BAYOU CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
university of louisiana-lafayette/ducks unlimited banquet: 6 p.m., Cajun Field (home side), Lafayette. Tickets $30 students, $50 nonstudents, $500 tables. Call Cole Placek (337) 322-9316 or Dave Suter (337) 316-2388.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
BALCONES SONGBIRD FESTIVAL: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Texas. Guided birding & nature tours. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/BEGINNERS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes, lunch, handouts. Focus on casting mechanics and accuracy. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337)344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Lucas Bissett & Alex Beane on booking guide trips, maximizing day on the water, demos & casting game. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, 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.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
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.
ACADIANA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Boustany Center at Heymann Center, Lafayette. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Postponed until further notice because of high water in the Lake Verret area: Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.
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APRIL 30 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
APRIL 30 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., (note the venue change) River Center, Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
MAY 1-2 — SKY HIGH FOR ST. JUDE SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m. dinner/auction, May 1, Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette; 8 a.m., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. shooting flights, May 2, GOL Shooting Complex, Lafayette. 4-shooter teams. Adult/$250 per shooter & Junior/$100 per shooter. Sponsorships available. Call Sky High (337) 889-3347. Website registration: www.SkyHighShoot.org.
MAY 1-2 — GULF COAST KAYAK ASSOCIATION SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, Florida. Open to public. Fee $50. Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website: www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com.
MAY 2 — 7TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes breakfast, lunch). Sponsorship levels available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Dan Delaville (225) 235-6578. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email Bob Cook: email@example.com.
MAY 2 — Louisiana Saltwater Series-Redfish: Delta Marina, Empire. Third in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
MAY 2 — PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
TURKEY: Through April 26. Area A lands. Closed on Area B & Area C lands. See Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2014-2015 for wildlife management areas open for turkey hunts.
SQUIRREL: May 2-24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in federal waters.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1.