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AUG. 24 — 20TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 5 P.M., GRAND BALLROOM, CROWNE PLAZA, BATON ROUGE. BENEFITS AREA YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS AND FIREARMS EDUCATION. CALL ROB WALKER (225) 756-5225. EMAIL: LA340@BELLSOUTH.NET.

AUG. 25 — CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 6 A.M.-1 P.M., MORRISON PARKWAY PUBLIC LANDING, FALSE RIVER, NEW ROADS. FEE $75. BIG-BASS HOURLY PAYOUT TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORAND BIG-BASS OVERALL POT. $5,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT. BENEFITS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. CALL TANNER POURCIAU (225) 955-2460.

FISHERY NOTICES

recreational/COMMERCIAL amberjack SeasonS: Recreational season opens Aug. 1 throughout Gulf of Mexico. Recreational limit is one per day with 30-inches minimum fork length.

recreational/COMMERCIAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH SeasonS: Recreational/commercial seasons opens Aug. 1 throughout Gulf of Mexico. 2-fish-per-day limit for recreational; 12-fish commercial limit. Minimum size is 14 inches fork length.

east grand terre island closure: To commercial fishing, including crabs and shrimp, and to recreational fishing, except rod-and-reel take of finfish, until further notice after state biologists identified residual BP-Deepwater Horizon tar balls and tar mats.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opens at 6 a.m. Aug. 12 for waters west of the Atchafalaya River to the Louisiana-Texas state line, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 for waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line west to the Atchafalay River. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

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