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Outdoors calendar for week of April 10

Meetings

• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 968-2720 or 373-3322.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 N. Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m. Monday. Call (585) 798-1718.

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

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

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

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit maxi7.com.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 937-2615.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club, Ellery Rod & Gun Club, Pancake Hill Road, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Doc Sullivan’s Bar, 474 Abbott Road, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Email: mschmittjr@aol.com.

• Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m. Thursday. Capt. Rich Hajecki of Yankee Troller will discuss “Techniques for Spring Kings.” Call 636-0519.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Bldg., 5342 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 866-1398.

Archery

• Hawkeye Bowmen Alaskan/Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon Sunday. Call 998-4857.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, sunrise to 1 p.m. April 17. Call Shawn Beal at 998-4030.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsman Club Spring Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, began April 3, shooting Tuesdays 6-10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A 300-bird league welcoming ATA registered shooters, non-league and beginner shooters each session. For more details, visit alliedsportsmen.com.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah, Arizona & Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class,” Walworth Fire Dept., 2187 Church St. (Rochester area), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class, “Utah, Arizona & Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class,” LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 9 a.m. Saturday. Call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

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

Boating

• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course,” 1030 Maryvale Dr., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23. Call 635-4666.

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-4 “Safe Boating Class,” Westfield Fish & Gun Club, 5831 Ogdan Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. Call 785-2198.

Shows/seminars

• Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen’s Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 938-6928.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County “Growing Healthy Happy Tomatoes” program, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, 7-8:30 p.m. April 19. Pre-register by Friday at (585) 394-3977 (ext. 427) or email: nea8@cornell.edu.

Banquets/fundraisers

• New York Bowhunters 25th Anniversary Banquet and Rendezvous, Sunny Hill Resort, 352 Sunny Hill, Greenville, May 14, events Friday evening and Saturday prior to the banquet. For complete details, check with Annie Jacobs at (585) 229-7468.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Gardening For Monarch Butterflies,” 11 am.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; and “North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve Shoreline Sweep with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp” (for ages 3-5), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; and “Earth Art” (for ages 5-adult), 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Birding 101 – Who is in the Pond?” (for adults only), 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Spring Peeper Prowl,” Evangola State Park, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, to register, call 549-1050; “Underground Railway Experience,” DeVeaux Woods State Park, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, to register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 681-7192; “Akron Falls County Park,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 439-0062. For all Foothills events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Kayak Eskimo Roll Clinic,” a 4-week class at Williamsville South High School, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays starting March 31. Cost is $200. For more details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Walk - Timberdoodle Twilight,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Indoor Ed-Venture – Chorus of Frogs,” 2 p.m. April 17. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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