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Photo provided by MARGARET EICHELBERGER Very special weekend Connor Rushing made the most of the special youth-only deer-hunting days in the Capital City area when he took this 200-pound, 8-point buck last weekend. The Central Middle School seventh-grader reported high trophy buck's inside antler spread measured 18 1/2 inches. The primitive weapons, bucks-only season opens Nov. 8, and the modern firearms season opens Nov. 15 in most south-central and southerastern parishes.


BATON ROUGE AREA CHAPTER/DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET: 6 p.m., LSU 4-H Mini-Barn, Highland Road at South Stadium Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Jonathan Walker (225) 276-6380/(225) 810-3294. Email: jwalker@mmcre.com.

JEFFERSON PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Jefferson-Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Avenue, Metairie. Call Pierre Mouledoux (504) 650-0592 or Garrett Pizzaloto (504) 430-1348.


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

LAFAYETTE AREA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Heymann Center, Lafayette. Call Beau Phares (337) 962-2128 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.

AVOYELLES PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Paragon Casino, Marksville. Call Steve Marcotte (318) 201-7014 or Jimmy Armand (318) 359-1851.

HOUMA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER & OUTDOOR SHOW: 6 p.m., Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. Call Jeff DeBlieux (985) 853-3009 or Mickey Thomas (985) 851-3434.


FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: www.rsff.org.


FIELD PRECISION RIFLE MATCHES: 7:15 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. match, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 60-round, 600-yard F-Class matches (35 caliber & smaller, 30-inch barrel limit). Website: www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.


NOV. 10 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.


NOV. 15 — GET OUT & FISH: 6:30 a.m.-noon, Girard Park, Lafayette. Adult & Youth fishing contests. Free rod/reel & goody bag for first 100 to register. Must bring own tackle. Fishing licenses required for ages 16 and older. Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Website registration: www.wlf.la.gov/getoutandfish.

NOV. 15 — FALL N’ TIDE XIII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. 7 categories. Fee $50 includes meals, captain’s bag. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Registration required. Website: www.bckfc.org.


NOTE: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations on private, state and federal lands.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Friday (Nov. 7), State Deer Area 7, bucks only.

SNIPE: First splits, through Dec. 7, Coastal Migratory/Waterfowl Zone; Nov. 8-Dec. 7, East Zone; Nov. 8-Dec. 14, West Zone.

ducks/youth-only weekend: Nov. 8-9, Coastal Waterfowl Zone.

ducks/youth-only DAY: Nov. 8, West Waterfowl Zone.

GEESE: Nov. 8-Dec. 7, East Waterfowl Zone; first split, blue, snow and Ross’ geese only.

CANADA GEESE: Nov. 8-Dec. 7, East Waterfowl Zone; first split.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 8-14, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5 & 6, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 8-14, State Deer Areas 9, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Nov. 8-30, State Deer Area 7. Still-hunt only, bucks only except either-sex days Nov. 15-16 & Nov. 28-30.

DOVES: Through Nov. 9, North Zone; Through Dec. 3, South Zone; Second of three splits.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 30, State Deer Area 3 & 8. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ MODERN FIREARMS: Through Nov. 30, bucks only, State Deer Area 10, except either-sex days Oct. 19, Nov. 8-9 & Nov. 28-30. Still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 3, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.


STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper, 16 inches minimum length. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.

COMMERCIAL KING MACKERAL CLOSURE: Effective noon, Friday (Nov. 7) in state waters. Commercial season closed Oct. 17 in federal waters.

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