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Outdoors calendar for Sept. 22


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. DEC Fisheries Biologist Jim Markham will discuss “The Lake Erie Steelhead Fishery.” Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Bergen Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Mayville Conservation Club, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call Zen Olow (640-2776).

• Safe Act Informational Meeting, Langford Fire Hall, 3901 Langford Road, North Collins, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 655-0951.


• West Falls Conservation Society 30 Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., open to the public, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., today. For this and other club events, call 655-5030 or 432-6035.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Practical Pistol League, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., today. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• WNY Practical Pistol League September Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, outdoor range, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 29. For a slot or more details, contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook or email

Certification classes


• North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 after 5 p.m.

• South Dayton American Legion and Pine Valley Rod & Gun Club, 6:30-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 257-2766.

• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 30 and 8:30-done, Oct. 5. Register one hour before the first class.

• Harmony Conservation Club, Route 474, Panama, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 4 and 8 a.m.-done, Oct. 5. Register at email:

• Frontiersmen’s Post No. 7545, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 8, 10 and 11. Call 627-9861.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13. Call 474-0460 (Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m.)

• Wolcott Guns, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, 6-10:30 p.m., Oct. 14 and 16. Those interested can register in person at the range, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday.


• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-10 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Register in person at the club.

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Call 875-9218.

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


• Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo St. Extension, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and Friday. Register at first class.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917.

• Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Road, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 5. Call 595-3916 after 1 p.m. or 735-6347 after 5 p.m.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Classes,” 9 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” VFW Post No. 1419, 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and Open Bible Baptist Church, 72 E. Niagara St., Tonawanda; and “multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 5:30 p.m., Monday; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Class,” and K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 535-0248.

Waterfowl identification

• Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday. Register at class.


• George Washington Club Super Sportsmen’s Raffle, 2085 Niagara St., 1-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 873-1905.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29. For details, go to


• Genesee County Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility, Batavia, 6 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 734-2141.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Canoeing on the Beaver Meadow Pond,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Sept. 29. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Science of Our City at Canalside-Citizen Science,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 29. Registration required for TNP events. 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),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “13th Annual Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday (go to For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “End of Summer Devil’s Hole Bike Ride,” Devil’s Hole State Park,” 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sept. 21, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Two Mile Creek Greenway Trail Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 548-8039; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Amherst Mystery Walk,” 6:30 p.m., call 691-6750; “Akron Falls State Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062; “Letchworth Branch Trail-Joint Hike with Niagara Bruce Trail Club,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; and “Village of Hamburg,” 10 a.m., Sept. 29, call 512-0124.

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

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike,” Saturday. A 3-hour course begins at 1 p.m.; a 6-hour course starts at 11 a.m. Open to individuals or groups. Call 903-1180 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Buffalo Ornithological Society and NYS Purple Martin Project “Purple Martin Fall Roost Site Field Trip,” Buckhorn Island State Park, Grand Island, 5:45 p.m., Saturday.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Animal Walk-Visit a Beaver Pond,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Fiddler’s Elbow Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Nature Walk-Genesee Valley Canal Trail,” 1 p.m., Saturday; and “Mushroom Foray,” 10 a.m., Sept. 29. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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