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Outdoors calendar for Jan. 12


• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Platt St. VFW, Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Erie County Trappers, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 377-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

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

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

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766.


• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, starting at 7 a.m., call Ray Zylinski Jr. (866-5072).

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Wilson Conservation Club, Wilson-Cambria Road, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Shawn Galyen (698-3396).

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, starts today, 11:00 a.m.-3 p.m., shooting every other week. Practice shooters welcome. For registration details, call Phil Williams (553-4775).

• Doc’s Archery Leagues, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda (in the Wurlitzer Bldg.): TechnoHunt Indoor Virtual Bowhunting League, has begun; Tuesday Nite Vegas Target League, two-man teams, 90-percent handicapping, 12 weeks, starts at 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday; Thursday Nite 300 Round Target League, two-man teams, 12 weeks, starts at 7 p.m. beginning Thursday; and Saturday Youth Programs, sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., must preregister to guarantee a shooting spot each week. For details, call 693-2703.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, League: “29th Annual Indoor Police Pistol Combat (PPC) League,” begins Tuesday, shooting on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month until April 29. For more details, call John Floriano (725-5822) or go to alliedsportsmen.com.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, begins today, shooting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every other week. For more details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Certification classes


• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop “NYS Pistol Class,” 455 S. Cascade Dr., Springville, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 592-2404.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 22. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Jan. 21; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 9 a.m., Jan. 25 and a “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Jan. 28, call 778-9431.


• Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn, Jan. 21. To pre-register, call Rodger Johnston at 731-2174.


• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: J.W. Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 19. Go to nfgshows.com.

• Southtowns Walleye Association “Annual Used Fishing and Hunting Equipment Sale,” 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, free parking and admission, no guns or ammo, food available. For details call 465-6100.

• Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoors, Conference and Events Center, Jan. 24-26. Go to niagarafishingexpo.com.

• Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Rec Sport Show, Good Times of Olean Events Center, Jan. 25-26. Go to oleanny.com/SportsShow.


• Wilson Conservation Club Vintage and Newer Fishing Tackle Raffle, held during the club’s January and February meetings. For details, call Chris Schotz (731-1641).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “The Full Moon Beckons Us,” 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Tracking Wildlife,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Junior Audubon Club-Goat Island and Niagara Falls,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Zoar Valley in Winter,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Little Tykes Winter Investigation Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Full Wolf Moon Stroll,” 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday; “Family Nature in Winter Hike (with kids ages 5 and older),” 3-4:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Tracks and Traces Tour,” 2-4 p.m., Jan. 19. Registration required. For details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Full Moon Snowshoe Walk,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” Wednesday; “Full Moon Cross-Country Ski Tour,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Cross Country Ski Tour,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101 – Class 1 (adults and kids ages 8 and older),” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Hidden Treasures of Evangola,” Evangola State Park, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 19, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “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 at Clarence Town Park,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Times Beach,” Saturday, for time and meeting site, call 852-3090, and “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 11:30 a.m., Jan. 19, call 254-4285.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Programs: “Full Moon/Wolf Moon Snowshoe Hike at Royalton Ravine, 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “”Free Snowshoe Demo at Ellicott Creek Park,” 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Earth Spirit Educational Services “Snowshoe Adventure Hike,” Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Register in advance on line at earthspiritedu.org/events.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “January Waterfowl Count and Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey,” Jan. 19. For details, call Jim Landau (941-3869).

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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Gardeau Valley-East Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Jan. 19; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; “Family Nature Walk-Denton Brook,” 10 a.m., Jan. 19; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Jan. 19. 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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