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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

Meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday, Annual Christmas Party, call 731-4780.

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

Siberian Husky Club, NIKE Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 773-9367.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, 42 Niagara St., Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 772-2261.

Southtowns Walleye Association, Armor Fire Hall, 4932 Clark St., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Author Erno Rossi will discuss his book and new DVD "The Blizzard of '77: A 30th Anniversary Documentary." Call 649-8202.

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Archery

Doc's Archery Programs in the Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda: Tuesday Night Target League begins on Jan. 2; Youth Program starts Jan. 6 with sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Adult/Child Indoor Target League starts at 2 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Nick's Sporting Goods Youth Archery Program, 1212 Kenmore Ave., Saturdays to March 24. For registration details, call 875-9218.

Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, shoots every other Sunday starting Jan. 14 and going to March 25. Sign up each week 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Jim Jozwiak (685-1718).

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Shooting sports

Allied Sportsmen of WNY Informal Pistol League, individual and team registration for shooting which starts Jan. 3. Call John Maier (474-0460).

Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, a 50-Bird, Handicap League beginning Jan. 14 and shooting each Sunday to March 25, sign-ups at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

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Certification classes

Hunter/gun

Scio Rod & Gun Club, Vandermark Road, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 8, 10 and 11 and 8:30 a.m. until done on Jan. 13. To register, call (585) 593-1582 or (585) 973-2810.

LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m. to register.

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Pistol

To schedule an appointment for a pistol Permit Class, call: T.J. & M., 626-4953; Ronald Meegan, 875-4547; Michael Repko, 652-0374; Buffalo Gun Center, 833-2581; Den's Gun Shop, 675-9621; Easy Aim, 668-7875; of Jim Carr, 778-9431.

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Shows/seminars

PRO Gun Show, Westland Mall, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 30-31. Call Mike Duve (614) 523-7767.

Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn Workshops and Classes: "Coyote Hunting Outdoor Skills Workshop," 1 and 3 p.m., Jan. 6; "Redhead Rack Scoring Workshop and Contest," 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Jan. 6-7; "Basic (6-week) Fly Tying Classes," Mondays 2-4 starting Jan. 8 and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting Jan. 11. For details, go to: www.basspro.com or call (315) 258-2700, ext. 4043.

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Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 2 p.m.; "Christmas Bird Count," 7:30 a.m., Saturday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m. Saturday. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga Programs: "Solstice Stroll," 6:30 p.m., Friday. Advanced registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for public guided tours at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and self-guided tours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Winter Trails Day, 4-6 p.m., Jan. 6. Call 745-7848.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Event: "Fifth Annual Holland Ravine Hike/Snowshoe," Dec. 31. Call 685-2183.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Christmas in East Aurora: Knox Farm Hike plus Christmas Sing-Along at Vidler's," 4 p.m., Saturday. Call 648-9027.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "Wilson-Lake Plains Christmas Bird Count," Saturday. Call Garner Light (772-5110).

Heartwood's Winter Workshop: "Dutch Oven Cooking," Kenneglenn Nature Preserve, East Aurora, Jan. 7. Call 655-7622 or e-mail: deaheartwood@aol.com.

Paths, Peaks & Paddles Conservation Trail Tuesday Evening Walk, for times and site locations, call 213-0350 or go to: www.pathspeakspaddles.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: No programs are scheduled for this week. Programs begin again on Saturday, Dec. 30. For the complete Winter 2007 Calendar, write: The Genesee Naturalist, One Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427 or call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, NY, 14525, or e-mail to willodrs@gmail.com

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