DA’ BAYOU CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Foundry on the Bayou, 715 West 1st St., Thibodaux. Tickets $50, $75 couples, $500 & 1,000 tables. Call Luke Allen (985) 227-2650.
BUTTERFLY BLAST: 8 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.
LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY/FAMILY FISH FEST: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. No fee. Also LDWF office, Minden; Outdoor Education Center, Woodworth; Bodcau WMA, Haughton. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations. Website: www.wlf.state.la.us.
ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing launch, Stephensville; 3 p.m. weigh-in, Stevie G’s, La. 70, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150 (no late fee). $500 big bass, $300 bonus for bass weighing exactly 3 pounds. Also silent auction, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. wild-game cook-off & raffle for Gator Tail/boat/trailer. Benefits The Emerge Center. Sponsorships available. Call Moonie Bergeron (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941.
ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Also Sept. 27. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: email@example.com.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Collections locations: East Baton Rouge Parish, Alex Box Stadium parking lot at LSU; CCA-Louisiana office, 12241 Industriplex; Bowie Outfitters, 8630 Perkins Road; Fire Stations on Sharp Road & Lobdell Drive/Independence Park; Baker Fire Station, 3701 Groom Road; Central Fire Station, 11646 Sullivan Road; St. George Fire Stations, 7027 Antioch Road & 16415 George O’Neal Lane; Zachary Fire Station, 4525 Main Street; Ascension Parish, Cabela’s, I-10 at La. 30; Livingston Parish: Bass Pro Shops, I-12 at Range Avenue; West Baton Rouge Parish: Spillway Sportsman, La. 1, Brusly; West Feliciana Parish: Feliciana Seafood & Deli/Exxon, U.S. 61 & Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francisville; East Feliciana Parish: Red Boot Deli, 12430 Saint Helena Street, Clinton. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and other local food charities.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 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.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
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OCT. 2 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
OCT. 2-4 — BASSMASTER SOUTHERN OPEN: Lake Norman, Charlotte, N.C. Lat in 3-tournament series to qualify winners for 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
OCT. 3-4 — FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS SOUTHERN CONCLAVE & SHOW: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, Ark. $10/day, $5/under 18. Special youth, women’s activities. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: www.southerncouncilfff.org.
OCT. 3-5 — NSSF RIMFIRE CHALLENGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Old Fort Gun Club, Fort Smith, Ark. Individual & family competition in 22-caliber rimfire pistol and rimfire rifle competition. Website: www.nssf.org/rimfire/championship.
OCT. 4 — 13TH-ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner benefit bass tournament. Fee $180/team. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Parent (225) 337-2996.
OCT. 4-5 — STATE MID-RANGE RIFLE/PRONE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Fees $60 adults, $20 juniors (add $5 after Sept. 28). Field limited to 60 shooters. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT 4. — CABELA’S LADIES DAY OUT: Day-long women in the outdoors activities, seminars, Cabela’s, I-10 at La. 30, Gonzales.
OCT. 8 — METRO NEW ORLEANS CCA FALL FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bent Marine, 8001 Airline Dr., Metairie. Speakers Don Dubuc, Andy LeBlanc, Mike Gallo, CT Williams, Ahab Broaddus, Dudley Vandenborre, Greg Schlumbrecht. $5 at door (no fee for women, children). Supper included. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
- ote: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations.
YOUTH-ONLY WMA SQUIRREL HUNT WEEKEND: Saturday-Sunday. Hunters 17 and younger when accompanied by weaponless adult on Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou & West Bay wildlife management areas. Self-clearing permits required.
DEER/ALL WEAPONS: Saturday through Oct. 3, special season, private lands only, for honorably discharged Louisiana resident veterans on State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.
DOVES: First split through Sunday (Sept. 28), North Zone. South Zone closed. Two splits remaining in both zones.
TEAL, RAILS & GALLINULES: Statewide through Sunday (Sept. 28), statewide. Daily limit is 6 for teal (season limited to take of greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon teal). Daily limit for king and clapper rails is 15 in the aggregate. Daily limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25 in the aggregate. Daily limit for gallinules is 15. Possession limit is three times the daily limit. Federal HIP certificate (all hunters), waterfowl stamps (16 and older) and state basic hunting license (16 and older) required.
DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed. Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9.
STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper, 16 inches minimum length. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.
FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014.
Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.