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Outdoors Calendar (Aug. 4)

Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4636, Albion, 7 p.m. Monday. Call (585) 589-6918.

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

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 589-6918.

• 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 p.m. Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

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

• WNY Emerald Ash Borer Taskforce Meeting, Erie County Emergency Service Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m. Thursday, open to all interested parties. Call 652-5400, ext. 150.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Mark McGranahan will discuss “Lower River Fall Kings and Steelhead Fishing.” Call 636-0519.

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

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Niagara Falls, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call 583-2561.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 10-Week Fall Trap League, Zimmerman Road, Boston, starting Sunday Aug. 21, shooting 9 a.m.-noon, Sundays and 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Teams, individuals and practice shooters all welcome. Call 335-4111.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for class dates and nearest location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860. Area certification instructors registering students can post details with an email to: odrswill@gmail.com.

Archery

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 3. Students must pre-register and obtain homework materials at the shop through Sunday, Aug. 17. For details, call 693-2703.

Pistol

• 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.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 2985, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

Shows/seminars

• 34th Annual Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen Rendezvous, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 501 Erie St., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seminars on Friday and Saturday. Call 938-9146 or 557-2523.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Tenth Annual DEC Region 9 Sportsman Education Association Awards Banquet, Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, honoring instructors of firearm, bow, trapping, waterfowl and other state-certification classes. The program includes a live bird demonstration. For more details, call 655-2328.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “BAS Exhibit at Wyoming County Fair, Saturday to Aug. 20; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Bug Nets and Sunsets (for all ages),” 7:30-9 p.m. Friday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Secrets of the Woods: Scratch and Sniff Walk,” 10 a.m. Saturday. For programs, call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Devil’s Hole Evening Hike,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Stories in the Woods at Warsaw Village Park (for ages 8-13),” 10 a.m. Monday. To sign up, visit metup.com/Nature-in-WNY.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Program: “Mid-Summer Night’s Adventure,” 5-11 p.m. Saturday, collect fossils and view astronomical sights. For details, call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Fern Walk – Silver Lake Outlet Bridge,” 10 a.m. Thursday; and “Nature Walk – Trout Pond Trail,” 1 p.m., Sunday. For all 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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