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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors


WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. The meeting features a screening of the film "The Way of the Trout." Call 695-1003.

Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Glen Adams, (585) 768-6278.

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Tri-County Kingdom Archers Fifth Annual Youth Archery Camp, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, Arcade, Aug. 5 and 6. Call 474-5703.

Niagara Frontier 2011 3-D Traveling League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, sign-ups, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday. Call Charlie Burt (433-0486 or 417-2544).

Niagara Region 2011 Sunday Summer League, (no shoot during Fourth of July weekend), next shoot: Allied Conservation Club, Alden, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., July 10. Call Mike Kurtowitz (983-8544).

Collins Conservation Club 3-D Archery Money Shoot, July 24, limited to 120 shooters. For early registration, call Glenn Gawron (909-3441) or go to

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Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, (no match during Fourth of July weekend), next match: Pinecrest Club at Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m., July 10. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club Twilight League, Friday night matches begin at 7 p.m., 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda. Call 695-1725.

Ten-X Shooting Club June Outdoor Pistol Match Aggregate (total) and Bullseye (X) results: Richard Powers, 2,567 81X; Clifton Faulring, 3,536 85X; and Bob Pangborn, 2,413 41X.

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Certification classes


Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee, 8 a.m., July 9 and 10. Call 826-1489 or 655-2328.


Busti Trap Club, Southwestern Drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Register at start of class.

LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 29 and July 6, and 7-10 a.m., July 9. Call 735-3343 or 735-7414 evenings.


Jim Carr Classes: "Pistol Permit Classes," A&K Gun Sales, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, and LaRock's Outdoors, Newfane 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 778-9431.

Firearms Training of WNY "NYS Pistol Permit Class for residents of Erie and Niagara Counties," American Legion Cadille Post No. 1664, 752 East Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. July 6. Call James Emmick, 903-2558 or go to

Security Weapons and Training Institute Class, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: "Pistol Permit Class," 10 a.m. July 2. Call 822-1043 or go to


Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee, 6 p.m., July 9. Call 807-5116, 655-2328 or 826-1489.

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Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing Classes: "Fly Fishing 101," free sessions open to all, Saturday; next available "Fly Fishing School" at The Zoar in Springville, July 17. For details on all class offerings, call Adam Cook (276-7200).

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Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: "Bugs By Night," 9-11 p.m., Friday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Griffis Sculpture Walk," noon-2 p.m., Saturday; "Observatory Public Viewing Night," dusk-?, Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., June 26. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll," 7:45-9:15, Tuesday; "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Insectival!" 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-3:30, June 26. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "Dragons in your Back Yard," 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; "Senior Stroll," 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and "Pond Life," 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: New this year, a "Shore Fishing" program, with Capt. Tom Marks, will be held at Evangola State Park, two-hour sessions offered July 9 and 23, and Aug. 20. For registration information, call 549-1050.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings info, visit

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Stiglmeier Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; "Stiglmeier Park," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 675-3989; "Amherst Canalway," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 832-1921; "Chestnut Ridge Park," 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 646-5034; "Niagara Falls," 10 a.m. Saturday, call 254-4285; and "South Park/Our Lady of Victory Basilica/Holy Cross Cemetery," 2 p.m., July 3, call 675-3989.

Buffalo Geological Society "Gems Along the Erie Canal" Bus trip to a Gems and Mineral Society convention at Syracuse, July 9. Call (315) 638-8819 or go to

Paths, Peaks, and Paddles event: "Algonquin Provincial Park Canoe Trip," July 31-Aug. 6. Call 213-0350 or go to

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Brooks and Brambles: Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate," 10 a.m., Wednesday; and "Nearby Excursion to Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area," 10 a.m., Thursday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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