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Club meetings

WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Francis J. Donovan Post 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Chuck Godfrey, Stream Projects Committee chairman, will show a video and discuss the chapter's Wiscoy Creek Bank Stabilization Project.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lancaster Moose Hall, 5437 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 634-8188.

Archery

Collins Conservation Club Final Tune-Up Shoot, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 1, (rain or shine), 30 3-D targets. Call Jim Barnum (532-2232).

Allied Sportsmen Archery Final Pre-Season 30 Target 3-D Shoot, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 8. Adults shoot for $8, youths ages 13-17 for $5 and kids 12 and younger shoot for free with an adult. Call 937-3615 or 668-0174.

Shooting sports

Paul Levin's Scholarship Fund Sporting Clays Shoot, Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 8 a.m. (rain or shine), Oct. 1. Call 343-6952 or 344-1874.

Outdoors banquets

New York State Conservation Council 6th Annual Fund Raising Banquet, The Dock at the Bay, 380 Hanover Road, Blasdell, 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-0975 or 937-9040.

Ducks Unlimited Banquets: Batavia Chapter, Sacred Heart Social Center, Wednesday, call 343-6119; Dunkirk Chapter, Kosciusko Hall, Saturday, call 792-9041.

2000 Annual SCOPE Banquet, Marigold Manor, 770 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, Oct. 7. Guest speaker: Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of National Rifle Association. Also, State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-Depew) will describe changes under Gov. George Pataki's new gun laws. Call Mary Jo Picone (876-1215).

Certification classes

Gun
Hartland Conservation Club, Orangeport Rd., Gasport, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 434-5016.

VFW Post 7545 -- Frontiersmen, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 627-9861.

Rushford Conservation Club, 6-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. until completion, Saturday. Call 437-2634 or 365-2343.

Olean Middle School, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 372-7945.

South Dayton American Legion, Pine St. South Dayton, 6:30-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Register at first class.

Wellsville Rod & Gun Club, Weidrick Rd. Wellsville, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. until completion on Saturday. Register at 6 p.m. on Tuesday; bring two No. 2 pencils.

Five Point Conservation Club, Transit Rd., Wyoming, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Register at first class.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 5-10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Register at first class.

Friendship Rod & Gun Club, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 968-2130 or 973-2033.

Lime Lake Sportsmen, Machias, 7-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 676-3346.

Sardinia Rod & Gun Club, 12140 Middle Rd., Sardina, 7-11 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-9861.

Orchard Park Town Hall, 4295 South Buffalo St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 7 and 14. Call 627-9861.
Archery
Nick's Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, 6 p.m. until completion, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 875-9218.

Ripley Rod & Gun Club, 7-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 736-4386.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Rt. 78), Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 and 11. Register at first class.

Arcade Conservation Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Oct. 1. Call 492-4030.

Sardinia Rod & Gun Club, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 1. Call 627-9861.

Active Bowhunters of WNY, 3 Valley Resort, Holland, 8 a.m. until completion, Oct. 1. Call 892-4606.

Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 2 and 3. Call 648-2236.

Collins Conservation Club, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7. A signer will be working with a deaf and muted shooter and will be available to assist other impaired archery students. Open to all. Call 824-1040.

Trapper
Bennington Town Hall, 6-10 p.m., Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call Brent Snyder (591-4620).

Wyoming Conservation Association, 6-9 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m. until completion, Saturday. Call 493-3225.

West Falls Conservation Society, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-6499.

Letchworth Central School, School Rd., Gainsville, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Register at class.

Orleans County Fairgrounds, Log Cabin, Rt. 31 Knowlesville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 7. Call 226-5333.

Honor roll

Northtowns Longbeards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation president Sam Troup cited the volunteer efforts of four members during the chapter's annual banquet at St. Johnsburg Fire Hall on Sept 6: Tony Gonello, Jim Godwin, Marty Huber (banquet coordinator), and Bob Troup.

WNY 2000 Summer 3-D Archery League standings: Club Teams: Open Class, Collins Conservation Club No. 2; Expert Hunter Class, Durrett's Taxidermy; Bowhunter Class, Evans No. 1.

Shoot Off Results: Open, Collins Conservation and Kishel's Lures; Expert Hunter: Loretto's Archery Shop; and Bow Hunter, Bison Archery Shop.

Top Shooters: Open, Brian Stedman, Springville; Expert Hunter, Ike Loretto, Jr., North Collins; Bow Hunter, Bob Putzbach, Evans; Youth, Don Rukivina, Springville; and Cub: Terra Cassel, Springville and Jim Schutt, Jr., Cassadaga.

Hiking/nature

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Sunday Walk: Special Fall Wildflowers Feature, 2-3:30 p.m.; Project WET: Water Education for Teachers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, register in advance; and Tifft Travels: New Jersey Shore Birding, Oct. 4-7. To register, call 825-6397 or e-mail: pbecht@sciencebuff.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Tonawanda Creek Saunter, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 876-2721; East Bucktooth to Bay State (Salamanca) 9 a.m., Saturday, call 828-0282; Woodend Conservation Area (Niagara Falls, Ont.), 9 a.m., Saturday, call 824-2175; Bay State Rd. to Allegany State Park, 9 a.m., Sept. 24, call 828-0282; and Broadway to Getman Road, 10 a.m., Sept. 24, call 836-4270.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3-4 p.m.: The Basics of Tree Identification, Autumn Herbs, Sept. 24. Volunteer Day, 10 a.m., Wednesday; Field Trip: Reinstein Woods, 9 a.m., Saturday; and Trackers Camping Trip, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Call 457-3228 or e-mail: buffaloaudubonsoc@wycol.com.

Niagara Regional Park Interpretive Programs: Buckhorn Night Hike, Buckhorn Island State Park, 7-9:30 p.m., Friday. To pre-register, call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Mushroom Walk, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 493-3625.

Bond Lake Nature Center, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. The park is open from dawn until dusk daily; the Nature Center features exhibits and videos on various nature themes from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

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

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