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Outdoors calendar for Feb. 1

Meetings

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119 or visit tenxshootingclub.com.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 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. Call 875-8148.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Reinier Linde of Legelela Safaris will discuss “Hunting in South Africa.” Call 570-8275.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Paul Chinnici and Kent Smith will discuss “The Fossils of Caleb’s Quarry.” Call 834-8935.

Archery

• Niagara Region 2015 Winter 3-D League, Wood & Brook Sportsman Club, Alden, sunrise-1 p.m., Feb. 8. For details, call Marty Handley at 780-2653.

• WNY 2015 Winter League, Glen Coe Conservation Club, 9869 Fotte Road, Glenwood, registrations 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 8, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Dave Procknal at 337-0126.

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League January Match results: Limited 10, Anatoli Korobkin; Production, Dave Pribek; Single Stack, Rich Diehl; Revolver, Alva English; and Open, Robert Hilfiker. For more league details, visit wnyppl.net.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Archery

• C&C Archery, 7149 West Main Road (Route 5), LeRoy, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Feb. 10 and 12 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14. Sign up at C&C or the LeRoy Town Clerk’s Office, obtain and read the book before class. Call (585) 768-6637.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes”, Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class, Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45 p.m., Feb. 18. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr NYS Pistol Permit Class: Action CPR, 525 Wheatfield St., Suite 30, North Tonawanda, 6 p.m., Feb. 11, call 545-7820. For all Carr classes, visit carrpsc.com.

Shows/seminars

• Great American Outdoor Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Saturday to Feb. 15. Known as the “Harrisburg” show, the NRA-sponsored event features more than 1,000 exhibitors and national celebrities. For more details, visit greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Feb. 14. Call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Rd., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., 11392 Ridge Rd. (Route 104), Feb. 14-15. For exhibitor information and show details, visit nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Fundraising Banquet, Banchetti’s Banquet Facility, 550 North French Rd., Amherst, 5 p.m., Saturday. For reservation details, call Al Gai at 937-3271.

• Akron Masonic Lodge 25th Annual Sports Nite & Game Dinner, Newstead Fire Hall, Cummings Road, doors open at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday. Reservations in advance or at the door. Call Dean Castren at 759-7005.

• Southtowns Walleye Association Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, 6 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 14, music by Crash Cadillac. For ticket information, call 649-8202.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Groundhog Ways,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Winter Waterfowl at Buckhorn Island State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Maple Syrup Production for Beginners,” 2-4 p.m., Feb. 8. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Nature Makers Series: Pressed Flowers for Valentines Cards (for ages 8 and up),” 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” Monday morning, Feb. 9. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Full Moon Snowshoe Walk,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; “Full Moon Cross-Country Ski Tour,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Winter Wonderland in the Woods,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Snowy Owl: The ‘Ghost of the Arctic!’”, Buffalo Harbor State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; and “Ice Bridges of Niagara,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 826-1939; “Tillman Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Goat Island to Niagara Falls, Canada,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 405-7121 or 694-4346; and “Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 10:30 a.m., Feb. 8, Call 866-1233.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and/or Nature Walk at Penn Dixie Site,” 10 a.m., Feb. 7. Pre-registration required. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Events: “Full Moon/Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike at Royalton Ravine,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Roy-Hart Winterfest,” 4500 Orchard Place, Gasport, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For details, call 213-0350 or visit pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Earth Spirit winter 2015 Living Naturally Series: “Community Snowshoe Night, Taylor Road Park, Hamburg, 7-10 p.m., Saturday. For details, call Kerri Pickard-DePriest at 941-6267 or email: programming@earthspiritedu.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Nature Walk at Penn Dixie,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 8; and “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 2:30 p.m., Feb. 8. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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