• 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:

• 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.


• 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


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


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

• 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.


• 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.


• 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

• 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

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


• 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: or


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

• 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


• 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.


• 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

• 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

• 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:

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all events visit

• 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

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

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

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email