FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

GPS COURSE FOR MARINERS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Instruction & practical exercises. Greg Norton instructor. Bring GPS units & power cords. Fee $25 (course materials). Sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary/Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530.

ACROSS THE COURSE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 200-, 300- & 600-yard courses. Email Jay Hunt: jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com

TROUT CHALLENGE IV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Prien Lake. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Fee $20. Open tournament. BCKFC members points event. Online registration: www.bckfc.org

WEDNESDAY

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.

AROUND THE CORNER

JULY 23-LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Dockside Bait & Tackle, Slidell. 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

JULY 23-FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.

JULY 24-SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m. squadding, 9 a.m. matches, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9134 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. 50-round NRA National Match Course (200 yards). Match fees $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. Club membership $15/year. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett

@netzero.net.

JULY 25-RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org

JULY 25-FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Meeting held last Mondays monthly. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.

JULY 28-30-INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo Tent, Grand Isle.

JULY 29-30-HUMMINGBIRD CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., July 29, Rosedown Plantation & 7 a.m., July 30, private gardens & banding/ weighing birds, St. Francisville. Sponsored by the Feliciana Nature Society. Call (800) 488-6502. Website: www.audubonbird

fest.com.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO-S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie 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

JUST ANNOUNCED

JULY 30-A NATION OF DOMINANCE SAC-A-LAIT TOURNAMENT: Old River, Old River Landing, Morganza. Benefits Southern U. athletics. Call Chuckie Wells (225) 603-4261 or Donald Shelmire (225) 226-2836.

AUG. 7-ST. JAMES BOAT CLUB JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, south of Sorrento. Open to ages 1-15. Fee 25 cents. Bank fishing only. Call St. James Boat Club (225) 869-8966.

AUG. 13-18th-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.

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.

WILDLIFE & FLOODING

Continued high water has pushed wildlife from its habitat in floodways and swamps. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks citizens to minimize their contact with displaced animals. In the event, displaced animals become a nuisance, call LDWF district offices or the Operation Game Thief hotline:

  • ?Operation Game Thief (24 hours)^=(800) 442-2511
  • ?Baton Rouge (225) 765-2800
  • ?New Iberia (337) 373-0032
  • ?Opelousas (337) 948-0255

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