EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $50, $90 couples, $25 youths, $500 tables. Add $10 at door. Supper, live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Charlie Labouisse (225) 266-2909 or Jay Hatcher (225) 715-6395.
LAFAYETTE AREA SPONSORS/DUCKS UNLIMITED: 6 p.m., River Oaks Event Center, Lafayette. Sponsorship $350. Call John Gherardi (337) 427-9565 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.
EUNICE Chapter-DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., LSU-Eunice, 2048 Johnson Hwy., Eunice. Tickets $50, $25 youths, $500-$600 tables. Call Lee Miller (337) 580-2481. Email: email@example.com.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHING FLY-TYING MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Frances Catholic Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Arkansas River, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Last in 3-tournament series to qualify winners for 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Rd., Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Final 2014 tournament. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
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.
MINIMALIST CHALLENGE VII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Golden Meadow Mojo, northern Lafourche Parish, Golden Meadow. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Fourth in 5-event series. Fee $20. Open to the public. BCKFC Angler of the Year points events. Next event Nov. 15, Where Y’at Throwdown, Joshua’s Marina, Buras. Online registration: www.bckfc.org.
.22 rimfire matches: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Next match date: Oct. 25-26, Cajun Classic State Championship. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST BANK CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Tickets $60, $100 couples, $30 youths, $720 tables. Call Mark Callais (504) 235-8504 or Clark Nodier (504) 400-8305.
OPELOUSAS CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Tickets $50, $500 tables. Call Kevin Doucet (337) 945-0286.
CAJUN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSOR BANQUET: 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter, 157 Cherokee Drive, Crowley. $350 sponsorship. Call Bryan Benoit (337) 288-9808.
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SEPT. 18 — CCA ASCENSION CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
SEPT. 18 — UPPER LAFOURCHE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSOR BANQUET: 6 p.m., Carmel Inn, 400 East 1st Street, Thibodaux. $300 sponsorship, add $25 for couples. Call Nick Lichenstein (985) 232-2922.
SEPT. 18 — GUEYDAN CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 901 Wilkerson Street, Gueydan. Tickets $50, $500 tables. Call Kevin Gayle (337) 288-6058 or Scott Hair (337) 247-4762.
SEPT. 18-21 — BASSMASTER ANGLER OF THE YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, Mich. Final 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series event. Top 50 anglers after 8 Elite Series events. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
SEPT. 19-21 — FALL FRESHWATER FLY FISHING TRIP: Lakeview Lodge, Lake Concordia, Ferriday. Bass, sac-a-lait, panfish. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers club. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
SEPT. 20 — FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Old River, Old River Landing, Morganza. Sixth in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $50 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Final event: Oct. 11-12, Classic, site TBA. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
SEPT. 18 — DEER SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Bowie Outfitters, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Food plots, bow-hunting, season outlook.
SEPT. 21 — 6TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Weigh-in at Belle River Public Launch. Pick-your-partner. $180/boat 2 adults, $130/boat adult & minor (add $20 after Sept. 19), $20/big-bass option. Launch locations: Bayside, Pierre Part; Doiron’s either side, Stephensville; Belle River Public Launch, Belle River. 4 a.m. check-in begins. In conjunction with and benefits St. Michael’s Catholic Church Festival, Convent. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.
OCT. 4 — 13TH ANNUAL JACOB DUGAS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner bass tournament. Fee $180/team. Call Philip Waguespack (225) 571-4169 or Curt Parent (225) 337-2996.
DOVES: First split through Sunday (Sept. 14), South Zone; through Sept. 28, North Zone. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except noon-sunset on opening day only on wildlife management areas and state-leased/public hunt fields. Two splits remaining in both zones.
TEAL, RAILS & GALLINULES: Saturday, opening day, statewide through Sept. 28, statewide. Daily limit is 6 for teal (season limited to take of greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon teal). Daily limit for king and clapper rails is 15 in the aggregate. Daily limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25 in the aggregate. Daily limit for gallinules is 15. Possession limit is three times the daily limit. Federal HIP certificate (all hunters), waterfowl stamps (16 and older) and state basic hunting license (16 and older) required.
DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Sept. 20, opening day, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed. Through Jan. 15, 2015.
STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper, 16 inches minimum length. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.
FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014.
Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.