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CALENDAR

Meetings

Chautauqua Lake Walleye Association, Summit Lodge, Maple Springs, 7:30 p.m., Monday.

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday.

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

Safari Club, Central and Western New York Chapter, Michael's Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Hamburg Snowmobile Club, West End Inn, Hamburg, 8 a.m., Wednesday. Call 627-9614 or e-mail: snowbeeler@aol.com.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation meeting, held on the first Thursday each month, will be held on Dec. 12.

Western New York Snowmobile Club of Boston, AmVets Post, Route 391, Boston, 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Archery

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

Western New York Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Tournament begins today at Bison Archery, 2459 Seneca St. Shooting times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Competitions, held until March 16, will be held at: Bison Archery, Leo's Archery Range, Doc's Archery, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club and Creekside Archery. For registration details, call 826-1102.

Niagara Region 3-D Archery League starts 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 today. Call 648-2236.

Niagara County Sportsmen Association, 2505 Lower Mountain Rd., Ransomville seeks young boys and girls interested in participation in a Youth Shooting Program. For information about divisions for Smallbore (ages 12-20) call 754-7024; for Air Rifle (ages 20 and younger), call 874-3817.

Certification classes

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.

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

Outdoors/gun shows

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. today. See the Web site: www.nfcshows.com.

Tri-State Gun Collectors Show, Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, Saturday and next Sunday. Call (419) 647-0067.

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

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

Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Show, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Dec. 14-15. Call (570) 679-3350.

Medina Gun Show, Community Center, Medina, Ohio, Dec. 14-15. Call (330) 725-6083.

Hiking/nature

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Sunday Nature Walk, 2 p.m.; Wellness Walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday; "Weblos Cub Scout Badge Day -- Naturalists," ($8 per boy, adults free) 10 a.m. 10- 2 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 825-6397 or e-mail: rmancuse@sciencebuff.org.

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, "Sweet Snow!" and "cold Blooded Critters (Live Animals)" next Sunday. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email: buffaloaudubon@buffaloaudubon.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Lewiston," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 694-4346 or 745-9149; and "Finger Lakes Trail - Route 242 to Bakerstand," call 832-4348.

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 (683-5959).

Niagara Frontier Region of Parks Interpretive Programs: "Children's Holiday Festival," Niagara Falls High School, noon - 5 p.m., Dec. 14. To register, call 745-7848.

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 -- Cabin Bank Woods," 10 a.m., Saturday; and Indoor Ed-Venture -- Evergreens, Visitors Center Conference Room, 2 p.m., next Sunday. Call (585) 493-3625.

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Annual Workshop, Wick Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, 7:340-10 p.m. This free workshop offers a video for beginning and experienced skiers, a waxing clinic, displays of ski equipment and clothing, and door prizes.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: "Grimbsy Lions Pool," 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, call (905) 945-7984.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420, or e-mail wille@pce.net.

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