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


DOVES: South Zone, Through Sept. 18; North Zone: Through Sept. 26.

DEER/ARCHERY: Sept. 18-Jan. 15, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

TEAL: Through Sept. 26, statewide.


  • Waddill Wildlife Refuge & Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., closed until further notice after damage from Hurricane Ida.
  • 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 due to Hurricane Ida.
  • All statewide Sept. 25 National Hunting & Fishing Day activities canceled.
  • All Sherburne WMA shooting ranges open, except closed Mondays to continue repairs.
  • U.S. 90 boat launch on Middle River of the Pearl River system closed for repairs.
  • The Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range (Pearl River WMA) closed for repairs.
  • Hunter Education classes have resumed. Website:
  • Drawdowns on False River and Henderson Lake under way to reduce the sediment impacts/improve sportfish habitat.


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (Friday-through-Sunday seasons), greater amberjack, gray triggerfish, several snapper species & all groupers except closed for goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: All state inshore & outside waters open.

CLOSED SEASONS: 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 in state & federal waters through Dec. 31. Take of blacktip sharks remains open.


SEPT. 26—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: