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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, Kelly's Korner Restaurant, 524 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Three attorneys will discuss a pending lawsuit involving the Village of Lewiston and Niagara Gorge Jet Boating Ltd. Call 731-4780.

3-F Club, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston/Youngstown, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.

Southtowns Walleye Association, 4732 Clark St., Hamburg. Capt. Don Ruppert will discuss "Lake Erie Walleye Fishing." Meeting open to all. Call 649-8202.

Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Dr., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 549-1977 or 675-4766.

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Archery

Niagara Frontier 2011 3-D Traveling League Banquet, Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, Tuesday. Call Shawn Galyen (698-3396).

Batavia Rod & Gun Club 3-D Archery Shoot, 10509 West Bethany Rd., East Bethany, 3 p.m.-dark, Wednesday. Call (585) 343-4041 or (585) 474-0262.

Seven Nations 3-D Archery League, Genesee Conservation, 1570 Old Penfield Rd., Rochester, Aug. 21. Call Joe Rau, (585) 899-6821.

Wilson Conservation Club Sunday Morning Open Shoot, Route 425, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 21. Go to wilsonconservationclub.com.

55th Annual Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, Forksville, Pa., Sept. 16-18. For details and a registration form, go to pabowhunters.com.

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>Shooting sports

Allied Sportsmen's Club Fall Trap League, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, begins Monday at 6 p.m., shooting the first and third Wednesday of each month. Open to all shooters. Call Joe Truty (867-1458).

WNY Practical Pistol League July Match Results: Open Match Winner, John Marcaida; Production, Dennis Beck; Limited-10, Jeff Jackling; Limited Jeff Hennard; and Single Stack, Dave Pribek. Next Match is the USPSA Sanctioned Eastern Lakes Sectionals Friday August 19th through Sunday the 21st at Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Killian Road, Pendleton. Registration begins at 8:00 AM. For more information, call Jim Rusert, (812-9582) or go to wnyppl.org.

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Ten-X Club, Lancaster, 8 a.m., Aug. 21. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Teen Shooting Academy Classes: Rifle, starting Sept. 19; Shotgun, starting Sept. 19; and Handgun for ages 14-20. Call Bob Church (592-7211.

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

Jamestown Rifle Club, Busti-Stillwater Rd., Busti, 6-10 p.m., Friday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Register at first class.

A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsmen's Club, 4832 River Rd., Leicester, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 25, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27. Call (585) 382-3231.

Holly Rod & Gun Club, Pumping Station Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 17 and 19, and 8-10 a.m., Aug. 20. Pre-register in person at the club 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

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Archery

Nick's Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., 6-10 p.m., Thursday, and 11 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 875-9218.

Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-9861 or 874-1206.

Getzville Fire Hall, 640 Dodge Rd., Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 23, and 6 p.m.-done, Aug. 25. Register at first class.

Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 10509 West Bethany Rd., East Bethany, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 23, and 6 p.m.-done, Aug. 25. Register at first class.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27. For course materials, call 474-0460.

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*Pistol

Jim Carr "Utah/Florida Concealed Carry Class," Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Middleport, 10 a.m., Aug. 27, Saturday. Call 7789431.

Firearms Training of WNY Classes: "Pistol Permit Class," (for residents of Erie and Niagara Counties), VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd., Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to ftwny.com.

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*Boating

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 Buffalo "About Boating Safety Class," St Patrick's Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call Dan Massing (799-7182) or email: dmassing155@verizon.net.

Maryvale Community Education "Personal Water Craft Boating Class," Maryvale High School, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27. Call 635-4666.

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*Waterfowl Identification

Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Rd., 6 p.m.-done, Aug. 25. Call 681-5690.

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>Shows/Seminars

Erie County Fair Conservation Building, Hamburg, Open to Aug. 21. Go to ecfair.org.

Memorial Library of Little Valley 2011 Sportsman's Show, Green Gables Village, Route 219, between Salamanca and Great Valley, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 28. Call Jim Miller (938-6926).

Bog Trotters Rifle and Pistol Club Annual Show, American Legion Post No. 880,l Route 62 and Legion Dr., Eden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 28. Call 257-3510.

Wyoming County Gobblers Jakes Event, Oatka Fish and Game Club, 8660 Wilcox Rd., For details, call Wally Urf, (585) 584-3773.

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>Banquets/Fundraisers

Honeoye Fish and Game Club Fundraiser, Aug. 27. Call (585) 229-4420.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: BAS exhibits-"Owls," the Erie County Fair, to Aug. 21; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Observatory Public Viewing Night, dusk, Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., Aug. 21. For all Audubon Society programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and "Nature's Circle: Polliwogs to Frogs (for ages 2-3)," 10:30-11:45 a.m., Friday. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Senior Stroll," 9:30 a.m., Thursday; and "Educator Workshop: Growing Up WILD (for educators of grades Pre-K to second grade)," 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Goat Island Adventure Walk," Niagara Falls State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154; and "Underground Railroad Display and Trek," Fort Niagara State Park, 8-9:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; "9th Annual Tomato Fest," Evangola State Park, Aug. 27-28, call 549-1802.

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

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Niagara Falls Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 875-9475; "Letchworth State Park," 11 a.m., Saturday, call 651-9877; and "Clarence," 2 p.m., Aug. 21, call 759-6442.

Buffalo Ornithological Society event: "Shorebird Count," Aug. 21. Call 745-9129.

Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "Triple Trek Summer Day Camp (for ages 8-12)," at the Penn Dixie Site, Evangola State Park, and Tifft Nature Preserve, Aug. 22-26. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

Paths, Peaks, and Paddles Event: "Key River/Georgian Bay Kayak Adventure," Aug. 25-28. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Learn About Letchworth Series -- Capturing the Beauty of Plein Air Painting by Kevin Feary," 7 p.m., Tuesday; "Nature Walk-Lee's Landing Trail," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Tributary Trek-Dishmill Creek," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Fern Walk," 10 a.m., Aug. 21; and "Indoor Ed-Venture-Asters and Goldenrods," 2 p.m., Aug. 21. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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