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


DOVES: South Zone, through Nov. 28. North Zone closed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 29-Jan. 2, State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8 with/without dogs.

DUCKS, COOTS, MERGANSERS: East & West zones, through Dec. 5.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 10, State Deer Areas 1, 4 & 6, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed & State Deer Areas 5 & 9, bucks only except either-sex take allowed Nov. 21 & Nov. 26-28.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 28, still-hunt only, State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8.

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/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 2, State Deer Area 10. still-hunt only.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Through Jan. 5, statewide.

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. 28—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 7:30 a.m., squadding; 8 a.m. on the range, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Email Rick Mol:

DEC. 2—WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

DEC. 4—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:


DEC. 11—TRAPPING WORKSHOP: Day long, Waddill Wildlife Refuge, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. No fee, Open to public. Regulations, safety, skinning & other hands-on instruction. Dress appropriately. Preregistration required. Call Tanya Sturman (318) 487-5885, Ext. 3420. Email:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (all days with new 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 on 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. 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 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 because of Hurricane Ida.
  • Hunter Education classes have resumed. Website: