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Club meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Discussion of the Steelhead Tournament Feb. 10 and plans for upcoming outdoors shows.

Buffalo Aqua Club, CPO Club, 5 Porter Ave., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Members and guests will discuss the 2001 diving schedule. Call 689-6715.

3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

Millgrove Sportsmen's Club, Alden American Legion Post No. 1377, 13143 Broadway, Alden, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-9384.

Niagara Chapter of SCOPE, Dale Association/Senior Citizens Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 433-2792.

Finger Lakes and Western New York Waterfowl Association, DECC Region 8 Headquarters, Route 5, East Avon, 9:45 a.m., Feb. 25.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc., Club, Alden American Legion Post No. 1377, 13143 Broadway, Alden, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 684-2727 or 655-4056.

Clarence Shooting Club, 10-x range, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m. Monday. Call 684-7625.


2001 WNY Traveling 3-D League, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Saturday. Call 672-7564.

WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Archery Tournament Winter League, Batavia Archery Range, Feb. 25. Call 826-1102.

Niagara Region 2001 Winter Bow Hunting League, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Feb. 25. Call 532-0251.

Gun shows

Iroquois Arms Collectors Association Gun Show, Eagles Club, 6614 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 24 and 25.

Niagara Frontier Sportsman's Show, Creative Arts Building, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 3 and 4. For exhibitor information, call 542-9929.

Outdoors banquets

Safari Club International, Central & WNY Chapter Banquet, Hearthstone Manor, Saturday and annual Outfitters and Artists Day, Feb. 25. Call 668-1353, 679-1884 or 648-6265.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc. annual banquet, March 3, Father Justin Hall, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Call 684-2727 or 655-4056.

Niagara-Orleans Friends of NRA sixth annual fundraiser, Best Western, Lockport, 5:30 p.m., March 10. Ticket reservations must be made by March 1. Call Robert and Anne Clark (589-5239).

Certification classes

Hunter - Blasdell Rod & Gun Club, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 27, 27 and March 1. Register at first class. For details, call 823-4941.

Shooting sports

WNY Practical Pistol League, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Killian Road, Town of Tonawanda, Feb. 25. Call 627-3762 or e-mail:

Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 1. Individual or team shooters welcome. Call Ernie Miller (649-4651).

Allied Sportsmen's Club 3-D Indoor Pistol League Thursday starting at 7 p.m. March 15. Call 893-9315.

2001 NRA Conventional Pistol Sectional, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, March 23-25. Call 631-5916.

Outdoors shows

Olean Rod & Gun Club Sportsmen's Show, Olean Armory, one block east of State and Union streets (Routes 16 and 417), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Today.

WNY Outdoor Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 8-11. Call 1-800-338-3915.

Fur seminar

Erie County Trappers Association Fur Skinning Seminar, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, Collins, 10 a.m., Feb. 25. Call Patti Watengel (337-2556).


Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Wellness Walk, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Snowshoe rentals, weather permitting. Knee-Hi Naturalists, "Cold-Blooded Critters" (ages 4-7), 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 825-6397 or e-mail:

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Churches of Buffalo Saunter, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 876-2721; Conservation Trail Snowshoe/Hike, Rosick Hill Road, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 983-5845; Goat Island, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, call 838-5550.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3-4 p.m. - today, History of Beaver Meadow; Feb. 25, Signs of Spring; The Fine Art of Tracking, Noon, Saturday, space limited, register by Friday; and Genesee Community College Maple Sugaring Workshop 1-3 p.m., Saturday, call 492-5265 to register. For all other events, call 457-3228 or email:

Hamburg Natural History Society cross country skiing at Penn Dixie site, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560.

Niagara Regional Park Interpretive Programs: Fireside Snowshoe Walk, Evangola State Park, 4-6 p.m., Saturday. No restrooms; registration required. Call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Family Nature Walk (Pine Pond), 10 a.m., Saturday; and Sycamore Trail Trek, 10 a.m., Feb. 25. Call 493-3625.

Bond Lake Nature Center, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. Open daily from dawn till dusk. The Nature Center features exhibits and videos on various nature themes from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Firemen's Park, 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 354-4618; Niagara on the Lake, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 468-5129; St. Catharines City Loop, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 684-2090; Fort Erie to Hyde Road, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 227-2716; and Gibson Lake Park, 2 p.m., Feb. 18, call (905) 935-4177.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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