RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:


FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


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


ATCHAFALAYA REGION CHAPTER/QUAIL FOREVER BANQUET: 4:30 p.m. “Fun” shoot, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. supper, Bridgeview Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Drive off La. 1, Port Allen. Raffles, live/silent auctions. Money raised remains with the chapter to enhance south Louisiana quail habitat & hunting opportunities. Call John Ballance (225) 266-1953, Gary Littlefield (225) 932-7245, Chad Linder (225) 281-3279.


HUNTER SIGHT-IN DAYS: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office range, West Irene Road (west off U.S. 61) near Zachary. Range officers sight-in modern rifles only, only factory ammo allowed (no muzzleloaders, reloads). Rifles must have chambers empty and bolts open. Call EBRSO range (225) 389-8268.


TROUT CHALLENGE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Fish along La. 23 corridor to Venice. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Fee $25. Heaviest 10-speckled trout stringer. Artificial lures only. BCKFC members’ Angler of the Year event. Website:


DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Oct. 27, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex take allowed.

SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in State Deer areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 28-Dec. 5, State Deer Areas 2 Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

SNIPE: Nov. 2-Dec. 3, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 3, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Nov. 4, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Nov. 4-5, special youth-only weekend, hunters 17 and younger

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 4-10, State Deer Area 7. Either-sex take allowed.

GEESE: Nov. 4-Dec. 3, statewide (Canadas, specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

DOVES: Second splits/ North Zone, through Nov. 12; South Zone through Nov. 26.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 26, State Deer areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

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

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31 in State Deer areas 1, 2, 4 & 7. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


OCT. 29— 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:

NOV. 1—BATON ROUGE AREA DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., Celtic Media, O’Connor Building (Celtic Drive off Bluebonnet Boulevard near Airline Highway), Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $80 couples, $30 youths, $250 sponsors, $650 & $1,200 tables. Supper, raffles/auctions. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

NOV. 1—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Parker Ag Coliseum, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets: $60, $100 couples, $25 students, $15 Greenwings (youths), $280 sponsors, $600 & $1,200 tables. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Luke Laborde (225) 281-0711 or Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.

NOV. 1—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:

NOV. 3-5—SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS RENDEZVOUS: North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website:

NOV. 5—Return to Standard Time, 2 a.m.


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017. Commercial king mackerel season closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

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