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Outdoors calendar for Oct. 4


• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119 or visit

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bill Pihl will discuss “Chautauqua Lake Musky Fishing.” Call 223-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. A Deer Panel will discuss “Insights and Ideas to Improve Your Odds.” Call 570-8275.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Hawkeye Bowmen, 13300 Clinton St. Marilla, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. A discussion: “Antlerless Restrictions in 9A and 9F.” Call 440-6995.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Fall Pistol League, Zimmerman Road, has room for late registrations. The league shoots Thursdays with relays starting at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Call 337-3555.

Certification classes

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


• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Freeman’s Sport Shop at Newstead Community Room, Akron, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 778-9431. For all classes, visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “New York State Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post No. 1614, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post No. 442, Horseheads, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “On the Job Training Class (Day One),” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony, Livingston Manor, 3 p.m., Saturday. Call (845) 439-4810 or email:


• 9th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Recreation and Sportsman Show, Wilkins Recreation Vehicles, State Route 415, Bath, 9 a.m., Oct. 10-11, featuring a 3-D archery course, a retriever hunting challenge and various contests and demonstrations. Visit

• Walleye Fishing University, Erie County Fairgrounds, Grange Bldg., Hamburg, Jan. 9, 2016. Call 481-5348 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Enchanted Forest,” Friday-Sunday; and “Iroquois Observations: Outdoor Photography, Part II, Wildlife,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Native American Walk, 1:30-3 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Mini Naturalists Camp (for ages 5-8),” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12; “Junior Naturalists Camp (for ages 9-11),” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-1i:30 a.m., Oct. 12. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Fungi with a Fun Gal,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Stories in the Woods (for ages 3-7),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday.  For all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Take a Gorgeous Bicycle Ride,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 282-5154; “Guided Meditation and Hike,” Artpark State Park, 1- 3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Christmas at the Lighthouse,” Golden Hill State Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 11, call 795-3885. Registrations required for each event.

• Buffalo Geological Society “Field Trip to Dolomite Products, Walworth, NY, Quarry Open House for Mineral Collecting,” Saturday and Oct. 11. For trip details, call 438-3794.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Heritage Trail Saunter in Lancaster,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 873-9741: and “Beaver Meadow Audubon Center,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892. For all events, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “18th Annual WNY Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie,” 7 p.m., Saturday. For more details, call 626-4560 or visit

• Earth Spirit Autumn 2015 Living Naturally Series event: “Wild Foods Hike and Sampling,” 1-4 p.m., Oct. 11. Call 941-6267 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “How the Gorge was Formed – Story of the Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Geology Walk,” 10 a.m., Oct. 11. Call (585) 493-3625.

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