HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY GET READY FOR BOW SEASON DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. No fee Kids’ Clinic, bow tuning, shooting tips. $10 3D range, $20/team 3D 2-archer Shoot, $5 Long-Shot competition. Lunch provided. Door prizes. Website: tangi.abitaweb.com.
STATE DUCK/GOOSE & GUEYDAN DUCK/GOOSE CALLING CONTESTS: 10 a.m./ducks, 1 p.m./goose, Civic Center, 901 Wilkinson St., Gueydan. Junior, Intermediate & Senior divisions for state contest. State winners qualify for World Championship in Stuttgart, Ark. Call (337) 536-6456.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, N.Y. Last in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Live weigh-in website: www.bassmaster.com.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. 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.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Rd., Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
KAYAK FISHING 101 WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. For beginners. Classroom basics, then hands-on launching, paddling, casting, landing fish, knot-tying & self-rescue. Class limit 35. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club & Department of Wildlife and Fisheries project. Email Todd Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Cabela’s (225) 743-3400.
LOUISIANA NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION OPEN CALLING CONTEST: 9-11 a.m. registration, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. NWTF-sanctioned contest. Winners advance to nationals. Call Bobby Berthelot (601) 657-0707. Email: email@example.com.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 1 — Labor Day.
SEPT. 5-6 — 17TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR LAKE & COAST FISHING RODEO: The New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans. Open, Kayak & Youth divisions. Tickets $40 & $15, Puglia’s, Metairie. First 75 registered youths receive rod-&-reel. 8 species. Limited to take from Pontchartrain Basin waters. Weigh-in: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 5; noon-4 p.m. Sept. 6. Call Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (504) 836-2205. Website: www.saveourlake.org.
SEPT. 6 — 11TH ANNUAL CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., False River, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Hourly cash prizes for top 3 big bass & $1,000 overall big bass. First weigh-in 8 a.m. 14-inch minimum size limit. Fee $80. Benefits Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. Call Tanner Pourciau (225) 955-2460. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 11 — EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $50, $90 couples, $25 youths, $500 tables. Add $10 at door. Supper, live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Charlie Labouisse (225) 266-2909 or Jay Hatcher (225) 715-6395.
SEPT. 21 — 6TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Weigh-in at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Festival, 6484 La. 44, Convent. Pick-your-partner. $180/boat, $20/big-bass option. Open-water tournament. 4 a.m. check-in at WalMart, U.S. 90, Luling; Gator Corner, La. 70; St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Gramercy. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 1. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
DOVES: Sept. 6, first splits opening day, North and South zones. Through Sept. 14, South Zone. Through Sept. 28, North Zone. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except noon-sunset on opening day only on wildlife management areas and state-leased/public hunt fields. Notes: New shooting hours on private lands; dove season extended from 70 days to 90 days for 2014-2015 season. Two splits remaining in season for both zones.
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 season closes at 12:01 a.m. (local time) Aug. 25 for remainder of 2014; gray triggerfish closed for remainder of year in state and federal waters.
Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.