WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
ANNUAL GRAND ISLE ORIGINAL REDFISH RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs Sept. 15, 22, 29. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.
ATCHAFALAYA REGION CHAPTER/QUAIL FOREVER BANQUET: 6 p.m., John Folse’s White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. Dinner, auctions, raffles. Money raised remains with the chapter to enhance south Louisiana quail habitat & hunting opportunities. Call John Balance (225) 266-1953. Email: email@example.com.
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SEPT. 10 — EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South St. Landry Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $25-$315 ($75-$365 at door), tables $500-$5,000. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Call Charles Labouisse (225) 266-2909. Email: EastAscensionDU@gmail.com.
SEPT. 12 — RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO: City Park, New Orleans. Free. Registration required. Top 3 heaviest Rio Grande perch caught on fly. Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers club. Call John Engert (504) 861-9514. Website: noflyfisher.blogspot.com.
SEPT. 12 — GOLDEN MEADOW SMACKDOWN KAYAK TOURNAMENT: Northern Lafourche Parish, weigh-in in Golden Meadow. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Fourth in five-tournament series. Fee $20. Open to public. BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Registration: www.bckfc.org.
SEPT. 12 — SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 17-19 — FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Red River South Marina, 250 Red River South Marina Road, Bossier City. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Includes Sept. 18 memorial to fallen officers. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: email@example.com. Registration website: www.la-cops.org.
SEPT. 17 — ASCENSION CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
SEPT. 24-26 — ANNUAL CAMINADA REDFISH RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2500.
SEPT. 26 — 5TH ANNUAL ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Weigh-in & awards, 3 p.m., Stevie G’s, Pierre Part. Sponsored by Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats. Benefits Emerge Center of Baton Rouge. Call center (225) 343-4232.
SEPT. 27 — 7TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Atchafalaya Spillway, 5-6 a.m., Belle River public launch check-in, 3 p.m. weigh-in. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $200, $220 after 10 p.m. Sept. 25. Tournament waters Atchafalaya Basin north of U.S. 90. $3,000 first place in 60-boat field. In conjunction with St. Michael’s church Festival. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Joey Zimmer (225) 975-8745.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Monday (Labor Day), summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
Doves/north & south zones: Saturday, opening day, through Sept. 13 South Zone & through Sept. 27 North Zone. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except opening day on WMAs and state-leased fields where hours will be noon to sunset. Daily limit 15. See State Hunting Regulations 2015-16 pamphlet for special regulations on taking Eurasian collared doves and ringed turtle doves.
TEAL, RAILS, GALLINULES: Sept. 12-27, statewide.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open through 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in state waters. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack (30 inches minimum fork length), red & gag grouper, several species of sharks in state and federal waters. Gray triggerfish in state waters only.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coast-wide until further notice.
CLOSED seasons: Federal recreational red snapper, gray triggerfish & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.