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Outdoors Calendar for March 22

Meetings

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

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit maxi7.com.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Hanover Fish & Game, Overhiser Road, Silver Creek, Annual Pancake Dinner Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, Angola, 7:30, Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Archery

• Niagara Region 2015 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, sunrise-1 p.m., March 29. For details, call Joe Attardu at 912-4227.

• WNY 2015 Winter League Shoot-Off, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, registration 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 29. Call Dave Proknal at 337-0733.

• Hawkeye Bowmen Club Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla, breakfasts start at 6 a.m., registrations 7 a.m.-noon, April 12. Call 998-4857 or visit hawkeyebowmen.com.

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League March Indoor Match, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, 9 a.m., March 29. Visit wnyppl.net.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, begins today, shooting Sundays 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Teams, individual and practice shooters all welcome. Call 649-4651.

• Rochester Rifle Club Indoor 1800 Match, 2445 Winston Road South, individual relays at 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., April 11. For match details, check with Gerald Gerace at (585) 382-3462.

Certification classes

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

Hunter

• Allied Sportsmen Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 11. Call 937-3615.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Monday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, 10 a.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Kettles Corner, 3719 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, 1-5 p.m., March 29. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., March 31. “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000 or visit niagaragunrange.com. For all Carr classes call 778-943 or visit carrpsc.com.

• Mike Repko NYS Pistol Permit Class, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 652-0374.

• Cheryl A. Schenne NRA Handgun Safety Classes, arranged by appointment at your business or residence. For details, call 655-2328.

Boating

• 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., March 28. Call Eileen Reiner at 725-9669; email: reiner7@verizon.net; or visit wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show:, Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. For details on this and upcoming shows, visit nfgshows.com.

• Fourth Annual Fishermen’s Flea Market, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. For exhibitor and table details, call 440-0004 or (585) 591-0168.

• WNY Deer Search Blood Tracking/New Handler Seminar, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., noon-3 p.m., March 29. For details, call Gary Huber at 648-7417 or email: tracker10253@verizon.net.

• Free Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, Saturday classes 8-10 a.m., Sunday classes 10 a.m.-noon. For reservations, call 276-7200.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Niagara Musky Association Annual Awards Banquet, Pearl Street Grille, open bar at 6 p.m., dinner/events 7-11 p.m., Saturday. Call Scott McKee at 225-3816.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 20th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m., April 11. Call 866-7656 or email: see287@aol.com.

• 20th Annual Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m., April 11. Call 866-7656 or email: shee287@aol.com.

• Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch of Quality Deer Management Association Third Annual Banquet, RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, April 11. Call (585) 813-2021.

• Chautauqua County Federation Annual Dinner, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., April 20. Reply before April 6. Call Larry Dorler at 488-1017 or 499-8346.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Volunteer Training-How to Lead a Tour.” 9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday; “Sugar Shanty Open to Public,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observations Eagle Watch,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday and “How to Start Your Own Seeds,” 2-4 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Stewardship Saturdays (for ages 12 and older),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Wild at Art (for ages 5 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday. For 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; “Snowy with a Chance of Salamanders,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Frog Watch USA Volunteer Training,” 6:30 p.m., March 31. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Night Sounds,” Evangola State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 826-1939; “Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village and Museum,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 759-6442; “Route 353 to Sawmill Run Road,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 316-4388; and “Outer Harbor,” 10:30 a.m., March 29, Call 866-1233.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Lake Ontario Plains Field Trip,” 8 a.m., Saturday. Call Willie D’Anna at 751-3637.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Kayak Eskimo Roll Clinic,” Williamsville South High School, a 4-week, Wednesday evening classes, starts Wednesday. For details, call 213-0350 or visit pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Bear Hollow Trail Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Mt. Morris Canyon-West Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Signs of Spring Walk,” 2 p.m., Saturday; “Search for Hidden Creatures,” 10 a.m., March 29; and “Indoor Ed-Venture - Moss and Lichens,” 2:30 p.m., March 29. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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