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Outdoors calendar for the week of March 6


• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• 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 791-4628 or (585) 783-5968.

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

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

• Erie County Bassmasters, Doc Sullivan’s Bar, 474 Abbott Road, email:

• Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake St., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

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


• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Road, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., March 13, call 803-9096.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee, sunrise to 1 p.m., March 13. Call 675-2057.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, hosts the Polaris club on March 7 in a handicap league shoot that welcomes beginner competitors. For details, visit

Certification classes

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


• Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, Monday. Call 778-9431 or visit

• 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

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; and “Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, 60 exhibitor tables; and “Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 13, 90 exhibitor tables, $5 admission. For details, visit

• Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., Batavia, April 23-24, for advanced exhibitor and set-up details, call Jim Penland at 434-6535 or email:


• Niagara River Anglers Association 11th Annual John Long Sr. Raffle & Feast, Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, 2-6 p.m., April 3. Call 628-1460 or 531-3430.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 21st Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m., April 9. Advanced ticket sales only. Call 866-7656 or 807-5363.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Maple Harvest Festival – Pancakes and Local Maple Syrup Served,” 19 a.m.-3 p.m., March 19-20. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Join Us! Volunteer Training (for ages 18 and older),” 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday and March 15; and “Wellness Walk, A Healthy Outdoor Trail Walk,” 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30-5:30 a.m., Thursday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Niagara’s Nature – Learn about the Wildlife Found in the Niagara Region,” a drop-by event at Reservoir State Park, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 13, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Franklin Gulf County Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 646-5034; and “Erie County Forest, Sardinia– Hike or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., March 13, call 866-1233. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Kayak Eskimo Roll Clinic,” a four-week, Thursday class held 7-8 p.m. at the Williamsville South High School pool. Cost is $200. For more details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Sixth Annual Penn Dixie Trivia ‘Think Ya Know’ Game Show with Quiz Master Dennis George,” Flying Bison Brewery Company, 840 Seneca St., 6 p.m., March 12. For pre-sale ticket discounts, call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Indoor Ed–Venture – Overwintering Mushrooms”, 2:30 p.m., today. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email