• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative Extension Bldg. Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. DEC fisheries officials Scott Cornett, Jim Zanett and Rob Roth from the Allegany Office will discuss “A Summary of 2012 Projects and 2013 Work,” Call 695-1003.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Godfrey’s Pond, Stafford, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call Glen Adams at (585) 472-1343.


• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Society, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 3, call Mike Cummings (432-6035).

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Active Bowhunters, Holland, sunrise to 1 p.m., Feb. 3. Call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Rochester Bowhunters at C&C Archery, LeRoy, starts at 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Feb. 3. Call (585) 768-6637.

Certification classes


• Oatka Fish and Game Club, 8669 Wilcox Rd., LeRoy. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 18 and 20 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 23. Pre-register in person during business hours at the LeRoy Town Clerk’s Office, 48 Main St.


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Quality Inn, 5440 Camp Rd., Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 9. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “8-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 “NYS Pistol Permit classes,” Action CPR, 5283 Irish Rd., Lockport, 9 a.m., Saturday; and Jim Carr NYS Pistol Permit class, Genesee County SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Feb. 7, call 778-9431. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Feb. 9, 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.

• Capt. Tony Buffa Seminar Series, Bass Pro Shop, Finger Lakes Mall, Auburn, “Lake Ontario (Spring and Summer Browns),” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday.

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Shows: Steamboat Landing Ballroom Show, 205 Lake Shore Drive, Canandaigua, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Alexander Charity Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 3. Call 542-9929 or go to

• Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, Feb. 10 (cancelled). For complete details, go to

• Adirondack Outdoorsman Show, Johnstown Moose Club, Feb. 16 and 17. Many featured guests, authors and outdoors industry experts. For exhibitor and features info, call Mike Hauser at (518) 725-5565.

Shooting sports

• Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club Annual Saint Valentines day Sporting Clays Shoot, 5657 Killian Rd., Pendleton, Feb. 10. Sign up starts at 9 a.m., shooting begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 692-2161, Wednesday evenings and weekends.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Third Annual Western Region Indoor NYS Pistol Championship, 9624 Zimmerman Rd., March 8 and 9. Registrations fill early. For fees, registration and match details, call Jim Bugenhagen (200-3466).


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

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

• Wyoming/Genesee Chapter of Pheasants Forever Chapter Banquet, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, Route 98, March 2. Call Tom Kelsey at (585) 591-0609 or (585) 993-6120.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, March 2. Call Dave Smyzcyznski (949-9483).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Hibernation,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Family and Friends Snowshoe walk,” 2 p.m., Saturday; and “Junior Audubon Club (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: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Groundhog Day Snowshoe Hike (Families with kids ages 5 and older),” 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Registration required for these events. 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; and “The Reinstein Woods Experience,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Groundhog Day Walk,” DeVeaux Woods Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 282-5154; “Ice Ridge Display and Walk to Prospect Point,” Niagara Falls State Park, 2-4 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, course conditions and time, call 548-8039; “Royalton Ravine County Park and Lockport Nature Trail Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 433-2969; and “Reinstein Woods – Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Feb. 3, call 901-4289.

• 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:

• 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: “St. Helena Valley — West Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 3; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; “Family Nature Walk — Big Trees,” 10 a.m., Feb. 3; and. “Indoor Ed-Venture — Skulls and Tracks, “2:30 p.m., Feb. 3. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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