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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

Meetings

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 731-2964.

New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 874-2522.

Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael's Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 662-6065.

Hamburg Snowmobile Club, Knights of Columbus, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call Pete Duchman (912-2965).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lancaster Moose Hall, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 839-2269.

WNY Snowmobile Club of Boston, AmVets Post, Route 391, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 648-0010.

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Archery

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

Doc's Archery Programs, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda: Tuesday Night Target League begins on Tuesday; Youth Program starts Saturday with sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Adult/Child Indoor Target League starts at 2 p.m. next Sunday.

West Falls Conservation Society 10-Week Winter Indoor Archery League, 55 Bridge St., begins 7 p.m., Friday. Call 655-5030.

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

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Shooting sports

West Falls Conservation Society Winter Trap League, 55 Bridge St., begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 652-4650.

Allied Sportsmen of WNY Informal Pistol League, individual and team registration, starts Wednesday. For details, call John Maier (474-0460).

Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club Winter Singles League begins at 7 p.m. on Friday. Call Brian Euscher (652-9049).

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

Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Indoor Winter Pistol League starts Jan. 25. Call Cliff Faulring Jr., (337-3555) evenings.

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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: Michael Repko, 652-0374; Buffalo Gun Center, 833-2581; Den's Gun Shop, 675-9621; Easy Aim, 668-7875; Jim Carr, 778-9431; T.J. & M., 626-4953; or Ronald Meegan, 875-4547.

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Shows / seminars

Rochester Gun Show, Empire State Arms Collectors Association, Dome Arena, Monroe County Fairgrounds (Route 15A and Calkins Road) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Iroquois Arms Collectors Association of WNY, AmVets Post No. 26, Ward Road, North Tonawanda, Jan. 13-14. Call (585) 599-4284.

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Shows: Perry Hi-Way Hose Co., 8270 Peach St. (Route 19) Erie, Pa., 8 a.m. 3 p.m., Jan. 14; and Akron Fire Dept., 1 Main St., Jan. 20-21. Call (800) 225-7338, 542-9929 or go to: www.nfcshows.com.

Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Show, Hunt's Best Western Inn, Matamoras, Pa., Jan. 27-28. Call (570) 679-2250.

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 3-11. Go to: www.sport.reedexpo.com and type "Eastern Sports" in search events box.

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Banquets / fund-raisers

NYSS Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Awards Banquet, Holiday Inn, Waterloo, 6 p.m., Jan. 13. Call Al Gai (937-3271).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Samuel's Grand Manor, Clarence, Feb. 3. Call Tim Meyers (839-2269).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Holiday Inn, Lockport, Feb. 3. Call Jeffery Cummings (772-7302).

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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.; "Volunteer Day," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m. Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "Full Moon Snowshoe Walk," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; "Snowshoe Walk," 10:30 a.m. Saturday. 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., Monday-Saturday. For more info, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Winter Trails Day," 4-6 p.m., Saturday, call 745-7848; and "Knox Farm Ski Tour," Knox Farm State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 826-8895.

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

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Second Annual Happy New Year's Hike at Chestnut Ridge," 11 a.m., Monday, call 648-9027; "Niagara River Trail to Goat Island and the Falls," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 823-8156; and Annual Winter Snowshoe on Beehunter Trail in Allegany State Park, next Sunday. Call 648-9027 or 997-2349.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "Dunkirk-Fredonia Christmas Bird Count," Monday. Call 673-1627 or 792-9042.

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

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

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek," 10 a.m., Wednesday; "Family Nature Walk Pine Pond," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Novice Nature Ski Hike, 1 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m., Sunday; "Intermediate Nature Ski Hike," 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and "Winter Wonder Walk," 2:30 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, 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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