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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

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

Federated Sportsmen of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-508s.

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Community Room, Nike Base Park, Grand Island. 7 p.m., Tuesday. Email: shcnf@shcnf.com.

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

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>Archery

Seven Nations 3-D Archery League Events: Genesee Conservation Club, 1570 Old Penfield Road, Rochester, Wednesday, call Joe Rau, (585) 899-6821; and Flying Arrow Club Trophy Shoot, Brockport, Sept. 25, call Bill McGovern (585) 750-3383.

Tri-County Kingdom Archers Fall Bonanza and Banquet, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39, West Arcade. Shoot registration, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., banquet, 2 p.m., Saturday. To register, call Ben Heckathorn (474-5703).

Erie County Conservation Society 3-D Archery Open Shoot, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 25, 30 targets, kids under age 14 free. Call Greg Gatie (560-9613).

Wilson Conservation Club 3-D Archery Open Shoot, Route 425, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 25. Go to wilsonconservationclub.com.

West Falls Conservation Society Annual 30-Target 3-D Archery Shoot and Raffle, 55 Bridge St., Sign-up 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 25, Breakfast and lunch available. Call 652-4650.

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Shooting sports

Alabama Hunt Club Public Fall Shoot, 1857 Lewiston Road, Basom, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Sammy DiSalvo (585) 344-2818.

Boston Valley Conservation Society Fall Pistol League starts Thursday with relays at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Call Cliff Faulring (337-3555).

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, League Shoot, Clarence Club at Ten-X Club, Lancaster, 8 a.m., Sept. 25. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

Ripley Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Road, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Register at first class.

Eden Fire Hall, 2791 Church St., 6-10 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Call 992-4866.

Mayville Conservation Club, Bloomer Road, 6-10 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. To register, email: gun-bow-safeteach@hotmail.com.

Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 25. Register at first class.

East Aurora Fish & Game Club, Luther Road, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, and Sept. 25. Call 652-0229.

Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2030 Wayman Branch Road, 5:40-9:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 30 and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Call (585) 268-7322 or (585) 593-0131.

Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. Register in person at the club.

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*Archery

Doc's Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 693-2703, noon-8 p.m.

S&S Taxidermy, Route 219, Springville, 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 592-2404.

Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call Evans Town Hall (549-8787) 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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*Pistol

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Classes, Freeman's Sport Shop, Akron 6 p.m., Tuesday; and LaRock's Outdoors, Newfane, 5:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 778-9431.

Firearms Training of WNY Classes: "Pistol Permit," Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and "Utah/Florida Conceal Carry," Old Sarge's Drop Zone, 400 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

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*Boating

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 "NYS Boating and Jet Ski Certification Class," McKinley Mall, West Seneca, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, last class of the year. Call Bob Moscato (681-3889) or email: rmossail@aol.com.

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*Trapping

West Falls Conservation Society, Bridge Street, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 652-8025.

Orleans County Fairgrounds, Route 31 (between Medina and Albion), 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Call (585) 798-0848, 6-9 p.m.

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>Shows/Seminars

Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever Annual Youth Day, Osborn's Hunting Preserve, Alley Road, Darien Center, 7:30 a.m., Saturday. To register, call Tim Snyder at (518) 257-2857 or Tom Miller at (585) 356-0852.

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>Banquets

Genesee County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Dinner and Live Auction, Sacred Heart Social Center, 17 Summer St., Batavia, 6 p.m., Wednesday. Make reservations by noon Monday. For details, call (585) 734-2141 or (585) 343-6119.

SCOPE Annual Banquet, Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7. Call 931-7980 or email: mjp653@yahoo.com.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: "Fall Birding at Forest Lawn and Delaware Park," 8 a.m., Saturday; "Great Egret Walk," 5-7 p.m., Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., Sept. 25. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Beaver Basics-A Friends of Tifft Event," 2-4 p.m., today; "Nature's Circle: Bye Birdie (for ages 2-3)," 10:30-11:15 a.m., Monday; "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and "Tifft Trek," 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 25. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "Mushrooms and Fungi: A Kingdom of their Own (for adults and youths ages 8 and older)," 10 a.m., Saturday; and "Habitat Hunt (For youths ages under 12)," 2 p.m., Sept. 25. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Goat Island Adventure Walk," Niagara Falls State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154.

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: "Ellicottville Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 699-6056 or 472-5189; and "Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge-Kayo Trail," 9 a.m., Sept. 25, call 548-8039.

Buffalo Orienteering Club event: Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, registration, 11-11:45 a.m., Sept. 25. Instruction available to all experience levels. Call 838-2406 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

Buffalo Ornithological Society event: "Joint Field Trip with Buffalo Audubon to Delaware Park and Forest Lawn Cemetery to View Buffalo Fall Migrants," 8 a.m., Saturday. Call David Gordon (390-1429) or the Buffalo Audubon office at (585) 457-3228.

Buffalo Geological Society event: "Trip to 44th Annual Gem and Mineral Show," Zebu Shrine, Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday and Sunday. Call 438-3794.

Paths, Peaks, and Paddles Event: "Finger Lakes Adventure," Sept. 30-Oct. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Fiddler's Elbow Hike-Scenic Loop Series," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Mushroom Foray," 10 a.m. Saturday; and "Nature Walk-Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section)," 1 p.m., Sept. 25. Call (585) 493-3625.

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