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Outdoors calendar for June 8


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

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Genesee County Chapter of Scope, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-43992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. email fichtman98@aol.com.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Bldg., 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Roundtable discussion on “Keys to Summertime Kings.” Call 636-0519.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 6 p.m., Wednesday. State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, who signs permits to carry a pistol, will be the guest speaker. Call 771-0138 for information.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Martin at 799-2561.

• Double T Archery Club Summer Youth Archery Program, 1110 North French Road, Amherst, begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The 11-week program welcomes all youths ages 5-17. For details, visit ttarchery.org.

• Double J Archery, 6726 Plato Road, East Otto, opens for the 2014 bow-shooting season, range open daily at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit doublejarchery.com.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Clarence at Ten-X Club, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-noon, June 15, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Tonawandas Sportsman’s Club Summer .410 Skeet League, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, began Wednesday, but all shooters are welcome. Call 693-3237 or 440-5097.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Six-Week, 300-bird Doubles League and 300-Bird Handicap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, started Thursday, 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.


• Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., 6-9:30 p.m., June 23, 24 and 25. Call Larry Koch at 778-9935 or Rich Evans at 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.)


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

• Security Weapons and Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Firearms Recertification Class in Eden,” 8:30 a.m. Wednesday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday; Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000 or 778-9431 or email jdcarrsc@verizon.net.


• 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.


• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. NYSDEC Teach-Me-To-Fish Clinic, Ellicott Creek Park (moved from Tifft Nature Preserve this year) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call Dave Barus at 652-2256 or 597-4081 or Mike Todd at 851-7010.

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

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 15, 100 tables, $5 admission. For exhibitor information, go to nfcshows.com.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Birding Buckhorn State Park with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Boy Scout Sustainability Merit Badge Workshop,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Program: Full Moon Walk,” 8-9:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., June 15. 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; “Friday the 13th Full Moon Stroll,” 8:30-10 p.m., Friday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., June 15. 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; and “Meander in the Woods Annual Fundraiser,” (features expanded snack trail), 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Evening History Hike,” Fort Niagara State Park, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 285-0516; and “Gorge Hiking Series/Great Gorge Railway Loop Trail,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Woodlawn Beach Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Riverwalk Wednesday Night Mini-Hike,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 875-9475; “Conservation Trail-Irish Hill Road to Rosyck Hill Road,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Sergeant Wilson Park (formerly Margret Louise Park),” 10 a.m., June 15, call 691-6750.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Three Orienteering Courses-Beginner to Advanced,” Emery Park, register 10:30-11:45 a.m., today and “”10K Trail Run,” Sprague Brook Park, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, registrations 5:30-6:15 p.m. For more details, visit buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: Starting Saturday, the Penn Dixie Site will be open for fossil collecting seven day a week to Sept. 3; and “Forestry Merit Badge at Penn Dixie,” 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., June 15. To pre-register, call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles-Degolyer Road to Castile Gate,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Warbler Walk-Rare Species,” 7 a.m., Thursday; “Crepuscular Walk-Full Moon Beaver Walk,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday; “Springtime Walk-Trout Pond Trail,” 1 p.m., Saturday; and “Friends of Letchworth-Trail Workday,” 10 a.m., June 15. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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