• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Rd., Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Planning for the Feb. 16 Steelhead Contest. Call 998-8910.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. For meeting site, check with Floyd Prine (483-3002).

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Rd., 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 449-6995.


• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Double T Archery Club, Amherst, sunrise to 1 p.m., Jan. 27. Call Linda Dawson (834-4707).

• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, Glenwood, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 27, call Dave Procknal (337-0733).

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Double T at Doc’s Archery, North Tonawanda, starts at 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jan. 27. Call 693-2703.

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League January Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 27. Contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook or email:

Certification classes


• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and and Saturday, 9 a.m.-done. Register before class at the club.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr “Arizona-Florida-Utah Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 9 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 535-0248; and “NYS Pistol Permit class,” Action CPR, 5283 Irish Rd., Lockport, 9 a.m., Feb. 2, call 778-9431.

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


• 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., Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 27. Call 372-4433 or email

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

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

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Steamboat Landing Ballroom Show, 205 Lake Shore Drive, Canandaigua, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 27. Call 542-9929 or go to

• NYS Arms Collectors Show, Empire Plaza Convention Center, Albany, Saturday and Sunday. Call (607) 745-8101.

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Academy, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., to May 18. For details, contact Robbyn Drake, 852-7483 (ext. 12) or email

• Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 2-10. Doors open each day at 10 a.m. For complete details on parking to special events, go to


• Southtowns Walleye Association All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 4-8 p.m., Saturday. Call 649-8202.

• Akron Masons Twenty-Third Annual Wild Game Dinner, Newstead Fire Hall, Cummings Rd. Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 759-7005.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Dinner, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna, Feb. 2. Call Al Gai (937-3271).

• Southtowns Walleye Association Installation and Awards Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna, Feb. 16. Call Mike McCloud (941-5314).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “School Holiday Nature Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday; and “Gull Watch at Artpark State Park,” 10 a.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: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Family Full Moon Snowshoe Stroll (with kids ages 5 and older),” 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday. 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: “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Moonlight Ski Tour,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Winter Wonderland in the Woods,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Chautauqua Lake Cross Country Ski,” Long Point State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; “Ice Bridge Display and Walk to Prospect Point,” Niagara Falls State Park, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Snowshoe Full Moon Hike,” Buckhorn Island State Park, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – “Snowshoeing (weather permitting),” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 646-5034,

• 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; “Traffic Street Forest Tract Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; and “Chestnut Ridge — Hike or Snowshoe,” 1:30 p.m., Jan. 27, call 651-9877.

• 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 Events: “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: “Full Wolf Moon Snowshoe Hike at Royalton Ravine,” 6:30 p.m., Friday. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Wild Spirit Education Class: “Winter Tree ID Workshop,” Delevan Scout Building, 10 Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 492-3223 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Gardeau Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Moonlit Nature Ski Hike,” 6 p.m., Friday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Jan. 27; and “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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