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Outdoors calendar for week of Jan. 10


• DEC Region 8 “The Spring Creek and Oatka Creek Trout Fishery” discussion, Caledonia-Mumford High School Auditorium, 99 North St., 7-9 p.m., Monday.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 N. Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 589-6918.

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

• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, Franklinville Rod & Gun Club, Bakerstand Road, 6:30 p.m., Monday. Call 968-2720 or 373-3322.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Fur shedding preparation demo. Call 337-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. A special “Faith, Family, Freedom Forum.” Call (585) 356-4992.

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

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

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

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

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit

• Lake Ontario Trout and 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 Building, 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.


• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop Leagues, Route 219, Springville, 3-D and dart/video leagues begin Monday, Youth Archery Leagues begin Saturday, an end-of-league banquet follows each league. Call 592-2404 or email:

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Road, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 17. call Gary Brown at 359-2059.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 17. Call Mike Hertel at 583-4145.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Winter Pistol League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, starting Thursday, shooting relays at 6 and 7 p.m. until March 17. One gun (.22 caliber) or two guns (.22 and center fire) can be used for a score each week. For more details, check with Cliff Faulring at 337-3555 or email:

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for nearest 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 Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6 p.m., Wednesday or Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or visit


• Cattaraugus County Fur Auction, Hinsdale Fire Hall, check-in at 7:30 a.m., auction at 10 a.m., Saturday. For more details, call 492-0432.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Erie County Fairgrounds, Event Building, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday; and J.W. Jones Hall, Caledonia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 17. For more details, visit

• Southtowns Walleye Association 2016 Outfitter Fair, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. To reserve a table ($20) to display new and used fishing and hunting gear, call 465-6100.

• Genesee Valley Trappers Association Fur Auction, 44632 County Road 32, Honeoye, check-ins at 6:30 a.m., auctioning at 10 a.m., January 17. Call (585) 944-8240.

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited Fly Tying School, Canandaigua Wood Library, eight Wednesday evening sessions, 7-9 p.m., starting Jan. 20. A $60 fee covers instruction and materials. Call (585) 381-9404 or email:

• Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center, Jan. 22-24. For exhibitor and presentations details, call 278-2100 or visit


• 20th Annual Wild Game Dinner, The Woods at Bear Creek, Franklinville, noon-5 p.m., Feb. 13, in memory of Carol Hutchins to benefit the Spina Bifida Association of WNY. For reservations, email Ron Htchiins at: or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Winter Tunneling – Where Have all the Rodents Gone?,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and “Beginner Acrylic Painting a Nature Scene,” 2-4 p.m., Jan. 17. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; snowshoe rentals at the Visitor Center when snow is 6 inches or deeper. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Family Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101 Class No. 1 (for adults only),” 2:30 p.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Animal Tracks Galore,” Bond Lake County Park, 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Niagara’s Nature,” Reservoir State Park, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jan. 17. For registration details, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Amherst State Park Cross Country Skiing,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 833-3851; and “Genesee County Park & Forest – Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Jan. 17, call 434-2969. For all events, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “St. Helena Valley - East Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Family Nature Walk – Denton Brook,” 210 a.m., Jan. 17. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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