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Meetings

• U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service “Agricultural and Natural Resources Concerns Local Work Group,” 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, for programs within Orleans, Genesee and Niagara Counties. Call (585) 589-5320 (ext. 110) or (585) 343-9167 (ext. 115).

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

Archery

• West Falls Conservation Society 15 Target 3D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., begins Thursday, shooting 4 p.m.-dusk each Thursday until Sept. 26. Call 655-5030.

• Double T Archery Club “Walk-On Guest Shoots,” 11010 N. French Road, Amherst, beginning Thursday evening, guests are welcome to use club facilities. 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: Clarence Club at Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 a.m., Aug. 4. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club Fall Trap League, Route 33 (1/2 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.

• Ladies Shoot ’N Hoot, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 2 p.m., Aug. 10, a fun, non-competition limited to 45 entries. Call 439-1464 or email: Cghummingbird7@gmail.com.

• Second Annual Clays for Heroes fundraiser, Rochester Brooks International Skeet and Trap Club, 962 Honeoye Falls Road, Rush, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 10. Call 698-5892 or email: butcher2@canisus.edu.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Fall Trap League, Zimmerman Road, starts Aug. 11. Sign-ups 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays and 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 649-4651.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Wood and Brook Sportsmen’s Club, 13721 Genesee St. (Route 33) Alden, 7-10 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-done Saturday. Register at first class.

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

• George Washington Club, 2895 Niagara St., Town of Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Aug. 6, 7 and 8. Call 627-9861 or 874-1206.

• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., Aug. 6, and 6-10 p.m., Aug. 8, 14 and 15. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

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., Monday and Tuesday. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189.

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 5 and 6. Call 754-7097 (6-9 p.m.)

• Wesleyan Church, 2514 Hess Road, Appleton, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 6 and 7. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.)

• Little Ridge Archery (Alford’s), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 5, 7 and 9. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.)

• Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 6, and 8 a.m.-done, Aug. 10. Call (585) 599-6431 or (585) 937-9536 after 5:30 p.m.

• Double T Archery, 1110 N. French Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 8, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 10. Call 694-4946.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “Utah, Florida and Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” J.M. McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 4. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Firearms Recertification Class at Eden-North Collins Range,” 8:30 a.m., Wednesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, NYS pistol permit class, 864 Cain Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 4. Call 549-7251.

Trapping

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

Shows/seminars

• Upcoming County Fairs with environmental/conservation exhibits: Cattaraugus County Fair, 501 Erie St., Little Valley, Monday-Aug. 4. Go to cattarauguscofair.com; Niagara County Fair, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, Wednesday-Aug. 4. Go to cceniagaracounty.org; Erie County Fair, Hamburg, Aug. 7-18, check out the Conservation Building, go to ecfair.org. Wyoming County Fair, Pike, Aug. 10-17. Go to wyomingcountyfair.org.

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

Banquets/fundraisers

• North Western Branch of Quality Deer Management Association Annual Banquet and Auction, Erway’s, 4200 Willow Road, Wilson, 3:30-9 p.m., Aug. 11. For events and registration, call Joe Ciepiela (713-1949).

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Cleanup and Hike at Rushing Stream,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Buggin’ with Passion,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Dusk Observatory Public Viewing Night at Beaver Meadow,” Saturday; “Bird Banding,” 7-11 a.m., Aug. 4; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Aug. 4. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Nature’s Circle: Wiggly and Squiggly (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Tuesday; “Science of our City at Canalside — Native Americans Teepee Camporee,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Aug. 4. 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); and “Camouflage Capers (for ages 4-7),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Owl Prowl,” Amherst State Park, 8-9:30 p.m., Friday; and “Underground Railroad Display and Trek,” McClew Interpretive Center at Murphy Orchards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Aug. 4. For information, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lehigh Memorial Trail Saunter in Williamsville,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Outer Harbor,” 6:30 p.m., call 882-3488; “Lehigh Memorial Trail and Williamsville Farmers Market,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 691-6750; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., Aug. 4, call 759-2628.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all 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: “Summer Science Safari Day Camp (ages 8-12), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.” 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. 3,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Wildflower Walk,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Wildflower Walk,” 10 a.m., “Concert on the Hill and Classic Car Show,” 3 p.m., Saturday; “Nature Walk-Genesee Valley Canal Trail,” 10 a.m., Aug. 4; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Ferns,” 2 p.m., Aug. 4. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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