LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
QDMA/SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH ‘GUN BASH’ BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H mini-Farm, Ag Center Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $100, $800 tables. Call Bill Shockey (225) 291-7500.
LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Lake Concordia, Ferriday. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
14TH ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Captain’s meeting Oct. 1, Premier Performance Marine. $5,000 first-place guarantee. Fee $183 includes launch. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Paren (225) 337-2996.
38TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 3 & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4, Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. 1 p.m. auction, Oct. 4. Wildlife carving contests of North American species, $40,000 in prize money. $5 adults, $1 12-under. Sponsored by La. Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild. Website: www.lwccg.com.
CHAMPIONS DE LA LOUISIANNE MID-RANGE MATCHES: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 60-shooter limit, 7 matches, fee $60/adults, $15 juniors. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS SOUTHERN FLY FAIR: Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tickets $10/day, $5/17-younger. Workshops extra. Programs, tying, casting clinics, youth/women’s activities, FFF casting certification. Call Chris Jackson (870) 499-3056. Website: www.southerncouncilfff.org.
CCA METRO NEW ORLEANS FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bryan Chevrolet, 8213 Airline Drive, Metairie. Charter captains: CT Williams, Ahab Broadus, Mike Gallo, Dudley Vandenborre, Theophile Bourgeois & Peace Marvel. Jambalaya supper, raffles, door prizes. $5 door donation. Call Andy LeBlanc (504) 832-9903.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
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.
AROUND THE CORNER
OCT. 8 — JUNIOR SW BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
OCT. 9-10 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH CHAMPIONSHIP: Venice Marina, Venice. Last in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
OCT. 9-11 — KAYAK FISHING BOONDOGGLE: Fountainebleau State Park, Mandeville. Seminars, kayak rigging workshops, demos, fly casting/tying, youth activities, photo clinics. Free. Fees for workshops, dinner, camping. Website: www.kayakfishingboondoggle.com.
OCT. 10 — WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Seminars, canoeing, wildlife crafts, fly tying. Free. Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges event. Call (985) 882-2000.
OCT. 10 — FISH THE BAYOU KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Fish anywhere in the state (midnight to 5 p.m.) for 3 redfish/2 speckled trout catch. Larose Bayou Civic Club, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
OCT. 10-11 — FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL “CLASSIC”: Lake Bruin State Park. Qualifiers from first six events. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
OCT. 11 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
OCT. 12 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
OCT. 10 — INAUGURAL MORGAN CITY HIGH BASEBALL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100/boat, $110 after Oct. 7. Legally posted waters off limits. Cross-over levee at 11 a.m. 3 p.m. weigh-in. Call Larry Doiron Jr. (985) 397-3113.
OCT. 15 — A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-2860. Website: www.lawff.org.
DEER/ARCHERY: Thursday (Oct. 1), opening day, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7, either-sex take allowed through Jan. 31; Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer Areas 6 & 9, bucks-only season through Oct. 15, then either-sex take allowed through Feb. 15; through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10, either-sex take allowed.
SQUIRREL/RABBIT: Saturday (Oct. 3), opening day, statewide, through Feb. 29.
deer/primitive weapons: Oct. 10-16, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.
NUTRIA: Through Feb. 29.
CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters) & 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 coast-wide until further notice.