• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119.

• Niagara Musky Association (new meeting location), The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Capt. Larry Jones will discuss “How to Attack the Musky Wasteland.” Call 434-7176.

• New York Walleye Association’s November meeting will be held Nov. 13 this month.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Dr. Gordon Baird will discuss “End-Devonian Rock and Roll Events.” Call 656-8475.


• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Schedule begins Dec. 2. For and sign-up information, check with these participating clubs: Allied Sportsmen, Alden, 937-3615; C&C Archery, LeRoy, (585) 768-6637; Creekside Archery, Brockport, 392-2030; Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda, 693-2703; LaSalle Sportsmen, Niagara Falls, 297-0410; or West Falls Conservation Society, 652-4650.

Shooting sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club League Shoots begin Tuesday and Wednesday. For complete details on two different leagues, call Peter Vasilion (316-6119) or go to

Certification classes


• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:40-9:15 p.m., Nov. 12 and 15 and 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 17. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings.


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 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. Call 903-2558.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen’s Show, Route 353, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. Call 938-6928.

• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Fly Fishing Show, Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury, Ct., Nov. 11 and 12, more than 40 expert fly tiers and bamboo rod makers and 100-plus exhibitor tables. Call (845) 439-4810 or go to

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Show: Springville Volunteer Fire Dept. Gun Show, 405 West Main St., (State Route 39), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 11. Call 542-9929 or go to


• 18th Annual Safari Club International Game Dinner, Michael’s Banquet Facility Hamburg, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14. For reservations, call 652-9460, 565-1980 or 998-1353.

• New York State Conservation Council Fundraiser, Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Dec. 15. For ticket information, call 655-0975 or 640-2776.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “Ghost Pond Hike with Naturalist Mark Carra,” noon, Wednesday; and “Junior Audubon Club (for middle and high school students),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 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: Nature trails are open dawn to dusk. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Educators Workshop: Project WILD (for educators of grades K-12),” 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Outdoor Skills (for adults and kids ages 8 and older),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of N.Y. Parks Programs: “Gorge at Low Water,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday; call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicott Creek Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 835-9728; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Hunter Creek Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 651-9877; and “Clarence,” 10 a.m., Nov. 11, call 759-2628.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at GemStreet Gem, Jewelry, Mineral and Fossil Show at the Erie County Fairgrounds,” Friday-Nov. 11. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “A Walk on the Wild Side - Dishmill Creek Area,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Big Tree Tour Part III,” 10 a.m., Nov. 11. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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