NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

ANACOCO & VERNON LAKES DRAWDOWNS PUBLIC MEETING: 6-8 p.m., Fairgrounds, 276 HM Stevens Boulevard, Leesville. Sponsored by Vernon Parish Game & Fish Commission. Comments to establish a timeline for future drawdowns to allow for repairs & maintenance. Call Sean Kinney, LDWF, (337) 491-2575, Ext. 3015.


SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS RENDEZVOUS: North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website:


NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own pistols/50 rounds of ammo, lunch & beverage. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistreation required. Email: Doug Bowser: Call club (601) 341-8797.

INTRO TO FLY CASTING: 9 a.m.-Noon, Bass Pro Shops, 175 Bass Pro Boulevard, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


GULF COUNCIL AMENDMENT 39 PUBLIC HEARING: 6 p.m., Doubletree, 4964 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge. Public comment on recreational red snapper regional management.


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.


BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini-Barn, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $55, $75 couples, $25 youths, $160 sponsors, $650 tables. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

JEFFERSON PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Avenue. Metairie. Call Pierre Mouledoux (504) 650-0592 or Garrett Pizzaloto (504) 430-1348.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


NOV. 4-8 — RIO GRANDE VALLEY BIRD FESTIVAL: Santa Ana, Lower Rio Grande Valley & Laguna Atascosa national wildlife refuges, Harlingen, Texas. Field trips. Website:

NOV. 5 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

NOV. 7 — PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website:


NOV. 5-9 — 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, and six other sites in Fort Lauderdale area. Fees $10-$25. Call (800) 940-7642.


DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 2: Through Friday (Oct. 30). Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.


DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 31-Dec. 8, Area 2 still hunt only, either sex.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Nov. 2-Dec. 6, first split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Nov. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Nov. 7-Dec. 6, first split.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY WEST ZONE: Nov. 7; second date Jan. 30.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Nov. 7-Dec. 6, first split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CANADA GEESE/COASTAL & EAST ZONES: Nov. 7-Dec. 6, first splits.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 7: Nov. 7-13, still hunt only, bucks only

RAILS & GALLINULES: Nov. 7-Dec. 30, statewide.

DOVES: Through Nov. 8, North Zone; through Dec. 1, South Zone.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 3 & 8: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, either sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Nov. 14-15 & Nov. 27-29.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.


CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters), red grouper & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015. Reminder: State-waters recreational red snapper season will reopen Nov. 20.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.