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Outdoors calendar for the week of April 3


• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 316-6119.

• Niagara Musky Association, 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., Buffalo, 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.


• Hawkeye Bowmen Alaskan/Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, breakfasts served starting at 6 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. All archery gear use except crossbows. call 998-4857.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, 2934 Wilson Line Road, sunrise to 1 p.m., April 10. Call 583-4145.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shoots at 6 p.m. Fridays to June 10. Open to all trap shooters. For registration details, call 937-6612.

• Wood & Brook Sportsman’s Club Trap League and Open Skeet, 13712 Genesee St., Crittenden, goes to May 17, shooting Tuesdays and Sundays, open to all shooters, instruction available. For more details, call 685-2167.

• Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Old Niagara , Lockport, 1 p.m., April 16. Lessons in gun safety and either 5-stand or skeet shooting, depending on weather. Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour will discuss “Self-Defense, Domestic Violence, Your Right to Bear Arms and Consequences of Deadly Force.” Registration deadline is Saturday. Call 628-9023.

Certification classes

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


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” American Legion No. 1664, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and Northtown Center, Williamsville, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “16-Hour NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 9 a.m., Tuesday and April 12. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class, “Tactical Medicine,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda. Call 778-9431 or visit


• US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 8-Hour Boating & Jet Ski Safety Class, McKinley Mall, Community Room, 8:05 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 725-9669 or email:


• Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County “Garden Talk – Outwitting Unwanted Plants in the Garden,” 420 East Main St., Batavia, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Tuesday. Free and open to all without registration. Call (585) 343-3040 (ext. 101).

• Fishermen’s Flea Market, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, Route 98, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 440-0004 or (585) 591-0168.

• Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen’s Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 10, more than 150 exhibitor tables. For details, call 938-6928.


• Chautauqua County Federation Annual Dinner and Youth Lifetime License Presentations, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., April 18. Reservations due Monday. Call 488-l0l7 or 499-8346.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Volunteer Training-How to Lead A Tour,” 9:30 am.-noon, Wednesday; and “Birding Technology,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk (for all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll (for adults),” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; and “Owl Prowl,” 7:30 p.m., Friday. Call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Spring Peeper Prowl,” Evangola State Park, 7-8:30 p.m., April 15. To register, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Genesee Valley Greenway Hike Series,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; and “Ellicott Creek Park,” 10 a.m., Sunday, call 691-6750. For all events, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Programs: “Earth Day Gathering Honoring Mother Earth and Sister Water,” 2 p.m., Saturday; and “Jupiter, Orion and the Big Dipper Astronomy Observations,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Walk – Night of the Salamanders,” 6:30 9.m., Thursday; and “Springtime Walk – Lee’s Landing Trail.” Call (585) 493-3625.

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