THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
  • LAFAYETTE AREA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Heymann Center, Lafayette. Tickets $65. Call Beau Phares (337) 962-2128 or Kurt Cazayoux (337) 739-4505.
  • EVANGELINE PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Civic Center, Ville Platte. Tickets $50. Call Gerard Smith (337) 363-5180.
  • UPPER LAFOURCHE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Harang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux. Call Ron Bartels (985) 232-2922.

AVOYELLES PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 P.M., PARAGON CASINO, MARKSVILLE. TICKETS $50 SINGLES & $60 COUPLES. CALL STEVE MARCOTTE (318) 201-7014 OR JIMMY ARMAND (318) 359-1851.

FRIDAY

  • PECAN ISLAND CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Pecan Island School Lodge, Pecan Island. Tickets $40 singles, $60 couples. Call David Hebert (337) 277-2894 or Derrick Davis (337) 534-7999.

56TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: FIRST DAY, BAHIA MAR FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH HOTEL & YACHTING CENTER, AND SIX OTHER SITES IN FORT LAUDERDALE AREA. THROUGH NOV. 9. FEES $10-$25. CALL (800) 940-7642.

SATURDAY

  • PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.

MONDAY

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY

  • BATON ROUGE & TIGER CHAPTERS/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Parker Coliseum, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $65 singles, $100 couples, $25 students, $15 Greenwings, $275 sponsors, $1,000 tables. Call Mike Patterson (225) 572-4070 or Jacqueline Satter (985) 607-8166.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE-MANAGED REFUGES. FEE WAIVER DOES NOT COVER CONCESSIONAIRE/LICENSE FEES.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • NOV. 12 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

NOV. 13-15 — FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: LOUISIANA MARSH FLY-FISHING TRIP. SPONSORED BY RED STICK FLY FISHERS, BATON ROUGE. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL RANDY LEONPACHER (225) 769-1895. WEBSITE: WWW.RSFF.ORG.

NOV. 14 — WHERE Y’AT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: OPEN WATERS EAST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER, WEIGH-IN GULF OUTLET MARINA, CHALMETTE. SPONSORED BY THE BAYOU COAST KAYAK FISHING CLUB. LAST IN FIVE-TOURNAMENT SERIES. FEE $20. OPEN TO PUBLIC. BCKFC MEMBERS ANGLER OF THE YEAR POINTS EVENT. REGISTRATION: WWW.BCKFC.ORG.

NOV. 17 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 P.M., PACK AND PADDLE, 601 E. PINHOOK, LAFAYETTE. CALL (337) 232-5854. WEBSITE: WWW.LAFAYETTEKAYAKFISHING.COM.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • NOV. 12 — DU OF TERREBONNE DINNER & OUTDOOR SHOW: 6 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Call Jeff DeBlieux (985) 855-9619 or Mickey Thomas (985) 851-3434.

NOV. 12 — LAKE ARTHUR CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 P.M., COMMUNITY CENTER, 701 8TH STREET, LAKE ARTHUR. TICKETS $50 SINGLES, $60 COUPLES. CALL JACOB DAVID (337) 329-0004.

HUNTING

  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Nov. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: NOV. 7-DEC. 6, FIRST SPLIT.

  • DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/WEST ZONE: Nov. 7; second date Jan. 30.
  • GEESE/ALL ZONES: Nov. 7-Dec. 6, first split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.
  • CANADA GEESE/COASTAL & EAST ZONES: Nov. 7-Dec. 6, first splits.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 7: Nov. 7-13, still hunt only, bucks only
  • RAILS & GALLINULES: Nov. 7-Dec. 30, statewide.
  • DOVES: Through Nov. 8, North Zone; through Dec. 1, South Zone.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: NOV. 14-DEC. 6, FIRST SPLIT.

  • DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/EAST ZONE: Nov. 14; second date Feb. 6.
  • CANADA GEESE/WEST ZONE: Nov. 14-Dec. 6, first split.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 1, 4, 5, 6: NOV. 14-20, AREA 1 STILL HUNT ONLY, EITHER SEX.

  • DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 9: Nov. 14-20, Area 9 still hunt only, bucks only.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Nov. 14-29, Area 7 still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days of Nov. 21-22 & Nov. 27-29.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 3 & 8: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, either sex take allowed.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Through Nov. 29, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Nov. 14-15 & Nov. 27-29.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: THROUGH DEC. 6, FIRST SPLIT.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: THROUGH DEC. 8, STILL HUNT ONLY, EITHER SEX.

  • DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.
  • 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. Reminder: State-waters recreational red snapper season will reopen Nov. 20.
  • FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.

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