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Outdoors calendar for Jan. 26


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., fly tying at 6 p.m., bring black thread for tying the Bunny Leach pattern, meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Sportsmen Coonhunters Association, 8776 Hopkins Road, Batavia, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.


• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m., call Mike Cummings (432-6035).

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Wood and Brook Sportsmen Club, Genesee St., Crittenden, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Ron Nelson (799-3813).

• Double T Archery Club 10th Annual Cabin Fever Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, Feb. 22-23. Kitchen open both days. For complete details, go to

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club “Ladies Bring a Buddy Shoot N’ Hoot Day,” 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 2:30 p.m., Feb. 8. New shooters and guest welcome. For more details, call Colleen Gaskill (628-9023).

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shoots from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every other week. For walk-on shooting details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

• Orleans County Clay Crushers youth shooting program, including sporting clays, trap and skeet begins in mid March. All young shooters at all skill levels welcome. For details, call Chris Rice at (585) 589-5025.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society hosts the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association 2014 NYS Indoor Pistol Championship, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, March 1-2. For entry details, call Jim Bugenhagen (200-3466).

Certification classes


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and Double Tree Inn, Binghamton, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Friday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 5. Call 903-2558.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday, call 778-9431; and Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class, Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Feb. 8, call 693-4000.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna:

“8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating (and Jet-Skiing)

Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 6-10 p.m., Feb. 4 and 11. To register, call 901-0722 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.)


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Class, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. To register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 2; and Clarence Event Building, 11177 Main St., Feb. 8 and 9. Go to

• Central New York Sportsman Show, Kallet Civic Center, Oneida, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 8. Go to

• Fly Fisher’s Workshop 2014, Brighton Twelve Corners Middle School, 2035 Monroe Ave., Rochester, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb. 8. For details, go to

• Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch of Quality Deer Management Association “2014 Winter Lecture Series, RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, Feb. 22. Morning lecture series features Matt Ross and Neil Dougherty. Afternoon Northeast Regional Summit is open to QDMA branch volunteers. For details, email Mike Edwards at:


• Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, 5 p.m., Feb. 8. For reservations, call Al Gai (937-3271).

• Southtowns Walleye Association Installation Dinner and Dance, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, Feb. 15. For reservations, call Antoinette Grote (684-9523).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Tracking and Trails,” [1-3] p.m., Wednesday; “Knox Farm State Park-Groundhog ways,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Winter Waterfowl at Buckhorn Island State Park with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required. For details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Frozen Forest Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Learn to Cross-Country Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Feb. 2. For registration details call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Ice Bridge of Niagara,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “Bassett Park-Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6760; “Sprague Brook Park-Cross Country Ski,” 11 a.m., Wednesday, call 684-6732 or 510-6223; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Fridays In the Park – Hike, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe at Clarence Town Park,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Sprague Brook Park-Hike or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 655-0699, and “Old Fort Niagara-Hike or Snowshoe,” noon, Feb. 3, call 523-4333.

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Eagle Watch Day” Allegheny Reservoir Dam (three sites), 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Spotting scopes will be set up on the dam. For more details, call Bill or Mary Massa at (814) 723-2568.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Snowshoe Demo,” Roy-Hart Winter Fest, Royalton-Hartland Elementary School, 4500 Orchard Place, Gasport, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Lee’s Landing Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 2; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 2:30 p.m., Feb. 2. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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