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.


GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour on 2,000-acre cypress-tupelo gun lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $3. Call (888) 677-6100.


SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, 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:


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


FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT “CLASSIC”: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

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


YOUTH-ONLY SQUIRREL DAYS: Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 23-24) on Maurepas Swamp, Pearl River, Sandy Hollow & Sherburne wildlife management areas and nine other WMAs across the state; also Kisatchie National forest lanes, federal Indian Bayou Area & Catahoula & Red Dirt national wildlife management preserves.

SPECIAL DEER SEASON: Saturday, opening day through Sept. 29 in State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10 for youths 17 and younger and resident honorably discharged veterans.

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

TEAL: Through Sept. 30, statewide. Hunters also allowed to take rails and gallinules. State hunting license, state & federal waterfowl stamps & HIP certification needed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

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


SEPT. 28—CCA POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $65, spouces $35, youths $25 includes dinner. Live/silent auctions. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Email Katie Laurent:

SEPT. 28—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

SEPT. 29-31—LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Fall fly fishing. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website:

SEPT. 30—PAC ATTACK KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Eddie’s Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds. For BCKFC members, points go towards Angler of the Year. Website:

OCT. 3—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

OCT. 4—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


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.