Meetings

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Lake Avenue, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Email: douglaswalk@msn.com.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Sportsmen Coon Hunter Club, 8776 Hopkins Road, Batavia, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

• DEC Waterfowl Informational Meeting, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 1101 Casey Road, Alabama, 7-9 p.m., Thursday.

Archery

• Hawkeye Bowmen Labor Day Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 2. Call 998-4857.

• Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, Forksville, Pa., Sept. 13-15. Go to pabowhunters.com.

• Double T Archery Club Annual Harvest Shoot, 1120 French Road, Amherst, Sept. 14-15. Call 913-5478, 693-0331 or go to doubletarchery.com.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Practical Pistol League, Postal Match No. 2, (Shoot ahead only) 9 a.m., Sept. 1. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club “Ladies Shoot ’n Hoot Fourth Annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventure,” 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 14. For registration details, call Colleen Gaskill (439-1464) or Kathy Kristy (696-2434.

Certification classes

Hunter/bowhunter

• Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 7 and 8. Pre-register at the club, noon-9 p.m., Call 676-3115.

• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Sept. 14 and 15. Pick up study materials 7-8 p.m., Friday. Call 681-5690.

Hunter

• Eden-North Collins Rod & Gun Club, 2404 Sandrock Road, Eden, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 432-3049.

• Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, North Tonawanda, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call 694-9414 (after 10 a.m. today).

• 3-F Club, 9094 Swann Road, Lewiston, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Sept. 3 and 10. Call 791-3809 or 282-0625.

• Sheridan Park Fire Company, 738 Sheridan Park, Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Sept. 3, 4 and 5. Call 627-9861 or 874-1206.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Home Study Course, 12 County Line Road, 7- 10 p.m., Sept. 4 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 7. Call (585) 599-6431 or (585) 937-9536.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 7 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 14. Call 627-0147.

• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., Sept. 11, 6-10:30 p.m., Sept. 12 and 18 and 6 p.m.-done, Sept. 19. Call 297-0410.

Archery

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12847 Clinton St., Marilla, Home Study Course, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 474-0460, 6-9 p.m., Monday-Friday.

• Doc’s Archery Range, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 4 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 7. Call 693-2703.

• Erways, 4200 Willow Road, Wilson, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 9 and 10. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189.

Trapping

• West Falls Conservation Society Home Study Course, 55 Bridge St., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sept. 28. Pre-register by calling 625-8025 and pick up materials on Tuesday, 6:30-7 p.m.

• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Mountain and Freeman Roads, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 439-5862 evenings.

• Pine Valley Rod & Gun Club, South Dayton, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 7. Call 257-9045 (5:30-8 p.m.)

Pistol

• Wolcott Guns, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, 6-10:30 p.m., Sept. 23 and 24. Pre-register at the gun range in person, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 7.

• Pine Valley Rod & Gun Club, Cottage Road, South Dayton, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 7. Call 257-9045 (5:30-8 p.m.)

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtowns Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; and “multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Sept. 5, call 778-9431.

Waterfowl identification

• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Thursday. Call 681-5690.

Shows/seminars

• 2013 Antique Boat Show, Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 7. For registration details, go to oldboatsbuffalo.org.

• George Washington Club Super Sportsmen’s Raffle, 2085 Niagara St., 1-5 p.m., Sept. 28. Call 873-1905.

Banquets/fundraisers

• WNY Chapter 29 Pheasants Forever Banquet, Classics Banquet Hall, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, Sept. 14. For reservations, call Bob Ridge (568-1619) or Dave Kern (433-3547).

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park with Tom Kerr,” 8-10 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Forest Ferns,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Homestead Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Science of Our City at Canalside-Byron Dig, Paleontology in WNY,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 1. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Program: “Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids-Fork to Fork (for ages 6-8),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “End of Summer Devil’s Hole Bike Ride,” Devil’s Hole State Park,’ 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Sept. 15, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Woodlawn Beach Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Emery Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 604-4095; “Amherst Canalway Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 832-1921; and “Westside Overland Trail, Chautauqua,” Sept. 1. For time and meeting site, call 866-1233.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all events visit adk-nfc.org.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: Olmsted Challenge in Delaware Park, leisurely or as a race in 2K orienteering course, registration 10-10:45 a.m., start at 11 a.m., Sept. 8. A $10 fee includes detailed map. Call 837-3737 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Festival,” LaSalle Park, Sept. 7. 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 “Invasive Species by Meg Janis,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Nature Walk: St. Helena Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Summer Farewell Festival,” 1 p..m., Sept. 1. For all programs and to register, call (585) 493-3625.

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