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Outdoors calendar (for week of June 26)


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday June 28. Call 684-9523.

• Indian Valley Quality Deer Management Co-op Informational Meeting, Springwater Fire Hall, 8022 S. Main St., 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28. Call 585-813-2021 or email

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28. Call 585-472-1343.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, June 28. Call 417-2544.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, a 300-bird scratch league, all shooter welcome, and a 50-bird shoot-off during Sept. 24 league banquet. League shoots begin July 6 with sign-ups 6-9 p.m. Fridays and noon-2 Wednesdays. Call 937-6612.

• Wood & Brook Sportsman’s Club Open Trap and Skeet Shooting, 13712 Genesee St., Crittenden, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Mark Pistorio Memorial Shoot, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 30. For details, call 341-2951.

• Results of NYS Western Zone Shoots at Hamburg Rod & Gun Club June 11-12: Doubles Champion, Davie Cichelli, 89; AA, Daniel Tartick, 86; Runner-up, James Flint, 71; C, Joseph Lindstrom, 81; Runner-up, Martin Gawron, 79; D, Joseph Bifulco, 75; Runner-up, Dennis Rettke, 72; Vet, Brian Whalen, 85; Lady, Jenna Euscher, 85; Jr. Lady, Samantha Wagner, 64; Singles Champion, Davie Cichelli, 194; Runner-up, Greg Tartick, 193; AA, Rick Manning, 190; Runner-up, James Flint, 190; A, Brian Euscher, 193; Runner up, Gary McKeown, 189; B, Michael Meacham, 186; Runner up, Dennis Rettke, 186; C, Christopher Klein, 169; Runner up, Beth Lander, 166; D, Beverly Davies, Runner-up, Marcia Jennings, 169; Lady, Jenna Euscher, 193; Vet, Brian Whalen, 192; Sr. Vet, John Renzoni, 186; Junior, Samantha Wagner, 184; and Sub Jr., Bryce O’Brian, 153.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and nearest classes, go to Area certification instructors registering students for instruction can post details of those classes with an email to


• Jim Carr Class, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. To preregister, call 778-9431 or visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 5. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class, “In-Service Training Class,” 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Call 822-1043 or go to


• First Annual Plattekill Mountain Outdoor Expo, Roxbury, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 9. For directions and exhibitor information call 607-326-3500, Ext. 116.


• Mercy Flight Fundraiser, The Woods at Bear Creek, 3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Call 676-2327 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Unique Grassland Birds Walk,” 9 a.m. Saturday, July 2; and “Pollinators, Celebrating National Pollinator Week,” 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Most events require registration. For details, call 585-457-3228, Ext. 10, or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Summer Discovery Camps at Tifft: “Five-Day Fins, Furs & Feathers,” select camp by age for ages 5-8, must have completed Kindergarten and for ages 8-12, Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397, Ext. 338, or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Bird Walk for Kids” for ages 6-12, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28; and “Dragons in Your Back Yard at Evangola State Park – Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies,” 10 a.m. Saturday July 2. For programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Kayaking with Tina – Basic Beginners Class,” Beaver Island State Park, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2; and “Goat Island Adventure Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. To register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicott Creek Trailway Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, call 882-3488; and “Allegany State Park,” 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, call 860-0421. For all, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Mommy and Me Paddle,” 9 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 9. For details, call 213-0350 or email

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Little Rock City Exploration,” 884 Little Rock City Road, Salamanca, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles – Gibsonville Road to Parry Gate,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29; and “Animal Walk – Butterfly Beauties,” 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2. For all programs, call 585-493-3625.

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