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Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4653, 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.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

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

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave, 6 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 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.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Tifft Nature Preserve Ecologist Dave Spierling will discuss “Cavity Nesters in the Black Hills National Forest.”

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Route 78, Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Capt. Rich Hajecki will discuss “Techniques for Trophy Kings on Lake Ontario.” Call 636-0519.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls; registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Martin (583-2561).

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Spring/Summer Informal Air Pistol League, 12 County Line Road, shoots Tuesdays, first relay at 7:15 p.m., second at 8:30 p.m. For more details, call 656-0350.

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Ten-X Shooting Club, Newstead, 9 a.m.-noon, May 18. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club Summer Trap League, Genesee St. (Route 33) east of Crittenden Road, Alden, shooting 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays beginning May 27, open to the public. For details, call Don Hey at 860-9388.

Certification classes

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

Archery

• Wolcottsville Sportsman Club, Ditch Road, Akron, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. Register online or at first class. For details, call Dave Lavery at 735-3343 evenings.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., May 31. Call 627-0147.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday; Clay Volunteer Fire Dept., Syracuse area, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Ontario Rod & Gun Club, 2523 Trimble Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 18. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: 8-Hour Annual In-Service Class, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., May 27. Call 778-9431.

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Course,” McKinley Mall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-0899 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

• Gun Owner Campaign Workshop, Maplewood Inn, Liverpool, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call Robert Amakis at (703) 247-2000.

• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Clarnece, free Saturday lessons on fly fishing gear and techniques. For registration details, call 276-7200.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk Beaver Meadow Trails with Director Loren Smith,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Historical Knox Farm,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Habitat Restoration at Joseph Davis State Park,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Birding By Boat-A Cruise on Buffalo’s Waterfront,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., May 19. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Full Flower Moon Stroll,” 8-9:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., May 18. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397, Ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Ellicott Creek Trailway Ride at Audubon Town Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Spring Plant Hike,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Evening History Hike,” Beaver Island State Park, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 285-0516; “Niagara River Bike Hike, Devil’s Hole State Park,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516; and “Long Point Trail Trek,” Long Point State Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 18, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicott Creek Trailway (Amherst Bike Path) Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 835-9728; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 and 439-0062; “Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 866-1233; “Conservation Trail-Matteson Corner Rd. to Middle Road,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., May 18, call 759-3638.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Paleo-Joe’s Top Ten Dinosaurs by Joe Kohcdl,” 7 p.m., Friday; and “Penn Dixie’s Tenth Annual ‘Dig with the Experts’ at the Site,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Morning Bird Walk-Great Bend Gorge,” 8 a.m., Thursday; “Wildflower Walk-East of Lee’s Landing,” 1 p.m., Thursday; “Fire on the Genesee-Civil War Encampment, Education Day,” 9 a.m., Friday and 9:30 a.m., Saturday and May 18; and “Bird Tour,” 6 a.m., May 18. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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