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Outdoors calendar for April 7


• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Platt St. VFW, Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 377-2556.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email:

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Timothy T. DePriest will discuss “Habitat Improvement of Motor Island and the Niagara River.”

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Capt. Rob Wescott will discuss “Stealth Techniques for Browns and Kings.” Call 636-0519.

• WNY Emerald Ash Borer Task Force meeting, Ecology and Environment, Inc., E&E E3 Annex, Ransom Road and Walden Ave., Lancaster, 9 a.m., Thursday.

• Big Wheel Bike Club Membership Meeting, Zion United Church, Parke Blvd. and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda, 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Go to


• Collins Conservation Club and Glen-Coe Conservation Society will hold two 30-target 3-D extreme shoots. The first shoot will be at Glen-Coe Saturday and April 14. For details, call Glenn Gawron (909-3441) or email: norwag3@gmail.

• Niagara Region Winter 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, sunrise to 1 p.m., April 14. Call Shawn Gaylen (698-3396) or Mike Melcher (930-7500).

• Hawkeye Bowmen Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla, April 14. Kitchen open at 6 a.m. for breakfast and lunch. Shooting from 7 a.m. to noon. Call Phil Fleck (998-4857).

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Spring Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, begins April 15 at 6 p.m., Tuesday evening shoots will be added in May and June. Call 867-1458.

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clay and Fun Shoot, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 20, 50-bird sporting clays shoot and other fun games. For details, call George Rockey (674-3075).

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League, Cain Road, Angola, starts April 20, shooting Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., For details, call John Szewczyk (627-3583).

Certification classes


• Carroll Rod & Gun Club, Frew Run Road, Frewsburg, Wednesday and 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Register at first class.

• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sandrock Road, Eden, 6-9 p.m., April 15, 16 and 17. Call 432-3049.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, 6-9 p.m., April 17 and 8 a.m.-done April 20. Call 835-6822.

• Mount Morris Sportsmen’s Club, 2887 Swanson Road, 6-9 p.m. April 17 and 19, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 20. Call (585) 468-2766.

• Town of Hamburg Recreation Department, 2982 Lakeview Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., April 20. Home study Course. Pre-register, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by Tuesday.

• Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., April 20 and 8 a.m.-done, April 21. Register at first class.


• Springville Field and Stream, Chase Road, 7 a.m.-done, April 13, Home Study Course, Register and obtain study material at the Concord Town Clerk’s Office by Friday.

• The Lono Training Group, 5435 East Lake Road, Honeoye, 6-9 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Register in person, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. For details, go to


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; Sweeney Hose Company, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 1:30-4:30 p.m., today. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., today. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Eight-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday, Call 778-9431 and Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., April 20. Call 693-4000.


• Maryvale Community Education Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course, Maryvale High School, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 635-4666.

• NYS Safe Boating Personal Watercraft Class, Niagara Scuba Center, 2105 Military Road, Niagara Falls, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21. Call Mike McCormick (316-8259).


• Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen’s Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 14. Call 938-6928.


• Greater Rochester Quality Deer Management Association Southern Tier Branch First Annual Banquet and Auction, Lima Country Club, 5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call Mike Edwards (585) 813-2021 or Dave Perotto (585) 410-5551.

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Suzanne’s Fine Dining, Wheatfield, Saturday. Call 433-3547.

• Eighth Annual John Long Sr. Raffle and Feast, St. Vincent de Paul Hall, Niagara Falls, 2-6 p.m., April 14. Call 628-1460.

• Niagara County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation 18th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co., 5 p.m., April 14. Call 791-3151 or 791-3624.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Harry Probst Memorial Banquet, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., April 15. Call 640-2776.

• WNY Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 23rd Annual Fundraising Banquet, West Valley Fire Halle, Route 240, 4 p.m., April 27. Call 699-2525.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Iroquois Observation Saturday Programs: Birding field Trip, 9 a.m.-noon; Focus on Ecology of Lime Disease, 1-2 p.m.; Eagle Watch, 1-4 p.m.; and Owl Prowl, 7:30 p.m.; and “Junior Audubon Club (for middle and high school students)” 10 a.m.-noon. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all program details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wild at Art (for families and kids ages 5 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2–3:30 p.m., April 14. Registration required for these events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood (for ages 3-6),” 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday; and “Owl Prowl,” 7:30 p.m., Friday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “The Upper Great Gorge Hike,” Niagara Falls State Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192; and “Conservation Trail: Sawmill Run Road to Bay State Road,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 694-4346 by Thursday.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: Penn Dixie exhibit at Cool Kids Eco Fest at Genesee Community College in Batavia, 10 am-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Crepuscular Walk: Timberdoodle Twilight,” 7 p.m., Friday; “Mushroom and Moss Walk,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Springtime Walks: Lower Falls Trail, 10 a.m. and Highbanks Trail, 2 p.m., April 14. For all programs at Letchworth, call (585) 493-3625.

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