Outdoors calendar

CALENDAR

THURSDAY

  • SUGAR CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Highway, St. Martinville. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Lake St. Clair, Detroit. Live weigh-in: www.bassmaster.com.

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.

PIERRE PART-BELLE RIVER CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6-11:30 P.M., ST. JOSEPH CHURCH HALL, 3304 LA. 70, PIERRE PART. TICKETS $40 SINGLES, $50 COUPLES, $15 YOUTHS, $250 SPONSOR, $500 TABLES. CALL JOEY CHAMBERLAIN (985) 703-0204 OR RYAN BOUDREAUX (985) 300-4790.

SATURDAY

  • YOUTH GREEN WING DAY: 8:30 a.m., Georgia-Pacific Pavilion, Pleasant-Port Hickey Road, Zachary. Fee $10/child, includes lunch and 1-year DU membership. Preregistration requested. Call Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorBarry Hanks (225) 572-1886. Email: bjhanks@bellsouth.net.

IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: GRAND ISLE. HEAVIEST TWO-REDFISH CATCH. LAST IN 3-EVENT SERIES. CALL (478) 836-4266. WEBSITE: WWW.IFAREDFISHTOUR.COM.

  • FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Monthly. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

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

CONTRABAND CONCLAVE VIII: 8:30 A.M.-4 P.M., MOSS BLUFF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2250 PRATER RD., WESTLAKE. NO FEE. FLY FISHING PROGRAMS. CALL WARREN LANDRY (337) 853-7755. WEBSITE: WWW.CONTRABANDFLYCASTERS.NET.

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS: FRANKLINTON SKEET CLUB. CALL DEBBIE STAFFORD (985) 515-2020. WEBSITE: WWW.WOMENINTHEOUTDOORS.ORG

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES/TARPON TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Venice Marina, Venice. Teams allowed to weigh one fish weighing more than 150 pounds. All other catch is tag-and-release. Fee $300 (100-percent payback). Call LSS staff (225) 765-2377. Website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.

DOIRON’S TEAM BASS CLASSIC: DOIRON’S LANDING, STEPHENSVILLE. PICK-YOUR-PARTNER. CALL LARRY DOIRON (985) 397-3113.

SUNDAY

  • 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 American Cancer Society. Call Tanner Pourciau (225) 955-2460.

LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 9 A.M., PALO ALTO RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, DONALDSONVILLE. TIMED & TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORRAPID-FIRE MATCH, NRA RULES, .22 RIM FIRE, .22 CENTERFIRE & .45 ACP PISTOLS. FEE $7. EMAIL: SKIP_BLANCHARD@MSN.COM.

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 8:30 A.M., ASCENSION PARISH SHERIFF’S RANGE, 9300 ST. LANDRY RD. GONZALES. NRA 200-YARD MATCH COURSE. FEE $12 MEMBERS, $15 NONMEMBERS, $5 JUNIORS. $15 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IN CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM. CALL GEORGE SERRETT; (225) 272-3538. EMAIL: GHSERRETT@NETZERO.NET.

IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: GRAND ISLE. CATCH & RELEASE COMBINED LENGTH OF REDFISH & SPECKLED TROUT. WEBSITE: WWW.IFAREDFISHTOUR.COM.

MONDAY

  • RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 P.M., SPAHR’S RESTAURANT, 1400 W. TUNNEL BLVD, HOUMA. CALL STEPHEN ROBERT (985) 850-0082. WEB: FINADDICTFLYFISHERS.BLOGSPOT.COM.

WEDNESDAY

  • CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Final 2013 tournament. Email: Susan Carpenter: lucysue8780@me.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • LOUISIANA TAX-FREE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND: Sept. 6-8, statewide. Details on Louisiana Department of Revenue website, Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • SEPT. 4 — 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.

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.

FISHERY NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters weekends-only through September/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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