• NY 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 235-3816.

• Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Association, Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Dr., Niagara Falls, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call Don Clark (791-4628).

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Jaeger Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Jajean Rose-Burney will discuss “Protecting the Birds of Mexico’s Southern Altiplano.”

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Capt. Paul Czarnecki of Free Spirit Charters will discuss “The Near Shore King Salmon Fishery.” Call 636-0519 or go to

• Gun Rights Meeting, Iroquois Middle School, Elma, 10 a.m., Saturday, featuring Senator Patrick Gallivan, Assemblyman Dave DiPietro, attorneys James Ostrowski and James and Max Tresmond, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, and Steve Aldstadt, president of SCOPE.


• Tri-County Kingdom Archers holds the Third Annual Summer Archery League Aug. 7 to Sept. 25. Dates for the 7th Annual Youth Archery Camp in July have yet to be set. For details on all club activities, check with Ben Heckathorn at 474-5703.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Air Pistol League, 12 County Line Road, begins Tuesday, with relays at 7:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and a third if needed. Call 656-0350 or email:

• WNY outdoor Pistol League begins matches at Niagara County Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. For format and registration information, call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club Registered ATA Trap Shoot, 5657 Killian Road, Town of Pendleton, first of two shoots, sign-ups at 8 a.m., shooting starts at 9 a.m., May 19. For details, call 692-2161 weekends and Wednesday nights.

Certification classes


• Holland Rod & Gun Club, Route 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 11 and 18. Call 692-7660.


• G.T. Training Services “NYS Pistol Permit Safety Class,” Days Inn Hotel Buffalo, 4345 Genesee St, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 446-6128 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and VFW Post 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Mollie’s Mason Jar, Hadley, 6-10 p.m., Friday and Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, 1420 Route 196, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call: 716-778-9431; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., May 18, call: 716-693-4000.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 18. Call 366-0899.

• Beaver Island State Park “Free Safe Boating Course,” Park Clubhouse, Lower Level, Grand Island, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 18. Call 773-3271.


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 8 a.m. May 18 and 10 a.m. May 19. To register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. For pistol permit and show details, go to

Honor roll

• WNY Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation honored four of its members with Dedication to Wildlife Conservation Awards during its 23rd Annual Banquet: Kevin Hanley, Calvin Clark, Craig Decker and Paul Welch. Hanley and Clark are founding members of the chapter.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Spring Ephemeral Walk with Naturalist Chuck Bartlett,” 1 p.m., Wednesday; “Saturday Bio-Blitz” (see website for details); and Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., May 12. All BAS programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all program details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Science of Our City at Canalside,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Hike With Mother Nature,” 7-8:30 p.m., Friday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., May 12. 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: Currently accepting registrations for summer day camp (go to and search for “Kids in the Woods”); “After School Escape (for grades (K-5), 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Dark Sky Stroll,” 8 p.m., Thursday; and “Early Bird Walks to Celebrate Migratory Bird Day,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday and 9 a.m., May 12. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Woodland Wildflower Walk,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, to register, call 282-5154; “International Migratory Bird Day,” Saturday at Evangola State Park, 9-11 a.m., call 549-1050 and at Golden Hill State Park, Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Spring Beach Hikes: Fort Niagara State Park,” 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday and Four Mile Creek State Campground,” 3-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicott Creek Trailway Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 835-0913; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Delaware Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 832-1921: “Evening Riverwalk, 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 833-3851; “Zoar Valley,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Mother’s Day at Ellicott Creek Trailway,” 10 a.m., May 12, call 835-9728.

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

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Three Orienteering Courses,” Schoellkopf Cowlesville, 10-11:45 a.m. registrations, start times at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., Saturday, for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Call 832-9758 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Fossil Presentation at the Boston Library,” 11 a.m., Saturday; and “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie,” 7:30, Saturday. For details, call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “18th Annual Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddle,” starts this Thursday and continues to Oct. 3; and “National River Clean-Up,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. For more details, call 626-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Morning Bird Walk – Chestnut Lawn,” 8 a.m., Thursday; “Wildflower Walk – Upper and Middle Falls Area,” 1 p.m., Thursday; “Wildflower Walk – Lower Canyon Woods,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday; “Crepuscular Walk – Owl Prowl,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture – Waves of Warblers,” 2 p.m., May 12. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

(Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email