THURSDAY

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

NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans. Call John Driscoll (504) 329-6310 or Mike Benge (504) 523-2245.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER SOUTHERN OPEN: Lake Norman, Charlotte, N.C. Last in 3-tournament series to qualify winners for 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS SOUTHERN CONCLAVE & SHOW: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, Ark. $10/day, $5/under 18. Special youth, women’s activities. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: www.southerncouncilfff.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

CABELA’S LADIES DAY OUT: Day-long women in the outdoors activities, seminars, Cabela’s, I-10 at La. 30, Gonzales.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

37TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Wildlife carving contests of North American species, $40,000 in prize money in four categories and two divisions in Gulf South championship. Includes 1 p.m. Sunday auction. Carving demos, decoy painting in head-whittling contests. Admission $5 adults, $1 12-under. Sponsored by La. Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild. Website: www.lwccg.com. Call Richard Reeves (985) 892-2215.

STATE MID-RANGE RIFLE/PRONE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Fees $60 adults, $20 juniors (add $5 after Sept. 28). Field limited to 60 shooters. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.

WEDNESDAY

LIVINGSTON PARISH CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Pavilion at Greystone Country Club, 9461 St. Andrews Court, Denham Springs. Tickets $25-$75. Tables $450. Call Jamey Sandefur (225) 921-6348.

METRO NEW ORLEANS CCA FALL FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bent Marine, 8001 Airline Dr., Metairie. Speakers Don Dubuc, Andy LeBlanc, Mike Gallo, CT Williams, Peace Marvel, Ahab Broaddus, Dudley Vandenborre, Greg Schlumbrecht. $5 at door (no fee for women, children). Supper included. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

AROUND THE CORNER

oCT. 9 — Baton Rouge CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED Banquet: 6 p.m., Parker Coliseum, Ag Center Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Call Grey Hammett (225) 936-2551 or Jonathan Palmer (225) 315-0888.

OCT. 11 — WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Canoeing, wildlife crafts, fly tying, youth wildlife art. No fee. Sponsored Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. Call (985) 882-2000.

OCT. 16 — A WILD NIGHT: 7 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, Jefferson Highway. 2014 Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation fundraiser (Youth Hunter Education Challenge, La. Saltwater Series, Whooping Crane Restoration, etc.) Catered dinner, live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100. Website: www.lawff.org.

JUST ANNOUNCED

OCT. 9 — ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $25-$60. Tables $500-$600. Call Rickey Johnson (225) 937-3875. E-mail: rajohnson@structural.net.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • ote: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations and hunting seasons on wildlife management areas.

DEER/ALL WEAPONS/VETERANS ONLY: Through Friday (Oct. 3), special season, private lands only, for honorably discharged Louisiana resident veterans on State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS: Saturday, opening day, statewide, through Feb. 28, private lands.

DEER/PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HUNTERS ONLY: Saturday-Sunday, private lands only, statewide. Hunters must have physically challenged hunter permit.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed. Wednesday (Oct. 1), opening day, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9.

DOVES: Closed in North and South zones. Two splits remaining in both zones.

FISHERIES NOTICES

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.

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