JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 at Blind River. Kids up to 15 eligible. Registration 25 cents. Fishing from the bank only. Largest fish & most fish categories. Door prizes. Parent/guardian must accompany children. Call Boat Club (225) 869-8966 or Craig Calcagno (225) 206-2476.
IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: 3 p.m. check-in, Team Lafitte Harbor weigh-in, 4932 Kenal Rd., Lafitte.
CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email: email@example.com.
LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item setting 2014-2015 waterfowl seasons.
CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. Dinner, live/silent auctions, 1-year CCA membership & special $100/ticket 22-foot bay boat raffle. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youth, $480 tables. Call Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200. Email: CCAWestsideChapter@gmail.com.
THURSDAY & SATURDAY
WHITETAIL DEER MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 7) & 2-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 9), Cabela’s, Gonzales. Sponsored by South Louisiana Branch/Quality Deer Management Association. Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Delaware River, Philadelphia. Seventh in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
HERCULES FESTIVAL ON THE BAYOU & FISHING RODEO: Agriculture pavilion, LA Airbase, Houma. Seven saltwater & four freshwater species in 15 categories. Cash prizes. Tickets $25. Live auction & Aug. 9 jambalaya cook-off. Call Dwayne Boudoin (985) 688-6614 or Todd Thibodeaux (985) 637-5507.
ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Also Sept. 27. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.
FIELD PRECISION RIFLE MATCHES: 7:15 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. match, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 60-round, 600-yard F-Class matches (35 caliber & smaller, 30-inch barrel limit). Website: www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.
.22 rimfire matches: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Future match dates: Sept. 13 & Oct. 25-26, Cajun Classic State Championship. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AROUND THE CORNER
AUG. 11 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Monthly event. Other dates Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
AUG. 15-16 — RIDE-THE-BULL 5 EXTREME KAYAK FISHING RODEO: Caminada Pass, Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Aug. 15 captains’ dinner and Calmwater Film Festival. Largest bull red landed, weighed, released from kayak or other paddlecraft. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.
AUG. 15-16 — 75TH LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONVENTION: West Monroe. Friends of Black Bayou NWR hosts. Call LWF (225) 344-6707.
AUG. 15-17 — SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: Alario Center, Westwego. Hours: 2-8 p.m. Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17. Admission $10, $5/ages 7-16, free/6 & younger, $5 military, $15/3-day pass. Seminars, boating, tackle, waterfowling, hunting & fishing. Website: www.southernsportsmansfestival.com.
AUG. 16 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BIG GAME BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Dinner, raffles, live/silent auctions. Call Cathie May (225) 924-5303 or Scooter Keen (225) 664-1452.
AUG. 15 — SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA DEER CAMP: 5:30 p.m., 4H Mini-Farm, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge. Tickets $40, $20 spouse & children 15-younger, includes dinner. Advance purchase only by Aug. 13. Travis Turner special guest. Call Jameson Farrar (225) 235-9965 or David Vigerie (225) 293-7350. Website: www.whitetailsunlimited.com.
AUG. 16 — INAUGURAL ANGLING FOR ALZHEIMER’S BASS TOURNAMENT: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. 5-fish, 12-inch minimum limit. Fee $100/team. Call Jeff McMorris (225) 337-3466 or John Chaney (225) 413-5142. Website: www.alzbr.org.
AUG. 23 — 21st Annual Pelican State Friends of NRA Banquet: 5 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Call Rob Walker (225) 756-5225. Email: email@example.com.
AUG. 23 — CONTRABAND FLY FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m., PPG-Porter Hall, 2250 Bayou D’inde Pass (Prater Road), West Lake. No admission fee. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. Call (337) 802-5363 or (337) 842-1439.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 1. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper measuring 16 or more inches long. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.
FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
RECREATIONAL gREATER AMBERJACK SEASON: Reopened Aug. 1.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters except Breton and Chandeleur Sounds (the double-rig line). Map details website: www.wlf.la.gov.
RECREATIONAL FISHERIES cLOSURE: Gray triggerfish for the remainder of the year in state and federal waters.