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Club meetings

Niagara County Gobblers Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Niagara County 4-H Building, Route 78, Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Bill Tobin (542-3922).

Buffalo Audubon Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Sharon Tiburzi of Owlfacts presents a program with live owls. Note time change; for directions, call 754-4231.

New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., Buffalo, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Hamburg Snowmobile Club, Hoak's Armor Inn, Armor, 8 p.m., Wednesday, call 627-9614.

WNY Snowmobile Club, AmVets Post, Route 391, Boston, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The club will hold a Ride for Charity on Friday ($5 per person/family). Proceeds go to Lion's Seeing Eye Dog Program. Call 941-5404.

Pheasants Forever, Eagle House, 5578 Main St., Williamsville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Finger Lakes & WNY Waterfowl Association, DEC Region 8 Headquarters Building, Route 5, East Avon, 9:45 a.m., next Sunday.

Outdoors banquets

National Wild Turkey Federation Niagara Frontier Chapter Banquet, Michael's Banquet Facility, Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 634-8188 or 937-3271.

Southtown Walleye Association's Harry A. Smith Installation & Awards Dinner Dance, McKinley Park Inn, S3950 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, Feb. 12. Reservations $25 each, call 825-7619.


Niagara Region Big 8 3-D Archery League shoots next Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Active Bowhunters, Three Valley Resort, Holland. Call 892-4606.

2000 WNY Traveling 3-D League shoots next Sunday at Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, Angola. Individual walk ons welcome. Call 627-9048.

WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Tournament shoots next Sunday will be at Doc's Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Team shooting times are 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; walk on shooting when available. Call 693-2703.

Gun shows

Sportsman Show, Palmyra VFW Post #6778, 4306 Route. 31 East, Palmyra, Saturday and next Sunday.

Lockport Lions Club Military-Firearms & Appraisal Show, Pendleton House, Route 78, Lockport, Feb. 12-13. Call, after 6 p.m., 434-2225 or email:

Yoshi Toronto excursion

The Yoshi Shrine Club, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, excursion leaves Shrine Temple at 9 a.m. March 18 to the 2000 Toronto Sportsmen's Show, at the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. The bus returns to the shrine at about 8:30 p.m. For reservations at $30, call 826-2323 or 826-4595.

Shooting sports

Boston Valley Conservation Society Winter Pistol League starts its inside winter bull's-eye pistol league at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the clubhouse, 9624 Zimmerman Rd. in Boston. Call evenings (337-3555).

Outdoor shows

Eastern Sports, Boat, Camping, Travel & Outdoor Show, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday to Feb. 13. Two Western New York fishing experts present seminars at this show: Capt. Larry Jones on musky fishing and Capt. Jim Hanley on bass fishing. Call (800) 515-8376 or visit the web site:


Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Forest Lawn (meet at parking lot inside the Delevan/Delaware entrance), 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 688-9311 or 833-5903; Pendleton Bike Path Ski/Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 778-8360; and Farm Tour and Ski/Hike, McCormick Farm, Hermitage, farm tour at 9:30 a.m. and hike at 10:30 a.m. next Sunday, call 322-7030.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo: Sunday Walk, 2-3:30 p.m. every Sunday; A Lesson in Nature Sketching, Writing and Journaling, Feb. 11. Advanced registration required. Call 825-6397.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Sunday Family Programs (3-4 p.m.): Today, The Many Sides of Snow; A Silent Walk next Sunday. Call 457-3228 or email:

Niagara Region State Park Winter 2000 Programs: Winter Bird Search, Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, must register in advance, call 278-1728; Lockport Winterfest, Kenan Center Arena, Lockport, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. An afternoon of free snowshoeing (weather permitting) and a display of Animals in our State Park, and track rubbing activities for children. No registration required.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Lee's Landing Trek, 10 a.m., Wednesday; Novice Nature Ski/Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday; Intermediate Nature Ski Hike, 2:30 p.m., Saturday; Novice Nature Ski/Hike, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. next Sunday; and Winter Wonder Walk (Trailside Lodge), 2 p.m. next Sunday, call 493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Lock Three, Canal, 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 935-5996; Port Weller Walk, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 934-8560; North Pelham/Fonthill Loop, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 892-3812; and Port Weller Hike, 2 p.m., next Sunday, call (905) 937-7916.

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

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