CWPPRA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries state headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Coastal Wetlands committee public comments/review of 25th Project Priority List to select 10 “candidate” and up to 3 “demonstration” projects. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

NEW IBERIA CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Cajun RVera, 713 NW Bypass (La. 3212), New Iberia. Call Jason Foster (985) 637-3469.


WESTBANK CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS BANQUET: 6:30 p.m., Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey. Call Jay Henly (504) 722-4289 or Clark Nodier (504) 400-8305.

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


PADDLEPALOOZA XII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Topwater Marina, Leeville. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Fee $50 includes meals, captain’s bag. Preregistration required. Website:


BAYOU TECHE BLACK BEAR & BIRDING FESTIVAL: Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin. Birding, guided boat trips, paddling trips & photo show. Website:


FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Spokane Landing, Lake St. John. Third in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email:

LAFAYETTE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED GEORGE HORTON TRIBUTE: 5:30 p.m., Oakbourne Country Club, 3700 East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. Call Mike Benge (504) 466-9926 or Bob Dew (337) 322-1770.


LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:



EAST JEFF CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie. Tickets $75, $40 spouses, $25 youths, $750 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Postponed from April 17 to April 24 due to high water in the Lake Verret area: 5:30 a.m. check-in, registration, Paisano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Fee $55 includes big-bass pot and lunch. Can fish Atchafalaya Basin & Verret Basin. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.


APRIL 23 — BAYOU CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 24-27 — BALCONES SONGBIRD FESTIVAL: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Texas. Guided birding & nature tours. Website:

APRIL 25 — THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/BEGINNERS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes, lunch, handouts. Focus on casting mechanics and accuracy. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337)344-0908. Website:

APRIL 25 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

APRIL 26 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

APRIL 27 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website:

APRIL 27 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website:


APRIL 25 — FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Lucas Bissett & Alex Beane on booking guide trips, maximizing day on the water, demos & casting game. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286

MAY 2 — 7TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes breakfast, lunch). Sponsorship levels available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Dan Delaville (225) 235-6578. Email:


TURKEY: Through April 19, Area B lands; through April 26. Area A lands. Closed on Area C lands. See Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2014-2015 for wildlife management areas open for turkey hunts.

SQUIRREL: May 2-24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.


RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size. Closed in federal waters.

OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1.