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Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Cornell Cooperative, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 542-3922.

WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 693-6539.


Double T Archery Club Traditional Archers Winter 3-D League forming. Call 481-6069.

Niagara Region 3-D Archery League begins Jan. 5. To sign up for a participating club, call: Active Bowhunters, Holland, 892-4606; Allied Sportsmen, Alden, 668-0174; Double-T Archery, Amherst, 481-6069; LaSalle Sportsmen, Niagara Falls, 731-2922; Little Spruce Archery, Batavia, (585) 948-9700; North Forest Sportsmen, Lockport, (585) 443-0486; and Wood & Brook Sportsmen, Alden, 656-0659.

Shooting sports

Hamburg Rod & Gun Club 300 Bird Trap League begins Dec. 1. Call 648-2236.

Niagara County Sportsmen Association, 2505 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, is forming a Youth Shooting Program. For information about smallbore (ages 12-20) call 754-7024; for air rifle (ages 20 and younger), call 874-3817.

WNY Practical Pistol October Match winners: Open, Josko Kovic; Limited, John Guida; and Limited 10, Alex Szakacs.

Certification classes


A Best Pistol Permit Course, 3976 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Classes available Wednesday or Saturday. Call 681-2248.

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.

Outdoors/gun shows

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1. Call 542-9929 or (800) 225-7338 or see the Web site:

Peoples Rights Organization Show, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard, Ohio, Saturday and Dec. 1. Call (614) 632-7767.

Tri-State Gun Collectors Show, Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, Dec. 7-8. Call (419) 647-0067.

Akron (Ohio) Gun Show, Summit County Fairgrounds, Dec. 14-15. Call (330) 539-4247.

Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Show, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 14-15. Call (570) 679-2250.


Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Sunday Nature Walk, 2 p.m.; Wellness Walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday; "Walk off the Turkey," (for families and individuals) 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday. No registrations needed, pay $3 at the door. For information, call 825-6397 or e-mail:

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Saturday Afternoon Nature Hikes begin each week at 2 p.m. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3 p.m. today, "Hike to Beaver Meadow's Old Growth Trees," and "Sweet Snow!" Dec. 1. "Volunteer Day," 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Emery Park," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 832-1921.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Public guided tours at 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays. "Cross Country Ski Tour," 10 a.m., Dec. 17. To register in advance, call 851-7201 weekdays; after hours and weekends, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of Parks Interpretive Programs: "Gobble Walk," Woodlawn Beach State Park, 10 a.m. - noon, Friday. To register, call 826-8895.

Hamburg Natural History Society Programs: Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 627-4560.

Bond Lake Park, 2551 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston. Nature Center open noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. Call 434-9591.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Old Growth Forest Visit - Bishop Woods and Dark Woods," 10 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: "Grimsby Lions Pool," 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, call (905) 945-7984; "Merritt Trail," 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 685-9019; "Chippewa Hike," 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 358-3181; "Balls Falls Loop hike," 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 894-4613; and "Fonthill Hike," 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 892-3812.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420, or e-mail

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