RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website:


LOUISIANA CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.




DUCKS, COOTS, MERGANSERS: West Zone, Nov. 7, youth-only & veterans-only weekend.

DUCKS, COOTS, MERGANSERS: East Zone, special youth-only and veterans-only hunt Nov. 13.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 13-19, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9.

DUCKS, COOTS, MERGANSERS: West Zone, Nov. 13-Dec. 5.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Nov. 13-Jan. 5, statewide.

DOVES: North Zone, through Nov. 14; South Zone, through Nov. 28.

DUCKS, COOTS, MERGANSERS: East Zone, Nov. 20-Dec. 5.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 20-Dec. 10, State Deer Areas 1, 4, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed & State Deer Areas 5 & 9, bucks only except either-sex take allowed Nov. 20-21 & Nov. 26-28.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 28, still-hunt only, State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8; through Jan. 2, State Deer Area 10. still-hunt only.

SNIPE: Through Dec. 5, statewide, first split.

GEESE: East & West zones, through Dec. 5, first split, includes blue, snow & Ross', specklebellies & Canada species; take of Canada geese prohibited in portions of Cameron & Vermilion parishes.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 7, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 & 4. Through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.



NOV. 17—LOUISIANA TURKEY SHOOT: 8:30 a.m., Bridgeview Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. Fee $125/shooter, teams $500/$1,000. Sponsorships available. Benefits Quail Forever Atchafalaya Chapter & CCA Louisiana. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200 or John Ballance (225) 266-1953. Website:

NOV. 18-GULF COUNCIL SCIENTIFIC/STATISTICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (CST), Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida. Items: greater amberjack & gag grouper projections; scamp research/assessment. Website:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (all days; 4-fish-per-day limit), several snapper species & all groupers except closed for goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: All state inshore & outside waters open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish, greater amberjack & red grouper. Recreational/commercial take of lane, blackfin, queen and silk snappers & wenchmen. Commercial king mackerel (hook & line; gill-netting) in Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone. Commercial take of large coastal sharks (large coastal and hammerhead groups) closed in state & federal waters through Dec. 31. Take of blacktip sharks remains open.


-The Hope Canal Road/boat launch on the Maurepas Swamp WMA is closed.

-A section East Road over Bayou Wauksha on the Thistlethwaite WMA is closed due for bridge replacement through mid-December.

-Elmer’s Island, the dove fields on the Pointe aux Chenes WMA and all state parks in south-central and southeastern parishes closed for an indefinite period due to Hurricane Ida.

-All Sherburne WMA shooting ranges open, except closed Mondays to continue repairs.

-U.S. 90 boat launch on Middle River of the Pearl River system closed for repairs.

-The Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range (Pearl River WMA) closed for repairs.

-Hunter Education classes have resumed. Website: