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Outdoors Calendar for Sept. 13


• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 6:30 p.m., Monday. Call Russ Biss at 968-2720.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 798-1718.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m. Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 835 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Visit

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7 p.m., Tuesday; Call 791-3809.

• Red House Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited, VFW Post, 3914 Route 394, East Randolph, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 699-4648.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Drive, West Seneca, fly-tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Brian Slavinski, fly-fishing guide, will discuss and demonstrate “Tying Flies for the Upcoming Salmon Season.” Call 675-4766.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coup”, 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League Banquet, 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Jim Hoffmann at 799-9719.

• Sixth annual WNY Bowhunting Festival, Swain Resort, Saturday and Sept. 20, youth activities, kids under age of 12 free, live music Saturday, vendors, seminars and demos each day.  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.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 2015 Fall Pistol League, Zimmerman Road, starts Sept. 24, shooting Thursdays to Dec. 10, relays at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 337-3555.

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., Saturday. Call 937-3665 or visit


• VFW Post No. 7545, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Friday. Call 627-9861.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “New York State Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center , 6-9 p.m., Sept. 22. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour Firearms Re-Certification Class at Eden Range,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi-State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 9 a.m., Saturday. To register, call. 778-9431. For all classes, visit

Waterfowl ID

• John Michalovic Waterfowl ID Course, Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 23.

NRA Instructor

• Ten-X Shooting Club “Budd Schroeder NRA Instructor Training Class,” 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, students must attend both classes. To pre-register, email:


• Second Annual Greater Niagara Frontier Fishing & Hunting Show, North Bailey Fire Co., 966 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, Sept. 19-20. For vendor/exhibitor details, check with Chuck Booker at 957-3566.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, Sept. 12-13. Moved to Event Building, for exhibitor details, visit

• 2015 Livingston County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs National Hunting and Fishing Days Weekend, new location, Mumford Sportsmen’s Club, 8667 Gulf Road. For exhibitor, location and other details, call (585) 301-2818.


• Constitution Day Dinner, Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Road, Gates, 6 p.m., Thursday. Call (315) 27-SCOPE or visit

• Genesee County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 38th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser, Terry Hills, Batavia, 6 p.m., Sept. 23. Reservations accepted to Wednesday. Call (585) 409-7514.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Environmental Career Fair for High School Students,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Summer Shoreline Sweep, (for ages 8 and older),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserv, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, “15th Annual Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, no registration required.  Call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Evangola Trail Loop Series: Big Tree Walk,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sept. 26. Call 549-1050.

• Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ont., 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 438-3794.

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Birdsong Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 601-7535. For all events, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Reinstein Woods Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie Site,” 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 626-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Smoky Hollow Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 493-3625.

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