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Outdoors calendar for March 30


• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Frank Miskey Jr. will discuss “Turkey Hunting Tactics.” Call 225-3816.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday, featuring panel discussion by turkey experts. Call 565-1980.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Streets, 7:30 p.m., Friday. Fred Haynes will discuss “Minerals on World Wide Postage Stamps.” Call 656-8475.


• Hawkeye Bowmen Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon, April 13. Three courses, breakfast and lunches served. Call 998-4857.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Spring Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, begins Tuesday, shooting Tuesdays and Sundays. All shooters welcome. For details, go to

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League, 12 County Line Road, begins Friday, shooting 6-9 p.m. Fridays, practice shooters welcome. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot, 2 p.m., April 12. Register by April 8. For details, call 628-9023 or email:

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to


• Hawkeye Bowmen Home Study Hunter/Archery Class, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 6-10 p.m., April 4 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 5. Register in advance on line.


• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and April 6. Call 655-2328 or 807-5116.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and April 12. Call 627-0147.

• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sandrock Road, 6-10 p.m., April 7, 8 and 9. To register, call 432-3049 on Tuesday.

• Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., April 12 and 13. Register at first class.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m. Thursday, call 778-9431; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., April 12, call 693-4000.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Buffalo Power Squadron “Public Safe Boating Course with Jet Ski Certification,” Daemen College, Duns Scotus Hall, Room 227, 4380 Main St., Amherst, a five-week course held 6:45-9 p.m. starting Thursday. Call 675-6288 or email:

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safely Course,” Silver Lake, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 12. Call 366-0899 or go to


• Sportsmen’s Show, Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Route 353, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 6, more than 150 tables available. Call Jim Miller at 938-6928.

• The Original Rochester Gun Show, Dome Arena, Henrietta, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 6. Call (585) 226-6211.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club “A Conservation Conversation on the Status of Lake Erie,” Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, $5 admission, pre-registration required. Call 648-9027.

• NY Sea Grant Annual State of Lake Erie Meeting, Southtowns Walleye Association Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7-9 p.m., April 10. Call 645-3610 or email:

• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, begin April 12, free lessons on fly fishing gear and techniques. For registration details, call 276-7200.


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs Annual Awards Banquet, Suzanne’s Fine Dining, Wheatfield, 5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 433-3547.

• Niagara Musky Association Twentieth Annual Awards Banquet, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 6-11 p.m., Saturday. Call Scott McKee at 225-3816.

• NY Bowhunters Banquet, Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, events all day Saturday. Call Paul Willet at (585) 394-5137.

• Chautauqua County Federation Annual, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., April 7. Call Larry Dorler at 488-1017 or 499-8346.

• Greater Rochester-Southern Tier Branch of Quality Deer Management Association Second Annual Banquet and Auction, RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, 4:30 p.m., April 12. Call (585) 813-2012 or (585) 410-5551.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Spring Beginnings,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Peregrine Falcons of Buffalo Tour with naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Saturday Programs: Birding Field Trips,” 9-11:30 a.m., “Eagle Watch at Cayuga Overlook,” 1-4 p.m., and “Night Migrations,” 8 p.m.; “Observatory at Beaver Meadow,” dusk, Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Home School Nature Series: Wild about Birds (for ages 5-8),” 2-4 p.m., Wednesday and April 9, 23 and 30; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for students in grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Vernal Pool Magic,” Evangola State Park, 7-9 p.m., April 11, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192; “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 4 p.m., Thursday, call 826-1939; “Akron Falls County Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062; and “Tifft Nature Preserve,” 1 p.m., April 6, call 691-6750.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Let’s Explore the Alabama Swamps,” 7:30 a.m., March 23. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Big Wheels Bicycle Club Open House, Zion United Church of Christ, Koenig Circle and Parker Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 625-8308 or 689-3741 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit and Telescopes at South Davis Science Night,” 6-8 p.m., Friday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Indoor Ed-Venture-Moss and Lichens,” 2:30 p.m., today. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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