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Meetings

. Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119.
. Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post, Platt Street, Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.
. Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Defense attorney Dan Killelea, Genesee County ADA Will Zickl and firearms instructor Jim Carr will present a panel discussion "Lawful personal protection and Deadly Force." Call (585) 494-2314.
. Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesday.
. Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 377-2556.
. Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie's Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.
. Allied Sportsmen's Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.
. Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.
. Foothills Trail Club Annual Potluck and General Meeting, Boston Valley Conservation Society, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 254-65217.

Archery

. Double T Archery Club Annual Harvest Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and Sept. 16. Three courses, 36 3-D targets, breakfasts and lunches served. Call 693-0331 or go to ttarchery.org.
. Erie County Conservation Society 3-D Archery Shoot, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 16, final fall shoot. Call Greg Gattie (560-9613).
. Wilson Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot, Route 425, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 16. Go to wilsonconservationclub.org.
. West Falls Conservation Society 30-Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., West Falls, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 23, open to the public. Call 655-5030 or 432-6035.

Shooting sports

. WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Polaris Club at Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Sept. 16. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).
. Allied Sportsman's Club of WNY "Deer Season Tune-Up Day and Sportsman Swap Meet," 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 23. A "Zero-In for Slug Gun Hunters" goes noon-3 p.m. For details, go to alliedsportsmen.com.
. North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Hoot 'N Hoot, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 29. For details, call Colleen Gaskill (439-1464).

Certification classes

Hunter
. Hartland Conservation Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport, 6-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 778-5288 after 4 p.m.
. LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., Wednesday, and 6-10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 and 20. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m. Must attend all classes.
. Holland Rod & Gun Club, Route 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sept. 22. Call 692-7660.
. Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 17, 18 and 20. Register at the club.
. Salamanca High School Home Study Course, 50 Iroquois Dr., 5-9:30 p.m., Sept. 17 and 18. Call 945-2404 (ext. 6086) during school hours.
. North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 17, 19 and 20. Call 5 to 9 p.m. at 778-9935 or 433-4189.
. Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 22 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 23. Register at first Class.
. Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 24, 25 and 27. Call 693-4000.
. Carroll Rod & Gun Club, Frew Run Road, Frewsburg, 5:45-10 p.m., Sept. 19, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 22. Register at the club, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday.
. Batavia Sportsmen's Coon Hunters Association, 8770 Hopkins Road, East Pembroke, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 21 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 22. Register at Batavia Marine, 411 West Main St. Call (585) 343-4232.
. Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo Street Extension, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 21 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 22. Register in person at the club at 6 p.m., Friday.
. Harmony Conservation Club, Route 474, Panama, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 21, and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 22. Register by email at: Gun-Bow-Safeteach@hotmail.com.
. Buffalo Rod & Gun Club Home Study Course, Arkwright, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 23. Preregister by Monday. Call 432-0152.
Archery
. Alma Rod & Gun Club Home Study Course, 734 Pikeville Raod, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 16. To register and obtain study material, call (585) 593-33781 evenings.
. Ripley Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Road (off Route 76), 6-10 p.m., Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Register at first class.
. Ellington Rod & Gun Club, Hagerdon Hill Road, 6-10 p.m., Friday and 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 287-2120.
. Wilson Conservation Club, 2943 Wilson-Cambria Road, 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 17 and 19 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 22. Call between 6-7 p.m. at 751-9050 or 698-3396.
. Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club, North Tonawanda, 7-10 p.m., Sept. 18, 24 and 25. Call 907-2657.
. Nick's Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., 6-10 p.m., Sept. 20 and 11 a.m.-done, Sept. 22. Call 875-9218.
. Clymer Conservation Club, Route 474, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 22. Register at the club, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday.
. S&S Archery, 883 Parkside Drive, Limestone, 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 21 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 22. Call 925-7106.
. Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 24-25. Register at the club.
Trapping
. Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo Street extension, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 26 and 28. Register at first class.
Pistol
. Firearms Training of WNY Classes: "NYS Pistol Permit Classes," VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Quality Inn, 5440 Camp Rd., Hamburg, 1-4 p.m., Saturday. Utah/Florida/Arizona Concealed Carry Class," Quality Inn, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.
. North Forest Rod & Gun Club Pistol Permit Class, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. Call 628-9023 or 439-1464.
. Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: "Recertification Class," 9 a.m., Tuesday; and "8-Hour Annual In-Service Class," 9 a.m. Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.
. Jim Carr Utah/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Classes: K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 535-0248; and Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Sept. 22, call 693-4000.
Waterfowl identification
. Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St., 6-10 p.m., Sept. 24 and 25. Call 675-3115 (noon-9 p.m.)
. Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St., 6-10 p.m., Sept. 24-25. Call 676-3115 (noon -9 p.m.)
Boating
. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 "Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class," McKinley Mall, Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 22, final class of the year. Call 655-1659 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

. Ray Marks Fly Fishing Course, Lake Shore Community Education, a 6-week course held 6:30-9 p.m., starting Sept. 19. Call 926-2210 or 549-1977.

Fundraisers/banquets

. Genesee County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 2012 Annual Dinner, Terry Hills Banquet Facility, 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, 6 p.m., Sept. 19. Call (585) 786-2584.
. Allegany County Pheasant Program Fundraiser, Wellsville VFW, 1-5 p.m., Oct. 6, $25 admits two for food, beverages and a five gun raffle. Call 725-7752 or (585) 968-6326.

Hiking/nature

. Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Event: "Walk at Knox Farm State Park - Bird Feeding Demystified," 9 a.m., Saturday. All programs are by preregistration unless noted. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.
. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Our Place in Space - Erie Canal Harbor Canalside (for all ages)," 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Nature's Circle: Weather Wonders" (for ages 2-3),10:30-11:15 a.m., Friday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-4 p.m., Aug. 26. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).
. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "After School Escape (for grades K-5)," 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and "12th Annual Fall Festival," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.
. Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Beaver House and Lighthouse," Golden Hill State Park, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and "Monarch Migration Mystery Tour," Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 549-1050. Both events require pre-registration.
. Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club event: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings info, visit adk-nfc.org.
. Buffalo Geological Society Show Trips: 43rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show at Poughkeepsie, Sat. and Sept. 16, go to mhvgms.org, and Scarborough (Toronto) Show, Saturday and Sept. 16, go to scarbgemclub.ca.
. Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: National Orienteering Day at Chestnut Ridge Park, Newton Road Entrance, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 479-9431 or go to buffaloorienteering.org.
. Foothills Trail Club Events: "Ellicott Creek Bike Path Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 835-9728; "Wednesday Night Mini-Hike: Ellicott Creek Trailway," 6:30 p.m., call 866-1233; and "Conservation Trail End to End," Sept. 16, for time and directions, call 510-6223.
. Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "Astronomy Program at Penn Dixie Site," 7 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.
. Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Upper St. Helena Hike," 10 a.m., Wednesday; and "Native American Heritage Day," 10 a.m., Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.
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