THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Baton Rouge.

SATURDAY

MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR .223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Email Lanny Russell: xmeister @cox.net. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com

TUESDAY

MASTERS FISHERMEN BASS FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Ryan’s, 910 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Boaters, nonboaters welcomed. Call Matt Yates (225) 278-3200/(225) 756-4591 or Roger May (225) 573-6406/(225) 665-1892.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

SPORTSMEN’S NIGHT OUT/BR DUCKS UNLIMITED CHAPTER: 6-8 p.m., Gerry Lane Cadillac, 10945 Reiger Road, Baton Rouge. Tickets $20. Hunting/fishing equipment, Raffle-only event. Call Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.

ST. MARTIN PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, 3027 Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge. Call Barry Latiolais (337) 233-6600 or Mike Clay (337) 277-4502.

JUST ANNOUNCED

DEC. 9-WEST FELICIANA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 11485 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Call Kenneth Jones (225) 933-2700.

DEC. 10-CAPITAL CITY BASS ANNUAL MEETING: 6 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. New members welcomed. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 241-4996. Email: capitalcitybass@yahoo.com

DEC. 17-SLU FISHING TEAM FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m. start three locations, 3:30 p.m. weigh-in I-55 North Pass Landing, Pass Manchac. 3:30-6:30 a.m. check-out Manchac Boat Launch, WalMart-Boutte & WalMart-Plaquemine. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100/boat. Benefits Southeastern Louisiana University Fishing Team. Call Jonathan Ambrose (985) 549-5670.

HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Friday (Dec. 2), State Deer Areas 3 & 8, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 3) opening day through Jan. 8, State Deer Area 3, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 3), opening day through Jan. 8. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/WMA HANDICAPPED WMA HUNTS: Saturday-Sunday (Dec. 3-4), Buckhorn WMA (reservations required; call 318-343-4044). Other hunts Dec. 10-11, Dec. 26-Jan. 1.

DUCKS/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: First split through Sunday (Dec. 4.) Ducks, mergansers & coots. Second split Dec. 17-Jan. 22.

GEESE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: First split through Dec. 4. Second split Dec. 17-Feb. 5.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Monday (Dec. 5) opening day, through Dec. 16. Blue, snow & Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 6, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only.

SNIPE: West Waterfowl Zone, Through Dec. 7, first split. Second split, Dec. 17-Feb. 28. East Waterfowl Zone, closed. Second split Dec. 10-Feb. 28.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 7-Jan. 15, State Deer Area 2. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 9, State Deer Areas 1 & 6. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 9. Special Atchafalaya Basin area. Bucks only. Still-hunt only.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Dec. 9. Blue, snow & Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 10-Jan. 8, State Deer Area 1. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 10-Jan. 22, State Deer Area 6. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Dec. 10-Jan. 29, second split. Ducks, mergansers & coots.

GEESE/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Dec. 10-Jan. 29, second split.

DOVES/SECOND SPLIT: North Zone: Dec. 10-Jan. 2, Third split. South Zone: Dec. 17-Jan. 2, third split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 11, State Deer Area 5. Either-sex take allowed. Still-hunt only.

DEER/WMA HANDICAPPED WMA HUNTS: Through Dec. 13, Big Colewa WMA, bucks-only days (reservations required). Call 318-343-4044.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 1, State Deer Area 7. With or without dogs. either-sex take allowed.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Through Jan. 4, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Area 4. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 & 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31; State Deer Area 6 through Feb. 15. Either-sex take allowed in Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8; bucks-only Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season) through Saturday (Oct. 15), then either-sex take through Feb. 15.

SQUIRREL, RABBIT & QUAIL: Through Feb. 29, statewide.

NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29. Daily limit is 5. Nontoxic shot only for shotguns. See state Hunting Regulations 2011-2012 for specific restrictions on take & pelting.

UNREGULATED BIRDS: Statewide through Jan. 1 for crows, blackbirds, cowbirds & grackles. Specific regulations for “depredating” order.

LICENSED PRESERVES/DEER-EXOTIC ANIMALS: Through Jan. 31.

LICENSED PRESERVES/PEN-RAISED BIRDS: Through April 30.

STATE PARKS

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx

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