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Outdoors calendar for September 29


• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 1 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Tom Owczarczak will show and discuss a DVD of his son John’s Alaska moose hunt. Call 875-8149.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 565-1980.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. David K. Joyce will discuss “Silver Mining in the Cobalt Area of Canada.” Call 656-8475.


• 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 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


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

• Harmony Conservation Club, Route 474, Panama, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. 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.

• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 7 and 9 a.m.-done, Oct. 12. Register one hour before the first class.

• 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.).


• Little Ridge Archery (Alvord’s), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 14, 16 and 18. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.).

• Frontiersmen VFW Post No. 7545, 1010 Elgin, City of Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 15 and 17. Call 627-9861.


• 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., Friday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 595-3916 after 1 p.m. or 735-6347 after 5 p.m.

• Akron Falls State Park, Crittenden Entrance, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 683-0419.


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

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Holiday Inn, Johnstown-Gloversville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 20. Call 903-2558 or go to information.


• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 6. Go to

• SCOPE Second Amendment Defense 2013 Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., Oct. 11. Guest speaker, Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. Call 570-3436 or go to

• 18th Annual Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Induction, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, 3 p.m., Oct. 12. Call (845) 439-4810.


• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper “An Evening with Gord Downie,” Adam’s Mark, 120 Church St., 6 p.m., Thursday. Tickets ($25) available online at: (Event ID No. 450022).

• Middleport Rod & Gun Club Annual Chowder and Bake Sale, Mountain and Freeman Road, 11-3 p.m., Saturday.

• Earth Spirit Educational Services Wild Edible Walk and Gourmet Dinner, Buffalo Ski Club, West Falls, 1-6 p.m., Oct. 6. Registration deadline is Friday. Call 941-6267 or go to


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Birding at Anna Mae Bacon Bird Center,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Autumn Leaf Pallet,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Dusk Observatory Public Viewing Night at Beaver Meadow,” Saturday; “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Oct. 6; and “Enchanted Forest,” Oct. 11-13. 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; “Hunger Games at Tifft (for ages 8-18),” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Registration required. For all 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),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Fall Harvest,” 10:30 p.m., Saturday (go to For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “The Birth of a Wonder-Niagara Falls,” Earl W. Bridges Artpark State Park, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Chautauqua Lake Kayak Adventure,” 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Long Point State Park, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Akron Falls State Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 439-0062; “Franklin Gulf County Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 839-4321; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., Oct. 6, call 759-2628.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “18th Annual WNY Earth Science Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Braddock Bay Raptor Research “Feathers in the Fall Photography Session,” 199 East Manitou Road, Greece, sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Oct. 13. Call (585) BOP-LIVE (367-5483) or go to

• 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 programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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