THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

FRIDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY

  • PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.
  • FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Lake Bruin State Park, Lake Bruin. Fourth in seven-event series. $50 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
  • 2ND ANNUAL NATCHITOCHES FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Prather Coliseum, Northwestern State, Natchitoches. Sponsored by Cane Country Fly Casters. Website: canecountry.blogspot.com.
  • 6TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12- & 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes lunch). Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Don Delaville (225) 235-6578/Email: dondelaville@cox.net.

WILDLIFE FIELD DAY: 8 A.M., BOB R. JONES IDLEWILD RESEARCH STATION, 4419 IDLEWILD RD., CLINTON. MANAGING HABITAT FOR QUALITY DEER HERDS PROGRAM. SPONSORED BY LSU AG CENTER, SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH QDMA, DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE & FISHERIES. FOOD SOURCES FOR DEER, DEER AGING, ANTLER SCORING, FERAL HOG BAITING/TRAPPING, 2013-2014 DEER SEASON REPORT. FEE $40 INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS, LUNCH. CALL TAMMY BOSCH (225) 291-7500.

WEDNESDAY

  • CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13th. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email: toddrabalais@kw.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • MAY 9-10 — 9TH ANNUAL GULF COAST KAYAK FISHING SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, FL. Open to the public. Fee $50 Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website: www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com.

MAY 10 — 10TH ANNUAL STEP OUTSIDE DAY: 9 A.M.-3 P.M., SHERBURNE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, LA. 975, KROTZ SPRINGS. FISHING, ARCHERY, CANOEING/BOATING, TARGET/TRAP SHOOTING, BIRDING, BLUE BIRD BOX BUILDING, ATV/BICYCLE SAFETY, TURKEY & DUCK CALLING, WATER SAFETY, BLACK BEAR INFO. NO FEE. LUNCH PROVIDED. CALL USACE (337) 585-0853. WEBSITE: WWW.STEPOUTSIDE.ORG

MAY 10 — 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.

MAY 10 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 A.M.-NOON, ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, 708 S. IRMA BLVD. GONZALES. NO FEE. BASICS OF TYING FRESH AND SALTWATER FLIES. CALL DARRELL CRAWFORD (225) 644-7989.

MAY 10 — .22 RIMFIRE MATCHES: 10 A.M., PALO ALTO RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, DONALDSONVILLE. 120 SHOTS FOR RECORD AT 50 & 100 YARDS IN F-CLASS PRONE, BENCH REST & CONVENTIONAL PRONE. FEES $10 ADULTS, $5 JUNIORS. CALL RICHARD BORDELON (225) 753-7675. EMAIL: BORDELONRP@COX.NET.

MAY 10 — ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 A.M.-NOON, ORVIS SHOP, PERKINS ROWE, BATON ROUGE. NO FEE. BEGINNERS CASTING, RIGGING, KNOTS. ALSO MAY 31. CALL ORVIS SHOP (225) 757-7286.

MAY 11 — MOTHER’S DAY

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • MAY 9-11 — TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC: Lake Fork, Athens, Texas. Top 15 anglers on Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Tour and PAA Series. Field trimmed to top 10 for final day. Weigh-ins at Sabine River Authority, Lake Fork Dam. Website: www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.

HUNTING

  • SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: May 3-25, private lands only. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. May 3-11 season open on 41 state wildlife management areas (check La. Hunting Regulations for open WMAs), but closed on Kisatchie National Forest, national wildlife refuges and Corps of Engineers lands.

FISHERIES NOTICES

  • RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov

GAG GROUPER CLOSURE: Through June 30.

  • RECREATIONAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH CLOSURE: Through remainder of 2014 in federal waters.

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