37TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. 1 p.m. auction. Wildlife carving contests of North American species, $40,000 in prize money. 1 p.m. Sunday auction. $5 adults, $1 12-under. Sponsored by La. Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild. Website:


PUBLIC OYSTER SEED GROUND PERMIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING: 10 a.m., UNO Advanced Tech Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Ty Lindsey (225) 765-2387.

LA. OYSTER TASK FORCE PUBLIC/PRIVATE OYSTER GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEETING: 10:30 a.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Tech Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

LA. OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Tech Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.


LIVINGSTON PARISH CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Pavilion at Greystone Country Club, 9461 St. Andrews Court, Denham Springs. Tickets $25-$75. Tables $450. Call Jamey Sandefur (225) 921-6348.

METRO NEW ORLEANS CCA FALL FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bent Marine, 8001 Airline Dr., Metairie. Speakers Don Dubuc, Andy LeBlanc, Mike Gallo, CT Williams, Peace Marvel, Ahab Broaddus, Dudley Vandenborre, Greg Schlumbrecht. $5 at door (no fee for women, children). Supper included. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.


Baton Rouge CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED Banquet: 6 p.m., Parker Coliseum, Ag Center Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Call Grey Hammett (225) 936-2551 or Jonathan Palmer (225) 315-0888.

ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $25-$60. Tables $500-$600. Call Rickey Johnson (225) 937-3875. E-mail:


WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Canoeing, wildlife crafts, fly tying, youth wildlife art. No fee. Sponsored Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. Call (985) 882-2000.

FIELD PRECISION RIFLE MATCHES: 7:15 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. match, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 60-round, 600-yard F-Class matches (35 caliber & smaller, 30-inch barrel limit). Website:


25TH WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. both days, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum & Tchefuncte River, La. 22 at La. 1077, Mandeville. Classic boats, arts, crafts, food & music. Fees $5-$10, no fee for under 12 & active-duty military. Benfeits LPBMM. Call Louise Saenz (985) 845-9200. Website:

FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Last in 7-event. Site TBA this week. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email:


OCT. 13 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website:

OCT. 16 — A WILD NIGHT: 7 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, Jefferson Highway. 2014 Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation fundraiser (Youth Hunter Education Challenge, La. Saltwater Series, Whooping Crane Restoration, etc.) Catered dinner, live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100. Website:


OCT. 14 — SLIDELL/PEARL RIVER CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Trinity’s Banquet Hall, 1000 Caruso Blvd., Slidell. Call Joey Galatas (985) 768-8036. Email:

OCT. 14 — MONTEGUT CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5 p.m., Lions Club, 164 S. Legion Drive, Montegut. Call Marcia Ellender (985) 709-1721 or Dwayne Herbert (985) 665–1743.

OCT. 16 — MANDEVILLE/COVINGTON CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Call Madison Burris (985) 264-4772 or Paul Myers (985) 264-3333.

OCT. 16 — ACADIANA CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., River Oaks, 520 E. Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette. Call Corry Landry (337) 380-4778. Email:

OCT. 16 — ST. MARTIN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, 3027 Main Highway, Breaux Bridge. Call Chris Guilbeaux (225) 715–3191.

OCT. 18 — Avoyelles/du Greenwing DAY: 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m., Cottonport Bank Camp, 1055 Old River Road, Mansura. Fee $25, includes DU Greenwing (youth) membership. Call Steve Marcotte (318) 201-7014.


  • ote: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations and hunting seasons on wildlife management areas.

DEER/ALL WEAPONS/YOUTHS & veterans only: Oct. 11-17, special season, private lands only, for honorably discharged Louisiana resident veterans & youths 17-and-younger on State Deer Area 2.

DOVES: Oct. 11-Dec. 3, South Zone; Oct. 11-Nov. 9, North Zone. Second of three splits.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 11-17, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: 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, except bucks only through Oct. 15 on State Deer Areas 6 & 9.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.


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:

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.