Outdoors calendar

FRIDAY

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

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • RIDE-THE-BULL IV EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Largest redfish (landed, weighed, released) from kayak or other paddle craft in Caminada Pass. Registration required. Divisions: Rod & Reel, Fly Fishing. Calmwater Film Festival, Aug. 16, Bridge Side Marina. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net.

SATURDAY

  • 2013 BATON ROUGE ANTIQUE DECOY SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 North Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge. Displays, videos, buy-sell-swap decoys and decoy IDs/valuations. Call Gary Lipham (225) 571-2835. Email: glipham@bellsouth.net.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 4-10 ‘ABOUT BOATING SAFETY’ COURSE: 9 A.M.-5 P.M., BASS PRO SHOPS, DENHAM SPRINGS. BOAT OPERATION, NAVIGATION, MAINTENANCE, TRAILERING, DOCKING, ANCHORING, STATE & FEDERAL BOATING REGS. FLOAT PLANS. MEETS STATE BOATING-LAW REQUIREMENTS. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION EARNS STATE SAFE-BOATING CERTIFICATE REQUIRED OF ALL BOATERS BORN AFTER JAN. 1, 1984. ALSO SEPT. 14 SAME TIME & LOCATION. CALL GREG NORTON (225) 776-3530. EMAIL: GANORTON@DOW.COM.

LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE MEETING: 4 P.M., CARLTON JAMES RECREATION CENTER, 710 ASTER DR., LAFAYETTE. STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSS CHANGES AND REGULATIONS FOR 2013-2014 WATERFOWL SEASON. INCLUDES MEAL. CALL JOHN SERIGNY (985) 693-4142/(337) 781-2134. EMAIL: SUJOVISCOM.NET.

12TH-ANNUAL BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 P.M., CROWNE PLAZA, 4728 CONSTITUTION AVE., BATON ROUGE. DINNER, LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS, RAFFLES & WALL OF GUNS. CALL TOBBIE WINDHAM (225) 665-0753 OR OREN MAY (225) 924-5303.

  • BAYOU STATE RABBIT HUNTERS BANQUET: 5-9 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Membership $25 includes dinner, door prizes. Silent/live auctions. Call Tommy Boudreaux (225) 718-4467, Daryl David (225) 324-9452 or Gary LeBlanc (225) 202-7266.

WEDNESDAY

  • CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Through Aug. 28. Email: Susan Carpenter: lucysue8780@me.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • AUG. 22 — SUGAR CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Highway, St. Martinville. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

AUG. 22-25 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: LAKE ST. CLAIR CHAMPIONSHIP, LAKE ST. CLAIR, DETROIT RIVER, DETROIT. LAST IN 8-TOURNAMENT SERIES TO DETERMINE 2014 BASSMASTER CLASSIC QUALIFIERS. LIVE WEIGH-IN WEBSITE: WWW.BASSMASTER.COM.

AUG. 24 — YOUTH GREEN WING DAY: 8:30 A.M., GEORGIA-PACIFIC PAVILION, PLEASANT-PORT HICKEY ROAD, ZACHARY. RETRIEVER DEMOS, DECOY PAINTING, WOOD DUCK-BOX BUILDING, LDWF HUNTER SAFETY. FEE $10/CHILD, INCLUDES LUNCH AND 1-YEAR DU GREEN WING MEMBERSHIP. PREREGISTRATION REQUESTED. CALL TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORBARRY HANKS (225) 572-1886. EMAIL: BJHANKS@BELLSOUTH.NET.

AUG. 24 — IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: GRAND ISLE. HEAVIEST 2-REDFISH CATCH (16 OR MORE INCHES LONG, BUT LESS THAN 27 INCHES LONG). LAST IN 3-EVENT SERIES TO QUALIFY FOR OCT. 24-26 IFA CHAMPIONSHIP IN HOUMA. CALL (478) 836-4266. WEBSITE: WWW.IFAREDFISHTOUR.COM.

AUG. 24 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 A.M.-NOON, CONFERENCE ROOM, BASS PRO SHOPS, DENHAM SPRINGS. MONTHLY EVENT. CALL RON BROOKS (225) 271-3100.

AUG. 24 — 20TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 5 P.M., GRAND BALLROOM, CROWNE PLAZA, BATON ROUGE. BENEFITS AREA YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS AND FIREARMS EDUCATION. CALL ROB WALKER (225) 756-5225. EMAIL: LA340@BELLSOUTH.NET.

AUG. 24 — CONTRABAND CONCLAVE VIII: 8:30 A.M.-4 P.M., MOSS BLUFF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, MOSS BLUFF. FREE. FLY FISHING PROGRAMS, TYING DEMOS, EXHIBITORS, CASTING CLINICS. SPONSORED BY THE CONTRABAND FLY CASTERS. CALL WARREN LANDRY (337) 853-7755. WEBSITE: WWW.CONTRABANDFLYCASTERS.NET.

AUG. 24 — WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS: FRANKLINTON SKEET CLUB, FRANKLINTON, LA. OUTDOOR TEACHING SESSIONS FOR HIKING, CAMPING, HUNTING, FISHING, OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY, BIRD WATCHING, CAMP COOKING AND MORE. SPONSORED BY THE SASSY HENS CHAPTER, NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION. CALL DEBBIE STAFFORD (985) 515-2020. WEBSITE: WWW.WOMENINTHEOUTDOORS.ORG

AUG. 24-25 — DOIRON’S TEAM BASS CLASSIC: DOIRON’S LANDING, STEPHENSVILLE. PICK-YOUR-PARTNER. LAST IN FOUR-TOURNAMENT SERIES. CALL LARRY DOIRON (985) 397-3113.

AUG. 25 — CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 6 A.M.-1 P.M., MORRISON PARKWAY PUBLIC LANDING, FALSE RIVER, NEW ROADS. FEE $75. BIG-BASS HOURLY PAYOUT TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORAND BIG-BASS OVERALL POT. $5,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT. BENEFITS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. CALL TANNER POURCIAU (225) 955-2460.

AUG. 25 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 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.

AUG. 25 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 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.

ONGOING

  • STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 2, saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

FISHERY NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters weekends-only through September/3-per-day limit, 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 commercial fishing, including crabs and shrimp, and to recreational fishing, except rod-and-reel take of finfish, until further notice after state biologists identified residual BP-Deepwater Horizon tar balls and tar mats.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opens Monday (Aug. 12) in all state inside waters.

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