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Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW, Platt 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, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Lt. Col (retired) Brian Duddy, USAF, and Steve Aldstadt, NYS SCOPE president, will discuss “Repealing the SAFE Act.” Call (585) 494-2314.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, at Carlton Hill Multi Use Facility, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Cookout and tour of habitat projects. Call (585) 993-6120.

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

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

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, Leo Curtis Chapter of American Legion Post No. 830, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

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

Archery

• Evans Rod & Gun Club 15-target 3-D Archery Shoot, Cain Road, shooting Wednesdays at 4 p.m. until dusk to Sept. 25. Call 549-0333 or 512-4948.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club 3-D Shoots, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 5:30 p.m.-dusk, Tuesdays. For details, go to alliedsportsmen.com.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Fall Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, squads start shoots at 6-9:45 p.m. on Tuesdays. For details, go to alliedsportsmen.com.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Fall Trap League, Zimmerman Road, begins today. Sign-ups at 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays and 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays. All shooters welcome. Call 649-4651.

• Eastern Lakes Section Championship, Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rush, Friday. For details, call Bob Urban at (585) 346-5542 or email: burban@frontiernet.net.

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.

• The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will host a free Bow Hunters Education class on Aug. 27 and 29 at Great Valley Town Hall, 4808 Route 219, Great Valley, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Participants must attend both days to receive a certificate. Pre-registration is required. Call 938-9191.

Hunter

• Somerset Conservation Club, Barker, 6-8 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Aug. 18. Call (585) 765-9633.

• Sheridan Park Fire Co., 738 Sheridan Park, Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Aug. 20, 21 and 22. Call 627-9861 or 874-1206.

• Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 5-10:30 p.m., Aug. 21 and 22. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917 after 1 p.m.

• West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., Home Study Course, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sept. 8. Registered students must pick up study materials at 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 662-5657.

Archery

• Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Stockton, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 595-3917 after 1 p.m.

• Nick’s Sporting Good, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 20 and 21. Call 875-9218.

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 21 and 8 a.m.-done, Aug. 24. Call 693-2703.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12847 Clinton St., Marilla, Home Study Course, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 24. To register, call 474-0460, 6-9 p.m., Monday-Friday.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Road, Home Study Course, 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 7. Pick up materials at the club, 9 a.m., Saturday. To register, call 549-7251 (5-7 p.m.)

• West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., Home Study Course, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 7. Registered students must pick up study materials at 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 655-9131.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• 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., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m., Aug. 22, call 778-9431.

Trapping

• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Mountain and Freeman roads., 8 a.m.-done, Aug. 24. 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.)

Waterfowl identification

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

Boating

• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course,” 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For registration information, call 635-4666.

Shows/seminars

• Wyoming County Fair, Pike, until Saturday. Conservation Building exhibits and seminars. Go to wyomingcountyfair.org.

• Swiftwater Sail and Power Squadron “Hollywood Nights Summer Rendezvous,” Erie Basin Marina and Buffalo areas, Friday. For an event schedule and registration details, call Peter Krys (773-5916) or email: tonmachfab@aol.com.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Military Expo, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 18. Go to nfgshows.com.

• Salamanca Professional Firefighters Sportsmen’s Show, Green Gable Village, Route 219, between Salamanca and Great Valley, Aug. 24 and 25. For exhibitor details, call Jim Miller (938-6928).

• Bog Trotters Rifle & Pistol Club Annual Gun Show, American Legion Post No. 880, 2912 Legion Dr., Eden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 25. For details, call Tom Vanderbosch (257-3510).

Banquets/fundraisers

• Batavia Rod & Gun. Annual Chicken BBQ Fundraiser, today. To order, call (585) 746-1061.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Mantid Mysteries,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Crepuscular Hike at Ghost Pond,” 5-8 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Aug. 18. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Nature’s Circle: Fins, Gills and Tails (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:45 a.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Aug. 18. Registration required events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Program: “Plants of the Woods,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Exploring Threatened Habitats,” Evangola State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 549-1050; and “Goat Island Adventure Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 18, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Margaret Louise Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Clarence Bike Path,” 6:30 p.m., call 759-6442; “Richmond Avenue and Pocket Parks of the West Side,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 837-8445; “Genesee Valley Greenway Trail,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; “Sprague Brook Park Night Hike,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, call 316-4388; and “Margaret Louise Park,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 691-6750.

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

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Annual Picnic, Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, Pavilion 18, orienteering at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 479-9431 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Nature Summer Science Day Camp (for ages 8-12),” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. For registration forms, 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 – Our Great Lakes,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Nature Walk-Lee’s Landing Trail,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Fern Walk,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Animal Walk,” 1 p.m., Saturday; “Crepuscular Walk-Approaching Full Moon over the Canyon,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday; “Tributary Trek-Silver Lake Outlet,” 10 a.m., Friday; and “Indoor Ed-Asters and Goldenrods,” 2 p.m. Friday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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