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Club meetings

Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Archery

Junior Olympic Archery Development program at Leo's Archery Range, 25 Pine St., East Aurora for kids aged 8-17. Sign up at the range at 10:30 a.m. any Saturday for instruction and practice. Call 655-3884.

Shooting sports

Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, two new Sporting Clays courses now open, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays year round. Call 625-8658.

Evans Rod & Gun Club Sight-In Days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 10 and 11. Call 947-5251.

Gun/Outdoors shows

Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen's Show, Route 353 Little Valley, Nov. 3 and 4. Call 938-6928.

Bell Valley Fire Department Gun Show, 1513 Norcross Rd., (I-90 Exit 29) Erie, Pa., Nov. 17 and 18. For exhibitor information, call (800) 225-7338.

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Dec. 1 and 2.

Certification classes

HUNTER
Ellicottville Central School, 3-6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call 945-4949 or 699-2316.

Lime Lake Sportsmen's Club, 7-10 p.m., Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28. Call 353-8581.

PISTOL
American Sportsmen Center Pistol Certification Classes, 6-10 p.m. Mondays or noon-4 p.m., Saturdays. Call 743-8575.

Buffalo Gun Center Pistol Permit Classes, 6-10 p.m., Mondays or Wednesdays or 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays. Call 833-2581.

UAW 686 Pistol Club NRA Certified Pistol Course, Walnut and Vine Sts., Lockport, 6-9 p.m., Oct. Tuesday. Call 778-9935 or 434-1563.

Dog clubs

Empire State Bassett Hound Club Hunt and Show, Java Village Beagle Club, Comet and Sage Roads, Attica, Saturday and Sunday. This family event to improve the breed includes a no-kill hunt and a show requiring dogs run in a hunt prior to judging. Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days; shows follows hunts each day. Call John Meahl (778-0175).

Hiking/nature

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Sunday Nature Walk, 2 p.m.; Wellness Walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday. Nature A Brewing: Halloween Event, 5:30-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 825-6397 or e-mail: pbecht@sciencebuff.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: City of Tonawanda Saunter, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 876-2721; Niagara Gorge Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 778-8360; and Niagara River, 10 a.m., Oct. 28, call 685-2183.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3 p.m., today, "The Coyote in New York State," and "Exploring Hawk Ridge," Oct. 28; Canoeing Oak Orchard, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday; Volunteer Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; Mini Outdoor Survival Workshop at Griffis Park, noon, Saturday (register by Tuesday). Call 457-3228 or email: buffaloaudubonsoc@wycol.com.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Public guided tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call 851-7201.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Full Day Trip to Lake Ontario plains of eastern Niagara and Orleans Counties, 8 a.m., Saturday. Call Willie D'Anna (731-4348).

New York State Parks Niagara Frontier Region Programs: Knox Farm Historic Tour, 10 a.m. - noon, Knox Farm State Park (must register in advance). Call 745-7848.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Thursday Nature Walk - Vanished Village of Gibsonville, 10 a.m., Thursday; Fall Foliage Mountain Bike Hike - Loop into Autumn, 9 a.m., Saturday; and Finger Lakes Trail Hike- St. Helena Section, 10 a.m., Oct. 28. Call 493-3625.

Bond Lake Park, 2551 Lower Mountain Rd., Lewiston, Nature Center open noon until 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 731-3256.

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Farm, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, 2-5 p.m. on Sundays until Oct. 28. Call 942-6835.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Guided Bird Tour, 3395 Routes 5/2 0, Seneca Falls, 3 p.m., Oct. 28. For directions and details on other MNWR programs, call Marva Gingrich, (315) 568-5987) or visit the Web site: www.fws.gov/r5mnwr.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: "Decew Bird Hike," 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 735-2345; Thorold Canalside Hike, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 227-8220; and Tour of Fonthill, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 892-0147.

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

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