SATURDAY – LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY: Waddill Wildlife Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Area flooded.
CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Boulevard, Plaquemine. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Email Ryan Guerin: email@example.com.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $150. Focus on special casting and distance. FFF Certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour on 2,000-acre cypress-tupelo gun lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $2. Call (888) 677-6100.
LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY: Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Free. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries event. Website www.wlf.state.la.us.
CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry & Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Also Oct. 11 & Nov. 11. Some areas have $3-$5 daily-use fees. No fee for military & families. Special “Every Kid in a Park Initiative” fee waivers at website: https://everykidinapark.gov/.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr's Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 29 – NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1 LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: fall fly fishing event. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
SEPT. 26 – CORAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT MEETING: 6 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma. Also Sept. 27, Irvington, Alabama. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council event to educate fishermen using bottom contacting gear on the importance of deep-water coral reef habitats & proposed protections on coral priority areas.
SEPT. 28 – CHARTER VESSEL AND HEADBOAT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS WEBINAR/PUBLIC HEARING: 5 p.m. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council webinar to gather public comments on the Generic Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements draft amendment to change method, frequency, and required data reported by for-hire operators with charter/headboat. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org and look for “meetings.”
SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 – 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.
OCT. 4 – CCA METRO NEW ORLEANS FALL FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bryan Chevrolet, 8213 Airline Drive, Metairie. Speakers include Sam Barbera, Ahab Broaddus, Mike Gallo, Craig Matherne, Greg Schlumbrecht, Allen “Chink” Sumas, Dudley Vandenborre, CT Williams. Jambalaya supper. Donation $5, women/children free. Call Leigh Isaacson (225) 952-9200.
OCT. 6-7 – 35TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 6 & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Wildlife carving contests of North American species for $40,000 prize money. Also student art & Boy Scout carving competitions. Admission $5 adults, $1 12-under. Sponsored by La. Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild. Call LWCCG (985) 892-2215/Email: email@example.com. OCT. 13 – A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Catered. Live/silent auctions. Call LAWFF (225) 765-5100. Website: www.lawff.org.
DEER/YOUTH & HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS SPECIAL SEASON: Saturday, opening day, through Sept. 30 in State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Also Oct. 8-14, State Deer Area 2 & Oct. 29-Nov. 4, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9.
SQUIRREL/SPECIAL YOUTH ONLY WEEKEND: Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 24-25) on Maurepas Swamp, Sherburne, Sandy Hollow, Pearl River, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Little River, Russel Sage, Spring Bayou & West Bay wildlife management areas.
DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily limit 15. First split closed in South Zone.
TEAL: Statewide through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily limit 6. Also includes early season on king, clapper, sora and Virginia rails and gallinules. Check Louisiana Huntuing Regulations/2016-2017 pamphlet for complete list of limits on all migratory bird/waterfowl species.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state and federal waters. Greater Amberjack & gray triggerfish season closed through Dec. 31 in state and federal waters.
FALL INSHORE SEASON: Opened in all state inside waters until further notice.