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Outdoors calendar for week of Jan. 31

Meetings

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Call 223-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, George Washington Fishing & Camping Club, 2805 Niagara 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. Call 570-8275.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Jon Nickerson will discuss “The Geology of Cape Cod: A Condensed Version.” Call 834-8935 or visit bgsny.org.

Archery

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 7. Call 655-5030.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, sunrise to 1 p.m., Feb. 7. Call 583-4145.

• Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot Valentine’s Day Road Trip, Wolcott Guns, Depew, 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 13. Call 628-9023.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Winter Pistol League, Zimmerman Road, Relays at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Thursdays to March 17. Slots remain open. For entry details, call at 337-3555 or email: cwfjr45@gmail.com.

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club 900 Bullseye Match results for Jan 23: First, Andy Namynanik, 832 – 15X (bull’s-eyes); second, Bill Ketterer, 817 – 15X; and third, Rod Watson, 793 – 8X.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

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

Shows/seminars

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Gun Show, Frontier Fire Hall, Wheatfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. Call 694-7443.

• Cabela’s Free Firearms Safety and Education Course, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, “Home Defense: Shotguns and Pistols”, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and 1 p.m., Saturday. Pre-registration not required. For details, call 608-4770 or visit cabelas.com/Cheektowaga.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m. – noon, Saturdays in February. For class details, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98) 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7, 100 exhibitor tables. For show details, visit nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

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

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, 5 p.m., April 9. Call 866-7656 or 807-5363.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Bird Feeders and Backyard Birds,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Maple Syrup Production for Beginners,” 2-4 p.m., Feb. 7. Most BAS events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Paw Prints and Poop (for ages 5-adult), 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 7. For programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Winter Wonderland in the Woods,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday (see Notebook entry). For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Winter Animal Tracks,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For registration details, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Amherst State Park – Cross Country Skiing,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 833-3851; and “Erie Canalway Trail,” 10 a.m., Feb. 7, call 735-7302. For all Foothills events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Introduction to Kayaking Class,” Williamsville South High School pool, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 10. For details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Family Nature Walk – Frozen Bogs”, 10 a.m., Feb. 7. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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