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Outdoors Calendar (July 24): Events in the great outdoors


• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Northwoods Sportsman Club, Le Roy, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26. Discussion of ongoing Genesee County rifle hunting. Call (585) 472-1343.

• Dorie Miller Rifle & Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27. Call 771-0138 or visit

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, annual summer picnic meeting. Call 433-1014 or 628-2211.


• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, 3-F Club, Lewiston, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, July 26. Call 799-9719.

• Evans Junior Olympic Archery Development Club State Championship Winners: Aaron Montroy, Archer Male, first place; Kurran O’Connor, Yeoman Male, first place; Erin McGarrity, Bowman Female, first place; Justin Mogavero, Bowman Male, third place; Jake Kohlmeier, Bowman Male, second place; and Abigail Sciarrino, Cadet Female, second place. Coaches: Pam Sciarrino and Ron Bergum.

• Pennsylvania Bowhunters Annual Festival, Forksville, Sullivan County, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, events include a Steel Boar Challenge, team, individual and youth shooting competitions, live music, kids’ shooting line and more. Call (570) 924-3025 or visit

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Fall Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, starts at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, all shooters welcome, ATA shoots available. Visit

• Evans Rod & Gun Club 3-D Shoot, 864 Cain Road, Angola, begins at 4 p.m.-dark, Wednesday, Aug. 3 and goes to Sept. 28, 15 targets, all shooters welcome. Call 866-5072.

• Clays for Heroes Fifth Annual Fundraising Shoot, Rochester Brooks International Skeet & Trap Club, 962 Honeoye Falls No. 6 Road, Rush, 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 100 registered targets or 100-bird fun shoot. Call 698-5892 or email

Certification Classes

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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday, July 30. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 26. Call 778-9431 or visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “Utah, Florida & Arizona Conceal Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. Call 903-2558 or visit


• New East Coast Arms Collectors Association Gun Show/Arms Fair, Old Forge, Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7. Visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Zoar Valley Hike with Naturalist Mark Carra,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 30; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Sunday, July 31. Most BAS 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 Earth Avengers Camp (for ages 8-12),” Aug. 15-19. For all programs and registration, 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, July 26; and “Secret Lives of Moths,” 8 p.m., Thursday, July 28. For this and all programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Charged Up! At the Former Schoellkopf Power Plant,” Niagara Falls State Park, 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 29, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Amherst Canalway Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, call 882-3488; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9, call 759-2628. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Introduction to Kayaking Class,” Ellicott Creek, 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Aug. 14. For details, call 213-0350 or email

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Stories in the Woods (For ages 5-7),” Arcade Village Park, 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 26. To sign up, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Program: “The Classical Planets of Antiquity Astronomy Program at the Penn Dixie Site,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30. For event details, call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Wildflower Walk – Upper St. Helena Area,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 27; and “Nature Walk – Highbanks Trail,” 1 p.m., Saturday, July 30. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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