Outdoors calendar

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.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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.
  • SEPT. 20-22 — LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Fall fly fishing for bass & panfish. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers club. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.

SEPT. 21 — HIGH POWER RIFLE XTC REGIONAL MATCH COURSE: PALO ALTO RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, DONALDSONVILLE. NRA-APPROVED 200-, 300- & 600-YARD TOURNAMENT. OPEN TO PUBLIC. FEES, $12/ADULT, $5/JUNIOR (MEMBERS), $15/ADULT, $5/JUNIOR (NONMEMBERS). 80 ROUNDS. CALL JAY D. HUNT (985) 768-8469. WEBSITE: WWW.PALOALTOGUNCLUB.COM.

SEPT. 22 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 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.

SEPT. 22 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 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.

SEPT. 23 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 P.M., ORVIS SHOP, PERKINS ROWE, BATON ROUGE. CALL PETE BONGIOVANNI (225) 335-4596. WEBSITE: WWW.RSFF.ORG.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • OCT. 5 — ONE MAN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE SPORTING CLAYS: Riverside Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. Fee $300/shooter, $1,200/4-shooter teams. Other sponsorship levels available. Benefits Prostate Cancer Research at Tulane Cancer Center. Call Stephanie Guedry (225) 955-1151. Email: sguedry@midgulfllc.com. Website: www.onemanshoot.com.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • DOVES-FIRST SPLIT: Through Sunday (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: Saturday (Sept. 14) opening day, statewide through Sept. 29. 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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