WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, 3-bass limit. Weekly event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.
WHITE-TAILED DEER SUMMER SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. No fee. Preregistration requested. Season/DMAP changes for 2011-2012 season; flood impacts on deer; ‘Shoot or Don’t Shoot’ seminar. Sponsored by LSU AgCenter, LDWF & South Louisiana Branch/Quality Deer Management Association (also QDMA election for board of directors) . Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.
AMITE RIVER HUNTING RETRIEVER CLUB MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Mark Evans (225) 938-6981.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy
Perkins (225) 293-3402.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Dockside Bait & Tackle, Slidell. Redfish 16-to-under 27 inches long. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Third angler 16-under in Youth Division. Call Ashley Wethey (225) 765-5113. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
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. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JULY 25
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Meeting held last Mondays monthly. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.
AROUND THE CORNER
JULY 28-30—INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo Tent, Grand Isle.
JULY 29-30—HUMMINGBIRD CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., July 29, Rosedown Plantation & 7 a.m., July 30, private gardens & banding/weighing birds, St. Francisville. Sponsored by the Feliciana Nature Society. Call (800) 488-6502. Website: www.audubonbirdfest.com.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 & other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration & valid fishing license required. Website: www.GeauxFish2011.com
OPEN—RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Daily limits 2 red snapper, minimum of 16 inches long.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: Closed—State Shrimp Zone 2, effective Monday (July 18, entire zone) from South Pass of the Mississippi River west to Vermilion Bay, and parts of Shrimp Zones 1 & 3 except Zone 1 waters in Lake Pontchartrain, Rigolets Pass, Chef Menteur Pass, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and parts of Lake Borgne and Mississippi Sound; and Zone 3 waters in a part of the Calcasieu Ship Channel. See full descriptions on Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov
CLOSED—RECREATIONAL GREATER AMBERJACK SEASON: All waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through July 31.
The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state
Due to budget cuts, state parks’ entrance hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 a.m. for parks with boat launches, a 7 a.m. for parks without boat launches.
WILDLIFE & FLOODING
Continued high water has pushed wildlife from its habitat in floodways and swamps. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks citizens to minimize their contact with displaced animals. In the event, displaced animals become a nuisance, call LDWF district offices or the Operation Game Thief hotline:
• Operation Game Thief (24 hours) — (800) 442-2511
• Baton Rouge (225) 765-2800
• New Iberia (337) 373-0032
• Opelousas (337) 948-0255
OPEN/CLOSED WMAS & REFUGES
Effective July 1, the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reopened these wildlife management areas after flooding threats abated along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers:
• Attakapas WMA (Iberia/St. Martin/St. Mary parishes); Three Rivers WMA (Concordia Parish); Grassy Lake WMA (Avoyelles Parish) except Cas Cas Road. The Bayou Des Sot bridge has been repaired.
• The South Farm (Iberville Parish) portion of Sherburne WMA to ATV and walk-in traffic. The rest of the WMA is closed until further notice.
• Until further notice: Parts of Dewey Wills WMA, the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge & the Bonnet Carre Spillway Area are closed.
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