Outdoors calendar

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.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

STAN BROCK’S BLACK & GOLD CLASSIC: 8 a.m., May 17, Sporting Clays Shoot; May 18, Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Fees $2/target Sporting Clays (25-target minimum), $25/angler ($1,750/three-person teams sporting clays, guided fishing-rodeo trip with former New Orleans Saints player). Benefits Green Beret Foundation and Navy SEAL Fourndation. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419.

7TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $20 (no fee for 14 and younger). Adult Division, 9 categories. Children’s Division, 5 categories. Sponsorships available. Call Robbie Rabb (504) 957-4403 or Allen Catoire (504) 388-5625.

SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

SATURDAY

BAYOU STATE RABBIT HUNTERS FIELD TRIAL: 6:30 a.m., Pontchartrain Beagle Club, Albany. Open trial. Fee $25 included BSRH membership. Call Tommy Boudreaux (225) 718-4467.

ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Also May 25 and June 8. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.

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

4TH ANNUAL CADDO CONCLAVE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, Texas. Fly fishing programs, bamboo rodmaking. Fishing on premises. Call Mike Hawkins (903) 757-7295. Website: http://www.easttexasflyfishers.org.

IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for Oct. 24-26 IFA championships, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.

ATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY: State Parks. No fee. State Arboretum: 2 p.m., Nature for Kids, Ville Platte. Audubon Historic Site: 10 a.m.-noon, Junior Ranger Day, St. Francisville. Tickfaw State Park: 9:30 a.m., Amazing Animals Video; 11 a.m., Wild Crafts for Kids; 1:30 p.m., Nature Naturally! Springfield.

SUNDAY

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

IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for Oct. 17-19 IFA championships, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.

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.

TANGI CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks, 500 West Texas Ave., Hammond. Tickets $60, spouses $30, youths $25, corporate tables $480. Call Steve Parra (985) 974-1896 or Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.

76TH DUCKS UNLIMITED NATIONAL CONVENTION: Opening day through Sunday, May 26, Hilton Hotel, Portland, Ore. Website: http://www.ducks.org.

AROUND THE CORNER

MAY 23 — POINTE COUPEE CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Memorial Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $60, spouses $30, youths $25. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

MAY 24-26 — 17TH ANNUAL GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Eight daily awards in speckled trout, 8 other specie categories. Louisiana Master Speckled Trout Angler of the Year event. Includes Youth/12-younger Division. Call Bridge Side Marina (985) 787-2419 or Bob Sevin (985) 787-2968.

MAY 25 — STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Opening day, summer-long saltwater fishing event. Specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Sept. 2. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

MAY 25 — CMP M1 GARAND RIFLE CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Safety, use, operation, maintenance of M1 Garand. 35-round course. Must be 18 years old. Successful completion allows M1 Garand purchase from Civilian Marksmanship Program. Fee $40. Call Southwest Club (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com.

MAY 25 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire & .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.

MAY 25 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

MAY 25 — THE CAMP ADVANCED FLY FISHING SCHOOL: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp Facility, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes lunch. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: http://www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.

MAY 26 — CAPITAL CITY BASS OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing/East & West, Stephensville. $50/team tournament fee. Second of 3-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.

MAY 26 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual CMP membership. Call George Serrett; (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

MAY 27 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

JUST ANNOUNCED

MAY 31-JUNE 1 — 16TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR LAKE & COAST FISHING RODEO: 2-5 p.m. May 31 and noon-4 p.m. June 1, Kenner Boat Launch, Williams Boulevard, Kenner. Pontchartrain Basin fishing area. Fees $40 adult rodeo and kayak divisions, $15 youth rodeo. 8 species, Big Kahuna, Kayak Kahuna, biggest crab and 5-trout stringer categories. In conjunction with May 31-June 2 Back to the Beach Fest. Call (504) 836-2205. Website: http://www.saveourlake.org.

HUNTING SEASONS

SPRING SQUIRREL: Saturday, opening day, through May 26. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. Private lands only.

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