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Outdoors calendar for week of Feb. 7


• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North 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. Firing Pin instructors will discuss “Good and Bad Conceal Carry Firearms.” Call (585) 356-4992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Planning the 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.

• WNY Emerald Ash Borer Taskforce, Erie County Emergency Service Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m., Thursday. For meeting details, call Sharon Bachman at 652-5400 (ext. 150).

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Building, 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.


• Harry Staebell Memorial Shoot, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., shooting times 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Saturday. Call 652-4650.

• Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot Valentines Archery Shoot, Wolcott Guns indoor ranges, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, Saturday, archery and firearms shooting. Call 628-9023 or email:

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Wood & Brook Sportsmen’s Club, Crittenden, sunrise to 1 p.m., Feb. 14. Call 937-9271.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14, call 359-2059.

• New York State 2016 Archery Association Eastern Region Championships, Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, adult groups and Junior Olympic Archery Development lines at 9:30 a.m. and noon Feb. 20 and 21. For qualifying details, call 440-1582.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shoots on alternate Sundays to March 13. For league and shooting details, call 937-6612.

Certification classes

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


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 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


• NRA’s Great American 2016 Outdoor Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, today-Feb. 14, more than 1,100 exhibitors, the largest outdoors consumer show open to the general public. For complete details, visit

• Cabela’s Free Firearms Safety and Education Course, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, “Gun Cleaning 101”, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and 1 p.m., Saturday. Pre-registration not required. For details, call 608-4770 or visit

• 11 Annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown Moose Hall, 109 South Comrie Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 14. Show features focus on Adirondack hunting, fishing and outdoors pursuits. For more details, visit

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Event Building, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14, 100 exhibitor tables, $5 admission. For show details, visit

• Niagara Outdoors Annual Buck Measuring Day, 223 Witmer Road, North Tonawanda, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 20. Call 595-5873 or visit


• Wild Game Spina Bifida Fundraiser Dinner, The Woods at Bear Creek, Franklinville, noon-5 p.m., Saturday. For reservations, email:

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 35th Annual Banquet, Kloc’s Grove, West Seneca, Feb. 27. For reservation details, call 674-3075 or 462-1132.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Great Backyard Bird Count: Beginner Birding,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Scouts Webelos Adventure: Walkabout,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Starry Night Valentines Hike (adults, 18+), 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Sweetheart Snowshoe Walk,” 11:30 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Birding on the River,” Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 Saturday, call 282-5154; “Lake Erie Ice Volcanoes,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; and “Valentine’s Day Candle Lantern Walk,” DeVeaux Woods State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 14, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Knox Farm State Park–Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, call 759-6442, and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., call (585) 457-9892; and “Como Lake Park – Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 903-9046 and 11 a.m., Feb. 14, call 651-9877. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Valentine Snowshoe Brunch at Bond Lake,” 11 a.m. Feb. 14. For details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Dishmill Creek Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Family Nature Walk – Pine Pond”, 10 a.m., Feb. 14. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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