CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. in Baton Rouge, Old Alex Box Stadium parking lot on Nicholson Drive, Bowie Outfitters on Perkins Road, CCA Louisiana office on Industriplex, Baton Rouge Fire stations at 935 Sharp Rd. & 150 South Wooddale, Baker Fire Station on Groom Road, Central Fire Station on Sullivan Road, St. George Fire stations on Antioch Road & George O’Neal Lane; and, Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs, Cabela’s in Gonzales, Feliciana Seafood in St. Francisville & The Red Boot Deli in Clinton. Donations for distribution by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
CANEY CREEK RESERVOIR PUBLIC MEETING: 7 p.m., Conference Center, Jimmie Davis State Park, 1209 State Park Rd., Chatham. Discussion of notice to remove black bass slot limit. Call Jeff Sibley (318) 371-3066. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT “CLASSIC”: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
CCA POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $65, spouces $35, youths $25 includes dinner. Live/silent auctions. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Email Katie Laurent: email@example.com.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.
LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Fall fly fishing. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
BUTTERFLY BLAST: 9 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly, moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging, and seminars. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAC ATTACK KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Eddie’s Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds. For BCKFC members, points go towards Angler of the Year. Website: www.bckfc.org.
DOVES: Sunday (Sept. 24) final day first split, North Zone; South Zone closed.
SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Through Friday (Sept. 29) in State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans.
TEAL: Through Saturday (Sept. 30), statewide. Hunters also allowed to take rails and gallinules. State hunting license, state & federal waterfowl stamps & HIP certification needed.
DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.
NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28. Daily limit 5. See state hunting pamphlet for complete rules.
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OCT. 3—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
OCT. 4—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
OCT. 2-5—GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi. Oct. 2 committee meetings (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.); Oct. 3, Council committees (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Oct. 4-5, full Council meeting (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily). Oct. 4, public testimony noon-5 p.m. Expected final action on greater amberjack fishing year/recreational closed season, eligibility requirements for Reef Fish Amendments 41 & 42. Email comments: email@example.com. Meetings available via webinar. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org.
OCT. 6-7—GRAND ISLE LADIES FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Fee $20 includes cap, door prizes & Oct. 7 dinner/dance. Benefits area breast cancer centers. Call Martha Ham (985) 787-2229 or Louise Lafont (985) 787-2997.
OCT. 6-7—FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS SOUTHERN FLY FAIR: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Vada Sheid Convention Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tickets $10 & $5. Workshops & some activities extra. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, exhibitors, youth and women's activities, FFF Casting Certification. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: www.ifffsoc.org
OCT. 7—CAJUN CASTAWAY KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Fee $25. Artificial lures only. Roadrunner format: any public launch in Cameron/Calcasieu Parishes. Categories: Heaviest Slam (slot red, speckled trout, flounder) and Leopard Red. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.
OCT. 7—10th ANNUAL RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO: City Park, New Orleans. No fee. Registration required. Prizes for top 3 largest Rio Grande perch caught on fly. Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers club. Call John Engert (504) 861-9514.
OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open on all “inside” Louisiana waters until notified closure by state Wildlife & Fisheries.