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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.
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: www.woodenboatfest.org.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Last in 7-event. Site TBA this week. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
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: www.rsff.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.
THURSDAY, 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: www.lawff.org.
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.
ACADIANA CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., River Oaks, 520 E. Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette. Call Corry Landry (337) 380-4778. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. MARTIN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, 3027 Main Highway, Breaux Bridge. Call Chris Guilbeaux (225) 715–3191.
AROUND THE CORNER
OCT. 17-18 — IFA KAYAK FISHING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Qualifying anglers launch from location of their choice both days. Daily weigh-in Quality Hotel, 210 South Hollywood Road, Houma. Winner receives Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak. Cash for second & third places. Combined lengths of daily catch of longest speckled trout & longest redfish. Website: www.ifatours.com.
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.
OCT. 23 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Awards for first-place finishers in CCA-Louisiana summer-long Statewide Tournament and Anglers’ Rodeo. Live/silent auction & dinner. Tickets $50. Tables $500. No fee 12-under with paid adult. Call CCA office (225) 952-9200.
OCT. 19 — INAUGURAL COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL SALTWATER CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6 p.m., Oct. 18 check-in, Falgout Canal Marina, La. 315, Theriot. Competition begins 6:30 a.m. Oct. 19 through 2 p.m. weigh-in. An IFA event. Website: www.ifatours.com.
- 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/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 18-24, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex take allowed.
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-Nov. 30, State Deer Area 3 & 8. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.
DEER/ MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-19, either-sex take allowed; Oct. 20-31, bucks only, State Deer Area 7. Still-hunt only.
DEER/ MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-Nov. 30, bucks only, State Deer Area 10, except either-sex weekends Oct. 18-19, Nov. 8-9 & Nov. 28-30. Still-hunt only.
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 25-Dec. 3, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only. 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: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.
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.