JUNIOR SW BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.


9TH ANNUAL GRAND ISLE LADIES RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Tickets $20 at marina or Grand Isle Port Commission/ Tourism Office. Categories/Adult Division: Rat Redfish, Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Gafttop, Cobia. Categories/Girls Division (ages 5-15): Rat Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Catfish. Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Call (985) 787-2229.

LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH CHAMPIONSHIP: Venice Marina, Venice. Qualifiers only through five events. Rules/registration website:

IFA KAYAK TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: St. Bernard. Captains’ meeting/registration 5 p.m., Thursday, Rocky & Carlo’s, 613 St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Anglers’ choose launch. Friday/Saturday weigh-in, Rocky & Carlo’s. Website:


KAYAK FISHING BOONDOGGLE: Fountainebleau State Park, Mandeville. Seminars, kayak rigging workshops, demos, fly casting/tying, youth activities, photo clinics. Free. Fees for workshops, dinner, camping. Website:


WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Seminars, canoeing, fly tying. Free. Friends of La. Wildlife Refuges event. Call (985) 882-2000.

FISH THE BAYOU KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Fish anywhere in the state (midnight to 5 p.m.) for 3 redfish/2 speckled trout. Larose Bayou Civic Club, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Website:

INAUGURAL MORGAN CITY HIGH BASEBALL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $100/boat, $110 after Oct. 7. Legally posted waters off limits. Cross-over levee at 11 a.m. 3 p.m. weigh-in. Call Larry Doiron Jr. (985) 397-3113.


FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL “CLASSIC”: Lake Bruin. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email:


NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.


RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:


OCT. 15 — A WILD NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. La. Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Live/silent auctions. Call LWFF (225) 765-2860. Website:

OCT. 16-17 — IFA REDFISH TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Captains’ meeting/registration 5 p.m., Oct. 15, Docville Farms, Violet. Weigh-in, Breton Sound Marina. Website:

OCT. 20 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

OCT. 22 — S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Awards to division winners from CCA-Louisiana’s Statewide Tournament and Anglers’ Rodeo. Tickets $50 (no fee 12 and younger), $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


OCT. 21 — QDMA ACADIANA BRANCH BANQUET: 5 p.m., Equine Sales of Louisiana, 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsor, $500-$600 tables. Call Dustin Vidrine (337) 331-4842.


deer/primitive weapons: Oct. 10-16, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

doves: Oct. 10-Nov. 8, North Zone; Oct. 10-Dec. 1, South Zone.

deer/modern firearms/area 7: Oct. 17-Nov. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Oct. 17-18.

deer/modern firearms/areaS 3 & 8: Oct. 17-Nov. 29, still-hunt only, either sex take allowed.

deer/modern firearms/area 10: Oct. 17-Nov. 29, still-hunt only, bucks only except either sex days Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15 & Nov. 27-29.

DEER/ARCHERY: Bucks-only through Oct. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9, then either-sex take through Feb. 15; through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10, either-sex allowed; State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7, either-sex allowed through Jan. 31

SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.


CLOSED seasons: State & federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters), red grouper (effective Oct. 8)

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.