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Meetings

• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, Franklinville, 6:30 p.m., Monday. All are welcome, members and guests.

• 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, 6:30, Tuesday. Carl Paladino will discuss “Current Political Gun Issues” and Honor Flight coordinators will discuss “Veteran Flight Programs.” Call (585) 356-4992.

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

• 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@aol.com.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lockport, meeting usually held on Thursdays is moved to March 19 to accommodate the State of Lake Ontario meeting this Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• Red House Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited, VFW Post, 3914 Route 394, East Randolph, 1 p.m., Saturday. Guest speaker: Scott Cornett, DEC Allegany Office.

Archery

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

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Allied Sportsmen of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Jim Galmbacher at 472-4143.

• Hawkeye Bowmen Alaskan Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon, March 22 and 23. Call Phil Fleck at 998-4857.

Shooting sports

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clays Shoot, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, sign-ups start at 9 a.m., shooting begins at 10 a.m., March 16. Call 692-2161 (today, Wed. or Sat.).

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Spring Trap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, begins March 16 shooting Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. For details, call Ernie Miller at 649-4651.

Certification classes

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

Hunter/archery

• Hawkeye Bowmen Hunter/Archery Home Study Course 13300 Clinton St., Alden, April 4 and 5. Register on line.

Hunter

Lake Shore Firemen Exempt, 4591 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 432-3049.

• Springville Field & Stream, 8900 Chase Road, 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday and March 22, and 6:30-9 p.m., March 24. Register at first class.

• West Falls Conservation Society Home Study Course, 55 Bridge St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 6. Call 662-5657.

• Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Hunter Home Study Course, 5557 Killian Road, Pendleton, March 17 and 31 and April 1. Call 692-2161 or go to tonsportsclub.com.

• Elma Conservation Club Home Study Course, 600 Creek Road, 1-2 p.m., March 22 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 6. Register on line.

Archery

• Springville Field & Stream, 8900 Chase Road, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 5. Register in person at the Concord Town Hall after March 16.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” T&C Gunsmithing Inc., Newark, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 9 a.m., March 22. Call 778-9431.

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safely Course,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 29. Call Bob Bennett at 481-3900, email: Bob_bennett69@yahoo.com or wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Newstead Fire Hall, Akron, March 22 and 23. For exhibitor and show information, go to nfgshows.com.

• Orvis Buffalo fishing manager Adam Schroeder “Spring Trout Fishing Primer,” Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 1 p.m., Saturday. To register for this free seminar, call 276-7200.

• Capt. Tony Buffa “Oneida Lake Walleyes in the Weeds Seminar,” Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call (315) 258-2700.

• York Penn Show: Harborcreek Gun Show, VFD Social Hall, 7275 Buffalo Road, Route 20, 9 a.m.-4, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 16. Go to yorkpennshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• 14th Annual Tri-County Kingdom Archers Sportsmen’s Dinner, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 West, Arcade, 6 p.m., Friday. Call Ben Heckathorn at 474-5703 or PCF at (585) 492-4592.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and AwaRoads Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 6 p.m., SatuRoaday. For last-minute reservations, call Paula Wharton (941-6159) or Dave Smyczynski (949-9483).

• Safari Club International 22nd Annual Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 5:30 p.m., March 22. Call 570-8275.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 19th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian GaRoadens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, 5 p.m., March 22. Call 866-7656.

Honor Roll

• Buffalo Ornithological Society honors Chuck Rosenburg of Elma for his many field projects, which include short-eared owl tracking and barn owl projects. Rosenburg will be stepping down from the BOS Niagara County Owl Field Trips, an activity he has led for the last 22 years.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Trees speak,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Native American Life and Lore,” 1-3 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: “Volunteer Tour Guide Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday; and “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required unless noted as open. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Nature’s Zombies,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For registration and programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “First Day of Spring Walk,” Whirlpool State Park, 1-3 p.m., March 20, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 4 p.m., Thursday and 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and “The Olmstead Parks-Cazenovia and South Park,” 1:30 p.m., March 16, call 675-3989.

• Roycroft Campus Powerhouse Lecture, 31 South Grove St., East Aurora, 10-11:30 a.m., Saturaday. Mary Jo Graham will present the Oakmont Education discussion “Gardening for Wildlife and You.” To register, call 655-0261 or go to roycroftcampuscorporation.com.

• Bluebird Society Workshop, Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, 1 p.m., March 22. Bluebird expert Rich Wells will discuss bluebird dynamics. Call David Hofer at 592-5735 or email: dchofer@hughes.net.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class,” Casey Middle School, East Amherst, 6-10 p.m., for four Thursdays, starting this Thursday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Volunteer Training Program,” 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program event: “Kisil Point Trek,” 10 a.m., March 20. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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