THURSDAY

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: katie@ccalouisiana.com.

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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: 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: native@camtel.net.

SATURDAY

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 toward Angler of the Year. Website: bckfc.org.

MONDAY-THURSDAY

GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi. Monday, committee meetings (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.); Tuesday, Council committees (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Wednesday-Thursday, full Council meeting (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily). Wednesday, public testimony noon-5 p.m. Expected final artion on greater amberjack fishing year/recreational closed season, eligibility requirements for Reef Fish Amendments 41 & 42. Email comments: gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org. Meetings available via webinar. Website: gulfcouncil.org.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

HUNTING

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: Sunday (Oct. 1), opening day, State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9. Either-sex take allowed, except bucks-only Oct. 1-15 in State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Through Feb. 15.

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.

AROUND THE CORNER

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: 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.

OCT. 9—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: rsff.org.

OCT. 12—QDMA BAYOU BRANCH GUN BASH DINNER: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 310 North Canel Boulevard, Thibodaux. Dinner & raffles. Tickets $75, $600 tables. Call Ben Calliouet (985) 859-6270.

OCT. 12—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. Benefits Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Louisiana Hunting & Fishing Day, statewide youth fishing programs, Louisiana Wetshop & whooping crane restoration. Call LAWFF (225) 765-5100. Website: lawff.org.

OCT. 12—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

OCT. 12—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.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

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.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com