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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m. Monday. Call 316-3119.

Niagara Musky Association, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 652-9460.

Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call 656-8475.

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>Archery

Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, Winter Indoor 3-D Archery League starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, continuing for 12 weeks. All archers welcome. For format and entry details, call 937-3615 or go to alliedsportsmen.com.

Two 3-D winter leagues offer archers team competitions at club sites around WNY, starting Jan. 8. Here is a listing of clubs and contact information:

The Niagara Region 2012 Winter 3-D League (six clubs): Wood & Brook, Alden, call 870-2653 or 799-3813; Allied Sportsmen, Alden, call 983-8544 or 472-4143; Erie County Conservation, call 560-9613 or 912-6163; Active Bowhunters, Holland, call (585) 496-5819 or 837-5945; Double T Archery, Amherst, call 834-4707; and Wilson Conservation Club, call 698-3396 or 930-7500.

The 2012 WNY Winter 3-D League (four clubs): Collins Conservation Club, call 337-0126; Glen Coe Conservation Society, Glenwood, call 337-0733; Evans Rod & Gun Club, call 866-5072; and West Falls Conservation Society, call 432-6035.

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>Shooting sports

Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, Informal NFPL and Police Practical Combat Pistol Leagues, Informal Bulls Eye begins Wednesday; shooting Wednesdays 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-noon. Informal PPC shoots begin January 10 at 7 p.m. and go every other Tuesday for 12 weeks. Call 937-3615 or go to alliedsportsmen.com.

North Forest Rod & Gun Club Winter 5-Stand League and Winter Youth League, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Adult League shoots Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Youth League (for ages 12-17 with mentor) shoots Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. All five stands enclosed, open to all shooters. For more details, call the club (438-2009) or John Butcher (628-2111).

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

La Salle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6-10:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday and Jan. 11 and 12. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Road, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 16, 18-19, and 8:30-10 a.m., Jan. 21. Call (585) 268-7322 or (585) 593-1582 evenings to 9 p.m.

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*Pistol

Firearms Training of WNY "NYS Pistol Class for Residents of Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties," American Legion Cadille Post, 752 East Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Pistol Permit Class, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043.

Jim Carr Pistol Permit Classes: LaRock's Outdoors, Newfane, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10; and Orvis Shop, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14. Call 778-9431.

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>Shows/Seminars

Erie County Trappers Association Free Fur Handling Seminar, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 337-2556.

Niagara Frontier Collectors Show, Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., Jan. 14 and 15. Call 542-9929.

Ray Marks Fly Fishing Class, Lake Shore Central Schools, eight-session classes begins Jan. 25. Call 549-1977.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Wildlife and Birding in Winter," 9 a.m., Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all BAS 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 "Winter Trails Day Celebration (ages 2 and older)," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, free and pre-registration highly encouraged. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "After School Escape (for grades K-5, no registration required)," 4:30 p.m. Thursday; and "Climate Change Cafe," 1 p.m. Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Annual Winter Trails Day Walk," DeVeaux Woods State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, for details and registration, call 282-5154; and "Lake Erie 'Ski' Park," Lake Erie State Park, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 8, for information and to register, 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 adk-nfc.org.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Park Country Club-Cross Country ski or Snowshoe," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 833-3851; "Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Snowshoe (weather permitting)," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, call 646-5034; "Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe, or Cross Country Ski," 10 a.m. Thursday, call 208-6319; "Walton Woods-Hike or Snowshoe," 10 a.m. Friday, call 548-8039; "Sprague Brook Park-Hike, Snowshoe, or Cross Country Ski," 10:30 a.m. Saturday, call 655-0699; and "Como Park-Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski," 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8, call 601-7535.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Events: "Dunkirk-Fredonia CBC," today, call 673-1627 or 672-2235. For all BOS events and functions, go to buffaloornithologicalsociety.org.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: "Bear Hollow Trail Trek," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Moonlit Nature Ski Hike," 1 p.m. Saturday; "Winter Wonder Walk-Trailside Lodge," 2:30 p.m. Saturday; "Family Nature Walk-Denton Brook," 10 a.m. Jan. 8; "Novice Nature Ski Hike," 1 p.m. Jan. 8; and "Intermediate Nature Ski Hike," 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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