Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY

  • LA. CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING: 1:30 p.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Tech Center, 2021 Lakeshore Dri. New Orleans.
  • ALEXANDRIA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Riverfront Center, Main Street, Alexandria. Tickets $60. Call Charles Whittington (318) 623-1104 or Kenny Smith (318) 613-9735.

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.

WEDNESDAY

  • BENGAL TIGER CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5 p.m. JL’s Place, 1115 Bob Pettit Blvd., Baton Rouge. 7 p.m. dinner, raffles, auction. Call Josh Zumo (225) 939-9585.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • SEPT. 6-8 — LOUISIANA TAX-FREE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND: Statewide. Hunting weapons, equipment, clothing, scopes & ATVs exempted from state taxes for items purchases in Louisiana. Details on Louisiana Department of Revenue, Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.
  • SEPT. 7 — MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: 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: PaloAltoGunClub.com.

SEPT. 7 — THE CAMP ADVANCED/INSTRUCTORS PREP FLY FISHING SCHOOL: 8 A.M.-5 P.M., THE CAMP FACILITY, BREAUX BRIDGE. FEE $135 INCLUDES LUNCH, REFRESHMENTS, HANDOUTS. FFF-CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS. CALL KEITH RICHARD (337) 344-0908. WEBSITE: WWW.THECAMPFLYFISHINGSCHOOL.COM.

SEPT. 9 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 P.M., LOUISIANA RESOURCE CENTER FOR EDUCATORS, 5550 FLORIDA BLVD, BATON ROUGE. CALL GREG BRIGNAC (225) 810-8645. WEBSITE: WWW.RSFF.ORG.

ONGOING

  • STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Through Monday (Sept. 2), saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several categories. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • SEPT. 9 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW ORLEANS SPONSOR BANQUET: 6 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Sponsor levels, $250, $325, $375 & $750. Call Mike Benge (504) 523-2245.

SEPT 10 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/RAPIDES PARISH DINNER: 6 P.M., COMMUNITY CENTER, 708 MAIN ST., PINEVILLE. TICKETS $50, $65 COUPLES, $300 SPONSORS. CALL BRYAN HEARN (318) 730-8147.

SEPT. 11 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLU SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT OUT: 6 P.M., SOUTHEASTERN LA. STUDENT UNION, HAMMOND. TICKETS $15, $25 & $45. CALL ERIC WARREN (985) 590-0229.

SEPT. 11 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/CROWLEY SPONSOR DINNER: 6 P.M., LSU AGCENTER, CROWLEY. $350 SPONSOR LEVEL. CAL KAYE BEASLEY (337) 789-6690.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • DOVES-FIRST SPLIT: South Zone, Sept. 7-15; North Zone, Sept. 7-22. Hunting hours noon-sunset Sept. 7, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset all other days. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45.

FISHERY NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters Friday-Sunday only through September (except four days Aug. 30-Set. 2, Labor Day weekend)/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: Open in all state inside waters.

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