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Outdoors calendar for the week of Jan. 24


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road., Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 433-1014 or 628-2211.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post No. 3210, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. DEC wildlife biologist Connie Adams will discuss “Trout Predators.” Call 684-9523.

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

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, His-Way Archery Club, 31 Water St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, drawing Youth Lifetime Licenses. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.


• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsman’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 31. Call Shawn Beal at 998-4030.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 31. call Ray Zylinski Jr. at 866-5072.

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop Leagues, Route 219, Springville, openings for the Monday 3-D and Dart/Video Leagues and a Saturday Youth Archery League. For all league details, call 592-2404 or email

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Winter Individual Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, shoots every other Sunday. For entry details, 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 Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; and “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Class,” 5:45-9:45 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr NYS Pistol Permit Class, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 778-9431 or visit


• Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., today. For all details, visit

• Cabela’s Free Firearms Safety and Education Course, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, “Don’t be a Victim”, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and 1 p.m., Saturday. Pre-registration not required. For details, call 608-4770 or visit

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98) 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7. For show details, visit


• Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Banchetti’s Banquet, 550 North French Road, Amherst, 6:60 p.m., Feb. 6. For reservation details, check with Al Gai at 937-3271.

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 35th Annual Banquet, Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Feb. 27. For reservations, call George Rockey (674-3075) or Ron Sheldon (462-1132).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Buckhorn Island Birding with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Night in the Wild Family Sleepover (for ages 5-adult), 5 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, pre-registrations and payments due Monday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Learn to Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Sunday Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski Rental,” 1-4:30 p.m., today and Jan. 31. Call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Niagara Ice Bridges,” DeVeaux Woods State Park, 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Knox Farm State Park – Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 759-6442 or 652-6190; and “Beaver Island State Park - Hike or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 405-7121. For all events, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “New Horizons to Pluto” Kevin Williams presentation, Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, four Thursday classes at 6 p.m. starting this Thursday and a Saturday class on Feb. 20. For details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “S. Helena Valley – West Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday;; and “Family Nature Walk – Big Trees”, 10 a.m., Jan. 31. Call (585) 493-3625.

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