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Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

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

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

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Capt. Matt Yablonsky will discuss “Catching Fish on the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario.” Call 565-1980.

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

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Cummings Room, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy., 7 p.m., Wednesday. Holly Sweeney and Bernie Kester will discuss “Birds of Brazil and the Lower Amazon and Pantanal.”

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 6 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138.

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

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Louie’s Lounge, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email: fichtman98.

• WNY Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, Ecology and Environment, Inc. Conference Room E&E E3 Annex, Ransom Road and Walden Ave., Lancaster 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 652-5400 ext. 150.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study” meeting, Buffalo Central Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square, 4 p.m., Thursday. Call 879-4410.

Archery

• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, 7 a.m., call Ray Zylinski Jr. (866-5072).

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave. Chaffee, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Greg Gattie (560-9613).

• Double T Archery Club 10th Annual Cabin Fever Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, Feb. 22 and 23. New format: Saturday for traditional (long bows and recurves); Sunday for all gear (traditional, compound, etc.) 8 a.m. registrations both days. For more details, go to TTArchery.org.

Shooting sports

• Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association Junior’s Shooting Program, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 3-6 p.m., Sundays to April, open to all youths ages 8-18. Call 773-7162.

Certificiation classes

HUNTER/ARCHERY

To view and use the new Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for hunter and archery certification classes, go to register-ed.com/programs/new...york.

PISTOL

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,”, Northtown Center, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,”, Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 22. Call 903-2558.

• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class”, K&K Guns Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday; and “New York State Pistol Permit Classes,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., March 1. Call (585) 535-0248.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Thursday. Pre-registration required. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating (and Jet-Skiing) Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 22. To register, call 901-0722 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) or email: Flotilla33Education

Shows/Seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Clarence Event Building, 11177 Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., 11392 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 16. For admission and exhibitor information, go to nfgshows.com.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Feb. 22. To register, call 276-7200.

• Capt. Tony Buffa Seminar: “Lake Ontario Salmon (Spring, Summer and Fall,” Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday. Call (315) 258-2700.

• Greater Rochester Southern Tier branch of Quality Deer Management Association Winter Lecture, RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, 9-11:45 a.m., Feb. 22. For details, email: grstqdma.

• Niagara Outdoors Annual Buck Measuring Day, 223 Witmer Road, North Tonawanda, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 22. Call 695-5873.

Banquets/Fundraisers

• Hamburg Natural History Society “Fourth Annual Penn Dixie Trivia ‘Think Ya Know’ Trivia/Game Show Fundraiser,” Oakwood Manor, 2985 Lake View Road, Hamburg, 6 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Southtowns Walleye Association “Installation Dinner and Dance,” Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, Saturday. For reservations, call Antoinette Grote (684-9523).

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 33rd Annual Banquet Creekside Banquet Facility, Cheektowaga, Feb. 22. For reservations, call George Rockey (674-3075) or go to ny.ducks.org and click on “local events”.

Hiking/Nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Maple Sugaring,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Winter Birding,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Winter Tree ID Hike with Forestry Expert John Sly,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday; “Junior Audubon Club-Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area,” 3:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Valentine Snowshoe Hike,” 1:30-4 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., Event: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners,” 2-4 p.m., Sundays (Feb. 16 and 23); “Little Tykes Winter Investigation Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Monday; “Valentine’s Day Full Moon Stroll,” 6-7:30 p.m., Friday; “Backyard Bird Count at Tifft,” 10-11 a.m., Saturday; and “WOW (Wonders of Winter) Discovery Camp (for ages 5-9),” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 17 (registration deadline Monday). Registration required unless noted. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Moonlight Cross-Country Ski Tour,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; “After School Escape (for students in grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Full Moon Valentine’s Day Walk,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Full Moon Cross Country Ski Tour,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Valentine’s Day Full Moon Adventure,” Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday; and “Wild Winter,” Golden Hill State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “Elma Meadows-Cross Country Ski,” 11 a.m., Wednesday, call 684-6732 or 510-6223; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Friday in Clarence Town Park- Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., 759-6442; “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 11:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Knox Farm State Park-Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Feb. 16, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Full Snow Moon Valentine Wine and Cheese Snowshoe Hike,” 7 p.m., Friday; and “Snowshoeing in Zoar Valley Deer Lick Trails,” 10 a.m., Feb. 16. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Earth Spirit Winter Snowshoe Series, Chafee Nature Preserve, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. To register, go to earthspiritedu.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Hogsback Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 16; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Nature Walk-Pine Pond,” 10 a.m., Feb. 16. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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