• New York Walleye Association January meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 8.

• Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Jan. 2. Dick Lang will discuss his new book “Behind the Badge.” Call 652-9460.


• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Allied Sportsmen of WNY, Alden, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dec. 30. Call 937-3615.

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 6. Call Mike Kurtowicz (983-8544) or Jim Galmbacher (472-4143).

• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Club, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 6. Call Mike Cummings (432-6035).

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Leagues/Programs: Indoor Target Archery Leagues begin in January with a Tuesday Nite Vegas League and a Thursday Nite 300 Round League; TechnoHunt Indoor Virtual Video Bowhunting League begins the first week in Jan.; and the Indoor Youth Archery Program will begins Jan. 12. Call 693-2703.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Rd., begins Jan. 13 and goes to March 24, shooting 11 a.m.-3 p.m., every other Sunday, a 50-bird scratch league. Call Tom Ess, 937-6612.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club winter Trap League, begins Jan. 5, shooting Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7 - 10 p.m. Call John Szewczyk (627-3583).

Certification classes


• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Rd., Niagara Falls, registration meeting at 6 p.m., Jan. 2 and classes 6-10:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 9 and 10. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Jan 3. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Jan. 5. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Portville Fire Dept., Main St., Saturday. Call 378-1718.


• Empire State Arms Collectors Original Rochester Gun Show, (new location) Rochester Tech Park, 789 Elmgrove Rd., Bldg. No. 4, Jan. 5-6. For exhibitor and show information, call (585) 226-6211.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: (Center closed Tuesday and Wednesday for the holidays); “Multi-legged Home Invaders! with Naturalist Mark Carra.” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted.

For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Family Snow Stomp (ages 3 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday; “Friday Winter Frolic,” 10 a.m.-noon, Friday; and “Full Moon Stroll (Families),” 6-7:30 p.m., Friday. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “CSI: Critter Sign Investigation,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Introduction to Geo-Caching (for ages 8 and older),” 10:30 a.m., Friday; and “Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk,” 1:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “The Full Long Nights Moon Snowshoe Hike,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 6-8 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count Sites: Niagara Falls, Ontario and New York, Saturday, call (905) 892-4433 or 715-3637; Oak Orchard, Friday, call 721-8202; Hamburg-East Aurora, Saturday, call 284-5569; and Port Colborne, Ont., Dec. 30, call 668-0759.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – Hike Showshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and “South Park Lake,” 1:30 p.m., Dec. 30, call 675-3989.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Event: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Open House, Daemen College Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst, 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday. Free and open to all interested in cross country skiing.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Cross County Skiing, Snowshoeing or Nature Walk at Penn Dixie Site,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Wild Spirit Program: “Wildlife Rehabilitation Class,” Delevan Scout Building, 10 Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 5, $25. Call Paul Fehringer (492-3223).

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Wolf Creek Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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