• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Planning the March 16 Awards Banquet. Call 225-3816.

• Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 652-9460.

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

• U.S. Army Corp of Engineers “Springville Dam Options” meeting, Concord Town Hall Auditorium, 86 Franklin St., Springville, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday.

• The WNY Environmental Federation meeting usually held at Hoak’s Restaurant in Hamburg the second Sunday each quarter will be moved to March 17. Call Zen Olow (640-2776).


• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, 7 a.m.–1 p.m., March 17, call Mike Matala (377-0126).

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Active Bowhunters, Holland, sunrise to 1 p.m., March 10. Call John Peters (585) 496-5819) or Pail Salzyn (837-5945).

• Hawkeye Bowmen “Wild Animal Shoot,” 13300 Clinton St., Marilla. March 23. For details, call Phil Fleck (998-4857).

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Third Annual Western Region Indoor NYS Pistol Championship, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Saturday and March 10. Call 200-3466.

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Sporting Clays Fun Shoot, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, sign-ups start at 9 a.m., shooting begins at 10 a.m., March 17. Call 692-2161 (Wednesday nights and weekends).

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club “Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot,” 2 p.m., March 16, adults $25 and junior ladies (ages 12-17) $25, includes shooting range, trap and skeet options, dinner and a basket raffle. For details, call 439-1464 or email:

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 2013 Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, a 10-week league starting March 17, shooting 9 a.m. – noon Sundays and 6-8 p.m., Thursdays. Team and individual shooters welcome. Call 649-4651.

Certification classes


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

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

• Getzville Fire Company, 630 Dodge Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m., March 19, 21 and 26. Register at

• 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.

• NCA Club, 1123 County Route 36, Wayland, 6-9 p.m., March 22 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 23. Call (585) 384-9383.


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

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., March 19 and 21. Call 693-4000 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Bridgeport Rod & Gun Club, 8:30-12:30 p.m. or 2-6 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Olean Rod and Gun Club Spring Gun Show, Dan Carter Event Center, Allegany, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.–3 p.m., March 10. Call Dave Chisholm (372 4231).

• WNY Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday–March 10. Go to


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

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 18th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m., March 23. Call 866-7656.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited Annual Fundraising Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna, 6 p.m., March 23. Email:

• Safari Club International Banquet Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, March 23. Call 652-9460, 998-1353 or 565-1980.

• Bison City Rod & Gun Club Drawing Fundraiser, 511 Ohio St., March 23. Call 855-1139.

Honor roll

The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs honored these award recipients at its annual banquet Saturday evening: Sportsmen, Richard Davenport; Valerie E. Gonnello Sportswoman of the year, Nadine Fulle; Volunteer of the Year, Tom Fischer; Public Servant, Michael J. Gates; Radio, Sandy Beach and Tom Bauerle; Environmentalist, Michael Wilkinson; Stanley Spisiak Conservation Award, Finger Lakes & WNY Waterfowl Association; Lifetime Achievement, Herb Schultz, Dedicated Service, Environmental Conservation Officers Scott Marshall and Jim Hunt; Youth, Samantha Reese; Conservation Education, Ray Gwarek; and President’s Award, Joe Jemiolo.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Maple Harvest Festival,” March 16-17. All BAS programs are by pre-registration unless noted. Call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Novice Adult Nature Journaling (For ages 18 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Volunteer Tour Guide Training,” 1-4 p.m., Saturday; and “This Bud’s For You – A Friends of Tifft Event,” 2-4 p.m., March 10. Registration required for these events. Call 825-6397, ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “Educator Workshop: Growing Up WILD (for educators of ages 3-7) at Canisius College,” 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Educator Workshop: Project WILD (for educators of grades K-12),” 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Early Signs of Spring,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and other information, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “First Day of Spring Walk,” Reservoir State Park, 10 a.m.–noon, March 20, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail–Hike or Snowshoe,” 1 p.m., Monday, call 866-1233; “Sloan Rails to Trails,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 316-4388; and “Tifft Nature Preserve,” 1:30 p.m., March 10, call 823-8156.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Science Night at Orchard Park South Davis School,” 6-8 p.m., Thursday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Mount Morris Canyon-West Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Portage Canyon Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday and “Search for Hidden Creatures,” 10 a.m., March 10. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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