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Scattershot: Ten X Club of Lancaster receives NRA grant

Ten X Club Receives Youth Program Grant

The Ten X Shooting Club of Lancaster is taking aim at establishing a new youth shooting program. Thanks to a grant of more than $3,000 from the NRA Foundation, the club will be developing a new program for the benefit of the next generation.

“Our goal is simple,” said Matt Giansante, Youth Shooting Program Coordinator with the club. “We want to provide a safe shooting environment with proper instruction. This is all in an effort to encourage young people to embrace the joy and skill that shooting affords.”

“We are very excited about establishing a youth shooting program,” said Peter Vasilion, president of Ten X. For more information on the club, check out the website at

Southern Tier Outdoor Show Oct. 14-15

If you are not out chasing pheasants or waterfowl with the next generation of bird hunters, you might want to consider stopping by the 11th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show Oct. 14-15. The weekend show will be held at the Steuben County Fairgrounds in Bath and the doors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entry fee is just $5 per person or $10 per car. There are over 150 exhibitors with fun for the whole family.

Seminars, demonstrations and more are being offered. There is even a sanctioned turkey calling contest for anyone interested in competing. For more information check out

Calandrelli Wins Golden Glow Award

In the individual awards for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) last week in Minnesota, the Clam Outdoors Golden Glow Award for Top Individual went to Capt. Ernie Calandrelli of Lewiston, Director of Public Relations and Advertising for Quaker Boy Game Calls located in Orchard Park. Calandrelli has long been an important advocate for the outdoor community and his hard work the past four decades was recognized by the AGLOW group in a way he most definitely deserved.

For example, last year he donated time to help with special hunts in Texas, Ohio and Georgia. He also donates time and his expertise to other hunting and fishing events around Western New York. He helps to pass on the tradition every chance he gets. Thanks Ernie!

DEC Announces Region 9 Pheasant Stocking Schedule

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the pheasant stocking numbers with locations for the upcoming youth pheasant hunting weekend (Oct. 14-15) and for the regular season that begins on Oct. 21 in the six county area of Region 9. Those counties include Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming. A portion of the Tonawanda State Wildlife Management Area that extends into Region 8 is also included.

Stocking locations include: Erie County – Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area (330 birds) and an area east of Mileblock Road, south of Milestrip Road (161 birds, hunting by permission only); Niagara County – Joe Davis State Park (140 birds), Wilson-Tuscarora State Park (147 birds), and Golden Hill State Park (147 birds) where permits are required for the youth hunt weekend and the first three Saturdays of the regular season.

Also, there are stocking locations in the Town of Somerset west of Hosmer Road (112 birds) and west of Hess Road (112 birds). Hunting is by permission only at both of those locations. Tonawanda WMA will receive 70 birds. Wyoming County – Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area and Sulphur Springs Fish and Wildlife Management Act Cooperative Hunting Area (728 birds). Chautauqua – Alder Bottom WMA (224 birds). Allegany – Hanging Bog WMA (385 birds) and Keeney Swamp WMA (147 birds). Cattaraugus County – Conewango Swamp WMA (287 birds), Allegany State Park (294 birds), Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area (224 birds) and Allegheny Reservoir Multiple Use Area (301 birds).

For specific locations visit the DEC website at or call the regional offices in Buffalo (851-7010) or Allegany (372-0645).

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