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Meetings

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Jamestown Audubon, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Niagara River Station, 355 E. River Road, Grand Island, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Archery

• West Falls Conservation Society 15 Target 3D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., starts Aug. 1, shooting Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to dusk until Sept. 26. Shoot as much as you like. Call 655-5030.

• Double T Archery Club “Walk-On Guest Shoots,” 11010 N. French Road, Amherst, beginning in August, the club invites all shooters to Thursday evening guest shooting and facility use. Families and new individual members welcome. For details, go to doubletarchery.com.

• Tri-County Kingdom Third Annual 3-D Archery League begins Aug. 7, shooting 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays to Sept. 28. Call 474-5703 or email: bjhckathorn@yahoo.com.

Shooting sports

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Match: Niagara County Sportsmen’s Club, 2505 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 8 a.m., July 28. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• WNY Practical Pistol League July Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, Pendleton, outdoor range shoot, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., July 28. For slot information, contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook or email: wnyppl@gmail.com.

• Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club Fall Trap League, Route 33 (½-mile East of Crittenden Rd.), Alden, starts Aug. 4, shooting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, and 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. For details, email: don@valueteck.com.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, 13721 Genesee St. (Route 33) Alden, 7-10 p.m., July 29 and Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.-done, Aug. 3. Register at first class.

• Heart and Soul Community Church, 1185 North Clinton, Rochester, 6-10 p.m., July 29 and 30 and Aug. 1. Call (585) 472-9846 (2-9 p.m.)

• Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 3 and 10. Call 876-1541.

Archery

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Call 875-9218.

• Erways, 4200 Willow Road, Wilson, 5:30-9:30 p.m., July 29 and 30. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.)

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-0147.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Trapping

• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.-done, Aug. 3. Call 751-9848.

Boating

• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For registration details, call 635-4666.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Military Expo, 11177 Main St., Clarence, Aug. 17 and 18. For exhibitor details, go to nfgshows.com.

• Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen’s Rendezvous, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Aug. 9-11. For exhibitor info, call 492-0432.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Crepuscular Walk at Rose Acres,” 7:30 p.m., Friday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., July 28. For registration details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Moonrise Sunset Hike,” 7:45-9:15 p.m., Monday; “Science of our City at Canalside – Native Americans Teepee Camporee,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Cornell Raptor Program on Live Birds of Prey – a Friends of Tifft Event for All Ages,” 1-2:30 p.m., July 28; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., July 28. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday (register by calling 668-4991); “Stroller Strut (for ages 3 and younger),” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; and “Scratch and Sniff Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Great Gorge Railway Trail,” Niagara Falls State Park, 9-11 a.m., Saturday; and “Creek and Beach Discovery Walk,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 1:30-3:30 p.m., July 28. For information and registration call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Knox Farm State Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 652-6190; “Conservation Trail Joint Hike with Niagara Bruce Trail Club in Holland,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989; and “Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 2 p.m., July 28, call 675-3989.

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

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “90-Minute Orienteering Race for All Ages,” Sprague Brook Park, Glenwood, registrations, 11-11:45 a.m., July 28. Call 480-1713 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Fossil Presentation at Boston Library, 6 p.m., Friday; and “Summer Science Safari Day Camp (for ages 8-12),” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 29-Aug. 2. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Annual Tuesday and Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddles,” For times and places, call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series — Outside the Gates at Letchworth — No. 2,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Mushroom foray,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion – Sharing of Photos and Memories,” noon, July 28. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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