Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room,Wildlife & Fisheries state headquarters, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge.

A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Tickets $200/couple. La. Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100.

SATURDAY

5TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m., 3 p.m. weigh-in, St. Michael’s Church, La. 44, Convent. Fee $200 adult/adult, $150 adult/child, $20 optional big-bass pot. Check in 4 a.m. Wal-Mart, U.S. 90, Luling & Gator Corner, La. 70. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.

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

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. Call LSU Leisure Studies (225) 578-5118.

INAUGURAL OILFIELD HELPING HANDS REDFISH TOURNAMENT: The Pavilion, Harbor Light Marina, Cocodrie. 2-angler teams (2 youth anglers 15-and-younger allowed in each boat). Largest redfish in Adult and Youth categories. Fee $500/team. Benefits oilfield families in crisis. Call Sean Dauterive (337) 233-4889.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

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.

LEEVILLE FISHING RODEO: Griffin’s Marina, Leeville. Fee $15. Call Janet Rhodus (225) 413-4414.

MID RANGE RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR .223 &.308. Website: www.paloaltogunclub.com.

LOUISIANA STATE COVENTIONAL PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Southwest Louisiana Rifle & Pistol Club, Holmwood. Includes EIC Match Pistol EIC match with the State Championship.

TUESDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/MONTEGUT DINNER: 6 p.m., Lions Club, Montegut. Call Marcia Ellender (985) 709-1721 or Dwayne Herbert (985) 665-1743.

WEDNESDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/WEST BANK DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Tickets $50, $600 tables, $350 sponsor. Call Mark Callais (504) 235-8504 or Clark Nodier (504) 400-8305.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/SOUTH LAFOURCHE DINNER: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Tickets $35, $60 couples, $15 youths, $350 tables. Call Grady Galliano (985) 637-9177 or Jimmy Cheramie (985) 856-8946.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW ORLEANS BANK DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Hilton Riverside, Poydras Street, New Orleans. Tickets $80, $750 tables. Call John Driscoll (504) 329-6310 or Mike Benge (504) 523-2245.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/ST. MARTIN PARISH DINNER: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, Breaux Bridge. Tickets $50, $300 sponsor, $500 tables. Call Chris Guilbeaux (225) 715-3191.

AROUND THE CORNER

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. Call CHS Alumni Office (225) 383-0459. Online registration: www.catholichigh.org.

JUST ANNOUNCED

OCT. 19 — GLENN’S AUTOMOTIVE/BECKY’S JIGS SAC-A-LAIT TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing/Atchafalaya Spillway & Adam’s Landing/Belle River, 3:30 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Fee $65/boat. Call Glenn Davis (225) 354-1811.

HUNTING SEASONS

YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Through Friday (Oct. 4), Private lands only, 17-and-younger only, State Deer areas 3, 7 8 & 10. Either-sex deer allowed.

SQUIRREL/RABBIT: Saturday (Oct. 5), opening day, statewide, through Feb. 28.

YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Oct. 5-6, Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA/Pointe Farm Unit & Salvador-Timkin WMAs.

HANDICAPPED-ONLY DEER: Oct. 5-6, statewide, private lands.

YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Oct. 12-18. Private lands only, 17-and-younger only, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex deer allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Oct. 12-18, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex allowed.

DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Oct. 12-Nov. 10.

DEER/ARCHERY: Bucks only through Oct. 15, either-sex allowed Oct. 16-Feb. 15, State Deer areas 6 & 9.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex deer allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31, State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7. Either-sex deer allowed.

FISHERY NOTICES

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Fall season through 12:01 a.m. Oct. 15 in state & federal waters. Anglers must have no-fee state Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.

RECREATIONAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH SEASON CLOSURE: Effective 12:01 a.m. Oct. 15 in state and federal waters through Dec. 31.

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

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