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THURSDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY

  • 5TH-ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m., 3 p.m. weigh-in, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, south of Sorrento. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $200 adult/adult, $150 adult/child, $20 optional big-bass pot ante. 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. Postponed from Oct. 5 due to Tropical Storm Karen.

SUNDAY

  • 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.

MONDAY

  • RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., La. Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: www.rsff.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

  • DUCKS UNLIMITED/MANDEVILLE-COVINGTON BANQUET: 6 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Dr., Mandeville. Call Madison Burris (985) 264-4772 or David Frady (504) 495-4786.
  • DUCKS UNLIMITED/EAST ST. MARY DINNER: 6 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City. Tickets $50, $70 couples, $20 Greenwings, $500 tables, $300 sponsor. Call Charley Roy (985) 397-1230 or Keith Courtney (985) 397-1238.
  • DUCKS UNLIMITED/CONCORDIA PARISH DINNER: 6 p.m., 26356 La. 15, Ferriday. Tickets $60. Call Pat Galloway (318) 336-5258.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • OCT. 17-19 — IFA KAYAK FISHING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Houma. Qualifiers from IFA national tour events. Sponsored by Hobie Kayaks. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: www.IFAredfishtour.com.

OCT. 17-19 — BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR, RIDGELAND, MISS. LAST IN 3-TOURNAMENT SERIES TO QUALIFY WINNERS FOR 2014 BASSMASTER CLASSIC. WEBSITE: WWW.BASSMASTER.COM.

OCT. 17-19 — 16TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN RODMAKERS GATHERING: FULTON’S LODGE, MOUNTAIN HOME, ARK. FEE $60 INCLUDES DEMOS, PROGRAMS & MEALS. BAMBOO RODMAKERS, COLLECTORS, ANGLERS. WEBSITE: WWW.SOUTHERNRODMAKERS.ORG.

OCT. 18-19 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES/REDFISH CHAMPIONSHIP: VENICE MARINA, VENICE. QUALIFIERS FROM SEVEN-EVENT SERIES. TWO-REDFISH CATCH. LIVE-FISH WEIGH-IN. SPONSORED BY LA. DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES. WEBSITE: WWW.LASALTWATERSERIES.COM.

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.

OCT. 19-20 — LOUISIANA STATE HIGH POWER RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS: PALO ALTO RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, DONALDSONVILLE. ACROSS-THE-COURSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP & RIFLE EIC MATCH. WEBSITE: WWW.PALOALTOGUNCLUB.COM.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • OCT. 19 — WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS: 7 a.m. sign-in, Waddill Wildlife Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Choice of 4 classes: Self-defense, Turkey 101, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing, Archery, Hiking, Shotgunning, Dreamcatchers, Handgun Safety, Primitive Cooking. Fee $45. Call Dee Burnell (225) 278-7988 or Suzanne Ducote (225) 937-5346. Email: WITOBR@gmail.com.

OCT. 19 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/TERREBONNE GREENWING DAY: 9:30 A.M.-1 P.M., TERREBONNE PARISH SHERIFF’S RANGE, SAVANNE ROAD, HOUMA. BOYS & GIRLS AGES 17 AND YOUNGER. $15 GREENWING REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEE. LUNCH INCLUDED. RIFLES, BLACK POWDER, ARCHERY, DUCK CALLING. CALL JIMMY KLINGMAN (985) 851-3434.

OCT. 23 — DELTA WATERFOWL/BATON ROUGE AREA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 P.M., LSU 4-H MINI BARN, LSU, BATON ROUGE. TICKETS $55, $650 FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS. CALL JONATHAN WALKER (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

OCT. 24 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5:30 P.M., LIVE OAK ARABIANS, 6300 JEFFERSON HWY., BATON ROUGE. AWARDS FOR SUMMER-LONG S.T.A.R. FISHING EVENT. TICKETS $50 (NO FEE, CHILDREN 12 AND YOUNGER), $500 TABLES. CALL RAD TRASCHER (225) 952-9200.

OCT. 26 — 2ND-ANNUAL GET HOOKED YOUTH FISHING RODEO: DAY-LONG WITH 3 P.M. FINAL WEIGH-IN, SWEETWATER MARINE, DELACROIX. BOYS & GIRLS AGES 16-AND-YOUNGER. NO FEE. TOP 3 PLACES IN SPECKLED TROUT & REDFISH (16 INCHES MINIMUM, LESS THAN 27 INCHES), FIRST PLACES IN FLOUNDER, DRUM, HEAVIEST FISH, “3-HORNED” TROUT & 5-TROUT STRINGER. SPONSORED BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NO. 5747.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • YOUTH-ONLY DEER: Oct. 12-18. Private lands only, State Deer Area 2. Limited to hunters 17 and younger. Either-sex season.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Oct. 12-18, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex season.
  • DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Oct. 12-Nov. 10.
  • YOUTH ONLY/DEER: Oct. 12-13, Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA/Pointe Farm Unit (permit required), Salvador-Timkin, Bodcau, Boeuf (south of La. 4), Jackson-Bienville, Ouachita & Sabine WMAs, and National Catahoula & National Red Dirt preserves.
  • HANDICAPPED HUNTERS ONLY/DEER: Oct. 12-13, Alexander State Forest, reservations required, call (318) 371-3049, and Jackson-Bienville & Sabine WMAs, and National Catahoula & National Red Dirt preserves.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Bucks only through Oct. 15, either-sex allowed Oct. 16-Feb. 15, State Deer areas 6 & 9.
  • DOVES/SOUTH ZONE: Oct. 19-Dec. 1.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Oct. 19-25, State Deer areas 2. Either-sex season.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 19-20, either-sex days & Oct. 21-Nov. 1, bucks only, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 19-Dec. 1, State Deer areas 3 & 8, still-hunt only. Either-sex season.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 19-20, either-sex days & Oct. 21-Dec. 1, bucks only, State Deer Area 10, still-hunt only. (Either-sex days Nov. 9-10 & Dec. 29-Dec. 1).
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 19-Dec. 3, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only. Either-sex season.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex season.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31, State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7. Either-sex season.
  • SQUIRREL/RABBIT: Through Feb. 28, statewide.

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 Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.
  • RECREATIONAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH SEASON CLOSED: Through Dec. 31.

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.

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