Louisiana Crab Task Force Legislative Committee Meeting: Noon, Suite 201, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.
Oyster Task Force/Lease Moratorium Lifting Committee MEETING: 1 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
ANNUAL CAMINADA REDFISH RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2500.
BUTTERFLY BLAST: 9 a.m.-dark, all days, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly, moth & hummingbird viewing, counts & tagging, and seminars. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252.
5TH ANNUAL ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Weigh-in & awards, 3 p.m., Stevie G’s, Pierre Part. Sponsored by Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats. Benefits Emerge Center of Baton Rouge. Call center (225) 343-4232.
- ational hunting & fishing day/family fish fest: 9 a.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Family Fish Fest: Age-group prizes, register early for prizes. No fee. Fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery activities, wildlife viewing, wild game cooking/tasting, food & drink. National Hunting & Fishing Day activities also in Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Websites: www.wlf.louisiana.gov & www.wlf.la.gov/familyfishfest.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Also Oct. 11 & Nov. 11. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
AROUND THE CORNER
SEPT. 27 — CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
SEPT. 27 — 7TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Atchafalaya Spillway, 5-6 a.m., Belle River public launch check-in, 3 p.m. weigh-in. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $200, $220 after 10 p.m. Sept. 25. Tournament waters Atchafalaya Basin north of U.S. 90. $3,000 first place in 60-boat field. In conjunction with St. Michael’s Church Festival. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Joey Zimmer (225) 975-8745.
SEPT. 27 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
SEPT. 28 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
SEPT. 28 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
OCT. 3 — 14TH ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Captain’s meeting Oct. 1, Premier Performance Marine. $5,000 first-place guarantee. Fee $183 includes launch. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Paren (225) 337-2996.
OCT. 3-4 — 38TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDFOWL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 3 & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4, Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. 1 p.m. auction, Oct. 4. 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.
OCT. 6 — CCA METRO NEW ORLEANS FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bryan Chevrolet, 8213 Airline Drive, Metairie. Charter captains: CT Williams (emcee), Ahab Broadus, Mike Gallo, Dudley Vandenborre, Theophile Bourgeois & Peace Marvel. Jambalaya supper, beverages, raffles, door prizes. $5 door donation. Call Andy LeBlanc (504) 832-9903.
WMA Youth-Only Squirrel Hunts: Sept. 26-27, Maurepas Swamp, Pearl River, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Russell Sage, Spring Bayou & West Bay WMAs; and, federal Indian Bayou Area.
TEAL, RAILS, GALLINULES: Through Sept. 27, statewide.
DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Through Sept. 27 North Zone. Closed in South Zone. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Daily limit 15. See State Hunting Regulations 2015-2016 pamphlet for special regulations on taking Eurasian collared doves and ringed turtle doves.
DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.
NUTRIA: Through Feb. 29.
CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, 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.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack (30 inches minimum fork length), red & gag grouper, several species of sharks in state and federal waters. Gray triggerfish in state waters only.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.