SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m. squadding, 9 a.m. matches, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9134 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. 50-round NRA National Match Course (200 yards). Match fees $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. Club membership $15/year. Member of Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: email@example.com.
HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m., various locations in 12-parishes. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Call GBRFB (225) 359-9940, Ext. 206. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org/.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISH-ERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.
FLY FISH LAKE CONCORDIA: Lake Concordia bream and bass. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 439-2525. Website: http://www.rsff.org/.
3rd ANNUAL ST. MICHAELS OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Michaels Church, 6484 La. 44, Convent. Fee $180/boat, $20 option Big Bass pot. $3000 first-place guarantee (60 boats). In conjunction with St. Michaels Church Festival. Call Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.
3rd ANNUAL RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Fly fishing for Rio Grande cichlids in Lafreniere Park, Metairie. Lunch and refreshments provided. Registration required. Sponsored by New Orleans Fly Fishers. Call Larry Offner (225) 978-1945. Website: http://www.warmfly.com/.
MID-RANGE RIFLE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any sup-port), FTR .223 and .308 with a bi-pod and conventional prone (any caliber). Email: Lanny Russell: email@example.com.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2
FALSE RIVER BASS TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, 2 p.m. weigh-in, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Tenth in 11-tournament pick-your-partner series. Fee $40/boat, $60 membership. Call Kenny Mix (225) 638-5689.
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OCT. 4—MASTERS FISHERMEN BASS FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Ryan’s, 910 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Boaters, non-boaters welcomed. Cal Matt Yates (225) 278-3200/(225) 756-4591 or Roger May (225) 573-6406/(225) 665-1892.
OCT. 6—DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER BANQUET: Call John Driscoll (504) 329-6310.
OCT. 6-7—LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP: Safe daylight, Delta Marina, Empire. End-of-the-season tournament. Qualifiers only. Redfish 16-to-under 27 inches long. Call Ashley Wethey (225) 765-5113. Website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/.
OCT. 6-8—FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS SOUTHERN CONCLAVE: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, Ark. Tickets $10/day, $5/under 18. Fly tying, casting clinics, youth and women’s ac-tivities, FFF Casting Certification. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: http://www.southerncouncilfff.org/.
OCT. 8-9—LOUISIANA SMALLBORE PRONE CHAMPIONSHIP & CAJUN CLASSIC: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 50- and 100-yard prone match. Email Richard Bordelon: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://PaloAltoGunClub.com/.
OCT. 12—COASTAL WET-LANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT TASK FORCE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Army Corps of Engineers office, 7400 Leake Ave., New Orleans. Call Allison Massiello (504) 862-2075.
TEAL: Sunday (Sept. 25) final day. Daily limit 4. Take of rails and gallinules allowed.
DEER/YOUTH-ONLY: Through Friday Friday (Sept. 30), State Deer Areas 3, 7 and 8. Either-sex take. Open to 17-and-younger.
DEER/YOUTH-ONLY: Sunday (Sept. 25), Sabine Island WMA. Open to 17-and-younger
SQUIRREL/YOUTH-ONLY: Sunday, (Sept. 25) Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou & West Bay WMAs and Indian Bayou (federal) Area. Open to 17 and younger.
DEER/ARCHERY: Saturday (Oct. 1), opening day, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Either-sex take allowed in Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 through Jan. 31. Bucks-only Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season) through Oct. 15, then either-sex take through Feb. 15.
SQUIRREL AND RABBIT: Saturday (Oct. 1), opening day, statewide. Through Feb. 29.
DOVES/FIRST SPLIT — North Zone: Closed. South Zone: Closed. Second split: North Zone, Oct. 8-Nov. 6; South Zone, Oct. 15-Nov. 27.
DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 and 8. Through Jan. 15.
NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29. Daily limit is 5. Nontoxic shot only for shotguns. See state Hunting Regulations 2011-2012 for specific restrictions on take and pelting.
UNREGULATED BIRDS: Statewide through Jan. 1 for crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles. Specific regulations for “depredating” order take.
OCT. 7-8—5th ANNUAL GRAND ISLE LADIES FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Fee $20. Separate girls ages 6-15 division. Benefits America Cancer Society. Call Sue Galliano (504) 915-0382 or Martha Ham (985) 787-2229.
OCT. 12—DUCKS UNLIMITED/WEST BANK CHAPTER BANQUET: Call John Giardina (504) 340-5000.
OCT. 13—A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. 2011 Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100.
OCT. 19—DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLIDELL CHAPTER BANQUET: Call Dennis Lanigan (985) 640-6582.
OCT. 22—LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES SPECKLED TROUT TOURNAMENT: The Dock, Dockside Bait & Tackle, Slidell. Catch-and-release tournament. Sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Fee $100/three-angler teams (only two team members can be 16 or older).
OCT. 27—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET
OCT. 27-29—13th ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT FOR SCOUTS CLASSIC: Oct. 27, dinner and auction, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling, Plank Road; Oct. 28, Warm-up Shoot, Hunters’ Run, Port Allen; Clay Shoot, 7:30 a.m., Avondale Scout Reservation, Clinton. Benefits Istrouma Area Council.
NOV. 9—ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: Civic Center, Gonzales. Call Brandon Denehy (225) 572-0176. Email: email@example.com
BRIAN HARRIS CHEVROLET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: March 3. Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville.
20th ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: March 24, Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson.
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BASS TOURNAMENT: March 24, St. James Boat Club, Sorrento.
The schedule for state parks and historic sites is at http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx
Budget cuts have changed park hours. Parks with boat launches open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Entrances at state parks without boat launches are open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through September. Other changes are listed on the website.
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