THURSDAY

CCA LOUISIANA, SUGAR CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Julie Grunewald (225) 952-9200.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

CASTING FOR KIDS RODEO: Safe daylight, Bobby Lynn?s Marina, Leeville. Boat & Kayak divisions. Fee $25. Benefits Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. Call Michelle Poucher (225) 938-9079. Website: www.bckfc.org

WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS CLASSIC: Safe daylight, 3 p.m. weigh-in, end-of-the-year tournament, Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Instructor: Tommy Sharp. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.

10th ANNUAL THE OAKS KIWANIS KLAYS: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shooting, Riverside Lodge Skeet & Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. 100-target sporting clays tournament. Shells, breakfast, lunch included. Fee $125/shooter, $150 after Aug. 15. Call Bob Blanchard (225) 806-3900. Website: www.theoakskiwanis.org

BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge. Call Cliff Dufour (225) 405-0343 or Oren May (225) 924-5303.

3rd ANNUAL FISHING FOR FRANKIE BASS TOURNAMENT: 4:30 a.m. check-in to noon weigh-in, Pier 90, U.S. 90, Avondale. Fee $100/team. Benefits Michael Diaz Jr. & family. Call Audrey Raziano (985) 785-8411/(985) 703-0135 or April Sellers (504) 756-7020.

SUNDAY

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. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserret@netzero.net.

MONDAY

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr?s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.

TUESDAY

FLORIDA PARISHES FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Le Fleur de Lis, Ponchatoula. Tickets $50. Tables $450. Call Bubba Perrilloux (985) 969-0070 or Jeff Henderson (225) 921-6142.

TURKEY SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., Charles Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries public meeting. Call Jimmy Stafford (225) 765-2361.

WEDNESDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH/QDMA GUN BASH DINNER: 6 p.m., Drusilla Place, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge. Tickets $100/singles to $800 tables. 300 tickets only. Up to 30 guns raffles. Call William Shockey (225) 2917500.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Baton Rouge.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 3?MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR .223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Email Lanny Russell: xmeister@cox.net. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com

SEPT. 5?LABOR DAY

SEPT. 6?POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 638-8626.

JUST ANNOUNCED

SEPT. 11?LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron?s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $100/team. Benefits Baton Rouge Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Call Jimmy Sylvester (225) 405-4915 or John Chaney (225) 413-5142.

SEPT. 17?SAC-A-LAIT/BREAM FISHING WITH THE JIGGIN? POLE CLASS: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 105, A.P. Tureaud Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge. J.B. Salter-taught class. Fee $42/LSU Union members, $53/nonmembers. Hands-on & classroom instruction, artificial & live baits, patterns & area fishing hotspots. Call LSU Leisure Studies (225) 578-5119.

SEPT. 17?INAUGURAL ROTARY CLUB OF CENTRAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 3 p.m. weigh-in, False River, Morrison Parkway public landing, New Roads. Fee $100/boat. $1,000 guaranteed first place. Benefits Central Community Assistance Foundation. Call Doug Blacklock (225) 938-3574.

SEPT. 17?RIDE-THE-BULL II EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Largest redfish landed and weighed, then released from a kayak/paddle craft in Caminada Pass. Fee $40. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull

SEPT. 24?19th ANNUAL LOUISIANA FRIENDS AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 2:30 p.m. first-flight weigh-in (3 p.m. second flight), St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Sorrento. Fee $250 (pick-your-partner event). Field limited to 150 boats. Benefits St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital. $5,000 guarantee first place. Call Neff Villenurve (225) 647-2530 or Jeff Sullivan (225) 622-6879.

SEPT. 24?3rd ANNUAL BRSO BENEFIT CLAY SHOOT: 9 a.m., Hunter?s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 100-target sporting clays. $150/gun. 4-shooter teams. Benefits Baton Rouge Symphony. Call BRSO (225) 383-0500.

OCT. 27?BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET

OCT. 27-29?13th ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT FOR SCOUTS CLASSIC: Oct. 27, dinner & 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. Email: lamarr.walker@scouting.org

NOV. 9?ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: Civic Center, Gonzales. Call Brandon Denehy (225) 572-0176. Email: brandond@gcrec.org

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS? RODEO?S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 & other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration & valid fishing license required. Website: www.GeauxFish2011.com

SEASONS

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: Opens 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22 in all three state inshore shrimp zones.

CLOSED?RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico.

STATE PARKS

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx

Due to budget cuts, a revised schedule has state 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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