THURSDAY

INSHORE CHARTERBOAT CAPTAINS MEETINGS: 6-8 p.m., Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. A Louisiana Fisheries Forward-Louisiana Charter Boat Association educational meetings covering LA Creel recreational fish survey, license requirements, insurance, reaching new customers with state Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant staff. Also Monday (Sept. 18) 6-8 p.m., LSU AgCenter Calcasieu Office, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles.

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

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. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

SATURDAY

FELICIANA WILDLIFE EXPO: 6:30 a.m. for 7 a.m. nature walk at 13831 Gross Rd., Clinton; then 9 a.m.-4 p.m., LSU AgCenter’s Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton for seminars on food plots, deer diseases, deer netting, feral hog toxicants, butchering techniques, snakes, 4-H shooting sports programs & big-buck. No fee. Food available for purchase, transportation provided between activities. Call Idlewild Station (225) 683-5848. Website: bit.ly/2vJERBf.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION BASIC SKILLS CLASS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.Registration deadline Sept. 11. Class limited to 150. No fee. Website registration: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife-rehab-training-signup. Email Melissa Collins: mcollins@wlf.la.gov.

ELMER’S ISLAND BEACH SWEEP: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Elmer’s Island, off La. 1, north of Grand Isle. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary & Nicholls State University joint project. Water supplied, but participants requested to bring refillable water bottles. Snacks/lunch provided. Call Alma Robichaux (985) 447-0868. Email: alma@btnep.org.

TUESDAY

FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 “classic.” Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

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

WEDNESDAY

AMERICAN BOATING COURSE: 6 p.m., Turner Industries, 8687 United Plaza Blvd., Baton Rouge. Four-week course continues Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & Oct. 11. Baton Rouge Sail and Power Squadron-presented course qualifies for state safe-boating course. Call Taylor Baldridge (225) 382-5260. Registration website: batonrougesps.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 21—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.

SEPT. 23—LA HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Also Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Free. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations, much more. Website wlf.louisiana.gov.

SEPT. 24— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

SEPT. 24—CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY: 1-4 p.m. Locations throughout Capital City area. Frozen game and fish collection. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

SEPT. 25—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

SEPT. 26—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

HUNTING

TEAL: Friday, opening day, special season through Sept. 30, statewide. Hunters also allowed to take rails and gallinules. State hunting license, state & federal waterfowl stamps & HIP certification needed.

DOVES: First split through Sept. 24, North Zone; South Zone closed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Saturday, opening day in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10 through Jan. 15.

NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28. Daily limit 5. See state hunting pamphlet for complete rules.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open on all “inside” Louisiana waters until notified closure by state Wildlife & Fisheries.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com