tHURSDAY

A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-2860. Website: www.lawff.org.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

SOUTHERN RODMAKERS GATHERING: Fulton’s Lodge, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Fee $60 includes meals. Website: www.southernrodmakers.org.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

IFA REDFISH TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Captains’ meeting/registration 5 p.m., Oct. 15, Docville Farms, 5124 East St. Bernard Hwy., Violet. Weigh-in, Breton Sound Marina. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.

SUNDAY

Tiger Island Bass Club Tournament: 6:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. weigh-in, Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Pick-your-partner. Fee $50/boat, $25/angler membership & 90 percent. Call (225) 938-3187.

Flyways Argentinian Dove Hunting SEMINAR: 5-7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Alex Mitri presenter. Reservations required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

TUESDAY

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.

WEDNESDAY

QDMA ACADIANA BRANCH BANQUET: 5 p.m., Equine Sales of Louisiana, 372 Harry Guilbeau Rd., Opelousas. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsor, $500-$600 tables. Call Dustin Vidrine (337) 331-4842.

AROUND THE CORNER

OCT. 22 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Awards to division winners from CCA-Louisiana’s Statewide Tournament and Anglers’ Rodeo. Tickets $50 (no fee 12 and younger), $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

OCT. 24-25 — CAJUN CLASSIC SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 320 shots in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.

OCT. 24 — Intro to Fly Casting: 9 a.m.-noon, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Also Oct. 31. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

OCT. 25 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

OCT. 26 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.

OCT. 26 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., last Monday monthly through November, Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.

OCT. 29 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

NOV. 1 — Return to Standard Time: 2 a.m.

JUST ANNOUNCED

OCT. 24 — GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 2-4 p.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Guided paddle cypress-tupelo lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited for reserved canoes. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $2. Call (888) 677-6100.

OCT. 31 — NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own pistols/50 rounds of ammo, lunch & beverage. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.

HUNTING

DEER/ARCHERY: Bucks-only season through Thursday (Oct. 15), State Deer Areas 6 & 9, then either-sex take allowed through Feb. 15; through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10, either-sex take allowed; State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7, either-sex take allowed through Jan. 31

deer/primitive weapons: Through Friday (Oct. 16), State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

deer/modern firearms/area 7: Oct. 17-Nov. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Oct. 17-18.

deer/modern firearms/areaS 3 & 8: Oct. 17-Nov. 29, still-hunt only, either sex take allowed.

deer/modern firearms/area 10: Oct. 17-Nov. 29, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15 & Nov. 27-29.

deer/primitive weapons: Oct. 24-30, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

doves: Through Nov. 8, North Zone; through Dec. 1, South Zone.

SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.

FISHING

CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters), red grouper & 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 coastwide until further notice.

Email: outdoors@theadvocate.com.