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Outdoors Calendar for May 24


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Tim DePriest, DEC Niagara River Habitat Ecologist, will discuss “Niagara River Habitat Improvement Projects,” Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Depew Rod & Gun Club, Fishers Road, Oakfield, 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

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.


• Erie County Conservation Society 3-D Archery Shoots, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, shooting Thursdays starting June 4, 5 p.m.-dusk. Call 560-9613 or 680-2519 (after 5 p.m.).

Shooting sports

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club Summer Trap League, 3434 Hickox Road, starts Sunday, shooting weekends, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Teams and new shooters welcome. For details call Jerry McShane at 992-3480.

• Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association Ladies Shooting Clinic, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 6, open to new and experienced women shooters. For details, call 998-8821 or email:

Certification classes

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


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday. For all classes, call 778-943 or visit


• Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “ABS (About Boating Safely) Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 6. Call 465-1327 or email:


• Free Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Orvis Buffalo, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, Saturdays and Sundays to Aug. 15. For details, call 276-7200 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: Iroquois Observations Program: “Outdoor Photography-What Can You Do with the Images you Captured?” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., May 31. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Stewardship Saturday (for ages 12 and older),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Prehistoric Reinstein Woods,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Gorge Hiking Series: Great Gorge Railway Trail,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Pet-Friendly Adventure Park,” Artpark State Park, 1-3 p.m., May 31. To register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Como Lake Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 903-9046.

• Big Wheel Bicycle Club Memorial Day Breakfast Ride, Brighton Park Arena to Olympic Restaurant, 1601 Military Road, 8 a.m., Monday. All skill levels welcome. Call 625-8308 or 689-3741.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Memorial Tree Walk,” 2 p.m., Monday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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