LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Second Floor meeting room, Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars & Stripes Boulevard, New Orleans. Main agenda items: Floodwaters update, dates for Fall Inshore Shrimp Season, dates for oyster season on public areas, reduction in alligator tag fees.

BREC ARCHERY 101: 6-7:30 p.m., Milton J. Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Introductory to archery skills for adults & 8-and-older youths. Equipment provided. Fee $40. Email:

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.


FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat (two-angler boats; pay at store before launching). Weekly event through spring, summer. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


SALTY KIDS FISH FEST: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Weigh-in times: 4-6 p.m., Aug. 2; 3-6 p.m. Aug. 3. Children-only rodeo. Entry fee $45 (18 & younger), $230 families (2 adults, 4 children). Benefits Pediatric Trauma Center, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Online registration:


NBAA SOUTH LOUISIANA BASS MAFIA TOURNAMENT: New Amelia launch, U.S. 90, Amelia. Two-angler teams. Entry fee $100. Annual membership $40. Fourth in 8-tournament series. Email: Darren Anders:

TRINITY OUTDOORS’ 6th ANNUAL ‘GIVE BACK THE GIFT OF LIFE’ CLAYS SHOOT: GOL, Maurice. $100/shooter, $400 teams. Sponsorships available. Sponsors needed for handicapped shooters. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581.

SATURDAY TRAP SHOOT: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. ATA-style trap field/portable traps/25 singles or 12 pairs per round. Only 7½ shot size or smaller. Fee $5/round (cash/correct change only). Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email:


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Bob Tabbert (337) 781-3650.


BREC ARCHERY ACADEMY: 6-7:30 p.m., Milton J. Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Basic archery instruction & safety. Adults & 8-and-older youths. Equipment provided. Also Aug. 14, 21, 28. Fee $40. Email:

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


STAR/CCA-LOUISIANA: Summer-long rodeo in several coastal & offshore species. Coastal division for speckled trout & specially tagged redfish category. CCA membership required. Website:


AUG. 10—ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION/BATON ROUGE CHAPTER BIG GAME BANQUET: 5 p.m., Gonzales Civic Center, 219 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Mike and Linda Bare (225) 573-8686.

AUG. 10—DREAM BIG BANQUET & SPORTSMAN GIVEAWAY: 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 1905 West Main, Lutcher. Trinity Outdoors raffles & guns “fun” night with Route 61 band. Fee $10. $200 tables. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581/email: or Maria Stelly (985) 210-9153/email:

AUG. 12—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Adult Education Building, Broadmoor United Methodist, Sharp Road at Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 505-4997 or Web site:

AUG. 12-15—GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Hyatt Centric Hotel, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans. Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; aug. 13, 8:30-5:30, Reef Fish Committee; Aug. 14, 8:30-11 a.m., committee meetings & 11:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., full council meeting, public testimony 2-5:30 p.m.; Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m. full council committee reports. Website:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper season Fridays through Sundays in state & federal waters, recreational amberjack through Oct. 31, and all groupers except gag, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish seasons state and federal waters.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters (effective June 28), except the double-rig line in Breton and Chandeleur sounds, and open in state outside waters.