• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Canandaigua American Legion, 454 North Main St., 7:30 p.m., Monday. Guide Jesse Hollenbeck will discuss “Fishing Oatka Creek and Spring Brook.” Call (585) 360-1812 or go to

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, American Legion Post No. 531, Little Valley, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

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

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop”, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, a “NY SAFE Act Education Forum,” open to all members and visitors, begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

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

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20), Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. DEC Lake Erie Unit Leader Don Einhouse will discuss “Updates to the Lake Erie Fishery.” Call 649-8202 or go to

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766.


• Double T Archery Club 10th Annual Cabin Fever Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, Saturday and Feb. 23. Saturday is traditional archery gear; Sunday is open to all bow types (compound, traditional, etc.) Free overnight camping available; 8 a.m. registrations both days. For more details, go to

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Active Bowhunters of WNY, Route 16, Holland, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, starting at 7 a.m., call Dave Procknal (337-0733).

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League Indoor Match, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, Feb. 23. For match information, go to

Certification classes


To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for hunter and archery certification classes, go to


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Eight-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center at Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday or Feb. 23. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., March 1. Call 778-9431.


• 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., Saturday. To register, call 901-0722 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) or email:

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Eight-Hour Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, West Seneca, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 8. Call 366-0899 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Clarence Event Building, 11177 Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 23. For exhibitor information, go to

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

• York Penn Show: Sportsmen’s Show, Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 23. Go to

• Third Annual Fishermen’s Flea Market, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 29. For exhibitor/table information, call Joe Kugel (440-0004) or Jim Thompson (585) 591-0168.


• Southtowns Walleye Association Gun Raffle Fundraiser, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, noon-5 p.m., Saturday. For ticket information, call 649-8202.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser, Clors Meat Market, Routes 5 and 63, Batavia, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter No. 843 of Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet, Alexander Fire Dept. Recreation Hall, 1055 Main St. 5:30 p.m., March 1. For reservations, call Tom Kelsey at (585) 933-6120) or email


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “School Holiday Nature Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday; and “Boy Scout Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Winter Scene Investigation Walk,” 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday; and “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required unless noted as open. For details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Tuesday; “Scoop on Poop,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Learn to Cross Country Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; “Hungry Game-Wildlife Survival,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101-Class 2,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Birding on the River,” Beaver Island and Buckhorn Island State Parks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516; and “Niagara River Wildlife Ski,” Buckhorn Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535 and 11 a.m., Feb. 23, call 866-1233; “Bassett Park-Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; and “West Seneca Soccer Complex,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events. For all events and outings, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “CPR American Red Cross Adult and Child Class,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Feb. 26. Call 213-0350 or go to

• Earth Spirit Winter Snowshoe Hike Series: Yates Park, Orchard Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. To register, go to

• Penn Dixie Exhibit at WNY Home and Garden Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday, Feb. 23. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Nearby Excursion to Silver Lake State Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Dishmill Creek Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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