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Meetings

• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Call 998-8910.

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Visit shcnf.com.

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

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 830, “The Chicken Coop”, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Dr., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20), Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202 or go to southtownswalleye.org.

• DEC Waterfowl Hunter Informational Meeting, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 1101 Casey Road, Alabama, 7-9 p.m., Aug. 28.

Archery

• 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: bjheckathorn@yahoo.com.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club 3-D Archery Shoot, Cain Road, shoots 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, shooting Thursdays to Sept. 25. Call 655-5030.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Clarence Club at Ten-X Club, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 24, walk-on shooters always welcome. For league and gear details, call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• NYS Rifle and Pistol Association Upstate New York Political Victory Fund Shoot, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, registrations at 8 a.m., shooting 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 14. Walk-ons welcome. Call 439-6822.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Archery

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

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

• Roy Alfords Little Ridge Archery, 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 26, 27 and 28. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.)

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

• Evans Rod & Gun Club, 864 Cain Road, Angola, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Aug. 23 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 20. A home study course, register on line.

• Doc’s Archery, 308 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-11 p.m., Aug. 27 and 8 a.m.-noon, Aug. 30. Register in person at the store. Call 693-2703.

Gun

• Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road., North Tonawanda, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 26 and 27. Register on the internet. Call 694-9414 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 and 10. Call Doug Walck (282-0625) or Dale Shank (791-3809.

• Millgrove Sportsmen’s Club at Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, 7-10 p.m., Sept. 8 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 13. Register on line for instructions.

Waterfowl Identification

• Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., 6-11 p.m., Aug. 14. Call 646-9206.

TRAPPING

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

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to bjheckathorn@yahoo.com">swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 3; “Utah-Florida-Arizona Multi-State Class,” J.M. McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 7. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Sept. 13. Call 788-9431 or email: jdcarrsc@verizzon.net.

Waterfowl

• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6-11 p.m., Aug. 28. Pre-register on line.

SHOWS/SEMINARS

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows Military Show, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. For all show information, visit jdcarrsc@verizzon.net">nfgshows.com.

• Green Wing/Youth Experience Day, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call George Rockey at 674-3075.

• Bog Trotters Rifle & Pistol Club Annual Gun Show, Newell Faulkner American Legion Post No. 880, Route 62, Eden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 24. Call 257-3510.

Banquets/fundraisers

• “An Evening with Charles Alsheimer”, Eden Jr./Sr. High School, 3150 Schoolview Road, 5-9 p.m., Sept. 13. For reservations, call 361-7458 or visit EdenDeerShow.com.

• WNY Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet, Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, 5 p.m., Sept. 13. For additional information, call John Puscheck at 668-3327 or David Kern at433-3547.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Birding Technology at Beaver Meadow,” 2-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., Aug. 24. Most BAS events require registration. Call info@ftwny.com">(585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Bats! Shadows of the Night”, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Educator Workshop: Project WET (Water Education for Teachers, K-12),” 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday; and “Secrets of Reinstein Woods,” 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 Programs: “Picture This! Photo Hike of the Park,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Goat Island Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 759-6442; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Erie Beach Canada,” 6:30 p.m., call 826-2465 or 445-9195; “Rim Trail Loop in Ellicottville,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 648-9027 or 675-3989; and “Akron Falls County Park,” 1:30., Aug. 24, call 439-0062.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “United Way Day of Caring Project at Penn Dixie Site,” 9 a.m., Wednesday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles events: “Monday Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River,” 6 p.m. For site details, call 213-0350 or email: ppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series-Letchworth Landscapes: Abstract Geology with Painter Richard Shearer,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Animal Walk – Insect Safari,” 1 p.m., Wednesday; and “Stone Tool Craftsman Show,” 10 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Aug. 24. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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