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Meetings

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

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

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

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Rd., Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 494-2314.

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

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday.

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

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Warsaw Baptist Church, 65 Main St., 7 p.m., Wednesday. Douglas Berwanger will discuss “The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Functions.” Call 866-1398.

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Association, Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Dr., Niagara Falls, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call Don Clark (791-4628).

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email: fichtman98@aol.com.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Call 636-0519.

Archery

• Erie County Conservation Society 3-D Archery Shoots, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., today and Sept. 15, 30 targets, adults $15, kids under age 14 free. Call 560-9613.

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

• West Falls Conservation Society 30 Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., open to the public, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 22. Call 655-5030 or 432-6035.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Practical Pistol League, Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, Sept. 18. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Certification classes

Hunter

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

• Holland Rod & Gun Club, Route 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sept. 15. Call 692-7660.

• Carroll Rod & Gun Club, Frew Run Rd., Frewsburg, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 5:45-10 p.m., Sept. 18 and 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 21. Register at first class.

• Ripley Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Rd., 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 17 and 19 and 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 21. Register at first class.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, 5-10:30 p.m., Sept. 18 and 19. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917 after 1 p.m.

• Mayville Conservation Club, Bloomer Rd., 8-10 p.m., Sept. 20 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21. To register, email: gun-bow-safeteach@hotmail.com.

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., 6-10 p.m., Sept. 16, 17 and 19. Register in person at the club.

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 16, 17 and 19. Call 693-4000, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

• Hartland Conservation Club, Orangeport Rd., Gasport, 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 18 and 20. Call 778-5288 after 4 p.m.

• Collins Conservation Club Home Study Course, Conger Rd., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 22. Pre-register by Monday. Call 646-5145, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Archery

• Erways, 4200 Willow Rd., Wilson, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189.

• Wellsville Rod & Gun Club, Weidrich Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and 8:30 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register one hour before the first class.

• Ripley Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Road, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday. Register at first class.

• Hawkeye Bowmen, 13330 Clinton St., Alden, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 633-5324 (6-8 p.m.).

• Town of Hamburg Recreation Dept. Home Study Course, 2982 Lakeview Rd., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 646-5145 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Rd., (Route 425), 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 16 and 18 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 22. Call 698-3396, 6-7 p.m.

• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 16 and 9 a.m.-done, Sept. 21. Register one hour before the start of the first class.

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 18 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 21. Register in person at the range. Call 693-2703.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Rd., Angola, 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 21. Register at the club, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 15.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “multi-State Permit Classes,” Clarion Hotel, Dunkirk, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday and Elmira Elks Club, 300 East Gray St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 15. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna: “8-Hour Recertification Class,” 9 a.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 778-9431.

Boating

• Swiftwater Sail and Power Squadron “Americans Boating Course (ABC3),” VFW Frontiersmen Post, 100 Elgin St., City of Tonawanda, 7:15 p.m., Thursday. Call Ken Brown (692-2159).

• US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. For registration details, call 366-0899 or email: hamernid@verizon.net.

Wilderness First Aid

• NYS Guide’s Association, White Otter Fish and Game Club, Woodgate, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 28. Call Sheila or Sonny Young at (518) 359-8194.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29. Go to nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• WNY Chapter 29 Pheasants Forever Banquet, Classics Banquet Hall, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, Saturday. Call 568-1619 or 433-3547.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “Junior Audubon Club (for Middle and High School students),” 8-10 a.m., Saturday; “Homestead Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Sept. 15. 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-Citizen Science,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Friday the 13th Night Walk,” 8-9:30 p.m., Friday. Registration required for TNP events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Nature Magnified – Microhabitants,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center 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. 21, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Sturgeon Point Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 627-3878; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Erie Basin Marina,” 6:30 p.m., call 627-3878; “U.S. Coast Guard Station and Greenway Trail,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Letchworth State Park,” 8:30 a.m., Saturday, call 651-9877; ”Genesee Valley Greenway Trail,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; and “Amherst State Park,” 1:30 p.m., Sept. 15, call 439-0062.

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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Upper St. Helena Hike,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Nature Walk,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all upcoming LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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