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Outdoors calendar for September 6


• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, Wilson Conservation Club, 2394 Wilson-Cambria Road, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 733-5968 or 791-4628.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday; Call 377-2556.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Utica St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Doc Sullivan’s Bar, 474 Abbott Road, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email:

• Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Bldg., 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League Shoot, Wilson Conservation Club, 2394 Wilson-Cambria Road, signups, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 583-4145.

• Erie County Conservation Society 3-D Archery Shoot, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday and Sept. 13, 30 targets, crossbows welcome, kids under age 14 free. For more details, call 560-9613 or 680-2519 after 5 p.m.

• Double T Archery Club Harvest Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 19-20. Primitive camping, raccoon shoot Saturday evening, ranges 10-50 yards. Call 913-5478 or 957-8887 or visit

• Sixth Annual WNY Bowhunting Festival, Swain Resort, Sept. 19-20, four 3-D courses, more than 100 targets, no crossbows allowed. Call (607) 545-6511 (ext. 3016).

Shooting sports

• Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot “Sixth Annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures” at North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Registrations until Tuesday. Call 628-9023 or 692-2434.

• East Aurora Fish & Game Club High Power Rifle Tournament, Luther Road, first relay at 10 a.m., Saturday. For details, call 652-6616 or email:

Certification classes

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


• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 19. To register, call 937-3665 or visit


• VFW Post No. 7545, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 15 & 18. Call 627-9861.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi-State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. To register, call 693-4000. For Carr classes, call 778-943 or visit


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “8-Hour Boating & Jet Ski Safety Class,” McKinley Mall Community Room, Hamburg, 8:05 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 19. For registration and new-law information, call Eileen Reiner at 725-9669. For a listing of additional classes, visit


• Third Annual Environmental Forum on Water, UB Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Guest speakers: author Margaret Wooster; Medaille College professor Bernadette Clabeaux; and Bill Hilts Jr., Niagara County Tourism. For details, check with Terry Belke at 548-7659.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, Sept. 12-13, moved to a larger area in the Events Building. For details, visit

• NYS Arms Collectors Show, State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, Sept. 19-20. For exhibitor information, call Sandy Klinger at (607) 774-8101.


• DEC Region 9 Hunter Education Instructor Appreciation Banquet, Holland Willows, 3 p.m., Sept. 13. Reservations have been extended to Thursday. For details, call 655-2328.


• Buffalo Audubon Society Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Junior Audubon Club – Beginner Birding at Delaware Park with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 10 am.-noon, Saturday; and “Environmental Career Fair for High School Students,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 19. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp, (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; and “Summer Shoreline Sweep (for ages 8 to adult),” 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 19. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. “Educator Workshop: Schoolyard Habitat,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Take a Hike: Mystery of the Gorge,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 5-7 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Williamsville Escarpment Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750. For all events, visit

• 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 Events: “25th Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Grandparents Day at Penn Dixie,” 1-4 p.m., Sept. 13. Call 626-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Geology Walk,” 10 a.m., Monday; and “Nature Walk – Jemison Trail,” 1 p.m., Sept. 13. Call (585) 493-3625.

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