EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South St. Landry Ave., 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.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: Final event of the summer, 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (max 2 anglers). Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO: City Park, New Orleans. Free. Registration required. Top 3 heaviest Rio Grande perch caught on fly. Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers club. Call John Engert (504) 861-9514. Website: noflyfisher.blogspot.com.
GOLDEN MEADOW SMACKDOWN KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Northern Lafourche Parish, weigh-in in Golden Meadow. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Fourth in five-tournament series. Fee $20. Open to public. BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Registration: www.bckfc.org.
SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., 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 $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: email@example.com.
SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING: 10:30 a.m., Terrebonne Council Meeting Room, 8026 Main Street, Houma.
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.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
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SEPT. 17 — ASCENSION CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
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. Includes Sept. 18 memorial to fallen officers. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration website: www.la-cops.org.
SEPT. 18-19 — FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS GULF COAST EXPO: Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Free. Workshops, programs, fly tying, casting clinics, youth activities, FFF casting certification. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website: www.gulfcoastfff.org.
SEPT. 19 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point. Fifth in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
SEPT 19 — FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Old River, Old River Landing, Morganza. Sixth in seven-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.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.
SEPT. 24 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
SEPT. 24-26 — ANNUAL CAMINADA REDFISH RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2500.
SEPT. 26 — national hunting & fishing day/family fish fest: 9 a.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Family Fish Fest: Age-group prizes, register early for prizes. No fee. Fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery activities, wildlife viewing, wild game cooking/tasting, food & drink. National Hunting & Fishing Day activities also in Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Websites: www.wlf.louisiana.gov & www.wlf.la.gov/familyfishfest.
SEPT. 26 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Also Oct. 11 & Nov. 11. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
SEPT. 26 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
SEPT. 27 — 7TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Atchafalaya Spillway, 5-6 a.m., Belle River public launch check-in, 3 p.m. weigh-in. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $200, $220 after 10 p.m. Sept. 25. Tournament waters Atchafalaya Basin north of U.S. 90. $3,000 first place in 60-boat field. In conjunction with St. Michael’s church Festival. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Joey Zimmer (225) 975-8745.
SEPT. 27 — CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
TEAL, RAILS, GALLINULES: Saturday, opening day, through Sept. 27, statewide.
DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Through Sunday (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. See State Hunting Regulations 2015-2016 pamphlet for special regulations on taking Eurasian collared doves and ringed turtle doves.
DEER/ARCHERY: Sept. 19, opening day, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10 through Jan. 15.
CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, gray triggerfish & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack (30 inches minimum fork length), red & gag grouper, several species of sharks in state and federal waters. Gray triggerfish in state waters only.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.