• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Platt St. VFW, Albion, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Annual June Picnic Meeting, Tifft Nature Preserve Visitors Center, 6 p.m., Wednesday.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email:

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. A panel of charter captains will discuss “Keys to Summertime Kings.” Call 636-0519.


• Tri-County Kingdom Archery Second Annual Summer Archery League, forming for August and September. For details and registration, call 474-5703.

Shooting sports

• Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club First Annual Father’s Day Fun Shoot, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton/North Tonawanda, registrations start at 9 a.m., shooting at 10 a.m., June 16, a 100-bird event, including trap, skeet and sporting clays. Call 692-2161 (weekends and Wednesday evening).

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League Match: Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 8 a.m., June 16. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Certification classes


• Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., June 24, 25 and 26. Call 778-9935 (5-9 p.m.), or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).


• Creekwood Archery, 451 Lawrence Road, Brockport, 6-9 p.m., Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 16. Call (585) 392-2030 (4-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays).

• Attica Rod & Gun Club, Varysburg, 5-9 p.m., June 21 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22. Call (585) 535-7053 after 3:30 p.m.

• Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, June 23. To pre-register, call (585) 680-2519 (5-9 p.m.).


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport (for Ladies Shoot & Hoot, call 628-9023), 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. “Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” Buckhorn Sportsman’s Club, Phelps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000; and Orleans County SCOPE, Lyndonville, 9:30 a.m. June 22, call 778-9431.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 366-0899 or email


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Alexander Fireman’s Hall, Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16. For exhibitor rules agreements and set-up details, go to

Honor roll

• The Springville Strutters Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation honored three company reps for their donations and support of chapter functions: John Kotlarsz of Atkot Electric, Roy Emerling at Emerling Chevrolet and Skip Perry with Northwoods Game Calls. Local and state scholarship awards were presented to youths Jim Gamel, Rachael Smith and Rich Gerlach. The chapter received national recognition with Golden Gobbler and Grand Slam Gobbler Awards for its outreach efforts.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Beaver Meadow Beaver Pond Hydrology,” 1 p.m. Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Grassland Birds Abound,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Habitat Restoration at Joseph Davis State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Owl Pellets Discussion,” 1 p.m., Saturday; and “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” June 16. All 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 (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required for 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-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Meander in the Woods,” 4:30-8 p.m., Saturday (see Notebook entry). Reinstein Woods is accepting registrations for summer day camp programs, week-long adventures for children in grades K-7. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Hiking the Great Gorge Route,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154. Pre-registration is required for this program.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve,” 8 a.m., Monday, call 548-8039; “Bird Island Pier Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 684-4449; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Como Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 601-7535; and “Akron Falls State Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062.

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

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “5K and 10K Trail Runs,” Hunter’s Creek Park South, Town of Wales, 9 a.m. registration for 10 a.m. races, today. For details, call 652-8727 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Site open for fossil collection 7 days a week starting Saturday.” Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Third Annual Paddling Progressive Dinner,” Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 6:30 p.m., Friday. Call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles – DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Warbler Walk – Rare Species,” 7 a.m., Thursday; and “Springtime Walk – Trout Pond,” 10 a.m., June 16. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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