POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319. Online tickets: ducks.org.

CCA/SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


CCA/SLIDELL CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second Street, Slidell. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS RENDEZVOUS: North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website: gulfcoastfff.org.


TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public. Fee $25. Artificial lures only, shotgun launch. Heaviest 5 speckled trout stringer, largest trout. Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club event. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.


See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & special youth-only squirrel hunts on state WMAs.

SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Through Nov. 2, State Deer areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans. Archery, primitive & modern firearms allowed. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 2, State Deer Areas 7, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/YOUTH ONLY: Nov. 3, West Waterfowl Zone.

DUCKS/YOUTH ONLY: Nov. 3-4, Coastal Waterfowl Zone.

SNIPE: Nov. 3-Dec. 2, statewide, first split.

GEESE: Nov. 3-Dec. 2, statewide, all species, except closed to taking Canada geese in portions of Cameron and Vermilion parishes.

DOVES: Second split: through Nov. 11, North Zone; through Nov. 25, South Zone.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 25, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 5, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10, through Jan. 15. Through Jan. 31, State Deer areas 1, 2 & 4, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15 (either sex), State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9.

SQUIRREL & RABBIT: Through Feb. 28, statewide private lands & selected wildlife management areas.


NOV. 4—Return to Standard Time, 2 a.m.

NOV. 6—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

NOV. 7—STATE COASTAL MASTER PLAN SUMMIT & BEYOND: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Noland/Laborde Ballroom, LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge. Coastal restoration progress & research agenda might look like for the next decade. Call Lisa Noble (504) 293-2610. Email: LNoble@americaswetland.com.

NOV. 7—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., L’Auberge Casino, Baton Rouge. Tickets $25-$250 singles/couples, $650-$1,200 tables. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 276-6380. Email: jwalker@mmcre.com.

NOV. 7—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

NOV. 7-11—RIO GRANDE VALLEY BIRD FESTIVAL: Santa Ana, Lower Rio Grande Valley & Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife refuges, Harlingen, Texas. Website: fws.gov.

NOV. 8—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

NOV. 8—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) 262-0929.

NOV. 9-10—FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Red Stick Fly Fishers marsh fishing trip along La. 1 corridor. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: rsff.org.

NOV. 10—TROUT CHALLENGE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Eddies Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Fee $25. Heaviest 10 speckled trout stringer. Artificial lures only. BCKFC members’ Angler of the Year event. Website: bckfc.org.

NOV. 10—NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., March 11, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Need own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/100 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: douglasmbowser@yahoo.net. Call club (601) 341-8797.


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack & all groupers except goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters. Greater amberjack season closes Wednesday (Oct. 31).

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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