CCA ASCENSION CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
DEER SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Bowie Outfitters, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Food plots, bow-hunting, season outlook.
UPPER LAFOURCHE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSOR BANQUET: 6 p.m., Carmel Inn, 400 East 1st Street, Thibodaux. $300 sponsorship, add $25 for couples. Call Nick Lichenstein (985) 232-2922.
GUEYDAN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 901 Wilkerson Street, Gueydan. Tickets $50, $500 tables. Call Kevin Gayle (337) 288-6058 or Scott Hair (337) 247-4762.
BASSMASTER ANGLER OF THE YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, Mich. Final 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series event. Top 50 anglers after 8 Elite Series events. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
FALL FRESHWATER FLY FISHING TRIP: Lakeview Lodge, Lake Concordia, Ferriday. Bass, sac-a-lait, panfish. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers club. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Old River, Old River Landing, Morganza. Sixth in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $50 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Final event: Oct. 11-12, Classic, site TBA. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-led trip to study flora & fauna on Chicot Lake. Canoeing experience is recommended. Space limited. Admission $2. Call (888) 677-6100.
6TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Weigh-in at Belle River Public Launch. Pick-your-partner. $180/boat 2 adults, $130/boat adult & minor (add $20 after Sept. 19), $20/big-bass option. Launch locations: Bayside, Pierre Part; Doiron’s either side, Stephensville; Belle River Public Launch, Belle River. 4 a.m. check-in begins. In conjunction with and benefits St. Michael’s Catholic Church Festival, Convent. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
CCA-SLIDELL CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Slidell Auditorium, 2056 Second St., Slidell. Tickts $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables included one-year CCA membership. Call Ron Harris (985) 640-6405.
POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 638-8626.
JEANERETTE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS BANQUET: 6 p.m., Marsh House, Avery Island. $300 sponsorsship. Call Garland Lemaire (337) 884-3668.
CHURCH POINT/RAYNE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS BANQUET: 6 p.m., Chef Roy’s, Rayne. $300 sponsorsship. Call Jarrod Gardiner (337) 344-9640.
SLIDELL CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., NorthShore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Call Jim Morris (985) 788-0136 or Al Hughey (985) 781-1835.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 27 — LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY/FAMILY FISH FEST: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. No fee. Also LDWF office, Minden; Outdoor Education Center, Woodworth; Bodcau WMA, Haughton. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations. Website: www.wlf.state.la.us.
SEPT. 27 — ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing launch, Stephensville; 3 p.m. weigh-in, Stevie G’s, La. 70, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150 (no late fee). $500 big bass, $300 bonus for bass weighing exactly 3 pounds. Also silent auction, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. wild-game cook-off & raffle for Gator Tail/boat/trailer. Benefits The Emerge Center. Sponsorships available. Call Moonie Bergeron (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941.
SEPT. 27 — ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Also Sept. 27. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.
SEPT. 27 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
SEPT. 28 — CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area & Acadiana. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and other local food charities.
SEPT. 26-28 — BUTTERFLY BLAST: 8 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly, moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging, and seminars. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 4 — 13TH-ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner benefit bass tournament. Fee $180/team. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Parent (225) 337-2996.
DOVES: First split 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. South Zone closed. Two splits remaining in both zones.
TEAL, RAILS & GALLINULES: Statewide through Sept. 28, statewide. Daily limit is 6 for teal (season limited to take of greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon teal). Daily limit for king and clapper rails is 15 in the aggregate. Daily limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25 in the aggregate. Daily limit for gallinules is 15. Possession limit is three times the daily limit. Federal HIP certificate (all hunters), waterfowl stamps (16 and older) and state basic hunting license (16 and older) required.
DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed.
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 & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014.
Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.