RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:


FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 “classic.” Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs Sept. 19, Sept. 26 & Oct. 3. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee, but fee for course materials. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063. Website:


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.

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


FELICIANA WILDLIFE EXPO: 6:30 a.m. for 7 a.m. nature walk at 13831 Gross Road, Clinton; then 9 a.m.-4 p.m., LSU AgCenter’s Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton for seminars on food plots, deer diseases, deer netting, feral hog toxicants, butchering techniques, snakes, 4-H shooting sports programs & big-buck. No fee. Food available for purchase, transportation provided between activities. Call Idlewild Station (225) 683-5848. Website:

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION BASIC SKILLS CLASS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.Registration deadline Sept. 11. Class limited to 150. No fee. Website registration: Email Melissa Collins:

ELMER’S ISLAND BEACH SWEEP: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Elmer’s Island, off La. 1, north of Grand Isle. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary & Nicholls State University joint project. Water supplied, but participants requested to bring refillable water bottles. Snacks/lunch provided. Call Alma Robichaux (985) 447-0868. Email:


SEPT. 19—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

SEPT. 21—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

SEPT. 23—LA HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Also Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Free. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations, much more. Website


DOVES: First splits through Sept. 10, South Zone; through Sept. 24, North Zone.

TEAL: Friday, opening day, special season through Sept. 30, statewide. Hunters also allowed to take rails and gallinules. State hunting license, state & federal waterfowl stamps & HIP certification needed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Saturday, opening day in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10 through Jan. 15.

NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28. Daily limit 5. See state hunting pamphlet for complete rules.


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.