LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Also April 7
NEW ORLEANS BOAT SHOW: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Hours: 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, La. 70, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. Fee $250/team. $12,500 guarantee first place, $1,250 guarantee big bass. Pretournament check-in March 3, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Presented by Gerry Lane Automotive, Cabela’s. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722. Website: www.childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.
NATCHITOCHES FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Events Center, 750 2nd Street, Natchitoches. Free. Light tackle/fly fishing programs, tying demos, casting clinics, vendors. Sponsored by Cane Country Fly Casters. Call Burley Johnson, (318) 352-3522. Website: www.canecountry.blogspot.com.
FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11?8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.
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MARCH 10 — BAYOU LAFOURCHE CCA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Moses Center, 1310 Cardinal Drive, Thibodaux. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 11 — 3RD ANNUAL BECASSE CHAPTER/AMERICAN WOODCOCK SOCIETY SPORTSMEN’S HABITAT BANQUET: 6 p.m., Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf, 1008 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson. Tickets $70, $105 couples, $35 17 & younger, $275-$2,500 sponsor levels. Live/silent auctions, door prizes. Proceeds enhance grouse and woodcock habitat. Call Shawn Trahan (337) 654-4559. Email: email@example.com.
MARCH 12 — 24th ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly fishing, kayak fishing programs, tying & kayak demos, casting clinics, food. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.
MARCH 12 — 3RD ANNUAL TRINITY OUTDOORS BASS CLASSIC: Doiron’s/Stephensville, Bayside/Pierre Part & Belle River Public Landing launch sites, 3 p.m. check-in/weigh-in Arena 7, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Captain’s meeting, 6 p.m., March 10, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Gramercy. Pick-your-partner. Fee $200 adult/child, $225 all others. $10,000 first-place guarantee, $1,000 big bass. Also Hooked Kids On Fishing Extravaganza, Clyde Caraway Revelation Car Show & “Uncle Boga” Jambalaya & Pastalya Cook-Off. Benefits children of veterans & disabled veterans, children without a parent. Call Jason Bland (337) 774-6533.
MARCH 12 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Venice Marina, Venice. First in seven-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
MARCH 12 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 12 — COSTA BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend. First of 3-event series. Other events: April 16, Lake Guntersville, Alabama; June 5, Clinton Lake, Illinois. Website: www.bassmaster.com
MARCH 13 — Daylight Savings Time begins: 2 a.m.
MARCH 15 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 22, March 29 & April 5. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through March 6, second split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.
TURKEY SPECIAL DAYS: Youth-only & physically challenge only, March 19-20, statewide, private lands only.
TURKEY: Area A lands, March 26-April 24; Area B lands, March 26-April 17; Area C lands, March 26-April 10.
ST. TAMMANY PIER REOPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.