36th ANNUAL LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW: Final day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $8/adults, $5/youths. Free parking.
34th ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads.
LOUISIANA Hunting & Fishing Advisory Education Council MeetING: 1:30 p.m. March 17, Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m. March 17, Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 24, March 31 & April 7. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
Louisiana Oyster Task Force Research Committee MEETING: 1 p.m,. Suite 210, Advanced Technology Center, UNO, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Webinar link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7883995715535429122.
PLAQUEMINES CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
LIVINGSTON CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
WEST BANK STRUTTERS CHAPTER/NWTF BANQUET: Addis Community Center, La. 1, Addis. Call Gil Banta (225) 400-2097 or Rhyan LeBlanc (225) 268-1775.
BOAT-N-FISHING SHOW: Northshore Harbor Convention Center, Slidell. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (March 22). Fee $10. Website: www.boat_n_fishing.com. Includes Rice & Spice Jambalaya Cook-Off ($50 entry fee) & Saturday’s Louisiana Saltwater Series “trailer” tournament (3 p.m. weigh-in; website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com).
BILL ENGLAND MEMORIAL TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. 2-angler teams. Fee $150. 100 percent payback, big-bass pot, food, drinks & door prizes included in fee. Either Atchafalaya Spillway or Verret Basin north of U.S. 90 fishing waters. Call Roger Hudnall (225) 573-9115 or Lynn Alexander (225) 892-1045.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Lakeview Lodge, Lake Concordia. Second in seven-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Must fish 3 of first 6 events to qualify for “classic.” Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
BASS-A-YAK KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Second in five-tournament series. Fee $20. Open to public. Open to public. BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Registration: www.bckfc.org.
LAFAYETTE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., morning and afternoon flights, Wilderness Gun Club, 7 Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. Fee $500/team. Call John Hoss (337) 552-7312.
DUCKS UNLIMITED-SLIDELL AREA GREENWING DAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Crawford Landing Campgrounds (off Military Road) 41490 Crawford Landing Road, Slidell. Tickets $15 included one-year DU youth membership. Call Kyle McGovern (985) 502-5422 or Jim Morris (985) 788-0136.
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MARCH 23 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
MARCH 26 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
MARCH 27-29 — BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Wildlife & Fisheries agency event. Women-only, 18 and older. Instruction in 20 outdoors activities. Limited to 125. Scholarships available. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912. Website: www.wlf.state.la.us.
MARCH 28 — 67th ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK RODEO AND FISHTIVAL: 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Casino, City Park, New Orleans. 6 a.m. registration. Fee $10/13-older, $5/youths. Bass/rod & reel, fly rod, Juniors, Kayak, Rio Grande Team. Casting contests, fly tying. Call Kaye Florane (504) 483-9415. Website: www.neworleanscitypark.com.
MARCH 28 — LOUISIANA B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFIER: Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. Second in two-tournament qualifying event for state championship. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026 or Eugene Hoover (225) 206-0750.
MARCH 28-29 — PRO BASS CHALLENGE: 4 p.m. weigh-ins, Albertson’s Jones Creek Road at Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Fees $450/Pro Division, $200/pro sports players & co-anglers. $10,000 first-place Pro Division guarantee. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank & Blue Star Mothers. March 27 registration, pairings. Call George Shaheen (225) 939-7369. Website: www.probasschallenge.com for fishing boundaries, rules.
MARCH 25 — DUCKS UNLIMITED TIGERS DINNER: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini-Farm, AgCenter Drive, LSU. Call Luke Laborde (225) 281-0711 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.
MARCH 25 — CCA-FELICIANAS CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty Street, Clinton. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 26 — CCA-WESTBANK CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., NOLA Motorsports, 11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: From March 12-15, Red River South Marina, Bossier City. Flooding conditions along the Red River. Tournament rescheduled for May 21-14. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TURKEY/YOUTH & PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WEEKEND: March 21-22, private lands only.
TURKEY: Area A lands, March 28-April 26; Area B lands, March 28-April 19; Area C lands, March 28-April 12.
STATE/FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.