• Central WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Retired DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Dick Lang will discuss his recently published book on patrolling as a game warden. Call 652-9460.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Call 656-8475.


• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Rd., Niagara Falls, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday. Call 297-0410.

• 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: Tuesday Nite Vegas League; Thursday Nite 300 Round League; TechnoHunt Indoor Virtual Video Bowhunting League; Indoor Youth Archery Program. For details call 693-2703.

• Collins Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot, Conger Rd., an indoor league, shooting for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 17. Call 803-9096 or 337-0126.

Shooting sports

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Annual Hangover Sporting Clay Shoot, 5657 Killian Rd., Pendleton, sign-ins at 9 a.m., shooting starts at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Call 692-2161.

• Five Point Rod & Gun Club House League, 463 Transit Rd., Wyoming, begins Jan. 6. Call Jim Davis at (585) 739-5661.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Rd., begins Jan. 13. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Certification classes


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

• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 21 and 9 a.m.-done, Jan. 26. Register one hour before the first class.


• Firearms Training of WNY “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Cadille Post, 752 East Market St., Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “Eight-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr “Arizona-Florida-Utah Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m. Jan. 12. Call (585) 535-0248.


• Horseheads Snowmobile Clubhouse, Swan Hill Rd., Alpine, Saturday. Call (607) 738-4509.


• Empire State Arms Collectors Original Rochester Gun Show, (new location), Rochester Tech Park, 789 Elmgrove Rd., Bldg. No. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 6. Call (585) 226-6211.

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Show, J.W. Jones Fire Hall, 354 Leicester St. (Route 36), Caledonia (new show), Jan. 19 and 20. Call 542-9929 or go to


• Sleds of Stafford 40th Anniversary Open House, 8695 Sanders Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 12, free, snowmobile dealers provide demonstration rides. Call (585) 548-9951 or (585) 356-2709.

• Big Buck Classic Awards Banquet, Delevan Firemen Training Center, 1006 North Main St. (Route 16), Delevan, 5 p.m., Jan. 19. Go to

• Wyoming County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Alexander Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, Attica, Jan. 19. Call Scott Nichols at (585) 786-0760.

• Southtowns Walleye Association “Used Fishing and Equipment Event,” 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20), Hamburg, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan. 19 (no guns or ammo). Call 649-8202.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: (Center closed Tuesday for the holiday); “Walk at Knox Farm State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew,

Programs: “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Snowshoes and Solutions – Learn About Climate Change,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “The Reinstein Woods Experience,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: First Day Hikes, Tuesday: “Let’s Go To Niagara Falls!,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3 p.m., “First Day Along The Niagara River,” Whirlpool State Park, 1-3:30 p.m. “First Day Hike With Views, – Fort Niagara State Park, 1-3 p.m.: and “First Day Hike In The Woods,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 2-4 p.m. For all outings, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count Site: Dunkirk-Fredonia Area, Tuesday, call 673-1627.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Eleventh Annual Holland Ravine Snowshoe/Hike,” 9 a.m., Monday, call 685-2183; “Stiglmeier Park — Hike or Snowshoe,” 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 675-3989; “Walton Woods — Hike or Snowshoe,” Friday, for meeting time, call 548-8039; “Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge — Hike or Snowshoe,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; and “Lancaster Heritage Trail — Hike or Snowshoe,” 1 p.m., Jan. 6, call 681-7192 or 598-0696 on hike day.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. For all club events and weekend outings scheduled for January and February, visit and click on “outings.”

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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “First Day Hikes from Trailside Lodge (Two Levels: Families with Younger Children and Families with Older Children),” 1 p.m., Tuesday; “St. Helena — East Trek, 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Jan. 6; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; “Family Nature Walk – Letchworth Arboretum,” 10 a.m., Jan. 6; and “Indoor Ed-Venture — Plant Galls and Gall Makers,” 2:30 p.m., Jan. 6. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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