Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY

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.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/GUEYDAN BANQUET: 6 P.M., CIVIC CENTER, 901 WILKERSON ST., GUEYDAN. TICKETS $50, $500 TABLES, $300 SPONSOR. CALL KEVIN GAYLE (337) 288-6058 OR SCOTT HAIR (337) 247-4762.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Arkansas River, Muskogee, Okla. Second in three-tournament series to qualify winners for 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

LA. SALTWATER SERIES/TARPON TOURNAMENT: Venice Marina, Venice. Fee $300. 100-percent payback. Mandatory captains’ meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Website: www.lasaltwaterserice.com.

SUNDAY

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.

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.

MONDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLIDELL AREA DINNER: 6 p.m., Trinity Hall, 1000 Caruso Blvd., Slidell. Call Jim Morris (985) 788-0136 or Allen Hughley (985) 781-1835.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/CARENCRO SPONSOR DINNER: 6 P.M., JEFFERSON STREET PUB, 500 JEFFERSON ST., LAFAYETTE. $300 SPONSOR LEVEL. CALL ELLIS GUILBEAU (337) 277-7695.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 26 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/LAKE ARTHUR DINNER: 6 p.m., Community Center, Lake Arthur. Tickets $50, $60 couples, $600 tables, $300 sponsor. Call Jacob David (337) 329-0004.

SEPT. 28 — ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM: SAFE DAYLIGHT, 3 P.M. WEIGH-IN, DOIRON’S LANDING, STEPHENSVILLE. PICK-YOUR-PARTNER EVENT. FEE $150. 100-PERCENT PAYBACK. $500 BIG-BASS WINNER, $300 BONUS FOR ON-THE-NOSE 3-POUND BASS. BENEFITS THE EMERGE CENTER. SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CALL MOONIE BERGERON (225) 938-2834 OR KEITH THIBODEAUX (225) 938-0941. WEBSITE: WWW.ANGLINGAGAINSTAUTISM.COM.

SEPT. 28 — LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY: 9 A.M.-3 P.M., WADDILL OUTDOORS EDUCATION CENTER, 4142 N. FLANNERY RD, BATON ROUGE. FREE. ALSO MINDEN, WOODWORTH, MONROE. KIDS FISHING, FLY CASTING, FLY TYING, SHOOTING, CANOEING, ARCHERY, BIRD WATCHING, GAME TAGGING, GAME COOKING, CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS. WEBSITE WWW.WLF.STATE.LA.US.

SEPT. 29 — CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 P.M. LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CAPITAL CITY AREA. FROZEN GAME AND FISH COLLECTION. SPONSORED BY HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY. BENEFITS GREATER BATON ROUGE FOOD BANK.

JUST ANNOUNCED

SEPT. 26 — DUCKS UNLIMITED-BATON ROUGE VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MEETING: 6 p.m., Ivar’s Sports Bar, 2954 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. Call Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Email: zbrown@ducks.org.

SEPT. 27-29 — BUTTERFLY BLAST: 8 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly. moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: native@camtel.net.

SEPT. 28 — BASIC RETRIEVER TRAINING SEMINAR: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bonnet CarrĂ© Spillway, Norco. Instructor Mark Smith. Open to up to 10 dogs 6-12 months old & dog owners. Fee $50/pup & owner, $25 spectators. Sponsored by Pontchartrain Hunting Retriever Club ($10 for PHRC members). Call Jim Prince (225) 922-9529. Email: betsmag@att.net

SEPT. 28 — GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE: Marriott Airport Hotel, 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston. Includes day-long speakers & luncheon & speakers. No fee. Registration required. Sponsored by Second Amendment Foundation. Call (425) 454-7012. Registration website: www.ccrkba.org.

OCT. 3 — A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Tickets $200/couple. Dinner fundraiser for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100.

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.

OCT. 5 — LOUISIANA WOMEN IN THE WILD/HUNTING BASICS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Women 18 and older. Safety, shooting, trailing, tree stands, scouting, archery skills. No hunting experience needed. Limited to 30 women. Registration deadline 4:30 p.m., Sept. 26. Email Fred Kimmel, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries: fkimmel@wlf.la.gov.

OCT. 5 — SAC-A-LAIT/BREAM FISHING WITH JIGGIN’ POLE CLASS: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LSU, Baton Rouge. J.B. Salter-taught class. Fee $42/LSU Union members, $53/nonmembers. Hands-on & classroom instruction, artificial & live baits, patterns & area fishing hotspots. Call LSU Leisure Studies (225) 578-5118.

OCT. 13 — CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI SPORTING CLAY SHOOT: 1-4 P.M., HUNTERS RUN GUN CLUB, PORT ALLEN. 50-TARGET COURSE. 4-SHOOTER TEAMS. FEE $50/GUN, $60/GUN SHOOT DAY, $40 STUDENTS. REGISTRATION OPENS AT NOON. INCLUDES LUNCH. CALL CATHOLIC ALUMNI OFFICE (225) 383-0459. ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.CATHOLICHIGH.ORG.

HUNTING SEASONS

DOVES-FIRST SPLIT: Through Sunday (Sept. 22) North Zone. Hunting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Daily limit 15. South Zone closed. Possession limit 45.

TEAL: 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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