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Outdoors calendar for April 14


• New York Muskies Chapter 69, Moose Lodge, 5375 West Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, 7 p.m., Monday. Capt. Larry D. Jones will discuss “Chautauqua Muskies.” Go to

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Ave. in Canandaigua, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Matt Smythe will discuss “Make the film ‘A Deliberate Life’”. Call (585) 360-1812.

• Ruffed Grouse Society Meet and Greet, Gander Mountain, 880 Youngs St., Town of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Learn how to form a chapter and other RGS functions.

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, American Legion Leo Curtis Post No. 830, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

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

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 852-4174, 655-4665 or 846-5448.

• Southtowns Walleye, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.


• Hawkeye Bowmen Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla, today. Kitchen open at 6 a.m. for breakfasts and lunches. Shooting from 7 a.m. to noon. For this and other club events, call 998-4857.

• Glen-Coe Conservation Society 3-D extreme shoot, today, with a second shoot at Collins Conservation Club June 1 and 2. Call Glenn Gawron (909-3441) or email: norwag3@gmail.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Spring Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, begins Monday 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., Saturday, 50-bird sporting clays shoot and other fun games. Call George Rockey (674-3075).

Certification classes


• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sand Rock Road, Eden, 6-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 432-3049.

• Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Road, 7-10 p.m., Monday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Register at first class. Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done Saturday. Call 835-6822.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 5-10 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Register at first class.

• Alfred Rod & Gun Club, 1942 State Route 244, 6-9 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. – done, Saturday. Call (607) 661-6090.

• Wolcott Guns, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, 6-10 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 822-2588 at 5-9 p.m. on Monday.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, Alden, Home Study Course, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday. Call 474-0460, 6-9 p.m.

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

• Wood and Brook Sportsman Club, Alden, 7-10 p.m., April 22 and 26 and 9 a.m.-done, April 27. Register at first class.

• South Dayton American Legion and Pine Valley Rod & Gun Club, April 23, 25 and 27. For class times and directions, call 257-2766.


• Mayville Conservation Club, Bloomer Road, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday. To register, email:

• His Way Archers, 31 Water St., Jamestown, 6-10 p.m., April 24 and 25. Register at first class.


• S&S Taxidermy Pistol Permit Class, 455 S. Cascade Drive, Springville, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 592-2404.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Springville Field and Stream, Chaise Road, 6-10 p.m., April 25. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “Eight-Hour Firearms Recertification,” 8 a.m., Wednesday; and “Eight-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m., April 25; and “Utah, Arizona, Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 9 a.m., April 27, call 778-9431.

• Budd Schroder NRA Pistol Instructor Certification Course, Mohawk Rifle and Pistol Club, 857 Sheridan Dr., Town of Tonawanda, 6 p.m., April 25 an 9 a.m., April 27. Call 861-9302 or email:


• 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).

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “8-Hour Boating and Jet Ski Safety Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 27. To register, call 366-0889.


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 8 a.m., Saturday and 10 a.m., April 21. To register, call 276-7200.

• Bison City Rod & Gun Club Annual Hunting and Fishing Flea Market, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27. Call Dick Hurd (725-8805).

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited 18th Annual Fly Fishing School, Onanda Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 27. Call Dave Morrow at (585) 394-8740 or go to

• Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., April 27 and 28. For exhibitor and setup information, call Robert Wynn (998-8470) or Jim Penland (434-6535).


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


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Tour Guide Watershed Training,” 9 a.m.–noon, Wednesday and April 24; “Walk with Director Loren Smith,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; “Crepuscular Hike at North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve,” 6-8 p.m., Friday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Knox Waterfall,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Saturday Programs: Nature Field Trip, 10 a.m.-noon and Eagle Watch at Cayuga Overlook, 1-4 p.m.,” and “Astronomy Day at Beaver Meadow,” noon–4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., Saturday.

All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Nature’s Circle – Funtastic Flowers (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Earth Day Clean-Up,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Volunteer Work Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Learn to Bird – A Friends of Tifft Event,” 2-4 p.m., April 21. 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: “Tour Guide Training,” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday; “Educators Workshop: Great Lakes Institute at Niagara University,” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Flower Folklore,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Explore the Gorge!,” Art Park State Park, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Stiglmeier Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; “Walton Woods,” Friday, for meeting time, call 548-8039; “Hunters Creek Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190; and “Chestnut Ridge Park Road Walk,” 1:30 p.m., April 21, call 675-3989.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Spring Bird Walk at Penn Dixie Site,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Earth Day Clean-Up and Celebration,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Springtime Walk – Birch Trail,” 1 p.m., Saturday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture – Chorus of Frogs,” 2 p.m., April 21. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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