Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY

  • DUCKS UNLIMITED-BATON ROUGE VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MEETING: 6 p.m., Ivar’s Sports Bar, 2954 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. Call Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Email: zbrown@ducks.org.
  • DUCKS UNLIMITED/LAKE ARTHUR DINNER: 6 p.m., Community Center, Lake Arthur. Tickets $50, $60 couples, $600 tables, $300 sponsor. Call Jacob David (337) 329-0004.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • BUTTERFLY BLAST: 8 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly. moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: native@camtel.net.

SATURDAY

  • ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM: Safe daylight, 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150. 100-percent payback. $500 big-bass winner, $300 bonus for on-the-nose 3-pound bass. Benefits The Emerge Center. Sponsorships available. Call Moonie Bergeron (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941. Website: www.AnglingAgainstAutism.com.
  • LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. Free. Also Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations. Website www.wlf.state.la.us.
  • FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Fly Shop, First Floor, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
  • BASIC RETRIEVER TRAINING SEMINAR: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bonnet Carré Spillway, Norco. Instructor Mark Smith. Open to up to 10 dogs 6-12 months old & dog owners. Fee $50/pup & owner, $25 spectators. Sponsored by Pontchartrain Hunting Retriever Club ($10 for PHRC members). Call Jim Prince (225) 922-9529. Email: betsmag@att.net
  • GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE: Marriott Airport Hotel, 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston. Includes day-long speakers & luncheon & speakers. No fee. Registration required. Sponsored by Second Amendment Foundation. Call (425) 454-7012. Registration website: www.ccrkba.org.
  • U.S. FOREST SERVICE FEE-FREE DAY: No fees for USFS lands. Call USFS (866) 632-9992.

SUNDAY

  • CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City & Acadiana areas. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Main collection site Baton Rouge, LSU parking lot, corner of Skip Bertman Drive & Nicholson Drive. Call GBRFB (225) 359-9940.

MONDAY

  • FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • OCT. 3 — A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Tickets $200/couple. Dinner fundraiser for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100.
  • OCT. 3-5 — FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS/SOUTHERN FLY FISHING FAIR: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, Ark. Fee $10/day, $5/under 18. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, youth & women’s activities, FFF casting certification. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: www.southerncouncilfff.org.
  • OCT. 5 — ONE MAN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE SPORTING CLAYS: Riverside Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. Fee $300/shooter, $1,200/4-shooter teams. Other sponsorship levels available. Benefits Prostate Cancer Research at Tulane Cancer Center. Call Stephanie Guedry (225) 955-1151. Email: sguedry@midgulfllc.com. Website: www.onemanshoot.com.
  • OCT. 5 — LOUISIANA WOMEN IN THE WILD/HUNTING BASICS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Women 18 and older. Safety, shooting, trailing, tree stands, scouting, archery skills. No hunting experience needed. Limited to 30 women. Registration deadline 4:30 p.m., Sept. 26. Email Fred Kimmel, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries: fkimmel@wlf.la.gov.
  • OCT. 5 — SAC-A-LAIT/BREAM FISHING WITH JIGGIN’ POLE CLASS: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LSU, Baton Rouge. J.B. Salter-taught class. Fee $42/LSU Union members, $53/nonmembers. Hands-on & classroom instruction, artificial & live baits, patterns & area fishing hotspots. Call LSU Leisure Studies (225) 578-5118.
  • OCT. 5-6 — 36TH-ANNUAL LA. WILDFOWL CARVERS & COLLECTORS GUILD ART & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6, The Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Dr., Mandeville. Original handcrafted carvings & photography,. Includes division for students. Wildlife only, no domestic animals. Cash prizes. Call Richard Reeves (985) 892-2215 or Joan Bonner/photography & student art (504) 253-9833. Website: www.lwccg.org.
  • OCT. 5-6 — LEEVILLE FISHING RODEO: Griffin’s Marina, Leeville. Fee $15. Call Janet Rhodus (225) 413-4414.
  • OCT. 5-6 — MID RANGE RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP: 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: www.paloaltogunclub.com.

OCT. 5-6 — LOUISIANA STATE COVENTIONAL PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIPS: SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, HOLMWOOD. INCLUDES EIC MATCH PISTOL EIC MATCH SHOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • OCT. 2 — 8TH ANNUAL SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH/QDMA GUN BASH DINNER: 6 p.m., 4H Mini Farm, Ag Center Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $100, $800 tables. Silent auction, raffles, games. Call Donald Schexnayder (225) 933-5706. Email: dmschexnayder@cox.net.

OCT. 5 — INAUGURAL OILFIELD HELPING HANDS REDFISH TOURNAMENT: THE PAVILION, HARBOR LIGHT MARINA, COCODRIE. 2-ANGLER TEAMS (2 YOUTH ANGLERS 15-AND-YOUNGER ALLOWED IN EACH BOAT). LARGEST REDFISH IN ADULT AND YOUTH CATEGORIES. FEE $500/TEAM. BENEFITS OILFIELD FAMILIES IN CRISIS. CALL SEAN DAUTERIVE (337) 233-4889. EMAIL: SEAN.DAUTERIVE@PSCNOW.COM.

OCT. 13 — CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI SPORTING CLAY SHOOT: 1-4 P.M., HUNTERS RUN GUN CLUB, PORT ALLEN. 50-TARGET COURSE. 4-SHOOTER TEAMS. FEE $50/GUN, $60/GUN SHOOT DAY, $40 STUDENTS. REGISTRATION OPENS AT NOON. INCLUDES LUNCH. CALL CATHOLIC ALUMNI OFFICE (225) 383-0459. ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.CATHOLICHIGH.ORG.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • TEAL: Statewide through Sept. 29. 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.
  • YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Saturday (Sept. 28) opening day, through Oct. 4, Private lands only in State Deer areas 3, 7 8 & 10. Limited to hunters 17 and younger. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken.
  • YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Sept. 28-29, Sabine Island WMA.
  • YOUTH-ONLY SQUIRREL: Sept. 28-29, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou and West Bay WMAs.
  • SQUIRREL/RABBIT: Oct. 5, opening day, statewide, through Feb. 28.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex deer allowed.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31. Either-sex deer allowed.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer areas 6 & 9. Bucks only through Oct. 15, either-sex allowed through Oct. 16-Feb. 15.

FISHERY NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Tuesday (Oct. 1) opening day, fall season through 12:01 a.m. Oct. 15 in state & federal waters. Open in state waters Friday-Sunday only through September, 3-per-day, 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 all commercial/recreational fishing, except recreational rod-and-reel take of finfish.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open in all state inside waters.

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