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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Lake Erie Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers, Seaway Trail Center, Route 5, Wanakah, 7 p.m., Monday. Brian Slavinski will talk on, "Fishing for Landlocked Salmon in Quebec." Call Ray Marks (549-1977).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Adirondack Club, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday. A report from the Canisius College Computational Ecology Research Group.

WNY Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call (585) 535-7218.

Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, (Route 78, 2 miles north of Lockport), 7 p.m., Thursday. Capt. Mike Johannes will discuss "Salmon Fishing: Wilson to the Niagara Bar," call 636-0519.

Big Wheels Bicycle Club of Tonawanda Open House Meeting, Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Blvd. and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda, noon-4 p.m., Saturday. Call Bill Jerge (835-7160) or Paula Manijak (773-0016).

Finger Lakes & WNY Waterfowl Association, DEC Region 8 Headquarters, Route 5, East Avon, 10 a.m., next Sunday.

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>Archery

Hawkeye Bowmen Wild Animal Shoot, breakfast at 6 a.m., registration starts at 7 a.m., next Sunday. Call 998-4857 or 542-7540.

Doc's Archery Leagues, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., (Wurlitzer Bldg.), North Tonawanda, Kids Youth Program begin this week, with 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions, call 693-2703. Father-and-son team, Sean and Eric Facklam, scored a perfect 300 for 60 arrows in the Sunday League at Doc's.

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>Shooting sports

Wyoming Valley Rod and Gun Spring league began on Wednesday, shooting at 7 p.m. For late registration details, call Brian Euscher (652-9049).

Elma Conservation Club Trap League: "Five-Stand" begins on Saturday. Call (585) 591-4210.

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>Certification courses

*Hunting

Middleport Rod & Gun Club, 6-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 735-3343 (evenings).

Cuba Rod & Gun Club, West Keller Hill Road, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call Russ Biss at 968-2720 (5-9 p.m.)

Allied Sportsmen's Club, Alden, 7-11 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 474-0460.

S&S Taxidermy, Springville, 5-10 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 592-2404.

West Falls Conservation Society, Bridge St., 7-10 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m-5 p.m., Saturday. Call Jack Bouquin (941-6499).

Jamestown Rifle Club, Busti, 1-7:30 p.m., Saturday and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday.

Erie County Conservation Society, Holland, 8 a.m. to completion, Saturday and Sunday. Call 826-1489 or 807-5116.

Eden/North Collins Club, Sandrock Road, 6-10 p.m., April 16, 17 and 18. Call 992-4866.

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*Pistol

PBS Consultants, SWAT Classroom, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, 5 p.m., Tuesday. Call Ray Lantzy 822-1043 or go to: www.swatstore.com.

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Classes: Gander Mountain Lodge, Town of Tonawanda, 6 p.m., Thursday, call 743-2300; and Freeman's Sport Shop, Akron, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 542-4429.

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>Shows/seminars

Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Pheasant and Upland Habitat," biologist Shon Robbins 7 p.m., Friday; "Turkey Calling and Hunting," Todd Imiola, 9 a.m., Saturday; and "Dutch Oven Cooking Demos," International Dutch Oven Society, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 743-2300.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest at Gander Mountain, Saturday. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Call Tim Meyers 839-2269.

Bass Pro Shops Turkey Weekend, Auburn, calling contest and seminars, Saturday and Sunday. Call (315) 258-2717.

Northeast Arms Collectors Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, next Sunday. Call (631) 643-6347.

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>Banquets/fundraisers

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Niagara Falls, 5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call Matt Zarnosky (772-5150).

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>Honor roll

Steve Mooradian, retired DEC Region 9 Fisheries supervisor, accepted an induction into the Niagara Musky Association Hall of Fame from NMA President Scott McKee and secretary/treasurer Tony Scime during the NMA Awards Banquet at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery on March 31.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Nature Series: Flint Knapper, Ken Wallace," noon-2 p.m., Saturday; "Junior Girl Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Weather Watch," 1-4 p.m., next Sunday; Iroquois Observations Saturday programs ("Birding Field Trip," 9 a.m.-noon; "Scope Watch," 1-5 p.m. and "Woodcock Walk followed by an Owl Prowl at Swallow Hollow," 7:30-10 p.m.); Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. events: "Tails and Trails-Free Outing," 2 p.m., every Sunday; hiking trails open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; "Guided Wellness Walks," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Lunar Lookout," 7:30 a.m., Tuesday and "Spring Sing-Along," 10 a.m., Friday. Advanced registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for public guided tours at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and self-guided trails, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Friday the 13th Adventure," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday; DeVeaux Woods State Park. To register, call 745-7848. "Call of the Frogs," 7-9 p.m., Saturday; to register, call 826-8895.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Annual Botanical Gardens/Basilica Easter Tour," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 876-2721; and "Tri-Club Invitational Zoar Valley Hike," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 685-2183.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Program: "April Count-Survey of Birds Seen on April 15," For details, call Mike Hamilton (881-6709) or e-mail: mhsr@wzrd.com.

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society Field Trip: "Audubon's Burgeson Sanctuary (north of Chautauqua Lake)," 9 a.m., Saturday. Call Ed Fuchs (687-1167).

Hamburg Natural History Society Program: The Penn Dixie Site will be open to the public for fossil collection 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday. Call 627-4560 or go to: www.penndixie.org.

Elma Conservation Club Asian Carp Seminar, 600 Creek Road, noon-4 p.m., Saturday. Free and open to all. Call (585) 591-4210.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Trout Clinic," Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; "Crepuscular Walk-Timberdoodle Twilight," 7 p.m., Saturday; and "Springtime Walk," 1 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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