FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.
FLORIDA PARISHES FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Le Fleur de Lis, Ponchatoula. Tickets $50. Tables $450. Call Bubba Perrilloux (985) 969-0070 or Jeff Henderson (225) 921-6142.
TURKEY SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 P.M., Charles Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries public meeting. Call Jimmy Stafford (225) 765-2361.
SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH/QDMA GUN BASH DINNER: 6 p.m., Drusilla Place, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge. Tickets $100/singles to $800 tables. 300 tickets only. Up to 30 guns raffles. Call William Shockey (225) 2917500.
LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Baton Rouge.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 3—MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR .223 &.308 with a bipod and conventional prone (any caliber). Email Lanny Russell: email@example.com. Website: http://PaloAltoGunClub.com/.
SEPT. 5—LABOR DAY
SEPT. 6—POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 638-8626.
SEPT. 8—LANDOWNERS MARKETING YOUR TIMBER SEMINAR: 6 p.m. registration, Nelson Memorial Building, LSU, Baton Rouge. Fee $15, $25 couples, $20 singles only after Sept. 2. Call Red Stick Forestry Assn. (225) 683-3101.
SEPT. 11—LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $100/team. Benefits Baton Rouge Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Call Jimmy Sylvester (225) 405-4915 or John Chaney (225) 413-5142.
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. 17—RIDE-THE-BULL II EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Largest redfish landed and weighed, then released from a kayak/paddle craft in Caminada Pass. Fee $40. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: http://www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull
SEPT. 17—5th ANNUAL FISHING FOR SCOUTS REGIONAL RODEO: Safe daylight to 2 p.m. weigh-in deadline, Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Speckled trout, redfish, flounder, largest “other” fish and Cajun Slam divisions. Fee $20. Sponsor levels available. Call Torrey Hayden (504) 889-0388/(800) 394-9410.
SEPT. 17—SAC-A-LAIT/BREAM FISHING WITH THE JIGGIN’ POLE CLASS: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 105, A.P. Tureaud Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge. J.B. Salter, teacher. Fee $42/LSU Union members, $53/nonmembers. Hands-on and classroom lessons; artificial and live baits; patterns; and area fishing hotspots. Call LSU Leisure Studies (225) 578-5119.
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.
SEPT. 24—3rd ANNUAL BRSO BENEFIT CLAY SHOOT: 9 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 100-target sporting clays. $150/gun. 4-shooter teams. Benefits Baton Rouge Symphony. Call BRSO (225) 383-0500.
OCT. 27—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET
OCT. 27-29—13th ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT FOR SCOUTS CLASSIC: Oct. 27, dinner and auction, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling, Plank Road; Oct. 28, warm-up shoot, Hunters’ Run, Port Allen; Clay Shoot, 7:30 a.m., Avondale Scout Reservation, Clinton. Benefits Istrouma Area Council. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 9—ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: Civic Center, Gonzales. Call Brandon Denehy (225) 572-0176. Email: email@example.com
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Saltwater event through Labor Day. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 and noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration and valid fishing license required. Website: http://www.GeauxFish2011.com/.
OPEN— FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: All state inshore zones.
CLOSED—RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON
The schedule for state parks and historic sites is at http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx. Budget cuts have led to revised park hours. Check hours on the website.