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Outdoors Calendar for March 1


• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Plans for the NRA Sectional Pistol Match. Call 316-6119.

• New York Walleye Association, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Tim DiPriest, DEC Habitat Restoration Specialist, will discuss “Niagara River Issues and Projects.” Call 225-3816.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 570-8275.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m., Friday. Set up for Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show March 21 & 22. Call 834-8935.

• WNY Environmental Federation, Hoak’s Restaurant, 4100 Lake Shore Road (Route 5), Hamburg, 1 p.m., March 8. Call 640-2776.


• WNY 2015 Winter League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, registration 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 8, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Dave Procknal at 377-0733.

• Niagara Region 2015 Winter 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, sunrise-1 p.m., March 8. For details, call Mike Hertel at 585-4145.

• Double T Archery Club 11th Annual Cabin Fever Traditional Archery Shoot, 1110 North French Road, Amherst, begins at 8 a.m., today, breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Call Mark Moslow at 693-0331.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Events: NYS 2015 Indoor Pistol Championship Western Section, Saturday and March 8, call 200-3466; and Spring Trap League, begins March 22, shooting Sundays 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Call 649-4651.

Certification classes

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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Events: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; and “Highland Hose Sportsman’s Raffle, Derby,” 4 p.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, American Legion Post, 752 East Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., March 18. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, Action CPR, 525 Wheatfield St., Suite 30, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., March 14, call 545-7820 or visit For all Carr classes call 778-943 or visit


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


• WNY Sport & Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday-March 8. Visit

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today; and Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, March 14-15. Visit


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

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

• Whitetails Unlimited New York West Deer Camp Dinner, Erie County Fairgrounds, Casino Bldg., Hamburg, 5 p.m., Saturday. Reservation deadline Monday. For details, call John Hunter at (607) 426-8292 or visit

• 15th Annual Tri-County Kingdom Archers Sportsmen’s Dinner, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 West, Arcade, 6 p.m., March 14. Call Ben Heckathorn at 474-5703 or the fellowship at (585) 492-4592.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International 23rd Annual Fundraiser Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Center, Hamburg, March 21. Call 570-8275, 655-1784, or 668-1353 (ext. 311).

• Niagara River Anglers Association 10th Annual John Long Sr. Raffle and Feast, St. Vincent De Paul Hall, Niagara Falls, March 22. Call 628-1460.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Volunteer Training-Maple Sugaring,”9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge Workshop,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; “Dunkirk Harbor Waterfowl,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and “Sugar Shanty Open to Public,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Volunteer Orientation for Adults,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Full Sugar Moon Stroll,” 6:30-8 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; “’Not There Yet’ Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” 10:30 a.m., March 12. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Niagara’s Nature,” Reservoir State Park, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 826-1939; “Amherst State Park,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 759-6442; “Sprague Brook Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 655-0699; and “City Walk Through South Buffalo,” 12:30 p.m., March 8, Call 866-3989.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Hamburg Hawkwatch at Lakeside Memorial Park, Hamburg,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., daily to March 15. Call Jim Landau at 941-3869.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at University Day of Scouting, Erie County Community College, North Campus,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Earth Spirit Program: “Wilderness Backpacking, Fly Fishing and Wildlife Adventure,” Kenmore East High School, 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday. For details and registration, call 941-6267 or email:

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Events: “Full/Worm Moon Snowshoe Hike,” Town of Lockport Nature Center, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; and “Kayak & Canoe Safety & Rescue Class,” Williamsville High School, starts Wednesday. For details, call 213-0350 or email

• 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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Kisil Point Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Dehgayasoh Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., March 8; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Overwintering Mushrooms,” 2:30 p.m., March 8. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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