Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY

BATON ROUGE DUCKS UNLIMITED CHAPTER SPONSORS BANQUET: Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge. Email John Barton Jr.: John.Barton.Jr@bswllp.com or Terrell Brown: JTBrown@GMFSLending.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

34TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW & FESTIVAL: Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. 2-7 p.m. Thursday (no admission fee); 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10 adults, $6 ages 6-12, $15 3-day pass, military no fee. Free parking. Boat show, La. Sportsman Bass Championship, March 16-17, Big Buck Contest, Splash Dogs, Archery Shoot-Out, hunting equipment & fishing tackle.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Sabine River system, Orange, Texas. Website: http://www.bassmaster.com.

SATURDAY

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BASS CLASSIC: St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 south of Sorrento. Pick-your-partner tournament. Open waters. Pretournament meeting 6:30 p.m., March 14, St. James Boat Club. Benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Call Danny Fields (225) 765-5951. Website: http://www.ololrmc.com.

HIGH POWER RIFLE XTC
REGIONAL MATCH COURSE: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. NRA-approved 200-, 300- and 600-yard tournament. Open to public. Fees, $12/adult, $5/junior (members), $15/adult, $5/junior (nonmembers). 80 rounds. Call Jay D. Hunt (985) 768-8469. Website: http://www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.

WILDLIFE FIELD DAY: 7:30 a.m.-noon, Bob R. Jones Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Rd., Clinton. Focus: Managing deer herds, controlling feral hogs, dealing with blue-tongue disease; 2013-2014 deer seasons. Sponsored by LSU AgCenter, Quality Deer Management Association & Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Fee $30, $40 after March 11. Call Don Reed (225) 683-5848.

21ST LOUISIANA WOODCOCK CHAPTER/RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY CONSERVATION & SPORTSMEN’S BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2750 North Westport Dr., Port Allen. Tickets $55 (dinner, membership), family rates available, sponsorship levels $275, $500, $1,000, $2,500 (16-and-younger passing hunter education course and women from Outdoors Women Program receive a complimentary dinner & membership with paying adult). Live/silent auctions & raffles. Call Felipe Martinez (225) 572-3592. Email: fili1950@att.net.

SUNDAY

32ND ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads. Weigh-in 3 p.m. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $125/team ($150 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis projects. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.

TUESDAY

WESTBANK CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

WEDNESDAY

CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 25 with Aug. 31 “classic.” Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. Fee $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Email Susan Carpenter: lucysue8780@me.com.

CCA/BATON ROUGE CHAPTER FISHING SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Bowie Outfitters, 8630 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. Speakers: LWFC’s Billy Broussard and charter captains Owen Landridge, Dudley Vandenborre & Tommy Pellegrin. No admission. Food/drink. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

DELTA CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, West End, New Orleans. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

AROUND THE CORNER

MARCH 22-24 — BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Sponsored by Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Women-only weekend of instruction in 20 outdoors activities. Limited to 125 women 18 and older. Scholarships available. Registration open mid January. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912. Website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

MARCH 22 — BATON ROUGE CAJUN LONG SPURS/NWTF BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini-Farm, LSU. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $15 Jakes (youths), $275 sponsor, $600 tables. Dinner, beverages, auctions & raffles. Call Eric Templet (225) 953-5501.

MARCH 22-23 — PADDLEPALOOZA X KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Bobby Lynn’s Marina, Leeville. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. Fee $40 ($50 after March 17) . Preregistration required. Pretournament meeting 8 p.m., March 22. Tournament 5 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23. Website: http://www.bckfc.org.

MARCH 23 — 21ST ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. Pick-your-partner. Sponsored by Golden Tigers Club, Eric Andolsek Charitable Fund, Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant and Raising Cane’s. Benefits local charities. Call Reggie Simon (225) 265-7766 or Andy Andolsek (985) 447-3826.

MARCH 23 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Timed & Rapid-fire match, NRA rules, .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire & .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.

MARCH 23 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

MARCH 23 — CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. $30 membership fee. $100/team, 100-percent payback. Third in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.

MARCH 24 — DOIRON’S TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Second in five-tournament series. Call Larry Doiron (985) 397-3113.

MARCH 24 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 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 CMP. Call George Serrett; (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

MARCH 25 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

MARCH 25 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: http://finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.

MARCH 30 — 2ND ANNUAL CENTRAL HIGH BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, David LeSage’s home, 10635 Sullivan Rd., Baton Rouge. Open to Central High students only. Open water tournament. 2 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Fee $10/team. Top 5 stringers, top 2 big bass, 1 “trash fish” prize. Call LeSage (225) 921-8454.

JUST ANNOUNCED

APRIL 3-5 — LSU AG CENTER PRESCRIBED BURNING WORKSHOP: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Bob R. Jones Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Rd., Clinton. Class limited to 30. Fee $100, $150 after March 21. Call Brian Chandler (225) 683-3101. Email: bchandler@agcenter.lsu.edu.

APRIL 5-6 — PERSONAL PROTECTION CLASS: 5:30-10 p.m. April 5; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, U.S. 98, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Registration deadline March 29. Call SMGC (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com.

APRIL 13 — NRA WOMEN ON TARGET (LADIES ONLY) FIREARMS CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, U.S. 98, 6 miles west of McComb, Miss. .22 pistol & rifle & 20-gauge shotgun instruction. Lunch provided. Fee $25. Clinic limited to 30 students. NRA certified volunteer instructors. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasbowser@yahoo.com.

HUNTING SEASONS

TURKEY/YOUTH & PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WEEKEND: Saturday-Sunday (March 16-17), private lands only in State Turkey Areas A, B and C. Limit: 1 per day. State turkey tags must be used.

TURKEY: Area A lands, March 23-April 21; Area B lands, March 23-April 14; Area A lands, March 23-April 7. Limit: 1 per day, 2 per season. Must use state turkey tags.

OPENINGS/CLOSURES

ELMER’S ISLAND: Access road open to half mile east of road.

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