:30 p.m., Friday; and "Garlic Mustard Challenge Kick-Off," 11 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Night Buckhorn Swamp People, Buckhorn Island State Park, 7:30-9 p.m., April 27. For details and registration, call 549-1050.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Shoreline Cleanup, April 21. Volunteers are being sought to register by Wednesday for cleanup efforts at 35 parks and green spaces around Western New York. For a complete listing of sites and to register on line, go to For specific details, call Elizabeth Lamont (852-7483 ext. 19).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings info, visit

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Lancaster Heritage Trail Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192; "Holland Ravines," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989; and "Amherst Canalway Trail," 9:30 a.m., April 22, call 832-1921.

Hamburg Natural History Events: "Iceland: Geology and Scenery" by Dr. Rick Batt in the Gateway Executive Office auditorium, 3556 Lake Shore Rd., Blasdell, 7 p.m. Thursday; "Penn Dixie Earth Day Cleanup," 9 a.m. Saturday; and "Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie," 7 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: "American Red Cross CPR Course," 1000 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., April 25. Call 213-0350 or go to

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Mushroom and Moss Walk," 10 a.m., Friday; "Indoor Ed-Venture-Chorus of Frogs," 2 p.m., Saturday; and "Springtime Walk-Trout Pond Trail," 1 p.m., April 22. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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