THURSDAY

ASCENSION CHAPTER-CCA LOUISIANA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trade Mart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Dinner, auctions, membership. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Drawing for 2011 GMC Sierra truck. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

HUNTING SEMINAR 6:30 p.m., Bowie Outfitters, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Food plots, shoot/no shoot instruction, choosing first gun/bow, state Hunting Heritage Program. Call Bowie (225) 766-1200.

Saturday

19TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA FRIENDS AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight to 2:30 p.m. first-flight weigh-in (3 p.m. second flight), St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Sorrento. Fee $250 (pick-your-partner event). Field limited to 150 boats. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $5,000 guarantee first place. Call Neff Villenurve (225) 647-2530 or Jeff Sullivan (225) 622-6879.

10TH ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing (either side), Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $205 ($10 option big-bass pot; $10 optional no-bass pot). $3,000 first-place guarantee. Proceeds to Cancer Society’s Taylor Hope Lodge. Call Curt Parent (225) 337-2996 or Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169.

3RD ANNUAL BRSO BENEFIT CLAY SHOOT: 9 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 100-target sporting clays. $150/gun. 4-shooter teams. Benefits Baton Rouge Symphony. Call BRSO (225) 383-0500.

FLY-TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.

SUNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m. squadding, 9 a.m. matches, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9134 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. 50-round NRA National Match Course (200 yards). Match fees $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. Club membership $15/year. Member of Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

HUNTING SEASONS

TEAL: Statewide through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily limit 4. Take of rails & gallinules allowed.

DEER/YOUTH-ONLY: Saturday, opening day, through Friday (Sept. 30), State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8. Either-sex take. Open to 17-and-younger.

DEER/YOUTH-ONLY: Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 24-25), Sabine Island WMA. Open to 17-and-younger.

SQUIRREL/YOUTH-ONLY: Sept. 24-25, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou & West Bay WMAs and Indian Bayou (federal) Area. Open to 17 and younger.

DEER/ARCHERY: Oct. 1, opening day, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7. Either-sex take allowed in Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31. Bucks-only Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season) through Oct. 15, then either-sex take through Feb. 15.

SQUIRREL & RABBIT: Oct. 1, opening day, statewide. Through Feb. 29.

DOVES/FIRST SPLIT — North Zone: Closed. South Zone: Closed. Second split: North Zone, Oct. 8-Nov. 6; South Zone, Oct. 15-Nov. 27.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 & 8. Through Jan. 15.

JUST ANNOUNCED

OCT. 6—DUCKS UNLIMITED/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER BANQUET: Call John Driscoll (504) 329-6310.

OCT. 12—DUCKS UNLIMITED/WEST BANK CHAPTER BANQUET: Call John Giardina (504) 340-5000.

OCT. 13—A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. 2011 Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Call LWFF (225) 765-5100.

OCT. 19—DUCKS UNLIMITED/SLIDELL CHAPTER BANQUET: Call Dennis Lanigan (985) 640-6582.

OCT. 27—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET

OCT. 27-29—13th-ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT FOR SCOUTS CLASSIC: Oct. 27, dinner & auction, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling, Plank Road; Oct. 28, Warm-up Shoot, Hunters’ Run, Port Allen; Clay Shoot, 7:30 a.m., Avondale Scout Reservation, Clinton. Benefits Istrouma Area Council. Email: lamarr.walker@scouting.org

NOV. 9—ASCENSION PARISH CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: Civic Center, Gonzales. Call Brandon Denehy (225) 572-0176. Email: brandond@gcrec.org

FOR 2012

BRIAN HARRIS CHEVROLET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: March 3, 2012. Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville

20th-ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: March 24, 2012, Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson.

STATE PARKS

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

Due to budget cuts, a revised schedule has state parks with boat launches open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; entrances at state parks without boat launches are open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through September. Other changes are listed on the website.

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