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Meetings

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley will discuss “Current Gun Issues.” Call (585) 356-4992.

• 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.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email: fichtman9@sol.com.

• Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Route 78, Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Roy Hryckowian of Nick’s Sporting Goods, will discuss “Lake Erie Walleye Techniques.” Call 636-0519.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Bldg., 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Martin at 583-2561.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m.-noon, July 13, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, begins Wednesday, a 25-bird scratch league, all shooters welcome, and a 50-bird shoot-off at the Sept. 20 banquet. For more details, call Tom Ess at 937-6612.

Certification classes

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Archery

• Southtowns Walleye, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., July 26. Call 627-0147.

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., July 29 and 6 p.m.-done, July 30. Call 875-9218.

Gun

• Eden Volunteer Fire Co., Church St., 6-10 p.m., July 16, 17 & 18. Call 432-3049 on Monday.

• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, 6-9 p.m., July 16 and 18 and 9 a.m.-done, July 19. Call 751-9848 after 5 p.m.

Waterfowl Identification

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 6-11 p.m., July 26. Call 655-2328 or 807-511.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Classes,” 9 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to fichtman9@sol.com">swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., July 24. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

“NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Thursday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000 or 778-9431 or email: jdcarrsc@verizzon.net.

Shows/seminars

• First Greater Niagara Frontier Fishing and Hunt Show, Getzville Fire Co., 630 Dodge Road, Sept. 13 and 14, now has expanded exhibitor options. Proceeds benefit the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs kids fishing clinics and Niagara County Fish Odyssey Kids Division. For more details, call Chuck Booker at 957-3566.

Banquets/fundraisers

• NY Crossbow Coalition First Annual Banquet, Ramada Inn, 1305 Buckley Road, Syracuse, 6 p.m., July 26. Early Bird Special to July 19. For details, go to nycrossbowcoalition.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Allenberg Bog Walk,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; “Pond Study at Beaver Meadow,” 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Volunteer Open House,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., July 13; and “Iroquois Observations Program: Purple Martin Nest Checks and Banding Observation,” Refuge Headquarters, 10 a.m.-noon, June 30. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call info@ftwny.com">(585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk (all ages)”, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Insectival!” 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., July 13. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Family Nature Hour at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Full Buck Moon,” 8:30 p.m., Friday; and “Summer Wild Flowers (for adults and kids ages 8 and older),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “A Walk Into the Past,” Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, and “Friday’s Leisurely Stroll Around Goat Island,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., call 285-0516. Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 4:30 a.m., Thursday, call 826-1939; “Conservation Trail-through Darien Lake State Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 759-2628.

• Buffalo Geological Society Event: “BGS Day at Rock City Park, Olean,” 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. Call (866) 404-ROCK.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Science Adventure Day Camp at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday; and “Dinosaurs, Fossils Nature Summer Day Camp,: July 14-18, for boys and girls ages 8-12, “For registration forms and details, call 627-4560 or go to jdcarrsc@verizzon.net">penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Wildflower Walk-Great Bend Overlook,” 10 a.m., Tuesday; “Learn About Letchworth Series-History of the Civil Conservation Corps,” 10 a.m., Tuesday; “Tributary Trek-Upper Wolf Creek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Animal Walk-Dance of the Dragonflies,” 1 p.m., Thursday; “Crepuscular Walk-Nearly Full Moon by the Pond,” 7 p.m., Thursday; “Nature Walk-Birch Trail,” 1 p.m., Saturday; and “Nature Walk–Gorge Trail, 1 p.m., July 13. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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