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Outdoors calendar for week of Jan. 17


• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 998-8910.

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Presentation: “A DEC Spring Creek and Oatka Creek Survey Results.” Call (585) 360-1812 or visit

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

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 483-3002.

• Siberian Husky Club of WNY, Nike Base Community Room, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Visit:

• 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. Call 675-4766.

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


• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Wood & Brook Sportsmen’s Club, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 17. Call Mike Hertel at 583-4145.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 24. call Mike Matala at 337-0126.

Shooting sports

• Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club 900 Match Results for Jan. 2: First, Andy Namynanik, 827-15 X (bulls eyes); Second, Bill Ketterer, 827-9X; and Third, John Dworak, 7666-6X. For all shooting options open to the public, visit

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and nearest location, go to


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr NYS Pistol Permit Class, Genesee County SCOPE hosted, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Jan. 26. Call 778-9431 or visit


• Cabela’s Free Firearms Safety/Education Course, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, “Responsible Gun Ownership-Women Only,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 608-4770 or visit

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Class, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For more details, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: J.W. Jones Hall, Caledonia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Newstead Fire Hall, Akron, Saturday and Jan. 24. For more details, visit

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Show, Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Dr., Wheatfield, Jan. 30 and 31. For details, call John Scozzafava at 694-7443.


• Akron Masonic Lodge 26th Annual Game Dinner, Akron Fire Hall, One Main St., doors open at 3 p.m., Feb. 6. For reservation details, call 759-7005.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, March 5. Open bar and presentation of Youth Lifetime License recipients. Advanced reservations only. For more details, call, call 984-0616.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Snowy Owl Irruption – with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 3-5 p.m., Saturday; and “Moonlight Snowshoe Walk,” 6-8 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Bring-Your-Own Ski Tour,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday; and “Full Wolf Moon Mosey (adults only),” 6- 7:30 p.m., Jan. 24. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Sunday Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski Rental,” 1-4:30 p.m., today and Jan. 24 and 31; 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: “21st Annual Winter Trails,” DeVeaux Woods State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Chautauqua Lake Cross Country Ski,” Long Point State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 24, call 549-1050. Both events require pre-registration.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Knox Farm State Park – Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 759-6442 or 652-6190; and “Sprague Brook Park- Hike or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 655-0699. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: PP&P staffers will be at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo with kayak demos Friday-Sunday. For details, call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Lee’s Landing Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Adventure Nature Ski Hike,” 10 a.m., Jan. 24. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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