SIXTH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in at Belle River Public Launch, Belle River.
BASSMASTER ANGLER OF THE YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Final day, Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, Michigan. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
CCA-SLIDELL CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Slidell Auditorium, 2056 Second St., Slidell. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables included one-year CCA membership. Call Ron Harris (985) 640-6405.
POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 638-8626.
JEANERETTE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS BANQUET: 6 p.m., Marsh House, Avery Island. $300 sponsorship. Call Garland Lemaire (337) 884-3668.
CHURCH POINT/RAYNE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS BANQUET: 6 p.m., Chef Roy’s, Rayne. $300 sponsorship. Call Jarrod Gardiner (337) 344-9640.
SLIDELL CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Call Jim Morris (985) 788-0136 or Al Hughey (985) 781-1835.
CENTRAL LOUISIANA CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main St., Alexandria. Tickets $60, $80 couples, $500 & 1,000 tables. Call Bart Vanderhoeven (225) 405-6162. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DA’ BAYOU CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Foundry on the Bayou, 715 West 1st St., Thibodaux. Tickets $50, $75 couples, $500 & 1,000 tables. Call Luke Allen (985) 227-2650.
BUTTERFLY BLAST: 8 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly, moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging, and seminars. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: email@example.com.
LOUISIANA HUNTING & FISHING DAY/FAMILY FISH FEST: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. No fee. Also LDWF office, Minden; Outdoor Education Center, Woodworth; Bodcau WMA, Haughton. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations. Website: www.wlf.state.la.us.
ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing launch, Stephensville; 3 p.m. weigh-in, Stevie G’s, La. 70, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150 (no late fee). $500 big bass, $300 bonus for bass weighing exactly 3 pounds. Also silent auction, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. wild-game cook-off & raffle for Gator Tail/boat/trailer. Benefits The Emerge Center. Sponsorships available. Call Moonie Bergeron (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941.
ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Also Sept. 27. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 28 — CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area & Acadiana. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and other local food charities.
SEPT. 28 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
SEPT. 29 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Monthly event. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
OCT. 3-5 — NSSF RIMFIRE CHALLENGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Old Fort Gun Club, Fort Smith, Ark. Individual & family competition in 22-caliber rimfire pistol and rimfire rifle competition. Website: www.nssf.org/rimfire/championship.
OCT. 4 — 13TH ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner benefit bass tournament. Fee $180/team. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Parent (225) 337-2996.
NOTE: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations.
YOUTH-ONLY WMA SQUIRREL HUNT WEEKEND: Sept. 27-28. Hunters 17 and younger when accompanied by weaponless adult on Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou & West Bay wildlife management areas. Self-clearing permits required.
DEER/ALL WEAPONS: Sept. 27-Oct. 3, special season, private lands only, for honorably discharged Louisiana resident veterans on State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.
DOVES: First split 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. South Zone closed. Two splits remaining in both zones.
TEAL, RAILS & GALLINULES: Statewide through Sept. 28, statewide. Daily limit is 6 for teal (season limited to take of greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon teal). Daily limit for king and clapper rails is 15 in the aggregate. Daily limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25 in the aggregate. Daily limit for gallinules is 15. Possession limit is three times the daily limit. Federal HIP certificate (all hunters), waterfowl stamps (16 and older) and state basic hunting license (16 and older) required.
DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed.
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: Opened statewide until further notice.