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Meetings
• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 998-8910.
• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.
• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, VA Medical Center Bldg. 5 Auditorium, 400 Foot Hill Ave., 7:30 p.m., Monday. Go to canandaigualaketu.org.
• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.
• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Park, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Email: shcnf
• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.
• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Alan Mack, DEC Caledonia Fish Hatchery Manager, will discuss ‘Hatchery Updates and issues.’ Call 649-8202
• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766 or 549-1977.
• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza, Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665 or 846-5448.
Shooting sports
• A Scholastic Clay Target Program Niagara/Orleans Challenge on Sept. 22 resulted in the Orleans County Clay Crushers defeating the North Forest Junior Shooters, 372-364. The 2013 season for young shooters begins in mid March. For details, call Chris Rice at 589-5025.
Certification classes
Hunter
• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Road, 5:40-9:15 p.m., Monday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings.
• Little Ridge Archery (Alford’s), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.).
• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sand Rod Road, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 22, 23 and 24. Register after Monday at 992-4866.
• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain roads., 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.).
Trapper
• Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Route 310, Cassadaga-Stockton Road, 6-10 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Call 595-3418
Pistol
• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes," Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. Call 903-2558.
• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Class," Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000; and “NYS Permit Class," Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Oct. 25, call 778-9431.
• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class," 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.
Shows/seminars
• Olean Rod & Gun Show, Carter Event Center, Allegany, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 21.
• Niagara Frontier Collectors Show: Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 21. Call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.
• Cattaraugus County Houndsmen & Conservation Club First Annual Trapping Contest, 10491 Route 240, West Valley, Nov. 3. For details, call Mike Chirico (570-0025).
Fundraisers/banquets
• Clay Crushers All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Bake Sale and Basket Raffle, American Legion Hall, Albion, 2-4 p.m., Saturday.
• 47th Annual SCOPE Awards Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26. For reservations, call 931-9780.
• Penn Dixie Site 17th Annual Fundraiser, Romanello’s South, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 1. For reservation information, call 627-4560.
Hiking/nature
• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk with Director Loren Smith," 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Moving Migrations," 9 a.m., Saturday; “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Environmental Science," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Program Owl Prowl at Kanyoo Trail," 6:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Sunday Family Walk at Beaver Meadow," 2 p.m., Oct. 21. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all Audubon programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to buffaloaudubon.org.
• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5)," 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Spiders, Bats and Snakes, Oh My! (for all ages)," 2-4 p.m., Oct. 21. For registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).
• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve Annual Membership Meeting (open to interested non-members, call for details)," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5)," 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Owl Prowl," 6:30 p.m., Friday; and “Fall Tree ID," 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.
• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "The River from the Rim," Devil’s Hole/Whirlpool State Park, 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154; “Flat Out Fall Adventure," Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “The Great Gorge Experience," 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 21, call 282-5154.
• 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, today. Call 695-5317 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.
• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Emery Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 652-6190; Akron Falls County Park, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062; and Beaver Meadow Audubon Nature Preserve, 10:30 a.m., Oct. 21, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190.
• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Weekday Nature Walk Lower Gorge Trail,’ 10 a.m., Wednesday; Finger Lakes Trail Hike — St. Helena Section, 10 a.m., Saturday; and Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek, 9 a.m., Oct. 21. Call (585) 493-3625.

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