FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Rd., Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
LOUISIANA NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION OPEN CALLING CONTEST: 9-11 a.m. registration, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. NWTF-sanctioned contest. Winners advance to nationals. Call Bobby Berthelot (601) 657-0707. Email: email@example.com.
KAYAK FISHING 101 WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. For beginners. Classroom basics, then hands-on launching, paddling, casting, landing fish, knot-tying & self-rescue. Class limit 35. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club & Department of Wildlife and Fisheries project. Email Todd Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Cabela’s (225) 743-3400.
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SEPT. 4 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
SEPT. 5-6 — 17TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR LAKE & COAST FISHING RODEO: The New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans. Open, Kayak & Youth divisions. Tickets $40 & $15, Puglia’s, Metairie. First 75 registered youths receive rod-&-reel. 8 species. Limited to take from Pontchartrain Basin waters. Weigh-in: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 5; noon-4 p.m. Sept. 6. Call Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (504) 836-2205. Website: www.saveourlake.org.
SEPT. 6 — BLT FALL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing, Atchafalaya Basin, Belle River. Staggered flights & staggered weigh-in. Pick-your-partner, 5-bass limit. Fee $200/team. On-site registration 5 a.m. Basin only. South of U.S. 90 allowed, but cannot go east of Atchafalaya River or Bayou Chaffer. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Registration website: www.usafishingtrails.com.
SEPT. 11 — EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $50, $90 couples, $25 youths, $500 tables. Add $10 at door. Supper, live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Charlie Labouisse (225) 266-2909 or Jay Hatcher (225) 715-6395.
SEPT. 21 — 6TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAELS OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Weigh-in at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Festival, 6484 La. 44, Convent. Pick-your-partner. $180/boat, $20/big-bass option. Open-water tournament. 4 a.m. check-in at WalMart, U.S. 90, Luling; Gator Corner, La. 70; St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Gramercy. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Monday (Sept. 1), final day. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
SEPT. 6 — 11TH ANNUAL CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT: False River, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Call Tanner Pourciau (225) 955-2460. Email: email@example.com
DOVES: Sept. 6, first splits opening day, North and South zones. Through Sept. 14, South Zone. Through Sept. 28, North Zone. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except noon-sunset on opening day only on wildlife management areas and state-leased/public hunt fields. Notes: New shooting hours on private lands; dove season extended from 70 days to 90 days for 2014-2015 season. Two splits remaining in season for both zones.
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: Open statewide until further notice.