TUESDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/CHURCH POINT-RAYNE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Community Center, Church Point. Call Jarrod Gardiner (337) 344-9640.

WEDNESDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW IBERIA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia. Call Burt Cestia (337) 256-0362.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLIDELL CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Trinity’s Banquet Hall, Slidell. Call Dennis Lanigan (985) 640-6582.

THURSDAY

S.T.A.R. AWARDS BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge. Dinner, auctions. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/JEANERETTE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., West St. Mary Civic Center, Jeanerette. Call Garland Lemaire (337) 365-2111 or Clint Bishop (337) 339-1412.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/COVINGTON-MANDEVILLE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Castine Center, Mandeville. Call Madison Burris (985) 264-4772.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/CONCORDIA PARISH CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Community Center, Ferriday. Call Pat Galloway (318) 336-5258.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/ST. BERNARD CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette. Call Cliff Lafrance (504) 913-0982.

FRIDAY

DUCKS UNLIMITED/RED RIVER CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Coushatta Country Club, Coushatta. Call Maggi Vanderlick (318) 932-3472 or Donald Horton (318) 932-3472.

SATURDAY

LA. SALTWATER SERIES SPECKLED TROUT TOURNAMENT: The Dock, Dockside Bait & Tackle, Slidell. Catch-and-release tournament sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Fee $100/3-angler teams. Only two members can be 16 or older. Website: http://www.lasaltwaterseries.com/.

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

sunday, oct. 23

DUCKS UNLIMITED/TIGER CHAPTER SPORTING CLAYS FUN SHOOT: 1 p.m. registration, Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. Fee $45 (50 targets) includes supper. Call Lucien Laborde (225) 802-0260.

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. Member of Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email:

ghserrett@netzero.net.

MONDAY, OCT. 24

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org/.

HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/YOUTH-ONLY WMA HUNTS: Oct. 22-23, Salvador-Timkin, Clear Creek, Dewey Wills and West Bay wildlife management areas.

DEER/WMA HANDICAPPED WMA HUNTS: Oct. 22-23, Dewey Wills and West Bay wildlife management areas.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 22-28, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex take allowed. Still-hunt only.

DEER/YOUTH-ONLY: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5 and 6. Either-sex take. Open to 17 and younger.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 4, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only.

DOVES/SECOND SPLIT: North Zone, Through Nov. 6; South Zone: Through Nov. 27.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 27, State Deer Areas 3 and 8, still-hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 and 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 through Jan. 31; State Deer Area 6 through Feb. 15. Either-sex take allowed in Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; bucks-only Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season) through Saturday (Oct. 15), then either-sex take through Feb. 15.

SQUIRREL AND RABBIT: Through Feb. 29.

NUTRIA: Through Feb. 29. Daily limit is 5. Nontoxic shot only for shotguns. See state Hunting Regulations 2011-2012 for restrictions on take and pelting.

UNREGULATED BIRDS: Through Jan. 1 for crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles. Specific regulations for “depredating” order.

LICENSED PRESERVES/DEER-EXOTIC ANIMALS: Through Jan. 31.

LICENSED PRESERVES/PEN-RAISED BIRDS: Through April 30.

AROUND THE CORNER

OCT. 27-BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 151 South Wooddale, Baton Rouge. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 276-6380.

OCT. 27-29-13th ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT FOR SCOUTS CLASSIC: Oct. 27, dinner and 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

OCT. 29-CCA/PLAQUEMINES PARISH REDFISH CHALLENGE AND YOUTH RODEO: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. Oct. 28, Captain’s Meeting, Venice Marina, Venice. Teams up to 3 anglers. Fee $350, no fee for youth rodeo. Two live redfish 16-to-under 27 inches long. $15,000 first-place guarantee (100 boats) & $10,000 bonus. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Website: http://www.ccalouisiana.com/.

OCT. 29-30-BRITISH FIELD TRIAL

SOCIETY/GULF COAST CHAPTER FALL RETRIEVER FIELD TRIAL: Antlers & Wings Hunting Plantation, Kiln, Miss. Oct. 29, 16-dog Novice Stake; Oct. 30, 12-dog Open Stake. Call Lawayne Smith (601) 310-7829.

NOV. 6-RETURN TO STANDARD TIME: 2 a.m.

JUST ANNOUNCED

NOV. 3-AMITE RIVER HUNTING RETRIEVER CLUB MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Mark Evans (225) 938-6981.

NOV. 9-ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 219 South Irma Ave., Gonzales. Call Rickey Johnson (225) 937-3875.

FOR 2012

PRO BASS CHALLENGE: Feb. 25-26. Baton Rouge.

BRIAN HARRIS CHEVROLET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: March 3. Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville.

20th ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: March 24, Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson.

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BASS TOURNAMENT: March 24, St. James Boat Club, Sorrento.

STATE PARKS

The schedule for state parks and historic sites is at http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx.

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