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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, American Legion Hall, Main St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Rd., Chaffee, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Call 537-5120.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, Education Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Business Meeting, 7:15 p.m., Program, 7:45 p.m., Tuesday. Visit adk.org and click "Niagara Frontier" under "Chapters."

Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 377-2556.

Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie's Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 772-2261.

Southtowns Walleye Association, Armor Fire Hall, 4932 Clark St., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174, 826-6310, or 655-4665.

Twin Tiers Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, Jamestown Community College, Olean Campus, Community Room, Route 16/Union Street, 7-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 925-7512.

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>Archery

Erie County Conservation Society Final Tuneup 3-D Archery Shoot, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee. Registrations, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., today. Call Greg Gattie (560-9613).

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>Shooting sports

Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club Fall League began Oct. 1. For later registration details, call Brian Euscher (652-9049).

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

Gander Mountain Lodge, 880 Youngs St., Town of Tonawanda, 6-101 p.m., Oct. 20, 21, and 22. Preregister in person at the store.

Little Ridge Archery, 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 20, 22, and 24. Call 772-7598, 6-9 p.m.

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*Trapping

Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Cassadaga, 6-10:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Call 595-3418.

*Pistol

Dennis Rydzynski Pistol Permit Classes, West Seneca, by appointment, anytime 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Call 675-9621.

Security Weapons and Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043.

UAW 686 Pistol Club NRA Certified Pistol Course, Walnut and Vine Streets, Lockport, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call Larry Koch (778-9935) or Gordon Botting (434-1563).

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Freeman's Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Oct. 21. Call 542-4429.

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>Shows/seminars

Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Firearms Hunter Safety Course," 6-10 p.m., Oct. 20, 21, and 22. Call 743-2300 or make a visit to gandermountain.com.

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>Honor roll

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE honored these recipients during its Awards Banquet on Oct. 3: Lifetime Achievement, Sen. Dale Volker; Legislator of the Year, Brian Higgins; Special appreciation, Sen. Mary Lou Rath, Congressman Thomas Reynolds and Budd Schroeder; Special Initiative, Kathy Hochul; Public Service, Wil Fowler; and Appreciation, Scott Hess and Judge James Punch.

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>Banquets/fundraisers

13th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society Fundraiser, Holiday Inn, S-5440 Camp Road (Route 75) Hamburg, 7-9 p.m., Nov. 6. Call 627-4560.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Babes in the Woods (for ages 3-5)," 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday; "Iroquois Observations: Birding Field Trip," 9 a.m.-noon; Scope Watch, 1-4 p.m.; and Owl Prowl, 7-9 p.m., Saturday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Observatory Public Viewing Night," dusk-?, Saturday; "Bluebird Society Presentation on the Eastern Bluebird," 2-3 p.m., next Sunday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., next Sunday. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or e-mail info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Name That Tree!-Tree Identification Workshop," 2-4 p.m., next Sunday; 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: "Full Hunter's Moon Walk," 6 p.m., Tuesday; "Owl Prowl," 7 p.m., Friday; "Cold-Blooded Catnap," 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: "Twilight Full Moon," Woodlawn Beach State Park, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 826-8895; "Doors Open-Niagara," Niagara Falls State Park, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, call 745-7848, or visit nysparks.com.

Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: "Three-Course Meet for Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced," Schoellkopf Boy Scout Camp, Cowlesville. Registration, 10:30-11:45 a.m., and start times, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 832-9758 or make a visit to buffalo-orienteering.org.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: "Early Bird Paddling on the Niagara River," Monday, call 695-3235; "Helping Hands Trail Work," Tuesday, call 685-2183; "Wednesday Evening Very Fast Hike-Chestnut Ridge Park," call 648-9027 or 857-2071; and "Friday Evening Riverwalks-Tonawanda," 6:30 p.m., call 833-3851.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Friday Evening Riverwalk-Mississippi Mudds," 6:30 p.m., call 833-3851; "Trail Work Day," Saturday, call 685-2183; and "Ridgewalk and Run in Wellsville," next Sunday, call 648-9027 or visit ridgewalk.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Heart of the Park Nature Walk," 10 a.m., Monday; "Nature Information Stand at Archery Field," 1-5 p.m., Monday; "Crepuscular Series-Full Moon Over the Gorge," 5:30 p.m., Tuesday; "Thursday Nature Walk-St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Finger Lakes Trail Hike-St. Helena Section," 10 a.m., Saturday; and "Indoor Ed-Venture-Tree Leaves," 2 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3600.

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