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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, Kelly's Corners, 523 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m. Monday. Matt Yablonsky, derby champion, will discuss "Spring Lake Trout and Salmon Fishing." Call 998-8910.

Chautauqua County Federation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For location and directions, call Floyd Prine at 483-3002.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Erie County Conservation Club, Chaffee, 7 p.m. Thursday. Call Chuck Godfrey at 440-6995.

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>Archery

Youth Archery Camp, West Falls Conservation Society, Aug. 3-5. The application deadline is Thursday. For submission details, call Jerold Lewandowski at 655-9131.

Extreme Cross-Country Challenge (3-D Archery Shoot), Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2-3. For entry details, call Glen Gawron at 992-2002.

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>Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Polaris Club at Tonawandas Sportsmen Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m. today. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

Wayland Rod & Gun Club, 222 Dieter Road, 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9. Call (585) 384-9383.

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*Archery

Little Ridge Archery (Alvord's), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 722-7598 after 1 p.m.

Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Route 310, Stockton, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 595-3917 after 1 p.m. or register in person at the Cassadaga Shurfine store until Friday.

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*Pistol

Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: "Pistol Permit Class," 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Firearms Training of Western New York, Utah/Florida/Arizona Concealed Carry Class, Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:50 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and Old Sarge's Drop Zone, Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 903-2558 or email info@ftwny.com.

Jim Carr Class: Utah/Arizona/Florida Pistol Permit Classes: Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, call 693-4000; and Middleport Rod & Gun Club, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, call 778-9431.

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>Shows/Seminars

Smith Boys Seminar, 280 Michigan St., Tonawanda Island, "Partner in Command," 9 to 11 a.m. June 2. Call Tom Shuell at 283-0457.

Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Clarence, 8 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. May 27. Call 276-7200.

Kinzua Allegheny Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Women in the Outdoors Event, Chapman State Park, Clarendon, Pa., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2. Registration is due by Wednesday. For more information, call (814) 436-1048 or email duckdog67@gmail.com.

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>Banquets

Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum 2012 annual banquet and auction, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club, Roscoe, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (845) 439-4810 or email flyfish@catskill.net.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java events: "Sunday Family Walk," 2 p.m. May 27; "Allegany Nature Pilgrimage," June 1-3. For more information, visit alleganynaturepilgrimage.com. All programs require registration unless noted. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, Ext. 10, or emailinfo@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m. to noon Thursday; and "Trek Tifft," 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 27. For all TNP programs and to register, call 825-6397, Ext. 338.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "New Moon Walk," 8:30 p.m. Monday; "After School Escape (for grades K-5)," 4:30 p.m. Thursday; "Turtle Lore," 10:30 a.m. Saturday; and "Spring Plant Hike," 2 p.m. Saturday. To register, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Big Tree Trek," Long Point State Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. For more information and to register, call 549-1050. Also, "National Trails Day -- Length of Gorge Hike, Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park," noon to 5 p.m. June 2. For more information and to register, call 282-5154.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper events: First Eco Tour (Strawberry Island), June 2; and River Academy Registration is now open for the fall semester. Call Robin Drake at 852-7483, Ext. 12, or email rdrake@bnriverkeeper.org.

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

Buffalo Orienteering Club Trail Runs: "Hunters Creek Park (South), Town of Wales," register from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and start at 10 a.m. June 2. Call 652-6197 or visit buffalo-orienteering.org.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Akron Escarpment Sanctuary Saunter," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 684-4449; "Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Tillman Nature Preserve," 6:30 p.m., call 759-6345; "Chestnut Ridge Park -- Good Cardio Workout," 6 p.m. Thursday, call 646-5034; "Evening Riverwalk -- River Road, Tonawanda," 6:30 p.m. Friday, call 833-3851; "Niagara Falls Whirlpool State Park," 10:30 a.m. May 27, call 254-4285; and "Finger Lakes Trail -- Huyck Road to Kingsbury Hill Road," 9 a.m. May 27, call (585) 365-5807.

Hamburg Natural History Events: Penn Dixie Site closed Memorial Day. Next event: "Children's Day at Penn Dixie," 1 to 4 p.m. June 2. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: "Kayak Eskimo Roll Clinic," starts Monday at Lancaster Central School, 5201 William St., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., four sessions; "Kayak and Canoe Safety and Rescue Clinic," starts Tuesday at Lancaster Central School, 6:30 to 8:30, three sessions. Call 213-0350 or visit pathspeakspaddles.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Happy Birthday, Mr. Letchworth (school program open to the public)," 9 a.m. Wednesday; "Springtime Walk -- Gorge Trail," 10 a.m. Thursday; "Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally," 6:30 p.m. Friday, 6 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and 6 a.m. May 27; "New York Atlatl Association Competition," 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and May 27, and "Free Learn to Catch A Fish Family Picnic -- Trailside Lodge," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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