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Outdoors Calendar for Feb. 2


• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

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

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets, 7:30 p.m., Friday. Mark Sanders will discuss “Ground Penetrating Radar,” call 656-8475.


• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Shawn Galyen (698-3396).

• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, starting at 7 a.m., call Ike Loretto (803-9096).

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club “Ladies Bring a Buddy Shoot N’ Hoot Day,” 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 2:30 p.m., Saturday. For registration details, call Colleen Gaskill (628-9023) or email: cghummingbird7@gmail.com.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shoots from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every other week. Walk-on shooters welcome. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Certification classes


The Department of Environmental Conservation has established an online registration program that lists classroom and home-study courses for hunter, bowhunter, trapper and waterfowl certification. To view registration format, go to register-ed.com/programs/new...york.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday; and “16-Hour On the Job Training Class,” begins Feb. 10. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 9. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes”: Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000; and K&K Guns Varysburg, 8 a.m., Feb. 15, call (585) 535-0248.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating (and Jet-Skiing) Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Feb. 11. To register, call 901-0722 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) or email: Flotilla33Education@hotmail.com.


• Great American Outdoor Show, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., today-Feb. 9. Formerly the Harrisburg Outdoor Show, now an NRA sponsored event. For details, go to greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly-Tying 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Feb. 15 and 22. To register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Clarence Event Building, 11177 Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 9; and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., 11392 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina, Feb. 15 and 16. Go to nfgshows.com.

• Midstate Arms Collectors Show, Elk’s Club, Sidney, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 9. Call (607) 748-1010 (1-6 p.m.)

• Fly Fisher’s Workshop 2014, Brighton’s Twelve Corners Middle School, 2035 Monroe Ave., Rochester, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday. For details, go to flyfishingchronicles.com or email: craigdennison1@yahoo.com.


• Akron Masons 24th annual Wild Game Dinner, Newstead Fire Hall, Cummings Road, Akron, 6 p.m., Saturday. Tickets available at the door or reserve with Dean Castren at 759-7005.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, 5 p.m., Saturday. For reservations, call Al Gai (937-3271).

• Southtowns Walleye Association “Installation Dinner and Dance,” Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, Feb. 15. For reservations, call Antoinette Grote (684-9523).

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 33rd Annual Banquet Creekside Banquet Facility, Cheektowaga, Feb. 22. For reservations, call George Rockey (674-3075) or go to ny.ducks.org and click on “local events.”

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, regularly held the first weekend in March is scheduled for March 15 this year. For details, call 941-6159 or 949-9483 or go to eriectyfsc.org.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Winter Hike at Goat Island,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Ghost Pond Trek toa Beaver Lodge,” 10-11 a.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., Event: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners,” 2-4 p.m., Sundays (Feb. 9, 16 and 23); and “Little Tykes Winter Investigation Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Feb. 10. 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 students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Crunch, Munch, What’s for Lunch – Animals Finding Winter Food,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Erie Ice Sculptures,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; and “‘Mist’ical Photo Hike,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center event: “Nite Hike,” 6-8 p.m., Saturday. To pre-register, call (585) 344-1122.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “Sprague Brook Park-Cross Country Ski,” 11 a.m., Wednesday, call 684-6732 or 510-6223; and “Beaver Island State Park-Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Feb. 9, call 694-4346.

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

•Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Introduction to Kayaking,” Williamsville South High School Pool, 6-9 p.m., Monday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Sycamore Trail Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 9; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Nature Walk-Three Sisters Waterfalls,” 10 a.m., Feb. 9. 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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