THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6-10 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, St. Landry Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $100 couples, $500 tables. Sponsors/dealers levels available. Online tickets: ducks.org. Call Paul Matherne (504) 481-0878 or Alden Gautreau (225) 235-1062.

CCA POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Memorial Civic Center, 1200 Major Pky., New Roads. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

FRIDAY

FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat. Weekly event through Sept. 7, then Sept. 14 “classic.” Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.

SATURDAY

SPECK & REDFISH CUP KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Open for all Louisiana waters. Weigh-in deadline 5 p.m., Pack and Paddle, Lafayette. Entry fee $25. Heaviest combination of 2 slot reds and 2 speckled trout, optional flounder calcutta. Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club event. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

MONDAY

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. Thursday night followed 10 days later by tournaments, sites TBD. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.

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: rsff.org.

HUNTING SEASONS

See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times & other restrictions.

DOVES: Through Sept. 9, South Zone. Through Sept. 23, North Zone.

DEER/ARCHERY: Sept. 15, opening day, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Through Jan. 15.

TEAL: Sept. 15-30, statewide.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Sept. 15-30, statewide.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 13—CCA ATCHAFALAYA CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Patterson Civic Center, 116 Cotton Rd., Morgan City. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

SEPT. 13—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

SEPT. 14-15—GULF COAST FLY FISHING FAIR: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Civic Center, 3730 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, Mississippi. No admission fee, but fees for some activities. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, youth and women's activities, FFI Casting Certification. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Council, Fly Fishers International. Website: gulfcoastfff.org.

SEPT. 15—FELICIANA WILDLIFE EXPO: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., LSU AgCenter’s Bob Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton. Wildlife presentations, demonstrations, aging deer, fire-in-forest benefits, deer diseases, deer netting, feral hog toxicants, butchering techniques, native browse for deer, Louisiana snakes, youth shooting sports activities, fossils, falconry. No fee. Food available. Call (225) 683-5848.

SEPT. 15—PONTCHARTRAIN BEACH SWEEP: Volunteers to clean areas surrounding Lake Pontchartrain. Call Anne Barrett (504) 836-2238. Email: anne@saveourlake.org.

SEPT. 18—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

SEPT. 20—CCA ASCENSION CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, South St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

SEPT. 20—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack & all groupers except goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper and gray triggerfish seasons state and federal waters. Commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish, and commercial season on large coastal shares closed in state and federal waters.

SHRIMP: Fall inshore season open in all state inside waters.

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