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Outdoors calendar for Feb. 23


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Fishery biologists Scott Cornett and James Zanett Guide Jesse Hollenbeck will discuss “Stream projects, 2015 Regulations Changes and 2014 Projects.” Call 684-9523 or go to wnytroutunlimited.org.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Genesee County Fish and Game Protective Association at Godfrey’s Pond, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Glen Adams at (585) 768-6278.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 6 p.m., Wednesday.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Big Tree Sportsmen’s Club, 5106 Waltonian Road, Ashville, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara St., 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.


• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., breakfast available starting at 7 a.m., call Mike Cummings (432-6035).

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Active Bowhunters of WNY, Route 16, Holland, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Paul Salzyn at 837-5945 or John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, begins March 16 shooting Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., open to teams, individuals, and all are welcome to open shooting at each shoot. For details, call Ernie Miller (649-4651).

Certification classes


• To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for hunter and archery certification classes, go to register-ed.com/programs/new...york.

• Hunter Home Study Course, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5557 Killian Road, Pendleton, March 17 and 31 and April 1. Call 692-2161 or go to tonsportsclub.com.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,”, Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 778-9431; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., March 8, call 693-4000.

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


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “8-Hour Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall Community Room, Blasdell, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 8. Call 366-0899 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 1. Erie County and Cattaraugus County pistol permit clerks will be in attendance both days. For exhibitor and show information, go to nfgshows.com.

• York Penn Show: Frewsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Recreation Hall, 25 Hazzard St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 8 and 9. Go to yorkpennshows.com.

• Rochester Sportsman’s Expo, Rochester Tech Park, 789 Elmgrove Road,, Building 4, Friday to March 2. Go rochestersportsmansexpo.com.

• Capt. Tony Buffa “Oneida Lakes Walleye (Spring and Early Summer) Seminar,” Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call (315) 258-2700.


• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter No. 843 of Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet, Alexander Fire Dept. Recreation Hall, 1055 Main St. 5:30 p.m., Saturday. For reservations, call Tom Kelsey at (585) 933-6120 or email: tkelsey@zahmandmatso.com.

• Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club Spring Gun Raffle, 5557 Killian Road, Pendleton, 1-4 p.m., March 2. Call Randy Jasulevich at 692-5683 or go to tonsportsclub.com.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road,, Cheektowaga, 6 p.m., March 15. Call Paula Wharton (941-6159) or Dave Smyczynski (949-9483).

• Safari Club International 22nd Annual Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 5:30 p.m., March 22. Call 570-8275.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 19th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, 5 p.m., March 22. Call 866-7656.

• Ninth Annual Niagara River Anglers Association John Long Sr. Memorial Outdoorsmen Raffle and Dinner Feast, St. Vincent DePaul, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara, 2-6 p.m., March 23. Call 628-1460, 998-8910 or 531-3430.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited Banquet and Fundraiser, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, 6 p.m., March 29. Call Len Bigaj at 826-4178.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Maple Sugaring Part II,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; and “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-A Quiet Hike,” 9 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. Registration required unless noted as open. 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 “Woodpecker Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Niagara’s Nature,” Reservoir State Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Fridays in the Park-Hike, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe at Clarence Town Park,” 10 a.m., call 759-6442; “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and “Tifft Nature Preserve,” Sunday morning, March 2, for time and meeting site, call 852-3090.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Hamburg Hawk Watch” begins Saturday at Lakeside Memorial Park off Camp Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily to May 15. Call Jim Landau at 941-3869.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “CPR American Red Cross Adult and Child Class,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday; and “Third Annual Adventure in a Yurt at Falls Brook in the Adirondacks,” March 7-9. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: Penn Dixie Lecture, Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m., Thursday, Beaver Meadow naturalist Mark Carra will discuss “Theodore Roosevelt-Shades of Nature’s Past.” Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Portage Canyon Trek,” 10 a.m., March 2; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Plant Galls and Gall Makers,” 2:30 p.m., March 2. 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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