THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Top agenda items: State recreational red snapper season; oyster lease grounds report.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC CHECK-IN: 6:30 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Application accepted. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722.

SATURDAY

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, La. 70, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. Fee $250/team. $12,500 guarantee first place, $1,250 guarantee big bass. Presented by Gerry Lane Automotive. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722. Website: www.childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.

23rd ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly fishing/kayak fishing programs, tying demos, casting clinics. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH CHAPTER/Ducks unlimited Dinner: 6 p.m., Buras Auditorium, 35619 La. 23, Buras. Call Byron Prest (504) 464-3427 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

PALO ALTO MID-RANGE SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone classes. 7 matches. Fees $60/adults, $15/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Sterwart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.

SUNDAY

Return to Daylight Savings Time: 2 a.m.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

Shrimp Task Force Meeting: 1 p.m., state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

STATE 2015-16 HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., Ruston Civic Center, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston. Rescheduled after meeting was postponed due to winter-weather hazards.

AROUND THE CORNER

MARCH 12 — WARREN COCO TRIBUTE/DUCKS UNLIMITED: 6 p.m., Burden Museum, Baton Rouge. Call Scott Singletary (225) 235-7085 or Stephen Babcock (225) 445-2361.

march 12 — CAJUN LONG SPURS CHAPTER/NWTF BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm Building, LSU, Baton Rouge. Dedicated to memory of John Thompson. Call Kerry Bedell (225) 673-4110. Email: kerrycbedell@eatel.net.

MARCH 12-15 — 36th ANNUAL LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. 2-9 p.m. March 12-13, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 15. $8/adults, $5/youths. Website: www.sportsmenshow.com.

MARCH 12-15 — FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Red River South Marina, 250 Red River South Marina Road, Bossier City. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: gatorman1247@att.net.

MARCH 15 — 34th ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads. Weigh-in 3 p.m. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150/team ($175 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis False River projects. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.

JUST ANNOUNCED

MARCH 17 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., March 17, Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 24, March 31 & April 7. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.

MARCH 20-22 — BOAT-N-FISHING SHOW: Northshore Harbor Convention Center, Slidell. Hours: 3-8 p.m., March 20; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., March 21; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22. Fee $10. Website: www.boat_n_fishing.com. Includes Rice & Spice Jambalaya Cook-Off ($50 entry fee) & March 21 Louisiana Saltwater Series “trailer” tournament (3 p.m. weigh-in; website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com)

HUNTING SEASONS

TURKEY/YOUTH & PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WEEKEND: March 21-22, private lands only.

TURKEY: Area A lands, March 29-April 26; Area B lands, March 29-April 19; Area C lands, March 29-April 12.

RECREATIONAL FISHING

STATE/FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.

OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.

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