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Outdoors calendar for June 28


• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, North Woods Rod & Gun Club, 8402 Gulf Road, LeRoy, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League Shoot, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, signups, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday. Call Charlie Burt at 417-2544.

• Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, Sept. 18-20, preregistration forms in by August. For complete details, call (510) 924-3025 or visit

 Certification classes

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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, 752 East Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah, Arizona, Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., July 18. For all classes, call 778-943 or visit

Shooting sports

44th New York Volunteer Infantry Live Ammo Target Competition, Dansville Fish and Game Club, July 11-12, free and open to all, marksmanship competitions in replica Civil War uniforms. For complete details, visit


• Free Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Orvis Buffalo, Eastern Hills Mall, 8-10 a.m., Saturdays and 10 a.m.-noon, Sundays. For dates and reservations, call 276-7200 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Event: “Iroquois Observation Program: Purple Martin Nest Checks & Banding,” Beaver Meadow Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday. 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.-noon, Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “Family Nature Hour,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Dragons in Your Backyard,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Goat Island Adventure Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. To register, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: “Biking Tour of Canalside (Buffalo),” 5:45-8 p.m., Wednesday. To register, visit

• Becoming and Outdoors-Woman “Kayaking with Seabirds” beginner class, Sunset Bay, Irving, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., July 8. For details, call 392-2708; email:, or visit

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Erie County Forest Hike,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 866-1233.

• Earth Spirit Spring 2015 Living Naturally Series Event: “Old Forest and Creek Adventures-West Falls Park,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-6267 or visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camp,” for girls and boys ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 6-10. Call 626-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Crepuscular Walk-Full Moon Over the Canyon,” 7 p.m., Wednesday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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