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Outdoors Calendar for Feb. 22


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Biologists Scott Cornett and Jim Zanett will discuss “Results from 2014 Field Work and 2015 Regulation Changes.” Call 694-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Genesee County Fish and Game Protective Association, Godfrey’s Pond, Stafford, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, 5106 Waltonian Road, Ashville, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsman’s Club, George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara Street 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Call 440-6995.


• WNY Winter League, Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Road, registration 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 1, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Mike Matala at 337-0126.

• Niagara Region Winter 3-D League, Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, sunrise-1 p.m., March 1. For details, call Joe Attardu at 912-4227.

Shooting sports

• NYS Indoor Pistol Championship Western Section Match, Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, March 7 and 8. A registered NRA and NYSS Rifle and Pistol Association approved championship. For more details, call Jim Bugenhagen at 200-3466 or email Paul Korn at

Certification classes

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


• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Utah, Arizona, Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., March 7, call (585) 535-0248. For all classes call 778-943 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes”, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Northtown Center, Williamsville, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• NRA Certified NYS Pistol Permit Class, Harvey D. Morin Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call Ed Kwietniewski at 440-1605 or email:


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call Jon Lines at 465-1327 or email:

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall Community Room, West Seneca, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 7. Call Eileen Reiner at 725-9669 or visit


• Safari Club International Central and WNY Chapter Annual Birdhouse and Wood Duck House Building Conservation Project, Winters Rigging, 2110 NY Route 249, North Collins, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, open to all builder-skill levels, hot dog lunch provided. Call Gerry Reese at 570-8275 or Marvin Winter at 337-3930.

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

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 1. For exhibitor information and show details, visit

• Antique Fishing Tackle Show, Elks Lodge, Lockport, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call Dan Bedford at 713-9410.


• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 34th Annual Dinner, Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, 6 p.m., Saturday. Call George Rockey at 674-3075.

• Tonawanda’s Sportsman’s Club Spring Gun Raffle Gathering, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 1-4 p.m., March 1, food and refreshments included. For tickets, call 692-5683.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, 7 p.m., March 7. Prior reservations only. Call 941-6159 or 984-0610.

• Genesee/Wyoming County Pheasants Forever Chapter No. 843 Annual Banquet, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, March 7. For details, check with Tom Kelsey at (585) 993-6120 or (585) 591-0609.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Hummingbirds at Home, A Home Citizen Science Program,” 1-3 p.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,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Snowbirds Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Birding on the River”, Beaver Island and Buckhorn Island State Parks, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Clarence Town Park,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Darien Lake State Park 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 345-6751 or 432-2885; and “Knox Farm State Park-Hike or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., March 1, Call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Dunkirk Harbor Field Trip,” Harbor Pier, 9 a.m., Sunday. Call 698-5333. “Hamburg Hawk Watch at Lakeside Memorial Park,” Camp Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-3869 or email:

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: Scott McKenzie discusses “Meteorites,” Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m., Thursday; and “Fifth Annual Penn Dixie Trivia ‘Think Ya Know’ Game Show with Dennis George,” Oakwood Manor, 2985 Lake View Road, Hamburg, 6 p.m., Saturday. For details, call 627-4560 or visit

• Earth Spirit Program: “Snowshoe Birding Hike along the Niagara River,” Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. For more details and registration, call 941-6267 or email:

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Introduction to Kayaking,” Williamsville South High School, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. For details, call 213-0350 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Dishmill Creek Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Nearby Excursion to Silver Lake State Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday: “Portage Canyon Trek,” 10 a.m., March 1; “Indoor Ed-Venture-Skulls and Tracks,” 2:30 p.m., March 1; and “Kisil Point Trek,”10 a.m., March 1. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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