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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

Meetings

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 7 p.m., Wednesday. January meeting moved to Wednesday to accommodate the Crossbow Round Table on Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Falconer Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 483-3002.

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>Archery

Niagara Region 2012 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen's Club, Alden, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 29, final shoot before rosters close. Call 983-8544 or 472-4143.

WNY 2012 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., breakfast service starting at 7 a.m., Jan. 29. Call 432-6035.

Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, shooting alternate Sundays to March 25, late registrations welcome. For details, call Jim Jozwiak (685-1718).

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>Shooting sports

WNY Practical Pistol League November Match Results: Open (Match Winner), Pat Harrison; Limited, Brent Holmes; Limited-10, Anatoli Korobkin; Production, Dennis Beck; Single Stack, Dave Pribek; and Revolver, John Manzell.

January Match at Tonawanda Sportsman's Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, Indoor Range (No jacketed ammo). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 29. Call Joe Forcucci (400-4081) or go to wnyppl.org.

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>Certification classes

*Hunting

Niagara Wheatfield High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 2, 7, 9 and 16. Call 215-3013 weekdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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*Pistol

Jim Carr Classes: "NYS Pistol Permit Class," Freeman's Sport Shot, Akron, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday; and "Utah/Florida Pistol Permit Class," Freeman's Sport Shop, 10 a.m., Saturday and LaRock's Outdoors, Newfane, 9 a.m., Feb. 4. Call 778-9431.

Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Pistol Permit Classes: 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Firearms Training of WNY "NYS Pistol Classes for Residents of Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties," Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and American Legion Cadille Post, 752 E. Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 1. "Utah/Florida/Arizona Concealed Carry Class," Old Sarge's Drop Zone, Dunkirk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

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>Shows/Seminars

Niagara Frontier Gun Collectors Shows: Steamboat Landing Ballroom, 205 Lake Shore Drive, Canandaigua, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 29; and Alexander Charity Gun Show, Alexander Fireman's Rec Hall, Route 98, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb 5. Call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.

Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show, Daniel Carter Event Center, 2383 West Five Mile Road Extension, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 29.

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>Banquets

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet, Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, 5 p.m., Feb. 4. Call Al Gai (937-3271).

Southtowns Walleye Association Installation and Awards Banquet, Lucarelli's, 6 p.m., Feb. 11. Call 627-0147 or 649-8202.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, March 3. Call 655-0975.

Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Alexander Firemen's Rec Hall, March 3. Call (585) 993-6120.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: "Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Workshop -- Weather Badge," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; "Winter Gulls with Naturalist Tom Kerr at Artpark, Lewiston," 1 p.m., Saturday. All programs are by preregistration. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, Ext. 10, or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Little Tykes Snowshoe Stroll (for ages 3-5 and caregivers)," 10-11 a.m., Monday; and "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397, Ext. 338.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "After School Escape (for grades K-5, no registration required)," 4:30 p.m., Thursday; "Winter Wonderland in the Woods," 1-4 p.m., Saturday; and "Learn to Ski," 1 p.m., Jan. 29. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Buffalo Museum of Science Exhibit: "CSI: The Experience," view two crime labs with special effects from the CSI TV series. The exhibit opens Saturday and continues to April 29. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 896-5200, Ext. 338, or go to sciencebuff.org.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Long Point Cross Country Ski," Long Point State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, for details and to register, 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: "Park Country Club Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 833-3851; "Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Cross Country Ski (weather permitting)," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, call 646-5034; "Walton Woods, Hike or Snowshoe," 10 a.m., Friday, call 548-8039; "Mystery, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe," 10 a.m., Saturday, for meeting place, call 694-4346; and "Hunters Creek Park -- Hike or Snowshoe," 10:30 a.m., Jan. 29, call (585) 457-9892.

Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "An Introduction to the Night Sky," Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m., Thursday; and "Penn Dixie Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing or Nature Walk," 10 a.m. Saturday. Reservations requested. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: "Snowshoe Demo," 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 29; and "Roy-Hart Winterfest," Feb. 4. For details, call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: "Sycamore Trail Trek," 10 a.m., Wednesday; "Novice Nature Ski Hike," 1 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m., Jan. 29; "Winter Wonder Walk," 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and "Adventure Nature Ski Walk," 10 a.m., Jan. 29. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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