63rd ANNUAL GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Moran’s Marina, La. 3090, Fourchon. Thursday, 7 p.m., Admiral’s Party; Weighstation: Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Children’s Division deadline 4 p.m., Scuba Division deadline 5 p.m., Rod-and-Reel divisions deadline 6 p.m. Tickets $25 adults, $10 children. Website:


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.


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 & conventional prone. Email Lanny Russell: Website:


MASTERS FISHERMEN BASS FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Caf? Lagrange, 635 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Boaters, nonboaters welcomed. Cal Matt Yates (225) 278-3200/(225) 756-4591 or Roger May (225) 573-6406/(225) 665-1892.


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.


JULY 9-FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies (Poppers, ?lil Tommies, Rooters, Bendbacks, shrimp.) Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

JULY 10-FALSE RIVER BASS TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, 2 p.m. weigh-in. Spokane Landing, Lake St. John, Ferriday. Seventh in 11-tournament pick-your-partner series. Fee $40/boat. $60 membership. Call Kenny Mix (225) 638-5689.

JULY 10-HIGH POWER BENCHREST MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 100-yard match. Email Joe Bougard: jdbougard Website:

JULY 11-RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dan Weber (225) 892-4352. Website:

JULY 16-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:


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 statewide 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.


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.


SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: All areas subject to closure by order of the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Seasons open in State Shrimp Zone 1 (Louisiana-Mississippi line to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River); State Shrimp Zone 2 (South Pass of the Mississippi River west to Vermilion Bay); and, State Shrimp Zone 3 (Vermilion Bay west to Louisiana-Texas line).

OPEN-RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through 12:01 a.m. July 19. Daily limits 2 red snapper, minimum of 16 inches long.

CLOSED-RECREATIONAL GREATER AMBERJACK SEASON: All waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through July 31.


The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state


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
  • ?Hammond (985) 543-4777
  • ?Pineville (318) 487-5885
  • ?Monroe (318) 343-4044


Until further notice: Sherburne,

Attakapas Three Rivers, Grassy Lake and parts of Dewey Wills wildlife management areas, and the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge and the Bonnet Carre Spillway Area have been closed because of flooding.

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