OYSTER MEETINGS: 9:30 a.m., Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board; 11 a.m., Oyster Task Force Legislative Committee; 1 p.m., Oyster Task Force. Suite 210, University of New Orleans’ Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

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


CCA NORTHSHORE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Boulevard, Mandeville. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.


BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: City Harbor, Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, Alabama. Live 3:15 p.m. daily website weigh-ins: www.bassmaster.com.

FEATHERFEST: Brazoria & Anahuac national wildlife refuges, Galveston, Texas. Field trips. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: Opening night, 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


CCA Louisiana Sporting Clays Event: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.


LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.

144TH NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEETINGS & EXHIBITS: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Website: nra.org.


TRINITY OUTDOORS BASS CLASSIC & COOKING CONTEST: Weigh-in Cabela’s, Gonzales. Anglers meeting Thursday (April 9), St. James Boat Club, Gramercy. Pick-your-partner event. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581. Website: www.trinitydisabledadventures.com.

FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

IBERVILLE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Boulevard, Plaquemine. Call Bambi Charlet Hood (225) 719-1237 or Bubba Hood (225) 413-3903.


SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH/CRAWFISH INVITATIONAL: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 240 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.


APRIL 13 — 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.

APRIL 17-18 — PADDLEPALOOZA XII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Topwater Marina, Leeville. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Fee $50 includes meals, captain’s bag. Preregistration required. Website: www.bckfc.org.

APRIL 17-19 — BAYOU TECHE BLACK BEAR & BIRDING FESTIVAL: Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin. Birding, guided boat trips, paddling trips & photo show. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.

APRIL 18 — FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Spokane Landing, Lake St. John. Third in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.


APRIL 17 — ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: 5:30 a.m. check-in, registration, Paisano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Fee $55 includes big-bass pot and lunch. Can fish Atchafalaya Basin & Verret Basin. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.


TURKEY: Through April 12, Area C lands; through April 19, Area B lands; through April 26. Area A lands. See Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2014-2015 for wildlife management areas open for turkey hunts.

SQUIRREL: May 2-24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.


STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.

FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in federal waters.

OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed Wednesday (April 1).

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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