• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, at Big Tree Sportsmen’s Club, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call Zen Olow (640-2776).

• 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. Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Godfrey’s Pond, Stafford, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Glen Adams at (585) 768-6278.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets, auction at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Friday. Call 656-8475.


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

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, NFAA Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectional at Doc’s Archery Range, North Tonawanda, starts at 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and March 3. Call 693-2703.

Certification classes


• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., March 6, 6-10:30 p.m., March 7 and 13, and 6 p.m.-done, March 14. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

• Savona Rod & Gun Club, Bath, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 9 and 10. Call (607) 590-0764.

• Springville Field and Stream, Chase Road, 7:30-noon, March 16 and 23, and 6-8 p.m., March 25. Register at first class.

• Lake Shore Firemen’s Exempt, 4591 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 6-10 p.m., March 18 and 21 and 9 a.m.-done, March 23. Call 432-3049.


• C&C Archery, Le Roy, 6-9 p.m., March 5 and 7, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 9. Pre-register and obtain a study manual at the Le Roy Town Clerk’s Office, 48 Main St.


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

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Hydrant Hose Fire Hall, Geneva, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit class,” Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 778-9431; and K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., March 9, call (585) 535-0248.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 “Eight-Hour Boating and Jet Ski Safely Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-0899. For more class dates, go to

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 “Safe Boating Class,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, Cheektowaga, 6-10 p.m., March 4 and 11. Call 901-0722.

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Third Annual Western Region Indoor NYS Pistol Championship, 9624 Zimmerman Road, March 9-10. Call Jim Bugenhagen (200-3466).


• Buffalo Bills Boat Show, Bills Field House, Orchard Park, beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday to March 3. Go to

• Capt. Tony Buffa Seminar Series, Bass Pro Shop, Finger Lakes Mall, Auburn, “Fish Finding and GPS,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, March 9-10. Call 542-9929.

• Fishermen’s Flea Market, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 9. Call 440-0004 or (585) 591-0168.


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

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

• Niagara Musky Association 19th Annual Banquet, Pearl at the Webb, 94 Pearl St., March 16. Call 225-3816.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Winter Birding,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Maple Harvest Festival, March 16-17. 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: “Full Moon Snowshoe Stroll (for adults),” 7-8:30 p.m., Monday; and “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. 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; and “Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk,” 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 Programs: “Ice Bridge Display and Walk to Prospect Point,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 282-5154; and “First Annual Hot Chocolate Hike/Snowshoe,” DeVeaux State Park, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Walton Woods — Hike or Snowshoe,” Friday, for meeting time call 548-8039; “Williamsville Escarpment to Glen Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 691-6750; and “Lancaster Heritage Trail — Hike or Snowshoe,” 1 p.m., March 3, call 866-1233.

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

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Events: “Hamburg Hawkwatch at Lakeside Memorial Park,” begins at 10 a.m., Friday, call Jim Landau (941-3869); and “Owl Trip – Niagara County,” 1 p.m., March 3, call 622-3278.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Introduction to Snowshoeing,” Casey Middle School, East Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop,” 9 a.m., Saturday. For details, go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Galleria Mall, Saturday and March 3. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Dehgayasoh Valley Trek,” 10 a.m., March 3. Call (585) 493-3625.

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