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Meetings

• 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. Call 225-3816.

• Pioneer Conservation Sportsmen’s Club, 2505 Lower Mountain Rd., Ransomville, 9:30 a.m., Wednesday. Call 791-4628.

• Western and Central New York Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 652-9460.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Barbara Tewksbury will discuss “Polygonal Patterns and Desert Eyes in the Western Desert of Egypt.” Call 656-8475.

Archery

• Niagara Region 2013 Winter 3-D League, Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, Alden, sunrise to 1 p.m., April 7. Call Marty Handley (870-2653) or Ron Nelson (799-3813).

• Hawkeye Bowmen Wild Animal Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla, April 14. Kitchen opens at 6 a.m. for breakfasts and lunches. Shooting from 7 a.m. to noon. Call 998-4857.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Elma Conservation Club, 660 Creek Rd., 7-8 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 14. Call 681-5690.

• Portville Conservation Club, Butternut Brook Rd., 6-9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 307-7222.

• Dempsey Club, Wildcat Rd. (off Route 16 south of Olean), 1-5 p.m., Thursday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Register at Olean High School or Middle School or email: jibaldwi@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

• The Lono Training Group, 5435 East Lake Rd., Honeoye, 6-9 p.m., Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. For details, go to lonogroup.com.

• Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club, Route 78 (near Curriers Rd.), 6-8 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-done April 20. Home Study Course. Get materials at first class.

• Big M Sportsmen’s Club, 1549 County Road 43, Clifton Springs, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., April 6 and 7. Register in person at the club, 6-9 p.m. on Monday.

• Carroll Rod & Gun Club, Frew Run Rd., Frewsburg, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 5:45-10 p.m., April 10, and 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m., April 13. Preregister at the club, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday.

• Erie County Conservation Society, Holland, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday and April 7. Call 655-2328 or 807-5116.

• Bison City Rod & Gun Club, 511 Ohio St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., April 13 and 8 a.m.-done, April 14. Register at first class.

Archery

• The Lono Training Group, 5435 East Lake Rd., Honeoye, 6-9 p.m., April 12 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 13. Register in person, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. For details, go to lonogroup.com.

Pistol

• Jim Carr Classes: “Surviving High Risk Encounters,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, call (585) 535-0248; and “NYS Pistol Permit class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 778-9431.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and Sweeney Hose Company, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 7. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “Start of 47-Hour Firearms Class,” 8 a.m., Tuesday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Boating

• NYS Safe Boating Personal Watercraft Class, Niagara Scuba Center, 2105 Military Rd., Niagara Falls, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 7. Call Mike McCormick (316-8259).

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Spring Trap League, 12 County Line Rd., starts Friday, sign-up time 6-9 p.m. to June 14. All shooters welcome, including practice shooters. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Shows/seminars

• Paul Cwiklinski “Food Plots for Small Acreage Seminar,” West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 12:30-4 p.m., Saturday. For details, call 479-2842.

• New York Sea Grant’s Annual State of Lake Erie Meeting, Southtowns Walleye, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7-9 p.m., April 11. For details and directions, call 645-3610.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows has adopted a new format, with the first show scheduled for May 4-5 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.

To view the new offerings, go to nfgshows.com and click on “upcoming shows.”

Banquets/fundraisers

• New York Bowhunters Banquet, The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, Saturday. Call (585) 520-2630.

• Oak Orchard National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet, Carlton Rec Hall, 5:30 p.m., April 12. Call (585) 682-4495.

• Greater Rochester Quality Deer Management Association Southern Tier Branch First Annual Banquet and Auction, Lima Country Club, April 13. For more information call Mike Edwards (585) 813-2021 or Dave Perotto (585) 410-5551.

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Suzanne’s Fine Dining, Wheatfield, April 13. Call 433-3547.

• Eighth annual John Long Sr. Raffle and Feast, St. Vincent De Paul Hall, Niagara Falls, 2-6 p.m., April 14. Call 628-1460.

• Niagara County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation 18th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co., 5 p.m., April 14. Call 791-3151 or 791-3624.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: “Basic Tour Leader Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Spring Awakenings,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Programs – 1-2 p.m., Focus On Cold-Blooded Critters,” Saturday; and “Observatory at Beaver Meadows,” dusk, Saturday. All BAS 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: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp: Nature’s Rainbows (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Signs of Spring Hike (families),” 2-3:30 p.m., Friday; and “Volunteer Work Day,” 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday.

Registration required for these events. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “April Fools Day in Nature,” 10 a.m., Monday; “CSI: Critter Sign Investigation (for ages 6-10),” 10:30 a.m., Tuesday; “Mini-beast Adventure,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Garden Crafts for Kids (for ages 8-10),” 1 p.m., Friday; and “Spring Awakenings,” 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 Program: “The Upper Great Gorge Hike,” Niagara Falls State Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m., April 13, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192; “Walton Woods,” Friday, for meeting time call 548-8039; “Evening Riverwalk,” 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 833-3851; “Eighteen Mile Creek,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Ellicott Creek Trailway,” 10 a.m., April 7, call 835-9728.

• 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 exhibit at Evans 2013 Environmental Fair at Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company, Angola, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “ Fiddler’s Elbow Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday. For information on all upcoming LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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