INSHORE CHARTERBOAT CAPTAINS MEETINGS: 6-8 p.m., LSU AgCenter Calcasieu Office, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles. Louisiana Fisheries Forward-Louisiana Charter Boat Association educational meetings covering LA Creel recreational fish survey, license requirements, insurance, reaching new customers with state Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant staff.


FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 “classic.” Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


AMERICAN BOATING COURSE: 6 p.m., Turner Industries, 8687 United Plaza Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Four-week course continues Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & Oct. 11. Baton Rouge Sail and Power Squadron-presented course qualifies for state safe-boating course. Call Taylor Baldridge (225) 382-5260. Registration website:


NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.


LA HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Also Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Free. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly-tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations, much more. Website


TEAL: Through Sept. 30, statewide. Hunters also allowed to take rails and gallinules. State hunting license, state & federal waterfowl stamps & HIP certification needed.

YOUTH-ONLY SQUIRREL DAYS: Sept. 23-24 on Maurepas Swamp, Pearl River, Sandy Hollow & Sherburne wildlife management areas and nine other WMAs across the state; also Kisatchie National forest lanes, federal Indian Bayou Area & Catahoula & Red Dirt national wildlife management preserves.

SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Sept. 23-29 in State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans.

DOVES: First split through Sept. 24, North Zone; South Zone closed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28. Daily limit 5. See state hunting pamphlet for complete rules.


SEPT. 24— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

SEPT. 24—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. 25—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website:

SEPT. 26—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

SEPT. 28—CCA POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $65, spouces $35, youths $25 includes dinner. Live/silent auctions. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Email Katie Laurent:

SEPT. 28—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

SEPT. 29-31—LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Fall fly fishing. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website:

SEPT. 30—PAC ATTACK KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Eddie’s Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds. For BCKFC members, points go toward Angler of the Year. Website:


OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open on all “inside” Louisiana waters until notified closure by state Wildlife & Fisheries.