Outdoors Calendar for Sept. 22, 2013

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

  • DELTA WATERFOWL/POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER DINNER: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Call Daniel Olinde (225) 718-1071.
  • 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.

THURSDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Fly Shop, First Floor, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

BASIC RETRIEVER TRAINING SEMINAR: 8:30 A.M.-4 P.M., BONNET CARRÉ 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

  • 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.
  • U.S. FOREST SERVICE FEE-FREE DAY: No fees for USFS lands. Call USFS (866) 632-9992.

POSTPONED

  • LA. SALTWATER SERIES/TARPON TOURNAMENT: Set Sept. 21-22, Venice Marina, Venice. Website: www.lasaltwaterserice.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • 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.

SEPT. 30 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 P.M., SPAHR’S RESTAURANT, 1400 W. TUNNEL BLVD, HOUMA. CALL STEPHEN ROBERT (985) 850-0082. WEBSITE: FINADDICTFLYFISHERS.BLOGSPOT.COM.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • 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. 5-6 — 36TH-ANNUAL LA. WILDFOWL CARVERS & COLLECTORS GUILD ART & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: 9 A.M.-6 P.M. OCT. 5, 9 A.M.-4 P.M. OCT. 6, THE CASTINE CENTER, 63350 PELICAN DR., MANDEVILLE. ORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED CARVINGS & PHOTOGRAPHY,. INCLUDES DIVISION FOR STUDENTS. WILDLIFE ONLY, NO DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CASH PRIZES. CALL RICHARD REEVES (985) 892-2215 OR JOAN BONNER/PHOTOGRAPHY & STUDENT ART (504) 253-9833. WEBSITE: WWW.LWCCG.ORG.

OCT. 5-6 — LEEVILLE FISHING RODEO: GRIFFIN’S MARINA, LEEVILLE. FEE $15. CALL JANET RHODUS (225) 413-4414.

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.
  • YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Saturday (Sept. 28) opening day, through Oct. 4, Private lands only in State Deer areas 3, 7 8 & 10. Limited to hunters 17 and younger. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken.
  • YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Sept. 28-29, Sabine Island WMA.
  • YOUTH-ONLY SQUIRREL: Sept. 28-29, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou and West Bay WMAs.
  • SQUIRREL/RABBIT: Oct. 5, opening day, statewide, through Feb. 28.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex deer allowed.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31. Either-sex deer allowed.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer areas 6 & 9. Bucks only through Oct. 15, either-sex allowed through Oct. 16-Feb. 15.

FISHERY NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Fall season set Oct. 1-14 in federal waters/2 per day. Open in state waters Friday-Sunday only through September, 3-per-day, 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 all commercial/recreational fishing, except recreational rod-and-reel take of finfish.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open in all state inside waters.

  • COMMERCIAL KING MACKEREL CLOSURE: Effective Sept. 20 through Dec. 31, 2013.

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