THURSDAY

S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50 (no fee 12 and younger), $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

SATURDAY

INTRO TO FLY CASTING: 9 a.m.-noon, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Also Oct. 31. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 2-4 p.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $2. Call (888) 677-6100.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

CAJUN CLASSIC SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 320 shots in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.

SUNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-round match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual CMP membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.

TUESDAY

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6-9 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Fee free. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

AROUND THE CORNER

OCT. 29 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

NOV. 1 — RETURN TO STANDARD TIME: 2 a.m.

NOV. 3 — ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

NOV. 4 — PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

JUST ANNOUNCED

OCT. 31 — NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own pistols/50 rounds of ammo, lunch & beverage. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistreation required. Email: Doug Bowser: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.

NOV. 2 — GULF COUNCIL AMENDMENT 39 PUBLIC HEARING: 6 p.m., Doubletree, 4964 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge. Public comment on recreational red snapper regional management.

NOV. 4 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini-Barn, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $55, $75 couples, $25 youths, $160 sponsors, $650 tables. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

NOV. 4 — JEFFERSON PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Avenue. Metairie. Call Pierre Mouledoux (504) 650-0592 or Garrett Pizzaloto (504) 430-1348.

HUNTING

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 2: Oct. 24-30. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY COASTAL ZONE: Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Hunters 16-and-younger. Adult guides without shutguns allowed.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Nov. 2-Dec. 6, first split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Nov. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only.

DOVES: Through Nov. 8, North Zone; through Dec. 1, South Zone.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 3 & 8: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, either sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Nov. 14-15 & Nov. 27-29.

DEER/ARCHERY: 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.

SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.

Email: outdoors@theadvocate.com.