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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors


New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. U.S. Coast Guard personnel will discuss boat rigging and regulations. Call 874-2522.

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 632-5024.

WNY Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 535-7218.

Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, Seaway Trail Center, Route 5, Wanakah, fly tying at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call Ray Marks (549-1977).

Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak's Bar, 1458 Lovejoy St., 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 897-1220.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Hawkeye Bowmen, 13300 Clinton St. Marilla, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 846-5448.


>Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League: Postal Match, Niagara County Club, final match of the 2008 league season, 8 a.m., next Sunday. Call Bob Guyder 695-1725.



Wilson Conservation Club Last Preseason 3-D Archery Shoot, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., today on club grounds, 2394 Wilson-Cambria Road, Route 425.

Erie County Conservation Society Final Tune-Up 3-D Archery Shoot, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee. Registrations, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., next Sunday. Food and beverages available. Call 560-9613.


>Certification classes


Allied Sportsman's Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 7-11 p.m., Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 474-0460.

FF&S Rod & Gun Club, Route 98, Freedom, home study course, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. for pre-registration details, call (585) 437-2634.

Scio Rod & Gun Club, Vandermark Road, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 13, 15, and 16, and 8:30 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call (585) 593-15 or (585) 593-7564.

Eden Fire Hall, 2791 East Church St., 6-10 p.m., Oct. 14, 15, and 16. Call 992-4866.



Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain Roads, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 13, 14, and 15. Call 735-3343 or 735-7314 evenings.



Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain Roads, 8 a.m.-done, bring a lunch and dress for weather. Call 439-5862 evenings.



Safe Boating Certification Course, Gander Mountain Lodge, 880 Young St., Town of Tonawanda, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 632-7353 or 694-2856.



Bass Pro Shops Handgun Class, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday. Call (315) 498-6046.

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Orvis Shop, 6 p.m., Oct. 13. Call 276-7200.


*First aid

Wilderness First Aid II Certification Class, University at Buffalo South Campus, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350.



Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Duck Hunting at the Next Level," Rich Ferguson, 7 p.m., Tuesday; and "Muzzleloading for Deer," Jack Coad and Bear Kelly, 7 p.m., Friday. Call 743-2300 or visit:

Springville Volunteer Fire Dept. Gun Show, 405 West Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., next Sunday. Call 542-9929, 569-6810 or make a visit to



Picnic Honoring Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 283-8978.

New Creation Fellowship Fundraiser, 3325 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 6 p.m., Wednesday. After a venison chili dinner, whitetail expert Charlie Alsheimer offers his inspirational deer presentation. Call Anthony Serrano (631-8595).

Sportsmen Coon Hunters Association Archery Shoot and Barbecue, Hopkins Road, East Pembroke, next Sunday.

Western and Central New York Safari Club Fundraiser, a gourmet evening in East Aurora, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 17. Call 913-3411 or 998-1353.



Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: "The Enchanted Forest-an Evening Stroll through the Woods of Beaver Meadow," Friday-Sunday (reservations only, call the center); and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: Hiking trails open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; guided nature tours, 2 p.m., Sundays. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Field Guide for Kids," 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for public guided tours at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and for self-guided trails (Lily Pond Loop and State Symbols), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Environmental Education Center hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: Woodlawn Beach Nature Center open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, call 826-8895; Fort Niagara Nature Center open noon-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, call 745-7848, or visit:

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "Annual October Count," next Sunday. Call Mike Hamilton (881-6709).

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: "Early Bird Paddling on the Niagara River," Monday, call 695-3235; "Evening Paddle from Veterans' Canal Park," Tuesday,; "Dog Friendly Hike-Delaware Park Ring Road and Hoyt Lake," Saturday, call 876-8868; and "Bike-Oak Orchard River Road," next Sunday, call 564-2106.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Tillman Wetlands Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 684-4449; "Friday Evening Riverwalk-Mississippi Mudds", 6:30 p.m., call 833-3851; "Boston Forest County Park, Fall Potluck, and General Meeting," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 941-5172. and "Rosyk Hill Rd. to Irish Hill Rd.," next Sunday, call 828-0282.

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: "14th Annual Fall Colors Overnight Trip," Oct. 18-19. Call 213-0350 or visit

Hamburg Natural History Society Event: "11th Annual Western New York Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie Site," 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. A family, Scout and school event featuring demos of drilling and rock coring, gold panning, live animals from Nature's Mark, amateur radio broadcasting, viewing sunspots and solar flares presented by 25-30 exhibitors, rain or shine, with food available. Call 627-4560 or visit

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Thursday Nature Walk-Lower Gorge Trail," 10 a.m.; "Geology Walk," 10 a.m., next Sunday; and "Nature Information Stand-Archery Field Overlook," 1-5 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3600.

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