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Outdoors calendar for May 18


• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Open discussion on what is biting and how to catch them. Call 998-8910.

• State of Western Finger Lakes Fisheries meeting, ELIM Bible Institute Tab Chapel, 7245 College St., Lima, 7-10 p.m., Monday.

• 3-f Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 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.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Erie County Conservation Club, Miller Ave., Chaffee. 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.

• The Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club will celebrate the role of African-American women who’ve exercised their right to bear arms when it hosts “Sistas in Arms” at 5:30 p.m. today at the Wolcott Guns range, 3052 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. For information, call 771-0138.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Charles Burt (417-2544).

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, no match Memorial Day weekend. Next match: Pinecrest at Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 9 a.m.-noon, June 1. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• WNY Practical Pistol League Outdoor Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 9 a.m., May 25, go to wnyppl.net.

• Hartland Conservationists Second Annual Relay for Life & Team Ohana Charity Trap Shoot, Orangeport Road, Gasport, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 31. For details, call Nicole Payne at 531-6707 evenings.

Certification classes

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


• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., May 31. Call 627-0147.


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., May 28. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center at Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., June 10. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “Eight-hour Pre–Assignment Class, Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., May 27 and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” 9 a.m., May 31. Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, Call 778-9431 or email: jdcarrsc@verizon.net.


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

• Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway Outdoor Show and Fishing Derbies, 1339 Windfall Road, Olean, June 8 & 9. For details, call 373-2080 or go to lakelanefishingandcampinggetaway.com.

Honor Roll

Bob Keicher, past president and programs coordinator with the WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, is cited in the May issue of Outdoor Life as a Heroes of Conservation entrant. Keicher has organized and conducted projects such as pheasant rearing, building bluebird houses, wood duck boxes and many construction projects for conservation and environmental education, not just hunting and shooting programs. His efforts have garnered more than $80,000 that skilled SCI volunteer members have used to complete their many projects.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Volunteer Day,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; “Birding at Amherst State Park with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 8-11 a.m., Saturday; “North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve Work Day,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Sunday Family Walk” 2-3 p.m., May 25. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., May 25. 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 grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Naughty Nature Hike-Wildlife Mating Program,” 6 p.m., Friday; and “Turtles, Snakes and Salamanders, Oh My!” 11:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Gorge Hike Series/Devil’s Hole Trail,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516; and “Gorge Hike Series/Whirlpool Rapids Trail,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 31, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Lockport Canal,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 693-2274; “Allegany State Park Conservation Trail/North Country Trail,” 8:30 a.m., Saturday, call 866-1233; and “Niagara Falls Gorge,” 11 a.m., May 25, call 254-4285.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Geology Cub Scout Program,” 3-5 p.m., Saturday; and “Children’s Day at Penn Dixie,” 1-4 p.m., June 1. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club begins its event schedule June 8 at Emery Park. For details go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Happy Birthday, Mr. Letchworth,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday; “New York Atlatl Association events (open to the public),” 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m., Saturday and May 25; “Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally,” 6:30 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, and May 25; “Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay,” Saturday (go to yellowjacketracking.com); “Learn to Catch a Fish Family Picnic-Trailside Lodge,” 11 a.m., Saturday; and “Get your ‘Doo-Wop’ On at the Dam,” 11 a.m., May 25. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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