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Outdoors meetings

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative Extension Bldg., Niagara County Fairgrounds, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 547-3922.

Trout Unlimited Chapter 68 of WNY, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Manny LoPresto, award-winning photographer, will show how to take better outdoor photos. Call 688-7492.


Ninth Annual Youth Day Archery Camp, Elma Conservation Club, Aug. 15-17. Application deadline extended to June 15 for Western New York youths ages 12-15. For details, call Frank Miskey Jr. at 681-5690.

Niagara Frontier 3-D Traveling League, Double T Club, 2:30 p.m. until dusk, Tuesday. Call Al Lewis at 731-2922.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Summer 3-D Archery League shoots on Wednesdays. Archers have to submit 12 scores in 16 weeks. Call Dale Hoffman at 668-0174.

IBO Can-An Triple Crown Third Leg, Active Bowhunters of WNY, Holland, May 31 and June 1. Entrants enter a drawing for a Knight Muzzleloader and other prizes from Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, plus an auction of all McKezie targets after competition. Call John Peters at 585-496-5819.

IBO Qualifier Third Leg of North Coast Challenge, Collins Conservation Club, June 7 and 8. Call Jim Barnum at 532-2232.

Shooting sports

Smokepole Concepts 2003 Muzzle Loader Rifle Only Woodchuck Tournament, Franklinville Conservation Club, Saturday and Sunday. Prizes for top three entries each day and for top 10 team totals. To register call 695-7634 or 866-733-9805.

WNY Outdoor Pistol League Match: Ten-X at Ten-X, 8 a.m., next Sunday. Call 695-1725.

Certification classes

Middleport Rod & Gun Club, 6-9:30 p.m., June 16, 17 and 18. Call 735-3343.

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

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

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

NRA Pistol Safety Course, Lockport Mall Community Room, 6-10 p.m., June 18. Call 434-9411 or 646-5606.

Gun shows

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, June 7-8. Call 542-9929, 800-225-7338 or see the Web site:

Peoples Rights Organization Gun Show, Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio, June 14-15. Call 614-523-7767.


North Town Longbeards Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet, St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda, 6 p.m., Saturday. For details, call Sam Troup at 695-3879.

Honor roll

Bob Church of Holland, a hunter certification coordinator, received the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports' Challenge of Excellence award for his efforts to start a shooting sports program in Erie County, for designing the State Instructor's patch and for developing the State Instructor's Certification card.


Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: "Sunday Walks," 2-3 p.m.; "Discovery Field Kit Tours" Tuesday-Sunday. "Weblos Badge Day: Forester," 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 825-6397 or e-mail:

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, "Flying Squirrels and the Night Creatures," 3 p.m., today and "Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds," next Sunday; "Volunteer Day," 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and "Wine of the World Tour," 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. For registration details, call 585-457-3228, ex. 10, or e-mail:

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

Niagara Frontier Region of Parks Interpretive Programs: "Buckhorn Bike Ride," Buckhorn Island State Park Sanctuary, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. To register in advance, call 826-8895; "Kidfest," Hyde Park Community Faire, Niagara Falls, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, call 298-8523; "Community Faire Discovery Tent," 1-5 p.m., next Sunday. Call 286-4313.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Canisius College," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 837-1892; "Tillman Nature Preserve," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 759-6529; "Erie Canal: Lockport to Middleport," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 639-5950; and "Genesee River Valley: Finger Lakes Trail," 10:30 a.m., next Sunday, call 607-387-5810.

Buffalo Orienteering Club event: Rochester O Club at Letchworth State Park, noon-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 585-377-5650.

Hamburg Natural History Society Programs: Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. "10th Annual Children's Day," 1 p.m., June 1; and "Miss Buffalo Nature Cruise" June 8. For reservations, call 627-4560.

Recumbenteers Riders Group Event: "Tour de Cure," Ellicott Creek Park, Saturday. For details, call 662-7724 or 896-1626 or see the Web site:

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

Zoar Valley Paddling Club "2003 Cattaraugus Creek Canoe/Kayak Regatta," Gowanda, June 7. Call 699-4223 or see the Web site:

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally," 6 p.m., Monday; "Brooks and Brambles: Five Corners to DeGolyer Road," 10 a.m., Thursday; and "Bird Tour," 6 a.m., next Sunday. For all programs, call 585-493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: "Grimsby Lions Pool," 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 905-945-7984; "Malcomson Park Loop," 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 905-934-8560; and "Niagara Glenn (Gorge)," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 905-892-3812. For a complete listing of NBTC hikes, e-mail:

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

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