PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.


FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website:

FALL-N-TIDE XIII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. $50 entry fee includes Friday evening meal, fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website:


NRA NATIONAL GUN COLLECTORS SHOW: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sponsored by Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show. Historical/technical noncommercial displays of firearms & other artifacts from collectors. $10,000 cash/prizes for exhibitors. Registration open at website: Email:


RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:


DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Friday, State Deer Area 7. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Saturday, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger.

DUCKS/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Saturday, opening day, first split through Dec. 3.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Saturday, opening day, through Jan. 3, statewide.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Saturday, opening day, through Nov. 17, State Deer areas 1, 4 & 6, either-sex take allowed, and State Deer areas 5 & 9 (bucks only).

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday, opening day, through Nov. 26, State Deer Area 7, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

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

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Nov. 18-Dec. 3, first split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 18-Dec. 8, State Deer areas 1, 4, 6. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 18-Dec. 8, State Deer areas 5 & 9, still-hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex days Nov. 24-26.

QUAIL: Nov. 18-Feb. 28, statewide.

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

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

SNIPE: Through Dec. 3, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 5, State Deer Areas 2 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.


NOV. 16 — 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.

NOV. 18 — TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public, entry fee $25, artificial lures only, shotgun launch. Heaviest 5 speckled trout stringer. Door prizes. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website:

NOV. 18 — WOMEN ON TARGET/FREE LADIES-ONLY SHOOTING CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, Edna Drive, off U.S. 98 between McComb and Tylertown. Trap shooting, air pistol and 22 caliber rifle and pistol sessions. No fee (Mississippi State Firearms Owners Association paying all fees), includes lunch & all firearms. Preregistration required. Call Club (601) 341-8797 or email Doug Bowser:

NOV. 21 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

NOV. 23 — Thanksgiving Day


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.