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.


TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public, entry fee $25, artificial lures only, shotgun launch. Heaviest 5 speckled trout stringer. Door prizes. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website:

WOMEN ON TARGET/FREE LADIES-ONLY SHOOTING CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, Edna Drive, off U.S. 98 between McComb and Tylertown. Trap shooting, air pistol and 22 caliber rifle and pistol sessions. No fee (Mississippi State Firearms Owners Association paying all fees), includes lunch & all firearms. Preregistration required. Call Club (601) 341-8797 or email Doug Bowser:


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


DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Friday (Nov. 17), State Deer areas 1, 4 & 6, either-sex take allowed, and State Deer areas 5 & 9 (bucks only).

QUAIL: Saturday, opening day, statewide through Feb. 28.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 26, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DOVES: Second split, South Zone through Nov. 26. Closed in North Zone.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, State Deer areas 3, 8 & 10. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 27-Dec. 31, State Deer Area 7, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/EAST, COASTAL & WEST ZONES: First split through Dec. 3.

GEESE: Through Dec. 3, statewide (Canadas, specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

SNIPE: Through Dec. 3, statewide.

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

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 8, State Deer areas 1, 4, 6. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 8, State Deer areas 5 & 9, still-hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex days Nov. 24-26.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Jan. 3, statewide.

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

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31 in State Deer areas 1, 2, 4 & 7. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


NOV. 23—Thanksgiving Day

NOV. 26— 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). Final 2017 match. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

NOV. 27—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., meeting room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

NOV. 30—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper closed in state & federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish in state & federal waters throughout 2017. Commercial gray triggerfish season closes Nov. 18 & commercial king mackerel season closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

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