Outdoors Calendar for Sept. 1, 2013

Bengal Tiger Chapter/Delta Waterfowl banquet: 5 p.m. JL’s Place, 1115 Bob Pettit Blvd., Baton Rouge. 7 p.m. dinner, raffles, auction. Call Josh Zumo (225) 939-9585.

THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries state headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Weekly through Sept. 13. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

LOUISIANA TAX-FREE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND: Statewide. Hunting weapons, equipment, clothing, scopes & ATVs exempted from state taxes for items purchases in Louisiana. Details on Louisiana Department of Revenue, Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.

SATURDAY

MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR.223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com.

THE CAMP ADVANCED/INSTRUCTORS PREP FLY FISHING SCHOOL: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp Facility, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes lunch, refreshments, handouts. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 9, RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: www.rsff.org.

SEPT. 9, DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW ORLEANS SPONSOR BANQUET: 6 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Sponsor levels, $250, $325, $375 & $750. Call Mike Benge (504) 523-2245.

SEPT 10, Ducks Unlimited/Rapides Parish dinner: 6 p.m., Community Center, 708 Main St., Pineville. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $300 sponsors. Call Bryan Hearn (318) 730-8147.

SEPT. 11, DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLU SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT OUT: 6 p.m., Southeastern La. Student Union, Hammond. Tickets $15, $25 & $45. Call Eric Warren (985) 590-0229.

SEPT. 11, DUCKS UNLIMITED/CROWLEY SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter, Crowley. $350 sponsor level. Call Kaye Beasley (337) 789-6690.

SEPT. 14, COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 4-10 ‘ABOUT BOATING SAFETY’ COURSE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Boat operation, navigation, maintenance, trailering, docking, anchoring, state & federal boating regs. float plans. Meets state boating-law requirements. Successful completion earns state safe-boating certificate required of all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1984. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530. Email: ganorton@dow.com.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Through Monday (Sept. 2), saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several categories. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUST ANNOUNCED

SEPT. 12, DUCKS UNLIMITED/UPPER LAFOURCHE SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., Thibodaux Country Cub, Thibodaux. Tickets $300, $325 couples. Call Nick Lichenstein (985) 232-2922.

SEPT. 12, DUCKS UNLIMITED/LAFAYETTE AREA SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., River Oaks Center, Lafayette. Tickets $350. Call Brian Billeaud (337) 654-6478 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.

HUNTING SEASONS

DOVES-FIRST SPLIT: South Zone, Sept. 7-15; North Zone, Sept. 7-22. Hunting hours noon-sunset Sept. 7, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset all other days. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45.

TEAL: Sept. 14-29, statewide. Daily limit 6. Possession limit 18. Take limited to greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon team. Includes special season on rails (king, clapper, sora & Virginia) and gallinules (common & purple) with special daily/possession limits.

Fishery notices

Recreational red snapper season/federal waters: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters Friday-Sunday only through September (except four days Aug. 30-Sept. 2, Labor Day weekend)/3-per-day limit, 16-inches minimum size. Anglers must have no-fee Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.

East Grand Terre Island, Bay Jimmy, Mississippi River Delta 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: Open in all state inside waters.

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