NOTICE: Previously scheduled events for November & December will not be posted and will be considered canceled unless advised by event organizers


BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest, Lake Fork, Quitman, Texas. Weigh-in website:


RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 752-0073. Website:


Note: Either sex take allowed for deer hunters except where noted. Special licenses for archery season.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Nov. 8, youth-only day.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Nov. 8, military veterans-only day.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Nov. 14, youth-only day.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 14-20, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9.

DUCKS/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Nov. 14-Dec. 6, first split.

GEESE/SOUTH ZONE: Nov. 14-Dec. 6, first split, all species.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Nov. 15, military veterans-only day.

DOVES: Through Nov. 15, North Zone; through Nov. 29, South Zone.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Nov. 21-Dec. 6, first split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 21-Dec. 11, State Deer Areas 1, 4 & 6, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 21-Dec. 11, State Deer Area 5 & 9, still-hunt only, bucks only except either-sex take allowed Nov. 21-22 & Nov. 27-29.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 29, State Deer Area 3, 7, 8 & 10, still-hunt only.

GEESE/NORTH ZONE: Through Dec. 6, first split, all species.

SNIPE: Through Dec. 6, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 9, State Deer Area 2, still hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15. State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31. State Deer areas 1, 2 & 4.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15. State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.


NOV. 16—GULF COUNCIL SHRIMP ADVISORY PANEL MEETING: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., via webinar. Nav systems, bycatch reduction devices, small bar turtle excluder devices. Website:

NOV. 17—ANACOCO & VERNON LAKE MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, Leesville. Public comment on future drawdowns. COVID-19 requirements. Email Sean Kinney:

NOV. 19-21—BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Lewisville Lake, Lewisville, Texas. Website:

NOV. 20—LOUISIANA TURKEY SHOOT: Bridgeview Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. Fee $125/shooter. Sponsorships available. Benefits Quail Forever Atchafalaya Chapter & CCA Louisiana. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200 or John Ballance (225) 266-1953. Website:


All Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries offices and wildlife management areas are open with mandates for social distancing, face masks and other virus-preventing measures. Public restrooms at those sites are closed.

Hunter Education classes have resumed. Website:

Elmer’s Island, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge & the South Bosco Tract ATV/ UTV Trail on the Russell Sage WMA are closed

Wolf Bay Campground, La. 112, West Bay WMA, Allen Parish is open. Caution on trails for debris.


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Several snapper species & all groupers except closed for the take of goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish & commercial king mackerel.

SHRIMP: Fall inshore season opened statewide.