38TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. 1 p.m. auction. Wildlife carving contests of North American species, $40,000 in prize money. $5 adults, $1 12-under. Sponsored by La. Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild. Website: www.lwccg.com.
CCA METRO NEW ORLEANS FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bryan Chevrolet, 8213 Airline Drive, Metairie. Charter captains: CT Williams, Ahab Broadus, Mike Gallo, Dudley Vandenborre, Theophile Bourgeois & Peace Marvel. Jambalaya supper, raffles, door prizes. $5 door donation. Call Andy LeBlanc (504) 832-9903.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
JUNIOR SW BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH CHAMPIONSHIP: Venice Marina, Venice. Last in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
IFA KAYAK TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: St. Bernard Parish. Captains’ meeting/registration 5 p.m., Thursday, Rocky & Carlo’s, 613 St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Anglers’ choose launch location. Friday/Saturday weigh-in, Rocky & Carlo’s. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
KAYAK FISHING BOONDOGGLE: Fountainebleau State Park, Mandeville. Seminars, kayak rigging workshops, demos, fly casting/tying, youth activities, photo clinics. Free. Fees for workshops, dinner, camping. Website: www.kayakfishingboondoggle.com.
WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Seminars, canoeing, wildlife crafts, fly tying. Free. Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges event. Call (985) 882-2000.
FISH THE BAYOU KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Fish anywhere in the state (midnight to 5 p.m.) for 3 redfish/2 speckled trout catch. Larose Bayou Civic Club, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
INAUGURAL MORGAN CITY HIGH BASEBALL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100/boat, $110 after Oct. 7. Legally posted waters off limits. Cross-over levee at 11 a.m. 3 p.m. weigh-in. Call Larry Doiron Jr. (985) 397-3113.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL “CLASSIC”: Lake Bruin State Park. Qualifiers from first six events. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
AROUND THE CORNER
OCT. 11 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
OCT. 12 — 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.
OCT. 15 — A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-2860. Website: www.lawff.org.
OCT. 15-17 — SOUTHERN RODMAKERS GATHERING: Fulton’s Lodge, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Fee $60 includes meals. Website: www.southernrodmakers.org.
OCT. 16-17 — IFA REDFISH TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Captains’ meeting/registration 5 p.m., Oct. 15, Docville Farms, 5124 East St. Bernard Highway, Violet. Weigh-in, Breton Sound Marina. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
OCT. 22 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, 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. 21 — QDMA ACADIANA BRANCH BANQUET: 5 p.m., Equine Sales of Louisiana, 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsor, $500-$600 tables. Call Dustin Vidrine (337) 331-4842.
DEER/ARCHERY: Bucks-only season through 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: Oct. 10-16, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.
doves: Oct. 10-Nov. 8, North Zone; Oct. 10-Dec. 1, South Zone.
SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.
CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters) & 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.