THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item setting 2014-2015 waterfowl seasons.
  • CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. Dinner, live/silent auctions, 1-year CCA membership & special $100/ticket 22-foot bay boat raffle. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youth, $480 tables. Call Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY & SATURDAY

  • WHITETAIL DEER MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 7) & 2-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 9), Cabela’s, Gonzales. Sponsored by South Louisiana Branch/Quality Deer Management Association. Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Delaware River, Philadelphia. Seventh in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Road, Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • HERCULES FESTIVAL ON THE BAYOU & FISHING RODEO: Agriculture pavilion, LA Airbase, Houma. Seven saltwater & four freshwater species in 15 categories. Cash prizes. Tickets $25. Live auction & Saturday jambalaya cook-off. Call Dwayne Boudoin (985) 688-6614 or Todd Thibodeaux (985) 637-5507.

SATURDAY

  • ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.
  • 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.
  • .22 RIMFIRE MATCHES: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.

MONDAY

  • RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

  • BLACK BEAR RESEARCH PUBLIC MEETING: 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 12), Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge; 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 12), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette; 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 13), Concordia Community Center, 26356 La. 15, Ferriday; 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 14), Community Center, 800 Beech St., Tallulah. Call Maria Davidson (337) 948-0255. Email: mdavidson@wlf.la.gov.

WEDNESDAY

  • CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • AUG. 15 — SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA DEER CAMP: 5:30 p.m., 4H Mini-Farm, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge. Tickets $40, $20 spouse & children 15-younger, includes dinner. Advance purchase only by Aug. 13. Travis Turner special guest. Call Jameson Farrar (225) 235-9965 or David Vigerie (225) 293-7350. Website: www.whitetailsunlimited.com.
  • AUG. 15-16 — RIDE-THE-BULL 5 EXTREME KAYAK FISHING RODEO: Caminada Pass, Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Aug. 15 captains’ dinner and Calmwater Film Festival. Largest bull red landed, weighed, released from kayak/paddlecraft. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.
  • AUG. 15-16 — 75TH LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONVENTION: West Monroe. Friends of Black Bayou NWR hosts. Call LWF (225) 344-6707.

AUG. 15-17 — SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: ALARIO CENTER, WESTWEGO. HOURS: 2-8 P.M. AUG. 15, 10 A.M.-8 P.M. AUG. 16, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. AUG. 17. ADMISSION $10, $5/AGES 7-16, FREE/6 & YOUNGER, $5 MILITARY, $15/3-DAY PASS. SEMINARS, BOATING, TACKLE, HUNTING & FISHING. WEBSITE: WWW.SOUTHERNSPORTSMANSFESTIVAL.COM.

AUG. 16 — INAUGURAL ANGLING FOR ALZHEIMER’S BASS TOURNAMENT: 6 A.M. TO 3 P.M. WEIGH-IN, DOIRON’S LANDING, STEPHENSVILLE. PICK-YOUR-PARTNER EVENT. 5-FISH, 12-INCH MINIMUM LIMIT. FEE $100/TEAM. CALL JEFF MCMORRIS (225) 337-3466 OR JOHN CHANEY (225) 413-5142. WEBSITE: WWW.ALZBR.ORG.

AUG. 16 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BIG GAME BANQUET: 5:30 P.M., CROWNE PLAZA, 4728 CONSTITUTION AVE., BATON ROUGE. DINNER, RAFFLES, LIVE/SILENT AUCTIONS. CALL CATHIE MAY (225) 924-5303 OR SCOOTER KEEN (225) 664-1452.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • AUG. 14 — CCA LOUISIANA-COMITE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Kristenwood, 14025 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs. Tickets $60, $20 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables includes 1-year CCA membership. Live/silent auctions & supper. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

FISHERIES NOTICES

  • STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper measuring 16 or more inches long. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.
  • RECREATIONAL AMBERJACK SEASON: Reopened Aug. 1.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters except Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. Map details website: www.wlf.la.gov.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES cLOSURE: Red snapper & gray triggerfish in federal waters.

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