Outdoors calendar

CALENDAR

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: http://PaloAltoGunClub.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6

  • BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., John M. Parker Ag Center, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50 singles, $20 Greenwings (youths), $400 corporate tables. Call (225) 572-4070. Website: http://LA.ducks.org.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 1-Jan. 6, State Deer Area 3, still-hunt only. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 1-Jan. 6, State Deer Area 8, either-sex season, with or without dogs. DUCKS/COASTAL & east ZONEs: First split through Dec. 2. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • GEESE/COASTAL & EAST ZONES: First split through Dec. 2. Canada, speckledbelly, blue, snow & Ross’ geese allowed.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/LAKE MAUREPAS AREA: Through Dec. 2, still-hunt only, bucks only. Includes portions of Ascension, Livingston, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes affected by Hurricane Isaac. Website map: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
  • SNIPE: Statewide. First split through Dec. 3 in State Waterfowl East and Coastal zones. First split through Dec. 10 in State Waterfowl West Zone. Daily limit 8.
  • CONSERVATION ORDER GEESE/COASTAL & EAST ZONES: Dec. 3-14, blue, snow & Ross’ geese only allowed to be taken. No possession limits. Electronic calls & unplugged shotguns allowed. Special hours: one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 5, State Deer Area 2, either-sex season, still-hunt only.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 6-Jan. 13, State Deer Area 2, either-sex season, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Areas 1 & 6, through Dec. 7, either-sex season, still-hunt only. Note: The special Lake Maurepas area, Plaquemines Parish and portion of St. Bernard Parish are excluded from State Deer Area 6 dates.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Through Dec. 7, still-hunt only, bucks only.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 8-Jan. 6, State Deer Areas 1, either-sex season, with or withour dogs.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 8-Jan. 20, State Deer Area 6, either-sex season, with or without dogs. Note: The special Lake Maurepas area, Plaquemines Parish and portion of St. Bernard Parish are excluded from State Deer Area 6 dates.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Dec. 8-9, either-sex weekend, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/LAKE MAUREPAS AREA: Dec. 8-30, bucks only, with or without dogs. Special area map: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
  • DUCKS/WEST ZONE: First split through Dec. 9. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • GEESE/WEST ZONE: First split through Dec. 9. Canada, speckledbelly, blue, snow & Ross’ geese allowed.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Dec. 10-Jan. 13, bucks only, with or without dogs.
  • DOVES: Closed. North Zone third split Dec. 15-Jan. 7. South Zone third split Dec. 22-Jan. 7.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 5, still-hunt only, either-sex allowed to be taken, through Dec. 23.
  • RAILS & GALLINULES: Statewide, through Jan. 2.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 & 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31. Deer Area 6 & Special Atchafalaya Basin/I-10 south (Oct. 1-15, bucks only) through Feb. 15. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken except where noted. Special license required: $10.50 for residents (ages 16-59); $26 for nonresidents (16 and older).
  • SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Statewide through Feb. 28.
  • NOTE: Deer tags are required for all hunters no matter their ages for taking deer in Louisiana. Tags must be affixed to the deer before taking it from the field. State basic & big-game licenses needed for deer hunters. Special stamp needed to take deer on wildlife management areas.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • DEC. 7 — WEST FELICIANA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church hall, 11485 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Call Ken Jones (225) 93302700.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • DEC. 8 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies (Bendbacks, poppin ‘ bugs, crickets, spoon flies, sardines). Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.
  • DEC. 10 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Regular monthly program. Call Dan Weber (225) 767-2405. Website: http://www.rsff.org.
  • DEC. 15 — 3RD ANNUAL PEARL HARBOR MATCH: 7:30 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Open to public. Fee $5/adult & juniors (members), $8/adult, $5/junior (nonmembers). World War II-era rifles/U.S. or foreign. Garand and Bolt-action categories. Call Jay D. Hunt (985) 768-8469. Email jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com.
  • DEC. 17 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge.
  • CALL EMMITT SIMMONS (225) 335-4596. WEBSITE: http://www.rsff.org.
  • OPENED & CLOSED
  • CLOSED: Elmer’s Island area.
  • OPEN: State Fall Inshore Shrimp season (all inshore waters), but closed in Elmer’s Island-Fourchon area; recreational amberjack season.
  • CLOSED-GULF OF MEXICO SEASONS: Recreational red snapper and gray triggerfish, state and federal waters and commercial king mackerel and gray triggerfish.
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