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Outdoors calendar for Dec. 29


• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Michael Grenier will discuss “Jurassic Fossils of Wyoming.” Call 656-8475.

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Jan. 7. Call 875-8148 for more information..

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Jan. 7. Call 225-3816.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Jan. 8. Call 565-1980.


• West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., Leagues: (1) Winter Indoor 3-D Archery League starts at 7 p.m., Friday, continuing for 12 weeks. Cost is $5 per week. All archers welcome. (2) The 2014 WNY 3-D Winter League begins Jan. 5, breakfast starting at 7 a.m. For the nearest club participating in this league and entry details, call Mike Cummings at 337-0126.

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League begins Jan. 5 at Allied Sportsmen in Alden, shooting for 12 weeks at clubs around Western New York. For the nearest club site and league details, call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, Jan. 12 to March 23, shooting every other week. Practice shooters welcome. Sign-up time is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For details, call Phil Williams (553-4775).

Shooting sports

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Annual New Year’s Day Sporting Clays Hangover Shoot, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, sign-up begins at 9 a.m., shooting starts at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Call 692-2161.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 864 Cain Road, Angola, begins Saturday, shooting Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. For details, call John Szewczyk (627-3583).

• Allied Sportsmen Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, Leagues: (1) Informal Pistol League, starts Wednesday, shooting Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.; (2) Winter Trap League, begins Jan. 5, held every other Sunday to March 16, the day of the league banquet. Shooting times, noon to 3 p.m. in all weather. Call 937-3615.

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop, 3-D Indoor League, 455 South Cascade Drive, Springville, begins Jan. 6, with a 40-yard range and a Video League. Call 592-2404.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, Jan. 12 to March 23, shooting every other week, sign-ups from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 50-bird scratch league, practice shooters welcome. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Certification classes


• Jim Carr Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Classes: K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 535-0248; and Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Jan. 11, call 693-4000.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Jan. 6; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Jan. 9; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Jan. 11. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 8. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.


• Holland Willows Restaurant, 177 Savage Road, Holland, Saturday, lunch provided. To pre-register, call Paul Rowe (537-9578).


• Erie County Trappers Association Fur Handling Seminar, Collins Conservation Club, 2633 Conger Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Free and open to all with fun activities for kids. Call 337-2556 or 532-2457.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, J.W. Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, Jan. 18-19. Go to nfgshows.com.


• Calvary Sportsmen’s Association 25th Annual Sportsmen’s Night, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, doors open at 5 p.m., Jan. 11. Reservation must be made by Jan. 6. Call (585) 474-1534..

• Ray “Marks” Markiewicz Fundraiser, American Legion Post No. 880, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden, 1-6 p.m., Jan. 11. For donations and reservation information, call 649-9714 or 675-4766.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: Center closed on Wednesday but all trails open; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Junior Audubon Club (for middle and high school students),” 8-10 a.m. Jan. 11. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Event: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp: W is for Winter (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Little Tykes Winter Investigation Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Jan. 13. Registration required for TNP events. For registration details, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Day Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “New Year in Nature – How Animals Survive Winter,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Learn To Cross Country Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Jan. 5. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “First Day: Let’s Go to Niagara Falls!,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; “First Day Along the Niagara River,” DeVeaux Woods-Whirlpool State Park, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; “First Day Hike with Views,” Fort Niagara State Park, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; and “First Day Hike in the Woods,” Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday. For all sites, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – Hike, Snowshoe, or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Friday’s In the Park – Hike, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Cazenovia Park – Hike, Cross Country or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989, and “Tifft Nature Preserve,” for meeting time, call 852-3090 by Friday.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Program: “Tuesday Evening Hike,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 5:55 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count site: “Dunkirk-Fredonia,” Wednesday, call 673-1627 or email goetz@netsync.net.

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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “First Day Hikes at Trailside Lodge, 10 a.m., Wednesday: Families with Younger Children, “Letchworth CSI – Who Done It” and Families with older Children, “Exotic trees”; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; Family Nature Walk-Big Trees,” 10 a.m., Jan. 5; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Jan. 5; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 2:30 p.m., Jan. 5. For all LSP 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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