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Outdoors calendar for May 25


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Hertel at 583-4145.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Clarence at Ten-X Shooting Club, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, walk-on shooters welcome. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Hartland Conservationists Second Annual Relay for Life & Team Ohana Charity Trap Shoot, Orangeport Road, Gasport, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. FFL dealer ammo sales during shoots, breakfasts and lunches served. For more details, call Nicole Payne at 531-6707 evenings.

• Tonawandas Sportsman’s Club Summer .410 Skeet League, 5657 Killian Road, Wheatfield, begins June 4; all shooters welcome. For more details and to register for the league, call Terry Schultz at 693-3237 or Fred Rexford at 440-5097.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Six-Week, 300-Bird Doubles League and 300-Bird Handicap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, starting June 5; shooting sign-up times 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, open shooting available. Call Ernie Miller at 649-4651.

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., Saturday. Call 627-0147.


• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday at Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia. Call 778-9431.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center in Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, 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: “8-Hour Firearms Recertification Class, 8:30 a.m., Wednesday; “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Mike Repko NYS Pistol Permit Class, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 652-0374.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating (and Jet-Skiing) Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Church hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., May 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 465-6616 or email: joe.keynote@gmail.com.

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Course,” McKinley Mall Community Room, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 21. Call 481-3900 or go to wnyBoatSafe.org.


• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Clarence, 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, adult and youth contests, exhibits, and other outdoors events, June 8-9. Call 373-2080 or go to lakelanefishingandcampinggetaway.com.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, June 15. For directions and exhibitor information, go to nfcshows.com.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Allegany Nature Pilgrimage,” Friday, June 1; “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., June 1. 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: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., June 1. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397, Ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “Stroller Strut (for ages 3 and under),” 10 a.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Fungi with a Fun Gal,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Gorge Hike Series/Whirlpool Rapids Trail,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Goat Island Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 759-6442; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 and 439-0062; “Delaware Park Wednesday Night Mini-Hike,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 823-8156; and “Akron Falls County Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Williamsville Farmers’ Market,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Children’s Day and Penn Dixie Site,” 1-4 p.m., June 1; and “20th Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., June 8. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Geology Wall,” 10 a.m., Monday; “How the Gorge Was Formed-Story of the Park,” 12:30 p.m., Monday; “Memorial Tree Walk,” 2 p.m., Monday; “Brooks and Brambles-Along Dishmill Creek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Warbler Walk-Common Species,” 7 a.m., Thursday; “Springtime Walk-Highbanks Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Genesee Valley Greenway Hike-South of the Village of Avon,” 10 a.m., June 1. For all LSP 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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