THURSDAY

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River, Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

saturday

INAUGURAL ASCENSION AREA ANGLERS BASS OPEN: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, either side. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100. 5-bass limit in waters north of U.S. 90. Helps defray expenses for state qualifier Jamie Laiche in Bass Federation Nationals. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046/David.cavell@bcbsla.com or Ryan Lavigne (225) 921-9332/rlavigne12@yahoo.com.

Cajun Castaway/kayak fishing: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Combination redfish, trout, flounder. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com

CONTRABAND CONCLAVE: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Moss Bluff United Methodist Church, Moss Bluff. Free. Fly programs, tying, casting clinics. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. Call Warren Landry (337) 853-7755.

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., first Wednesday monthly, Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 3 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries HQ, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

SEPT. 5 — 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. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.

SEPT. 7 — LABOR DAY

SEPT. 8 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs Sept. 15, 22, 29. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.

JUST ANNOUNCED

SEPT. 9 — ATCHAFALAYA REGION CHAPTER/QUAIL FOREVER BANQUET: 6 p.m., John Folse’s White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. Dinner, auctions, raffles. Money raised remains with the chapter to enhance south Louisiana quail habitat & hunting opportunities. Call John Balance (225) 266-1953. Email: jballance@cox.net.

SEPT. 10 — EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South St. Landry Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $25-$315 ($75-$365 at door), tables $500-$5,000. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Call Charles Labouisse (225) 266-2909. Email: EastAscensionDU@gmail.com.

SEPT. 17-19 — FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Red River South Marina, 250 Red River South Marina Road, Bossier City. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Registration website: www.la-cops.org.

SEPT. 26 — 5TH ANNUAL ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Weigh-in & awards, 3 p.m., Stevie G’s, Pierre Part. Sponsored by Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats. Benefits Emerge Center of Baton Rouge. Call center (225) 343-4232.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, multi-species competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

hunting

DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Sept. 5, opening day, through Sept. 13 South Zone & through Sept. 27 North Zone. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except opening day on WMAs and state-leased fields where hours will be noon to sunset. Daily limit 15.

TEAL, RAILS, GALLINULES: Sept. 12-27, statewide.

Email: outdoors@theadvocate.com