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Club meetings

WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Francis J. Donovan Post No. 16626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Joe Evans and Scott Cornett, DEC fisheries biologists, will discuss the diary program for the Arcade area, drought studies and the electroshocking program.

SCOPE Erie County Chapter, Elma Conservation Club, 100 Creek Road (between Jamison and Stolle roads), Elma, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Moose Hall, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Discussion of the annual banquet, Feb. 5.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., Buffalo, 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Outdoors banquets

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Banquet, Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 5. Dr. James Earl Kennamer, National Wild Turkey Federation vice president for conservation programs, will discuss new regional turkey programs. Call Dave Laubisch (634-8188) or Al Gia (937-3271).

Southtowns Ducks Unlimited Migrating to a New Millennium Banquet, Woodlawn Fire Hall, 3281 Lake Shore Road, Woodlawn. Live auction by Barbara Jones-Ponvery, silent auction and assorted raffles. Reservations must be confirmed by Monday. Call 649-7817 or 822-4426.

Southtowns Walleye Association's Harry A. Smith Installation & Awards Dinner Dance, McKinley Park Inn, S3950 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, Feb. 12. Door prizes, raffles, Chinese auctions, live music by Moving Music Machine, and dancing until 1 a.m. For reservations ($25 each), call 825-7619.


Niagara Region Big 8 3-D Archery League shoots next Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Blasdell Rod & Gun Club, 3775 Jeffrey Blvd., Blasdell. Teams can register by Thursday and enter rosters until 2 p.m. next Sunday. Call John Peters (892-4606).

2000 WNY Traveling 3-D League shoots next Sunday at Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road in Collins starting at 8 a.m. Walk-ons welcome. Call 532-2457 or 532-3966.

WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Tournament shoots Jan. 30 will be at Leo's Archery Range, 25 Pine St., East Aurora. Team shooting times are 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; walk-on shooting when available. Call 655-3884.

Gun shows

Syracuse Gun Show, Center of Progress, New York State Fairgrounds-Expo Center, Syracuse, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (607) 723-5668.

Sportsman Show, Palmyra VFW Post #6778, 4306 Route 31 East, Palmyra, Feb. 5-6.

Toronto excursion

Niagara River Anglers Association second annual excursion to 2000 Toronto Sportsmen's Show, at the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto, March 19. New this year, two pickup points: Hamburg and Niagara Falls. To make reservations, call Ross Benton (694-7021) or E-mail:

Shooting sports

WNY Practical Pistol League 2000 Indoor Match schedule begins Jan. 30. To register, call 627-3762 or E-mail:

Outdoor shows

Northeastern Sport Show, Center of Progress Building, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, Thursday through Jan. 30. World-record whitetail deer display, virtual fishing, DART video archery shooting, trout pond, Casting Kids Contest plus many other attractions. Call (315) 824-3227.


Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Forest Lawn Cemetery (meet at Buffalo Zoo parking lot), 10 a.m., Saturday, call 876-2721; and Elma Meadows Ski/Hike, 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 937-6761.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, Sunday Walk, 2-3:30 p.m. every Sunday; Candlemaking Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, advance registration required. To register, call 825-6397.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Programs (3-4 p.m.): Today, The Seven Sleepers of WNY; Jan. 30, The Many Sides of Snow; Volunteer Day, 10 a.m., Wednesday, new volunteers gather with experienced Nature Center volunteers to work on projects. Call 457-3228 or e-mail:

Niagara Region State Park Winter 2000 Program: Sunset Snowshoe Walk, Golden Hill State Park, 4-7 p.m., Saturday. Just a walk if no snow. Pre-registration required, call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Big Flats Trail Trek, 10 a.m., Thursday; Adventure Nature Ski/Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday; Novice Nature Ski Hike, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30; and Winter Wonder Walk (Trailside Lodge), 2 p.m. next Sunday.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: DeCew House, 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 735-2345; Port Colborne Hike, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 835-8988; Niagara Parkway Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 735-2345; and Fireman's Park Hike, 2 p.m., next Sunday, call (905) 354-4618.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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