• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Platt St. VFW, Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585 457-3883.

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road., Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• 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 Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Environmental Conservation Officer Robert Peinkofer will discuss “Area Fish and Game Regulations.” Call 649-8202.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza, Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665 or 846-5448.

• 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 549-1977 or 675-4766.


• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Double T Archery Club, Amherst, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 20. Call Linda Dawson (834-4707).

• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, Angola, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 20, call 866-5072.

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Creekwood Archery, Brockport, starts at 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jan. 20. Call (585) 392-2030.

Shooting sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, offers open shooting at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, call Peter Vasilion (316-6119).

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, begins today and continues to March 24. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

• 18th Annual Smugglers’ Notch Primitive Biathlon, Sterling Ridge Inn grounds, Jeffersonville, Vt. For details, go to

Certification classes


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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday; and “8-Hours Pre-Assignment Class, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Co., Williamsville, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Jan. 22. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr “Arizona-Florida-Utah Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 9 a.m., Jan. 26. Call (585) 535-0248.

• S&S Taxidermy NYS Pistol Class, Route 219, Springville. 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23, $55 per person. For registration details, call 592-2404.


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Class, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 276-7204.

• Ray Marks Fly Fishing Class, Lake Shore Middle School, 8855 Erie Road (Route 5), six-week course, 6:30-9 p.m., starting Jan. 23. Call 926-2270 or go to

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Caledonia Gun Show, J.W. Jones Fire Hall, 354 Leicester St. (Route 36), (new show site), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 20. Call 542-9929 or go to

• Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch of Quality Deer Management Association Free Seminar, Honeoye Falls-Lima School Auditorium, 83 East St., Honeoye Falls, 7 p.m., Jan. 21. For more details, call Mike Edwards at (585) 813-2021.

• Third Annual Greater Olean Outdoor & Rec Sports Show, Daniel Carter Events Center, 2383 West Five Mile Road Extension, Allegany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 26 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 27. Call 372-4433 or email


• Southtowns Walleye Association Used Fishing & Hunting Equipment (no guns or ammo), 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Table reservations to Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Wyoming County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Alexander Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, Attica, Saturday. For last-minute reservations, call Scott Nichols at (585) 786-0760.

• Akron Masons Twenty-Third Annual Wild Game Dinner, Newstead Fire Hall, Cummings Road. Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Jan 26. For ticket information, call Dean Castren at 759-7005).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk with Director Loren Smith as Your Guide,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Winter Ecology at Joseph Davis State Park,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – A Frosty Hike,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop – Photography,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 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: “Little Tykes Snowshoe Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Family Snowshoe Hike (with kids ages 5 and older),” 3-4:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Tracks in the Snow: Animal Investigation Tour – A Friends of Tifft Event,” 2-4 p.m., Jan. 20. Registration required for these events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” Wednesday; “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Winter Wildflowers,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Chautauqua Lake Cross Country Ski,” Long Point State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 26, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – Snowshoeing (weather permitting),” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 646-5034, “Ice Skating,” Rotary Rink, downtown Buffalo, 6 p.m., Wednesday, call 675-6319;

“Reinstein Woods — Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Reinstein Woods – Cross Country Skiing (weather permitting), 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 646-5034; “Walton Woods — Hike or Snowshoe,” Friday, for meeting site and time, call 548-8039; “Beaver Meadow Audubon Nature Preserve Hike or Snowshoe,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 322-3830 and 1 p.m., Jan. 20, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190.

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

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “January Waterfowl Count,” Jan. 20. For time, site and format, call Jim Landau (941-3869) or email:

• 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

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Snowshoe Hiking at Erie County Forest,” Genesee Road, Sardinia, 11 a.m., Jan. 20. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Bear Hollow Trail Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Jan. 20; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; “Family Nature Walk – Frozen Bogs,” 10 a.m., Jan. 20; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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