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:

MANDEVILLE/COVINGTON CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Call Madison Burris (985) 264-4772 or Paul Myers (985) 264-3333.

ACADIANA CHAPTER-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., River Oaks, 520 E. Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette. Call Corry Landry (337) 380-4778. Email:

ST. MARTIN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, 3027 Main Highway, Breaux Bridge. Call Chris Guilbeaux (225) 715–3191.


IFA KAYAK FISHING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Qualifying anglers launch from location of their choice both days. Daily weigh-in Quality Hotel, 210 South Hollywood Road, Houma. Winner receives Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak. Cash for second & third places. Combined lengths of daily catch of longest speckled trout & longest redfish. Website:


Avoyelles/du Greenwing DAY: 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m., Cottonport Bank Camp, 1055 Old River Road, Mansura. Fee $25, includes DU Greenwing (youth) membership. Call Steve Marcotte (318) 201-7014.


INAUGURAL COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL SALTWATER CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6 p.m., Oct. 18 check-in, Falgout Canal Marina, La. 315, Theriot. Competition begins 6:30 a.m. Oct. 19 through 2 p.m. weigh-in. An IFA event. Website:


CHURCH POINT/RAYNE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Civic Center Ballroom, 401 Gossen Park Drive, Rayne. Call Jarrod Gardiner (337) 344-9640.


TANGIPAHOA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Banta’s Fleur de Lis, 111 North 6th Street, Ponchatoula. Call Corey Dufreche (985) 969-2990.


OCT. 23 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Awards for first-place finishers in CCA-Louisiana summer-long Statewide Tournament and Anglers’ Rodeo. Live/silent auction & dinner. Tickets $50. Tables $500. No fee 12-under with paid adult. Call CCA office (225) 952-9200.

OCT. 23 — ST. BERNARD CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 8245 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Call Chad Clark (985) 951-0233 or Al Waller (504) 872-9180.

OCT. 25-26 — CAJUN CLASSIC STATE .22 RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees vary by shooter. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:


  • ote: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations on private, state and federal lands.

DEER/ALL WEAPONS/YOUTHS & veterans only: Through Friday, special season, private lands only, for honorably discharged Louisiana resident veterans & youths 17-and-younger on State Deer Area 2.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Friday, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-19, either-sex take allowed; Oct. 20-31, bucks only, State Deer Area 7. Still-hunt only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 18-24, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-Nov. 30, State Deer Area 3 & 8. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 18-Nov. 30, bucks only, State Deer Area 10, except either-sex weekends Oct. 18-19, Nov. 8-9 & Nov. 28-30. Still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 25-Dec. 3, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DOVES: Through Nov. 9, North Zone; Through Dec. 3, South Zone; Second of three splits.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: 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, except bucks only through Oct. 15 on State Deer Areas 6 & 9.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.


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:

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.