THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: Noon, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, 901 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles.

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. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.

Turkey Trout Throwdown: Cypremort Point State Park. Kayak tournament /5-trout catch. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

DEC. 10 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS AWARDS BANQUET: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

DEC. 10 — COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Email: Brad.L.Inman@usace.army.mil.

HUNTING

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 3, 8 & 10: Through Dec. 4, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 3 & 8: Dec. 5-Jan. 10, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Dec. 5-Jan. 10, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.

DUCKS/EAST, COASTAL, WEST ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first split.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 7-18, first split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Through Dec. 8, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Dec. 9-Jan. 17, with/without dogs, either sex.

DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Dec. 10-Jan. 15.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 1 & 6: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 5-6.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Dec. 12-Jan. 3, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Dec. 12-Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days of Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 2-3.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 6: Dec. 12-Jan. 24, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Dec. 12-Jan. 24, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days of Dec. 12-13, Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 9-10.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Dec. 30, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 5: Through Jan. 10 still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 5-6.

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.

QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.

FISHING

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER: Open in state waters until further notice, but remains closed in federal waters. Daily limit is 2 with 16-inches minimum length.

CLOSED SEASONS: 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.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.

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