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Outdoors notebook: Bow club offers warm-ups

September is the warm-up month for archers headed out for the big-game season on Oct. 1. Several clubs offer bow hunters open shoots before the season opener.

Hawkeye Bowmen invites archers to its Labor Day Shoot Sept. 1 at the club’s 35-acre grounds at 13300 Clinton St.

Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. and shooters of traditional and compound gear can register for shooting the course from 7 a.m. until noon. Forested hillsides and an interesting variety of animal targets at varying distance make this an enjoyable challenge for bow shooters along three 10-target courses.

For more details, call Phil Fleck at 998-4857 or visit

Other club shoots are listed under “Archery” in the Calendar.

Trapper honored

Gordon Berndt, 83, of Victor has been inducted into the National Trappers Association Hall of Fame.

Berndt, a founding and active member of the Genesee Valley Trappers Association for more than 50 years, served as president of the New York State Trappers Association in the 1970s and as a director with the NTA. He continues to set traps regularly and to assist others interested in trapping.

He also does wildlife photography, assists during fur auctions and sales, and speaks with non-trappers about the positive aspects of trapping as a wildlife management tool. Look for him around the bidding table at auctions this fall and winter.

Waterfowl hunt days

Waterfowl hunters now can apply for Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge reserved hunt days. Hunters can complete a Waterfowl Lottery Application Form and return it to the refuge before 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

Applications can be obtained by visiting the refuge, by calling (585) 948-5445 or by going on line at