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Outdoors calendar (Aug. 18)


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Lockport Town Hall, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 433-1014 or 628-2211.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Dorie Mille Rifle & Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 715-0138 or visit


• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 799-9791.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Shoots, 12846 Clinton St., Alden: The ATA Car Shoot, has been changed to an ATA shoot, registrations begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 4. For entry details, call (585) 547-3646.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot & Hoot and seventh annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures, 9 a.m. Sept. 10. Early registrations by Friday. Call 438-2009.

Certification classes

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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs 45th Annual National Hunting & Fishing Day celebrations/activities, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Youths and adults are invited to exhibits and presentations such as fishing clinics, trap shooting, archery, crossbow and air rifle shooting, deer management and turkey-calling info, trapping and fur handling, and many other pursuits. Details and added activities appear regularly on the federation Web site:

• Bog Trotters Rifle and Pistol Club Gun Show, Eden Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880 on Route 62, Eden, 9 a.m,-3 p.m., Aug. 28, Food and Refreshments available all day.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Buffalo River Nature Kayak Tour, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday; and “Owl Prowl,”8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., “Tifft Trek – Guided Tour of the Preserve for All Ages,” 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Educators Workshop Project Learning Tree (for educators of grades K-8),” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday; and “Outdoor Skills (for ages 8 and older),” 10 a.m. Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Search for Hidden Creatures,” Knox Farm State Park, 2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 28, call 549-1050. “Sprague Brook Park,” 9:30 a.m., Sunday, call 823-8156. For all Foothills events, visit

• Wild Spirit Education Stories in the Woods Program: Castile Youth Center, 10 a.m. Tuesday. To register, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Animal Walk – Insect Safari,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, and “Learn About Letchworth Series – Mr. Letchworth and Three Enlightened Colleagues by Ted Bartlett,” 7 p.m. Wednesday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Items to the Outdoors Calendar should be submitted by email at least 15 days in advance to

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