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Meetings

• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 998-8910.

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

• 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 shcnf.com.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 675-4766 or 549-1977.

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

Archery

• Hawkeye Bowmen “Wild Animal Shoot,” 13300 Clinton St., Marilla. Kitchen opens at 6 a.m., shooting starts at 7 a.m. Saturday. Call Phil Fleck at 998-4857.

• WNY 2013 Winter 3-D League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, Glenwood, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. March 24, call Mike Matala at 377-0126.

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, Marilla, sunrise to 1 p.m. March 24. Call Jim Galmbacher at 472-4143.

• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, WNYFAB Indoor Championship at Creekwood Archery, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 24. Call (585) 392-2030.

• Collins Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot, last shoot of the season, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday. Call 803-9096 or 337-0126.

Shooting sports

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

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter trap and Indoor Archery Leagues end today. For details on spring shoots, call Tom Ess at 937-6612.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Lake Shore Firemen’s Exempt, 4591 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 6-10 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 432-3049.

• Getzville Fire Company, 630 Dodge Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and March 26. Register at reg9huntered@yahoo.com.

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

• Elma Conservation Club, 699 Creek Road, Home study course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14. For registration and study materials, call 681-5690.

Archery

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m. Thursday; “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr “NYS Pistol Permit class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 778-9431.

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

Shows/seminars

• Deer Search of WNY Inc. “Blood Tracking/Shot Placement Seminar,” West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 2 p.m. March 24. For details, call 655-6028.

• Buffalo Geological Society Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24. Go to bgsny.org.

• Batavia Gun and Sportsman Show, Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., April 27 and 28. For exhibitor and setup information, call Robert Wynn (998-8470) or Jim Penland (434-6535).

Banquets/fundraisers

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 18th annual banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 866-7656.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited Annual Fundraising Banquet, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna, 6 p.m. Saturday. Email: wnytubanquet@gmail.com.

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

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

• Greater Rochester Quality Deer Management Association Southern Tier Branch first annual banquet and auction, Lima Country Club, April 13. Call Mike Edwards at (585) 813-2021 or Dave Perotto at (585) 410-5551.

• Eighth Annual John Long Sr. Raffle and Feast, St. Vincent De Paul Hall, Niagara Falls, April 14. Call 628-1460.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “A Walk with Director Loren Smith,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; and “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop – Environmental Science,” 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all program details, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Volunteer Work Day,” 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. 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: “Frogwatch USA Volunteer Training Program,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Spring Equinox Sunset Walk,” 6 p.m. Wednesday; and “Snowy With a Chance of Salamanders,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

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

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 1 p.m. Monday, call 601-7535; “Chestnut Ridge Park Hike,” 11 a.m. Saturday, call 651-9877; and “Village of Hamburg,” 2 p.m. March 24, call 512-0124.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit adk-nfc.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie program ‘Great Lakes Fisheries: Past, Present and future,’ ” by Don Einhouse, Department of Environmental Conservation Lake Erie unit leader, at Gateway Executive Office Auditorium, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Lee’s Landing Trek,” 10 a.m. Saturday; and “Search for Hidden Creatures,” 10 a.m. March 24. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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