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.
2017 FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulecard, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15. Limited seating. Collection of the short fly fishing films from around the world. Includes refreshments, door prizes. Call (225) 757-7286.
NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 6 p.m., Friday & 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: email@example.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.
B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend, Many. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.
FLY FISH TEXAS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Admission $10, under 17 free. Seminars, fly tying, exhibitors, casting clinics. Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Website: www.tpwd.texas.gov.
TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Tickets $20, under 17 free. Exhibitors, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying, microbrew tasting and more. Guest speakers include Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworoski, Bob Clouser, Wanda Taylor. Website: www.txflyfishingfestival.org.
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RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
FALSE RIVER NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 with “classic” Sept. 27. Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.
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MARCH 16-19—LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Show times: Noon-7 p.m. March 16-17; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., March 18; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 19. Tickets $20/4-day; daily, $10 adults, $5 kids ($15, $8 & $4 online tickets), no fee for kids March 19. Website: www.louisianasportsmanshow.com.
MARCH 18—FISHERS OF MEN/SOUTH LOUISIANA CIRCUIT: Lake Verret Basin, Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner circuit. $40 annual membership, Tournament fee $150/team. Must be B.A.S.S. member. Call Bridget Michel (985) 519-6321.
MARCH 18—LOUISIANA CONSERVATION AWARD BANQUET: 6 p.m., Boudreaux’s, Government Street, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50. Honors 2016 Governor’s Award for conservation in seven categories. Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Call Rebecca Triche (225) 362-9007. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lawildlifefed.org.
MARCH 19—37th-ANNUAL KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Morrison Parkway public launch, New Roads. Pick-your-partner event. Entry fee $150 ($175 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis charities. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.
MARCH 21—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 12, statewide, take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ species. No limit. Hunting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls & unplugged shotguns allowed.
TURKEY: Area A lands, March 25-April 23; Area B lands, March 25-April 16; Area C lands, March 25-April 9. Youth & Physically Challenged hunters weekend, March 18-19. See 2016-2017 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for area delineations.
OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper opens in states waters. Greater amberjack state and federal waters.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gag grouper in state & federal waters. Recreational gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.
COMMERCIAL BAIT MENHADEN SEASON: Opens March 15 in state waters.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters. Remains open in Breton and Chandeleur sounds.