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Meetings

. New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.
. Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.
. Safari Club International, Central and WNY Chapter, Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Kip Adams will discuss "Wildlife Management and Concerns." Call 652-9460.
. Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Call 656-8475.

Shooting Sports

. Boston Valley Conservation Society 10-Week Pistol League, Zimmerman Rd., began Thursday. For late registration details, call 337-3555.
. WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Postal Match No. 3, shoot ahead only. Final league shoot of the season. For details, call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Certification Classes

Hunter
. Orchard Park Town Hall, 4295 South Buffalo Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13. Signups begin today. Call 627-9861.
. North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 8, 10 and 11. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).
. Allied Sportsmen's Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13. For study material, call 474-0460 (Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.).
. Bison Archery Home Study Course, 2459 Seneca St., 6-10:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 23 and 6 p.m.-done, Oct. 24. Register and pick up study material at Bison Archery, noon-5 p.m., Saturday.
Archery
. Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Rd., 5:40-9:30 p.m., Oct. 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 13. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings.
. VFW Frontiersmen Post, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 16, 17, and 19. Call 627-9861,
Trapper
. Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Rd., 6-10 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Register at first class.
. Wood & Brook Sportsmen's Club, Route 33, Alden, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 683-0419.
Pistol
. Jim Carr Class: "Utah/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Class," Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Rd. Batavia, 9 a.m., Saturday. For fees and registration details, call 778-9431.
. Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, "State Pistol Permit Class," 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.
. Firearms Training of WNY Class: "State Pistol Permit Class," American Legion Cadille Post, 752 Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and "Utah/Florida/Arizona Conceal Carry Class," Quality Inn, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 13. Call 903-2558.
Waterfowl Identification
. Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club, Java Village, 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call (585) 537-2464.
. Montezuma Audubon Center, Route 89, Savannah, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 9. To register, call (315) 265-3588. Before class, study the booklet "Ducks at a Distance" available at: npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/ducksdist/index.html.

Shows/seminars

. Salamanca Professional Firefighters, 2012 Sportsmen's Show, Green Gable Village, Route 219 (between Salamanca and Great Valley), 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., today.
. Niagara Frontier Collectors Show: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. Go to nfcshows.com.
. Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing Seminar, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, "Steelheading 101," noon, Saturday. To register for this free seminar, call 276-7200.
. Northeastern Arms Collectors Association Antique and Modern Gun Show, American Legion Hall, Babylon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 7. Call (631) 643-6347.

Fundraisers/banquets

. Allegany County Pheasant Program Fundraiser, Wellsville VFW, 1-5 p.m., Saturday. For registration options, call 725-7752 or (585)968-6326.
. Penn Dixie Site 17th Annual Fundraiser, Romanello's South, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 1. To donate auction gifts and make reservations, call 627-4560.

Hiking/nature

. Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: "The Enchanted Forest Program," Friday, Oct. 7; "Iroquois Observation Program - Canoe Trek with Rick Allen," 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday; "Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop - Wilderness Survival," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday Family Walk, 2 p.m., Oct. 7. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all Audubon Society programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to buffaloaudubon.org.
. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Wellness Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Tree-Topia!" for families, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-4 p.m., Oct. 7. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).
. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "After School Escape (for grades K-5),"; 4:30 p.m., Thursday; "EcoBots: Tinkering with Motors and Magnetism," 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and "The Reinstein Experience," 1:30 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.
. Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Christmas at the Lighthouse," Golden Hill State Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 7. For details, call 795-3885.
. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tour: "Power of the Niagara Art Park Hike," 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 852-7483 (ext. 19).
. 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.
. Foothills Trail Club Events: "Knox Farm State Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 652-6190; "Youngstown to Lewiston Hike," 10 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; "Letchworth Branch Trail," 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and "Explore Buffalo! Downtown Architecture," 10 a.m., Oct. 7, call 835-9728.
. Hamburg Natural History Society Event: "Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie," 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.
. Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: "Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River," 6 p.m., Monday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.
. Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Mushroom Walk," 10 a.m. Wednesday; "Weekday Nature Walk - Middle Gorge Trail," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Crepuscular Walk - Old Moon Over the Pond," 6 p.m., Friday; "Finger Lakes Trail Hike - Waterfall Section," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Geology Walk - Lower Falls," 10 a.m., Oct. 7; and "Nature Information Stand at Archery Field Overlook," 1-5 p.m., Oct. 7. For all Letchworth Park programs, call (585) 493-3625.
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