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Outdoors calendar for Sept. 15


• Niagara River Anglers Association Special Meeting, Jet Port Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Speakers will discuss the Lower Niagara River Greenway Project. For details, call Paul Jackson (998-8910).

• Canandaigua Lake Trout Unlimited Chapter, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Ave., 7:30 p.m., Monday. Rick Bush will discuss “Using the GoPro Camera for Fly Fishing.” Go to canandaigualaketu.org.

• 3-F Club, 902 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to shcnf.com.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, Leo Curtis American Legion Post No. 830, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call (585) 733-5968 or 791-4628.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. DEC Fisheries Biologist Kevin Kapuczinski will discuss “The Ecology of Muskellunge.” Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie 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. Call 549-1977 or 675-4766.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113 “The Chicken Coop”, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-474 or 655-4665.


• West Falls Conservation Society 30 Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., open to the public, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 22. Call 655-5030 or 432-6035.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Practical Pistol League, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Sept. 22. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Boston Valley Conservation Club Fall Pistol League begins Sept. 26 running Thursdays to Dec. 12. Relay starts at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Two national matches will be shot per relay for score at the 25-yard line using one 22-cal. gun or two guns (22 cal. and center fire). For details, call Cliff Faulring at 337-3555.


• 48th Annual SCOPE Awards Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna, Oct. 11. Guest speaker, Alan Gottlieb. Call Joe McAdams (570-3436) or go to scopeny.org.

Certification classes


• Ripley Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Road, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Register at first class.

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 693-2703.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., 5-10:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917 after 1 p.m.

• Portville Rod & Gun Club, Butternut Brook Road, 6-9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 307-7222, noon-7 p.m.

• Mayville Conservation Club, Bloomer Road, 8-10 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Email: gun-bow-safeteach@hotmail.com.

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Register at the club.

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

• Hartland Conservation Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport, 6-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 778-5288 after 4 p.m.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 23,25 and 26. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 after 5 p.m.


• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, (Route 425), 6-9:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 698-3396, 6-7 p.m.

• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register one hour before the start of the first class.

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register in person at the range. Call 693-2703.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, Angola, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register at the club, 8 a.m-1 p.m., today.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917.

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 23 and 24. Register in person at the club.

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., Sept 24 and 26. Call 875-9218.

• His Way Archers, 31 Water St., Jamestown, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 25-26. Register at first class.


• Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo St. Extension, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 25 and 27. Register at first class.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop NYS Pistol Permit Class, Cascade Drive (Route 219), Springville, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. For details, call 592-2404.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 25; and “Multi-State Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Sept. 24.

Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 23; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Sept. 28. Call (585) 535-0248.

Waterfowl identification

• Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst, 6-10 P.M., Sept 25, Register at class.


• Lake Erie Seaway Trail Speaker Series, Visitors Center, 4968 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 7 p.m., Thursday. Bruce Fisher will discuss “Economics of Lake Erie: Past, Present and Future.” Call Patty O’Shei (627-2773) or go to lakeerieseawaytrail.org.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29. For details, go to nfgshows.com.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Birding at Beaver Meadow with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 8 a.m., Wednesday; “Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park,” 9-11 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Bird Feeding Demystified,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Nature and Wildlife Photography with Budget Cameras,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Program: Great Egret Excursion,” 5-7:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Sept. 22. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Nature’s Circle: Beaver Builders (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Monday; “Science of Our City at Canalside-Citizen Science,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Full Harvest Moon Stroll,” 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday; “Fall Shoreline Cleanup,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 22. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Decomposer Detectives – Secrets Under a Log,” 6 p.m., Thursday; “Educators Workshop; Great Lakes Institute,” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday; “Magical Monarch Migration,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101 (for adults and kids ages 8 and older),” 2 p.m., Sept. 22. For registration details call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks, Program: “End of Summer Devil’s Hole Bike Ride,” Devil’s Hole State Park,” 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club: “Chestnut Ridge Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Williamsville Escarpment to Glen Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 691-6750; “Como Park,” 6 p.m., Thursday, call 903-9046; and “Bond Lake Park,” 9 a.m., Sept. 22, call 433-4546.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club: For all events and outings, visit adk-nfc.org.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club: National Orienteering Day at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, Newton Road entrance, map and compass instruction at 10 a.m., registration begins at 11 a.m., events start noon-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 575-5304 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Walk-Nearly Full Harvest Moon Over the River,” 6 p.m., Wednesday; “Smokey Hollow Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Edible Plant Walk,” 10 a.m., Friday; “American Littoral Society Annual Beach Cleanup-Trout Pond,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email odrswill@gmail.com.

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