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Outdoors Calendar for April 13


• David DiPietro SAFE Act Informational Meeting, Springville Field and Stream Club, Joylan Theater, 11 West Main St., 7-9 p.m., Monday.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 35 N. Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday, Call (585) 765-9122.

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-3809.

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

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

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. DEC senior aquatic biologist Jim Markham will discuss “The Steelhead fishery in Lake Erie and Tributaries.” Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Drive, West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Rep. Brian Higgins will discuss “Environmental Effects on the Great Lakes and Lake Erie.” Call David Rosner at 675-4766.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop,” 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will discuss “Firearms Registration Preparations and Procedures.” Call 685-4387 or 825-4174.


• Hawkeye Bowmen Primitive Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon, April 25, 26 and 27. Basic, wood long bows and arrows, free camping available. Call Phil Fleck at 998-4857.

• Active Bowhunters of WNY IBO World Qualifier, 3 Valley Resort, Route 16, Holland, registration at 8 a.m., April 26-27, food available both days. Call John Peters at (585) 496-5819 or Paul Salzyn at 837-5945.

• Double T Archery Club “3-D Open Tune Up for Spring Turkey,” 1110 N. French Road, Amherst, 7-11 a.m., April 27. Call 668-0438, 957-8887 or 913-5478.

Shooting sports

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League, Cain Road, Angola, begins Saturday, shooting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 7-10 p.m., Tuesdays. Call John Szewczyk at 627-3583.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever Third Annual Youth Shoot, Batavia Rod & Gun Club, East Bethany, April 26. Free to pre-registered participants. For details, call Tom Miller at (585) 457-3636 or (585) 356-0852.

Certification classes

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


• North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call Larry Koch at 778-9935.

• Wolcott Guns, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, 6-10 p.m., Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday. Register online.

• Hamburg Recreation Dept., 2982 Lakewood Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Instructions and registration online.

• Wood & Brook Sportsmen’s Club, 13721 Genesee St., Crittenden/Alden, 7-10 p.m., April 21 and 25 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 26. Call 824-1625.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center at Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class”, Northtown Center at Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m. Thursday, call 778-9431; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., April 12, call 693-4000.

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


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safely Course,” McKinley Mall, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26. Call 366-0899 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.


• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, begin Saturday, free lessons on fly fishing gear and techniques. For registration details, call 276-7200.


• New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame Banquet, Rusty Rail Restaurant, Canastota, 5 p.m., April 26, reservations taken until April 20. Call Leo Maloney at (315) 363-3896 or email: lmalone1@ywcny.rr.com.

• Erie County SCOPE Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, VFW Post No. 8113, The Chicken Coop, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, noon-5 p.m., April 27. Call 560-7289.

• Buffalo Audubon Society 105th Annual Dinner and Business Meeting, Acqua Restaurant 2192 Niagara St., 6 p.m., May 2. Call (585) 457-3228.

• Buffalo Geological Society Annual Banquet and Installation, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, May 2. Call 656-8475

• WNY Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 24th fundraising banquet, West Valley Fire Hall, Route 240. 4 p.m., May 3. Early Bird Special to April 26. Call Bernice Raab at 699-2525.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Pond Study,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; “Spring Break at Beaver Meadow,” 1-3 p.m., Friday; “Project Nest Watch,” 9-10 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Knox Waterfall,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Saturday Programs: “Meet John James Audubon,” 1-2 p.m., “Woodcock Walk,” 7:30-9 p.m.; and “Night Migrations,” 8 p.m., Saturday. Most BAS 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 Mini Nature Camp: Spring Sings (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Spring Sunset Moonrise Hike,” 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Spring Egg-stravaganza!” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “How to Raise a Wild Child – Guided Walk with Children,” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; “Animal Poetry,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Animal Superpowers,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Evening History Walk,” Artpark State Park, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 285-0516

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Creation Walk Nature Trail Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192; “Haughton Park/Buffalo River,” 4 p.m., Thursday, call 826-1939; and “Conservation Trail-Niagara Falls Blvd., to South Grand Island Bridge,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 833-3851.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Forestry Webelo Pin,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; and “Earth Day at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Mushroom and Moss Walk-Cabin Bank Woods,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Indoor Ed-Venture-Chorus of Frogs,” 2 p.m., Saturday; and “Easter Sunday Waterfalls Walk,” 2 p.m., April 20. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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