• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Bring black thread for tying wooly buggers. Margaret Wooster with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers will discuss “Lively area resources once thought dead.” Call 695-1003.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Oatka Fish and Game Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.


• The WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Schedule begins with a shoot at Allied Sportsmen of WNY Dec. 2, with Sunday shoots at six ranges. For registration information, call Creekwood Archery (585-392-2030). For details on all participating ranges, call: Allied Sportsmen, Alden, 937-3615; C & C Archery, LeRoy, (585) 768-6637; Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda, 693-2703; LaSalle Sportsmen, Niagara Falls, 297-0410; and West Falls Conservation Society, 652-4650.

Shooting Sports

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Annual Sighting-in-Day, Cain Rd., Angola (between Routes 5 and 20), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Open for all shooters with shotgun deer slugs, rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders, at range distances of 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards.

Certification classes


• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Rd., 5:40-9:15 p.m., Nov. 6 and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 10. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings.

• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., Nov. 12, 15 and 17. Call (585) 268-7322.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and “Utah, Florida & Arizona Conceal Carry Classes,” Deerfield Fish and Game Club, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Nov. 4. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Cattaraugus County Houndsmen & Conservation Club First Annual Trapping Contest, West Valley, Saturday. For registration info, call 570-0025.

• Midstate Arms Collectors Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, Nov. 4. Call (607) 748-1010.

• Sportsmen’s Show, Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., Route 353, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 4, free parking, Cattaraugus County pistol permit clerk will attend both days for residents of that county. For more details, call Jim Miller (938-6928).

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Springville Gun Show, Springville Volunteer Fire Dept., 405 West Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 10 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 11. Call 542-9929 or go to

• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Largest Fly Fishing Show, Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury, Conn., Nov. 10 and 11. Call (845) 439-4810 or go to


• Penn Dixie Site 17th Annual Fundraiser, Romanello’s South, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. For last-minute reservations, call 627-4560.

• Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve “Nature’s Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese,” 5-8 p.m., Saturday at Father Justin Knights of Columbus, Cheektowaga. For ticket information, call 683-5959.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park, Skeletons of Winter,” 9 a.m., Saturday; Iroquois Observations “Canoe Trek on Oak Orchard Creek with Rick Allen,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, for details, call 445-9685; “Sunday Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. today. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Hunter’s Full Moon Stroll (for adults and youths ages 12 and older),” 6:30-8 p.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Trek Tifft (for all ages),” 2-4 p.m., Nov. 4. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Full Moon Walk,” 6 p.m., Monday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Inspired by Nature - Plants and Animals that Influenced Inventors,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “The Reinstein Woods Experience,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Nature’s Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese,” 5-8 p.m., Saturday. For registration and reservation details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Gorge at Low Water,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Nov. 10, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Times Beach and Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Akron Falls State Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062; and “Hunters Creek Park,” 10:30 a.m., Nov. 4, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings and all club and outings information, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Weekday Nature Walk - Old Woods of the Upper Canyon,” 11 a.m., Wednesday; “Finger Lakes Trail Hike - Mount Morris Canyon Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Big Tree Tour - Part II,” 10 a.m., Nov. 4. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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