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Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying begins as 6 p.m., bring black thread for tying black wooly buggers; meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. DEC Fisheries Biologist Scott Cornett will discuss "The Brook Trout Enhancement Project at McIntosh Brook." Call 655-1331.

Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Oatka Fish and Game Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

Pointing Dog Club of WNY, Gander Mountain Lodge, Town of Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 633-4309 or 743-2300.


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Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Center, Fingerlakes Mall, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday. Call (315) 498-6046.



Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 743-2300 or visit:
Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen's Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Route 353, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday. Call Pat or Jim Miller (936-6928).



Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: "Volunteer Day," for regulars and first-timers, bring a lunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; "Walk at Knox Farm State park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Owl Prowl at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge," 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email:

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: "Night Hike-No-Flashlight, Other-Senses Evening Walk in the Woods," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; and "Movie Matinee-Fly Away Home," 3 p.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 9 a. m.-5 p. m. Monday-Saturday. 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: "Historic Artpark Hike," Artpark State Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, call 745-7848; and "The Red Barn -- Its Construction and History," Knox Farm State Park, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 826-8895, or visit:

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: For club and outings info, visit

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Stiglmeier Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 832-1921; "Amherst Canalway Trail," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 633-7697; and "Hunter's Creek Park," 10 a.m., next Sunday, call 651-9877.

Hamburg Natural History Society Event: "Penn Dixie Exhibit at Rochester Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, today. Call 627-4560 or visit

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Nature Walk-Old Woods of the Upper Canyon," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Finger Lakes Trail Hike -- Mt. Morris Canyon Section," 10 a.m., Saturday; and "Big Tree Tour-Part I," 10 a.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3600.

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