HUNTER SIGHT-IN DAYS: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office range, West Irene Road (west off U.S. 61) near Zachary. Range officers sight-in modern rifles only, only factory ammo allowed (no muzzleloaders, reloads). Rifles must have chambers empty and bolts open. Call EBRSO range (225) 389-8268.


BATON ROUGE CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Parker Ag Coliseum, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets: $60, $100 couples, $25 students, $15 Greenwings (youths), $280 sponsors, $600 & $1,200 tables. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Luke Laborde (225) 281-0711 or Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.

BATON ROUGE AREA DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Celtic Media, O’Connor Building (Celtic Drive off Bluebonnet Boulevard near Airline Highway), Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $80 couples, $30 youths, $250 sponsors, $650 & $1,200 tables. Supper, raffles/auctions. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:


SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS RENDEZVOUS: North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website:


SNIPE: Nov. 2-Dec. 3, statewide.

SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Through Nov. 3 in State Deer areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 3, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Nov. 4, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Nov. 4-5, special youth-only weekend, hunters 17 and younger

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 4-10, State Deer Area 7. Either-sex take allowed.

GEESE: Nov. 4-Dec. 3, statewide (Canadas, specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Nov. 11, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

DUCKS/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Nov. 11-Dec. 3, first split.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Nov. 11-Jan. 3, statewide.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 11-17, State Deer areas 1, 4 & 6, either-sex take allowed, and State Deer areas 5 & 9 (bucks only).

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 11-26, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DOVES: Second splits/ North Zone, through Nov. 12; South Zone through Nov. 26.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 26, State Deer areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 5, State Deer Areas 2 Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

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

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


NOV. 5—Return to Standard Time, 2 a.m.

NOV. 7—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

NOV. 9—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

NOV. 9—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

NOV. 10-11—FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website:

NOV. 10-11—FALL-N-TIDE XIII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. $50 entry fee includes Friday evening meal, fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website:


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017. Commercial king mackerel season closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open on all “inside” Louisiana waters until notified closure by state Wildlife & Fisheries.