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Outdoors calendar (July 31): Events in the great outdoors


• Niagara Musky Association, The 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., 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. Jun Engles will discuss “Food Plot Planning.” Call 570-8275.


• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday. For details, call 799-9719.

• West Falls Conservation Society 15-Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., Thursday evenings, 4 p.m.-dusk, starting Thursday, Aug. 4, to Sept. 29. All bow shooters welcome, unlimited shooting, spaghetti dinners available. Call 655-5030.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Great American Shell Shoot, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, registration begins at 8 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, featuring 100, 16-yard targets, handicaps, and doubles. For more details, call 867-1458.

Certification classes

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


• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 3. Students must pre-register and obtain homework materials at the shop, Wednesday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 17. Call 693-23703.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2; and “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. Call 903-2558 or visit


• County Fair dates and contacts: Niagara County Fair Aug. 3-7; visit; Wyoming County Fair, Aug. 13-20, visit; Erie County Fair, Aug. 10-21, visit

• Franklinville Furbearers Trapping Rendezvous, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 5-7, seminars, a calling contest and vendors. Call 353-2781 or visit

• 34th annual Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen Rendezvous, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 501 Erie St., Aug. 12-14. Seminars on Friday and Saturday. Call 938-9146 or 557-2523.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Pond Dipping,” 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Observatory at Beaver Meadow – Guided Tour of the Night Sky,” Dusk, Saturday. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Aug. 8. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll,” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; and “Woods Walk: Animal Tracks and Signs,” 11 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “To the Flats and Back,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Program: “”3-Hour Score-O”, Sprague Brook Park, Glenwood, registrations and map training, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. start, Saturday, for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. For details, call 480-1713 or visit

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Stories in the Woods (for ages 9-14),” 2:30 p.m. at Arcade Village Park, Tuesday and at Rose Acre Preserve (for teens), 10 a.m., Wednesday. To sign up for either site, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Program: “Mid-Summer Night’s Adventure,” 5-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, collect fossils and view astronomical sights. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Nature Walk – Big Flats and Smokey Hollow Trails,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture – Ferns,” 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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