• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, St. Mary’s Athletic Club, 538 Moore St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

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

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be the guest speaker. For details, visit…/genesee.

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

• Allied Sportsmen Club of WNY, 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">

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Bldg., 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

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


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Charles Burt at 417-2544.

• Fourth Annual Tri-County Kingdom Archers 3-D Archery League, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 West, Arcade, begins Wednesday and shooting Wednesdays to Sept. 24. Call 474-5703 or email">

• Evans Rod & Gun Club 3-D Archery Shoot, Cain Road, begins Wednesday and shooting Wednesdays to Oct. 8. Call 512-4948 or 549-0333.

• West Falls Conservation Society 15-Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 55 Bridge St., evenings from 4 p.m.-dusk, starting Thursday and shooting Thursdays to Sept. 25. For details, call 655-5030.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Polaris Club at Tonawanda Sportsmen Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 17, walk-on shooters always welcome. For league and shooting gear details, call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 10 week Phall Trap League; 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, begins today, shooting Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Teams, individuals & practice shooters welcome. For more information call 649-4651.

Certification classes

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• Getzville Fire Co., 630 Dodge Road, Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Register at:

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, 8-11 a.m., Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 6, a home-study course. Register on line.

• West Fall Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 6-7:30 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 6, a home-study course. To register call 655-9131.

• Hess Road Wesleyan Church, 2514 Hess Road, Appleton, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and 20. Call Larry Koch at 778-9935 or Rich Evans at 433-4189 (both contacts, 5-9 p.m.)

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 19 and 20. Call 875-9218.

• Armor Fire Hall, 4932 Clark St., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 23. Call 627-0147.


• Hess Road Wesleyan Church, 2514 Hess Road, Appleton, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call Larry Koch at 778-9935 or Rich Evans at 433-4189 (both contacts, 5-9 p.m.)

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, 8-11 a.m., Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 13, a home-study course. Register on line.

• West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., pick up materials 6-7:30 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 6, a home-study course. To register, call 655-9131.

Waterfowl identification

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 6-11 p.m., Thursday. Call 646-9206.

• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6-11 p.m., Aug. 28. Register after Friday at 646-9206.


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


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and Northtown Center (Pepsi Center), Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or go to">

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Aug. 19. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 9 a.m., Sept. 6. Call 778-9431 or email:">


• Maryvale High School “Personal Water Craft Boating Class,” 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 635-4666.


• Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show, Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 17. Call Tom Neely at (315) 482-4596 or Bud Baril at (315) 686-2832.

• Green Wing/Youth Experience Day, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 23. For details, call George Rockey at 674-3075.


• Pheasants Forever WNY Chapter 29 Banquet, Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, North Tonawanda, 5 p.m., Sept. 13. For details, call John Puscheck at 668-3327 or Dave Kern at 433-3547.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Mantis Magic,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Canoeing on the Pond,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., Aug. 17. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call">(585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to">

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Bugs, Sunset and S’mores”, 7:45-9:15 p.m., Friday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree (for educators of grades K-8),” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday; “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Plants of the Woods,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Picture This! Photo Hike of the Park,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: “If Our Water Could Talk,” Canalside, 44 Prime St., 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday. For details, visit">

• Buffalo Geological Society Event: “Family Fossil Hunting at Lake Shore,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday. For site and registration details, call Joe Butch at 626-4027.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Emery Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 445-3179; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Knox Farm State Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 652-6190; “Zoar Valley,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Lewiston,” 9 a.m., Aug. 17, call 405-7121.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Science Adventure Summer Day Camp at Penn Dixie (for boys and girls ages 8-12),” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 18-24. For registration forms and event details, call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles events: “Key River/Georgian Bay Kayak Adventure,” Thursday-Aug. 17. For registration details, call 213-0350 or email

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series-Karen Russell will Read Mr. Letchworth’s Mail,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Tributary Trek-Dishmill Creek,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Asters and Goldenrods,” 2 p.m., Aug. 17. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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