Outdoors Calendar for March 17, 2013

SUNDAY

  • 34TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW & FESTIVAL: Final day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.

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: lucysue
    8780@me.com.
  • CCA/BATON ROUGE CHAPTER FISHING SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Bowie Outfitters, 8630 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. Speakers: Wildlife and Fisheries commissioner Billy Broussard and charter captains Owen Landridge, Dudley Vandenborre and Tommy Pellegrin. No admission. Food/drink. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

  • 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 and raffles. Call Eric Templet (225) 953-5501.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • 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., Friday. Tournament 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Website: http://www.bckfc.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY

  • 21ST ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. Pick-your-partner tournament. 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.
  • LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Timed and rapid-fire match, NRA rules, .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire and .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.
  • FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
  • CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Third in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcity
    bassla.com.

SUNDAY

  • DOIRON’S TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Second in five-tournament series. Call Larry Doiron (985) 397-3113.
  • 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 Civilian Marksmanship Program.
    Call George Serrett; (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • 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 27 — FELICIANAS CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty St., Clinton. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
  • MARCH 28 — LIVINGSTON CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Denham Springs. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
  • MARCH 30 — 2ND ANNUAL CENTRAL HIGH BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Coach 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.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • TURKEY/YOUTH & PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WEEKEND: Sunday,(March 17, final day, private lands in State Turkey Areas A, B and C. Limit: 1 per day. State turkey tags must be used.
  • TURKEY: Saturday, March 23 opening day. Area A lands through April 21; Area B lands through April 14; Area C lands through April 7. Limit: 1 per day, 2 per season. Must use state turkey tags.

OPENINGS/CLOSURES

  • ELMER’S ISLAND: Access road open; beach open one-half mile east of access road.
  • AMBERJACK SEASON: Closed through May 31.
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