Outdoors Calendar for Sept. 8, 2013

SUNDAY

LOUISIANA TAX-FREE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND: Final day. Hunting weapons, equipment, clothing, scopes & ATVs exempted from state taxes for items purchases in Louisiana.

MONDAY

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.

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/CROWLEY SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter, Crowley. $350 sponsor level. Call Kaye Beasley (337) 789-6690.

THURSDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/UPPER LAFOURCHE SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., Thibodaux Country Cub, Thibodaux. Tickets $300, $325 couples. Call Nick Lichenstein (985) 232-2922.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/LAFAYETTE AREA SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., River Oaks Center, Lafayette. Tickets $350. Call Brian Billeaud (337) 654-6478 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER NORTHERN OPEN: Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio. Last in three-event series to qualify winners for 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: Final 2013 event, 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

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. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530. Email: ganorton@dow.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

TOYOTA TUNDRA BASSMASTER WEEKEND SERIES/LOUISIANA DIVISION: Atchafalaya Basin, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $200/boater, $100/co-angler. Last in five-event series. Top 40 boaters/co-anglers qualify for regional. Call (888) 203-6222. Website: www.weekendseries.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT 19 — ASCENSION CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youth, $500 tables. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

SEPT 19-21 — BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: ARKANSAS RIVER, MUSKOGEE, OKLA. SECOND IN THREE-TOURNAMENT SERIES TO QUALIFY WINNERS FOR 2014 BASSMASTER CLASSIC. WEBSITE: WWW.BASSMASTER.COM.

JUST ANNOUNCED

SEPT. 17 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/JEANERETTE AREA SPONSOR DINNER: 6 p.m., Marsh House, Avery Island. $300 sponsor level. Call Garland Lemaire (337) 884-3668.

SEPT. 18 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/ST. CHARLES BANQUET: 5:30 P.M., ORMOND PLANTATION MANOR, 13788 RIVER RD., DESTREHAN. TICKETS $65, $90 COUPLES, $25 GREENWINGS (YOUTHS), $300 SPONSORS, $680 TABLES. CALL BRIAN BROGLE (504) 931-7664 OR SAM ELLIOTT (504) 416-3193.

SEPT. 18 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/OPELOUSAS SOIREE: 6 P.M., CIVIC CENTER, OPELOUSAS. TICKETS $50, $300 SPONSORS, $500 TABLES. CALL KEVIN DOUCET (337) 945-0288.

SEPT. 18 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW IBERIA SPONSOR DINNER: 6 P.M., GOUGENHIM BUILDING, NEW IBERIA. $350 SPONSOR LEVEL. CALL JASON FOSTER (985) 637-3469 OR ARMOND SCHWING (337) 380-0924.

HUNTING SEASONS

DOVES-FIRST SPLIT: Through Sept. 15 in South Zone, through Sept. 22 in North Zone. Hunting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45.

TEAL: Sept. 14-29, statewide. Daily limit 6. Possession limit 18. Take limited to greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon team. Includes special season on rails (king, clapper, sora & Virginia) and gallinules (common & purple) with special daily/possession limits.

FISHERY NOTICES

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters Friday-Sunday 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: Open in all state inside waters.

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