FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
DUCKS UNLIIMITED GREENWING DAY: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Bear Creek on the Bayou Kennels, 9481 John Thomas Lane, Slaughter. Gun/boating/ATV safety, duck calling, hunter education, decoy carving, retrievers, kayaks, fly fishing & fly tying. Fee $15/youths includes DU membership & lunch. $5 adults. Call Barry Hanks (225) 572-1886 or Steve Riggins (225) 324-6948.
AMERICA BOATING SAFETY CLASS: 9 a.m., Conference Room, Cabela?s, Gonzales. No fee. Presented by Flotilla 4-10, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. $25 for course materials. State boating-course certificate class. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530.
FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies (Poppers, ?lil Tommies, Rooters, Bendbacks, shrimp.) Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.
18th ANNUAL PELICAN STATE FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge. Benefits youth shooting sports & education programs. Call Dan Calvert (225) 328-6948.
WHEELIN? SPORTSMEN BANQUET: 6 p.m., Youngsville Center, 727 Young St. Youngsville. Tickets $45, $500 tables. Auctions, raffles, door prizes, dinner. Donations accepted. Call Gene Thibodeaux (337) 254-8195 or Donna Thibodeaux (337) 254-8194.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, 3-bass limit. Weekly event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.
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CCA LOUISIANA, WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, Plaquemine. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Geri Lynne Gilbert (225) 776-7112 or Jesse Thompson (225) 776-3831.
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AUG. 20?LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Moran?s Marina, Port Fourchon. Redfish 16-to-under 27 inches long. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Third angler 16-under in Youth Division. Call Ashley Wethey (225) 765-5113. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov
AUG. 21?FALSE RIVER BASS TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Safe day-light, 2 p.m. weigh-in. Black River Lake, Workinger Landing. Eighth in 11-tournament pick-your-partner series. Fee $40/boat. $60 membership fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 638-5689.
AUG. 22?RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org
AUG. 25?CCA LOUISIANA, SUGAR CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Julie Grunewald (225) 952-9200.
AUG. 27?FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.
AUG. 27?10th-ANNUAL THE OAKS KIWANIS KLAYS: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shooting, Riverside Lodge Skeet & Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. 100-target sporting clays tournament. Shells, breakfast, lunch included. Fee $125/shooter, $150 after Aug. 15. Call Bob Blanchard (225) 806-3900. Website: www.theoakskiwanis.org
AUG. 27?BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge. Call Cliff Dufour (225) 405-0343 or Oren May (225) 924-5303.
AUG. 27?3rd-ANNUAL FISHING FOR FRANKIE BASS TOURNAMENT: 4:30 a.m. check-in to noon weigh-in, Pier 90, U.S. 90, Avondale. Fee $100/team. Benefits Michael Diaz Jr. & family. Call Audrey Raziano (985) 785-8411/(985) 703-0135 or April Sellers (504) 756-7020.
SEPT. 2-4?51st-ANNUAL ORIGINAL GRAND ISLE REDFISH RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Fee $20. 5 daily redfish awards among 50 trophies. Louisiana State Master Redfish Angler tournament. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419.
SEPT. 9-11?TRAPPING WORKSHOP: Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Classroom instruction & field exercises. Fee $25. Overnight accommodations available. Class limited to 25 students. Call Wesley Blanchard (337) 375-1932.
SEPT. 17?INAUGURAL ROTARY CLUB OF CENTRAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 3 p.m. weigh-in, False River, Morrison Parkway public landing, New Roads. Fee $100/boat. $1,000 guaranteed first place. Benefits Central Community Assistance Foundation. Call Doug Blacklock (225) 938-3574.
SEPT. 24?19th ANNUAL LOUISIANA FRIENDS AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 2:30 p.m. first-flight weigh-in (3 p.m. second flight), St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Sorrento. Fee $250 (pick-your-partner event). Field limited to 150 boats. Benefits St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital. $5,000 guarantee first place. Call Neff Villenurve (225) 647-2530 or Jeff Sullivan (225) 622-6879.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS? RODEO?S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 & other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration & valid fishing license required. Website: www.GeauxFish2011.com.
CLOSED?RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: Opens 6 a.m., Aug. 22 in all three state inshore shrimp zones.
The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/
Because of budget cuts, state parks? entrance hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 a.m. for parks with boat launches, a 7 a.m. for parks without boat launches.
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