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Photo provided by ROBERT BARHAMState wildlife biologist Scott Durham holds the antlers from a deer taken in Morehouse Parish in 1900. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' secretary Robert Barham was visiting his hometown of Oak Ridge at the start of the

MONDAY

  • 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

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

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: Noon, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, 901 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles.

SATURDAY

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

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 A.M., SOUTHWEST GUN CLUB, MCCOMB, MISSISSIPPI. WEATHER PERMITTING. SHOT SIZE 71/2 OR SMALLER, MAX 11/8 OUNCES. 25 SINGLE BIRDS OR 12 PAIRS. FEE $5/ROUND. CALL DOUG BOWSER (601) 341-8797.

TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN: CYPREMORT POINT STATE PARK. KAYAK TOURNAMENT /5-TROUT CATCH. WEBSITE: WWW.LAFAYETTEKAYAKFISHING.COM.

HUNTING

  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Nov. 29, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex day Nov. 29.

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 day Nov. 29.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 3 & 8: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Area 3 still hunt only, either sex.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7:Nov. 30-Jan. 3,with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 10: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, still hunt only, bucks only.
  • DOVES: Through Dec. 1, South Zone. North Zone closed.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 3 & 8: Dec. 5-Jan. 10, still hunt only, either sex
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Dec. 5-Jan. 10, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.
  • DUCKS/EAST, COASTAL, WEST ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.
  • CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: THROUGH DEC. 6, FIRST SPLIT.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: THROUGH DEC. 6, FIRST SPLIT, INCLUDES SPECKLEBELLIES, BLUE, SNOW & ROSS’ SPECIES.

  • CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 7-18, first split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Through Dec. 8, still hunt only, either sex.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 1 & 6: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, either sex.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days of Nov. 29, Dec. 5-6.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex day Nov. 29.
  • RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Dec. 30, statewide.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 5: Through Jan. 10 still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days of Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-6.
  • 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.
  • QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.

FISHING

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER: Open in state waters until further notice, but remains closed in federal waters. Daily limit is 2 with 16-inches minimum length.

CLOSED SEASONS: Federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters), red grouper & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.

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