• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119.

• New York Walleye Association, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Tom Owczarczyk will show a classic family walleye- and trout-fishing video. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3813.

• Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Guest speakers will be Sen. Mark Grisanti and environmental educator Scott Jordan. Call 652-9460.

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 601-5520.

• WNY Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, Ecology and Environment Offices, Lancaster, 10 a.m., Thursday. Call 652-5400 (ext. 150).


• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Collins Conservation Club, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 10, call Mike Matala (337-0126).

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Active Bowhunters, Holland, sunrise to 1 p.m., Feb. 10. Call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Leo’s at West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., starts at 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Feb. 10. Call 652-4650.

• Third Annual Winter Cam Classic, PAC Center, Monroe Community College, Rochester, Feb. 22-24. For classes, format, directions and registration, go to

Shooting sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, open shoots on Thursdays starting at 7 p.m., call 316-6119. For the full schedule of league shooting and other club activities, go to

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.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and Quality Inn, Hamburg, 1-4 p.m., 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

• 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., Thursday, call 778-9431. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit classes,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday, Call (585) 535-0248; and Niagara Gun Range, 9 a.m., Feb. 16, call 693-4000.

• NRA Certified Pistol Course, Wesleyan Church, Appleton, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 14. Call Larry Koch (778-9935).


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 Buffalo “About Boating Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 16. Call 901-0722 or email:


• Fly Fishing Film Tour, Amherst Theater, 3500 Main St., 7 p.m., Saturday. The WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host the showing. For details on the tour, go to

• 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 Salmon Fishing,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday.

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show: The Events Building, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 10. Call 542-9929 or go to

• Central New York Boat Show, State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, Feb. 13-17. For exhibitor and features info, email Drew Wickham at: For show details, go to


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

• 18th Annual Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, March 23. Call 866-7656.

• 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: “Junior Audubon Club (middle and high school students),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Valentine Snowshoe Hike,” 2-5 p.m., Feb. 10. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Sparrows Aren’t Just Little Brown Jobbers (Families and kids ages 12 and older),” 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Novice Adult Nature Journaling (ages 18 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday; and “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Advanced Skiing (for adults, kids ages 10 and up),” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday “After School Escape (Grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Learn to Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Winter Tracking Fun,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 548-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail-Hike or Snowshoe,” p.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “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; “Bond Lake Park — Hike or Snowshoe,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; and “Beaver Island State Park — Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Feb. 10, call 694-4346.

• 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. Call Jim Landau (941-3869) or email:

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at WNY Home and Garden Expo,” Event Center, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday, Feb. 10. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Wild Spirit “Free Birds of Prey” program at the Arcade’s Winterfest, 3 p.m., Saturday. Go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles: “Fifth Annual Snowshoe Brunch at Bond Lake,” 11 a.m., Feb. 10. Call 213-0350 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 LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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