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Meetings

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.
• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW, Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.
• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 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 937-3651.
• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Jean Iron will discuss “Gull Watching at Niagara and in Ontario.”
• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.
• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Hawkeye Bowmen, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 10-Week Pistol League, Zimmerman Rd., shoots on Thursdays. For late registration details, call 337-3555.

Certification classes

Hunter
• North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 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., Saturday. For study material, call 474-0460 (Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.).
• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Rd., 5:40-9:15 p.m., Oct. 15 and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings.
• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sandrock Rd., 6- 10 p.m., Oct. 22, 23 and 24. Register after Monday at 992-4866.
• Little Ridge Archery (Alford’s), 8862 Ridge Rd., Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 15, 17 and 19. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.).
• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain Rds., 6-10 p.m., Oct. 22, 23 and 24. Call 735-3343 (evenings) or 735-7314 (6-9 p.m.).
• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 22, 23 and 25. Call 693-4000 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).
• VFW Frontiersmen Post, 110 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 16, 17, and 19. Call 627-9861.
Archery
• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Rd., 5:40-9:30 p.m., Monday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. 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
• Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Route 310, Cassadaga-Stockton Rd., 6-10 p.m., Oct. 18 and 19. Call 595-3418.
Pistol
• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,”; 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.
• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Quality Inn, Hamburg, 1-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Utah/Florida/Arizona Conceal Carry Classes,”; Quality Inn, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 14. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.
• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Oct. 20, call 693-4000; and “NYS Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Oct. 25, call 778-9431.
Waterfowl identification
• Montezuma Audubon Center, Route 89, Savannah, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday. 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

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Show: American Legion Post No. 154, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 14. Call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.
• Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV, Bath, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Oct. 14. Call (607) 664-2300.

Fundraisers/banquets

• 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: “Junior Audubon Club (for middle and high school students), 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Program - Fall Waterfowl Migration Field trip at Cayuga Overlook,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Sunday Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Oct. 14. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all BAS 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; “Trek Tifft,” 2-4 p.m., Oct. 14; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oct. 15. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).
• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Busy Beavers,” 6 p.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Educator Workshop: Great Lakes Institute (at Barker Central School for educators of grades 6-12,) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; “Great Migration Challenge (for ages 8-12),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Animal Superpowers,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.
• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Goat Island Walking Tour,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Long Point Kayak Adventure,” 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 14. For details, call 549-1050.
• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “90-Minute Orienteering Event,” Sprague Brook Park, for runners and hikers of all ages and abilities, register at 11-11:45 a.m., events begin at noon, Oct. 14. Call 695-5317 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.
• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Chestnut Ridge Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; “Letchworth State Park Hike,” 11 a.m., Saturday, call 651-9877; “Letchworth Branch Trail,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and “Lewiston,” 9:30 a.m., Oct. 14, call 405-7121.
• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “15th Annual WNY Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.
• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Heart of the Park Nature Walk,” 10 a.m., Monday; “Nature Information Stand” at Archery Field Overlook,” 1-5 p.m., Monday; “Finger Lakes Trail - Dishmill Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Highbanks Hike,”; 10 a.m., Oct. 14. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.
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