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THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge.

PLAQUEMINES CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Tickets $60, spouses $30, $25 youths, Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER SOUTHERN OPEN: Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn. Second in three-tournament series to qualify winners for 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Website: http://www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 13. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

66TH ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK BIG BASS RODEO & FISHTIVAL: 6:30-11 a.m. fishing; 9 a.m.-noon Fishtival. Fishing fee $10/13-older, $5 youths; no fee to attend Fistival. Fishing categories: Bass/rod & reel, Bass/fly rod, Junior (12-younger), Rio Grande Roundup Team & Catfish Kids (one live catfish for 16-younger). Casting contests, educational exhibits, fly tying, raffles. Call Kaye Florane (504) 833-3266. Website: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/bigbass.

LADIES DAY OUTS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cabela’s, off La. 30, Gonzales. Women only. Outdoors seminars, activities, clothing, equipment, hunting, archery, fishing. Door prizes. No preregistration needed. Call Cabela’s (225) 743-3400. Website: http://www.Cabelas.com.

LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE MEETING: 4 p.m., Depre Center, 1212 Pont Des Mounton Rd., Lafayette. State biologists on recent waterfowl season & tips for next season. Discussion of ethanol. Election of officers. Call John Serigny (985) 693-4142/(337) 781-2134.

BRITISH KENNEL CLUB OPEN RETRIEVER FIELD TRIAL: 8 a.m., Cover Rise, Husser. 12-dog Open. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Chapter, British Field Trial Society of America. Registration website: http://www.britishlabgulfcost.com. Call Todd Kruebbe (504) 214-2832.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

MID RANGE REGIONAL RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 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.

INAUGURAL U.S. OPEN BOWFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP: 7 p.m. April 6-7 a.m. April 7, Long Creek Marina, Table Rock Lake, Branson, Mo. Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats. Common carp, grass carp, bighead carp, freshwater drum, buffalofish & alligator gar. No gamefish allowed to be taken. Info website: http://www.basspro.com/usopen. Registration website: http://www.Centralpro-am.com. Call Casey Rains (417) 334-4860.

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge. Regular monthly program. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

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.

BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., John M. Parker Age Center, LSU, Baton Rouge. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

AROUND THE CORNER

APRIL 12-14 — LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Spring fly fishing, Lake Concordia. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

APRIL 13 — WOMEN IN THE WILD/FISHING BASICS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabela’s, off La. 30, Gonzales. Women only. Rigging, casting, fish ID & cleaning, boat safety, trailering a boat. No fee. Class limited to 35. Sponsored by La. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Cabela’s. Email registration: victoria.waite@cabelas.com.

APRIL 13 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, sac-a-lait, bass, redfish & speckled trout. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

APRIL 13 — SAC-A-LAIT/BREAM FISHING WITH THE 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.

APRIL 13 — IFA REDFISH & IFA KAYAK TOUR/TEXAS: Port Aransas, Texas. First in two-event series. Qualifier for Oct. 24-26 IFA Championship, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.

APRIL 14 — CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Sommes Marina, Lac Des Allemands $100/team, 100-percent payback. Fourth in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.

APRIL 16 — ACADIANA CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Frem F. Boustany Center, Heymann Center, Lafayette. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths. Call Stuart Billeaud (337) 278-7560 or Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.

JUST ANNOUNCED

APRIL 15 — CCA METRO NOLA SPRING FISHING SEMINAR: 5:15 p.m., Bent Marine, Metairie. Inshore, nearshore & offshore charter skippers. Red beans & rice dinner. Fee $5 (ladies & kids free). Door prizes & raffles.

APRIL 19-20 — CCA LOUISIANA INAUGURAL SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: Covey Rise Farms, Husser. Warm-up shoot, John Besh supper, 4:30-9 p.m., April 19; 4-shooter teams, 7:30 a.m. registration, shoot & lunch, April 20. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 27 — 5TH-ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes breakfast, lunch). Sponsorships available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Lions Club (225) 931-7900. Email: dekr_ferrara@cox.net or baldeagle_37@cox.net.

HUNTING SEASONS

TURKEY: Through Sunday (April 7), Area C lands; through April 14, Area B lands; through April 21, Area A lands. Limit: 1 per day, 2 per season. Must use state turkey tags.

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