THURSDAY

WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

HUNTING SEASONS

DOVES: North Zone, Oct. 9-Nov. 14; South Zone, Oct. 16-Nov. 28 (second splits).

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 9-15, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 16-Nov. 28, still-hunt only, State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8; Oct. 16-Jan. 2, State Deer Area 10. still-hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Oct. 15, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9, bucks only, then Oct. 16-Feb. 15. Through Jan. 15, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 & 4. Either-sex take allowed except where noted.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: Through Feb. 28.

AROUND THE CORNER

OCT. 11—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website: rsff.org.

OCT. 13—DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., L’Auberge Casino, Baton Rouge. Corporate, Gold, Platinum-level tables. Tickets/sponsorships. Call Jonathan Walker, (225) 810-3294/(225) 276-6380.

OCT. 14—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

OCT. 21—S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Live Oak at Cedar Lodge, Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. CCA Louisiana event to award prizes from summer-long fishing event. Website: ccalouisiana.com

LDWF UPDATES

Waddill Wildlife 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 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: wlf.louisiana.gov/page/hunter-education.

Drawdowns on False River and Henderson Lake under way to reduce the sediment impacts/improve sportfish habitat.

CANCELED

2021 WILD NIGHT: Annual October fundraiser for Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (all days with new 4-fish-per-day limit), greater amberjack, several snapper species & all groupers except closed for goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: All state inshore & outside waters open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish & red grouper. Recreational/commercial take of blackfin, queen and silk snappers & wenchmen. 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.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com