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Outdoors Calendar for Nov. 23


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Doug Easton will discuss “Vintage Fly Rod Acquisition and Restoration.” Call 684-9523.

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

Shooting Sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League November Match, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 9 a.m. Nov. 30. For details, visit

Certification classes

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


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3 and Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class”, Northtown Center, 5:54-9:45 p.m. Dec. 9.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Niagara International Ice Fishing Show, Parkway Convention Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont., 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4. For details, call Joe Montgomery at (905) 356-0303 or email

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Event Building, 11177 Main St., Clarence, Dec. 6-7. For exhibitor information and show details, visit


• Trivia Night at Tifft FUNdraiser, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., 7-9 p.m. Friday, adults only, registration required. Come as a team or join other teams entered. For details, call 825-6397 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java events: Beaver Meadow center at North Java closed Thursday and Friday, trails are always open; “Waterfowl Walk-Buckhorn Island State Park,” 9 a.m. Saturday; and “Gobble Walk at Beaver Meadow-Walk off Your Holiday Dinner,” 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (Ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., events: “Tifft Trek with Guide,” 2-4 p.m., Nov. 30; and “Full Cold Moon Stroll,” 5-6:30 p.m., Dec. 6. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (Ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Program: “Turkey Stroll-Guided Nature Walk to look for Wild Turkeys,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Niagara Falls Winter Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 13, call 282-5154; and “Great Lake Erie Sunsets!” Evangola State Park, 4-5 p.m. Dec. 13. Call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Saunter-Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Houghton Park/Buffalo,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, call 826-1939; “Village of Lancaster-Holiday Decorations Hike,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, call 860-5809; “The Olmstead Parks-Cazenovia and South Park,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 675-3989; and “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 10 a.m. Nov. 30, call 826-1939.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Genesee Valley Greenway Hike-North of Avon,” 10 a.m. Nov. 30; and “Old Growth Forest Visit-Bishop Woods and Dark Woods (Visitor Center area),” 10 a.m. Nov. 30. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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