• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, VA Medical Center Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Ave., 7:30 p.m., Monday. Professional fly tier Nick Pionessa will discuss “Hatch Progress and Fly Patterns.” For details, go to

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

• Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 494-2314.

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

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. DEC Lake Erie Unit Leader Don Einhouse will discuss Cooperative Walleye Fisheries Management. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., Brian Slavinski steelhead clinic at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. All welcome. Call 675-4766.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

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

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs at George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara St., Town of Tonawanda. The February meeting has been moved ahead one week to accommodate the March on Albany bus trip Feb. 28. Call Chuck Godfrey (440-6995).


• Third Annual Winter Cam Classic, PAC Center, Monroe Community College, Rochester, Friday to Feb. 24, go to

• Double T Archery Club Ninth annual Cabin Fever Traditional Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, 8 a.m., Saturday and Feb. 24. Kitchen open for refreshments both days; free overnight camping available. For more details, call 693-0331 or go to

• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, call Dave Procknal (337-0733).

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee, sunrise to 1 p.m., Feb. 24. Call Greg Gottie (560-9613) or Greg Kibler (912-6163).

• 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. 24. Call 652-4650.

Shooting Sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, 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

• WNY Practical Pistol League Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, indoor range, no jacketed ammunition. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 24. Contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook.

Certification Classes


• Oatka Fish and Game Club, 8669 Wilcox Road, LeRoy. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday. Pre-register (in person) during business hours at the LeRoy Town Clerk’s Office, 48 Main St.

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, 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

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop Pistol Class, 455 South Cascade Drive (Route 219), Springville, 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 592-2404.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Monroe Ambulance Service, Rochester, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Thursday; “Surviving High Risk Encounters Class,”; K&K Guns, Varysburg , 5:30 p.m., Feb. 25, call (585) 535-0248; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Class,” Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 9 a.m., March 2. Call 778-9431.

• Mike Repko NYS Certified Pistol Course, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Call 652-0374.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 “Eight-Hour Boating and Jet Ski

Safely Class,”; McKinley Mall, Community Room, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 2. Call 366-0899. For more class dates, go to


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Class, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Call 276-7200.

• Capt. Tony Buffa Seminar Series, Bass Pro Shop, Finger Lakes Mall,

Auburn, “Oneida Lake Spring and Early Summer Walleyes,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday.

• Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show: Springville Gun Show, Springville Volunteer Fire Dept, 405 West Main St., (State Route 39), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 24. Call 542-9929 or go to

• NYS Big Buck Club Measuring Day, Niagara Outdoors, 223 Witmer Road, North Tonawanda, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Officials Pete Labushesky, Don Haseley and Dave Muir provide free deer and bear scoring. For details, call 695-7853.


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

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet, Alexander Fire Hall, Route 98, Attica, 5:30 p.m., March 2. Call Tom Kelsey at (585) 591-0609 or (585) 998-6120.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “School Holiday Nature Day,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; “Walk with Director Loren Smith,” 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday; “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Bird Study,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday; and “Waterfowl Watch at Buckhorn 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: “Wild Winter Wonderland Discovery Camp (For ages 5-8)” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday; “Silent Night Hunters (Families and kids ages 8 and older)” 6 to 7:30 p.m.., Tuesday (to register, call 825-6397); “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday; “Teen Snow Scene (ages 13-19),” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday; “Wonderful Warblers,” 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday; and “2013: Year of the Snake at Tifft,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 24. 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: “Life on Ice Snowshoe Walk,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Crunch! Munch! What’s for Lunch?” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Moonlight Walk,” 5 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Ice Volcanoes of Lake Erie,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, call 548-1050; and “Birding on the River,” Beaver Island and Buckhorn State Parks, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ice Skating – Rotary Rink,” 6 p.m., Wednesday, call 675-3989; “Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – Hike/Ski/Snowshoe,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; and “Elma Meadows – Cross Country Ski,” 1:30 p.m., Feb. 24, call 646-5034.

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

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Full Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike at Royalton Ravine,” 6 p.m., Saturday; and “Peak Experiences in Erie County named ‘Sardinia Mark,’” 8:30 a.m., Feb 24. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Wild Spirit Education Programs: “Great Backyard Bird Count Birding Hike,” Erie County Forestry, Genesee Road, Sardinia, 8 a.m., Monday; and “Winter Tree ID Workshop with Naturalists Paul Fehringer and Richard Kingston,” Delevan Scout Building, 10 a.m., Saturday. For details, go to

• WNY Herpetological Society Event: “WNY Wild Expo,” Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. VFW No. 6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 24. For details, go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: Penn Dixie “Think Ya Know” Trivia and Game Show Fundraiser with Dennis George,” Oakwood Manor, Hamburg, 7-10 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Dishmill Creek Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Nearby Excursion to Silver Lake State Park,” 9:30 a..m., Saturday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Moss & Lichens,” 2:30 p.m., Feb. 24. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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