Check the calendar Outdoors | Sports

TUESDAY

THE. OUTDOORS FOREVER TECHNICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: 2 pm, Tuesday, Wildlife and Fish Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

THURSDAY

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASS PLAYERS MEETING: 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church gym, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COKIE JAR BASS “CLASSIC” SERIES: 7 pm to midnight, LA Express Landing, Jarreau. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.

SATURDAY

NRA BASIC GUN PERMIT/CONCEALED CARRY COURSE: 9 am, High Point Shooting Grounds, Belle Chasse. Provided by The Carlton Group. $110 fee (with a $20 registration deposit applied to the fee). Call John Carlton (504) 329-8667. Email: jcarlton.tcg@gmail.com.

IN PROGRESS

STATE TOURNAMENT AND FISHERMAN’S RODEO: CCA Summer Fishing Contest through September 5th. Website: www.ccalouisiana.com

HUNTING SEASONS

TEAL: Statewide, September 10-25. Also first division in rails and redfish.

PIGEONS: First splits, South Zone: until September 18; North Zone: until September 25.

DEER / ARCHERY: from September 17 to January 1. 15, state deer areas 3, 7, 8 and 10.

JUST AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 12—GULF COUNCIL CORAL, SHRIMP AND SPINY LOBSTER ADVISORY PANEL MEETING: Noon-3 pm, virtual via webinar. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org.

SEPT. 12—RED STICK FLY FISHERMEN’S MEETING: 7 pm, Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Also on October 10, November 14, December 12. Website: www.rsff.org.

SEPT. 15—EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/UNLIMITED DUCK FEAST: 6 pm, Trademart Building, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South St. Landry Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $15-$75. Sponsorships available. Ticket website: louisianadu.com

SEPT. 16—FRIENDS OF NRA/BAYOU TECHE BANQUET: 5 pm, Community Center, 305 La. 83-West, Baldwin. Tickets $50-$75. Tables available. Call Sandra Verrett (337) 256-2848. Website: friendsofnra.org/la/events

SEPT. 17—SQUIRREL HUNT 10:9 am-noon, Waddill Wildlife Refuge, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. LDWF Wildlife Division Seminar. No fee. Limited space. Registration requested. Call Travis Dufour (337) 735-8685/email: tdufour@wlf.la.gov.

SEPT. 18—NSCA MONTHLY SHOOTING: 8 am, Covey Rise Gun Club, 58256 Covey Rise Drive, Husser. 100 Main, 50 Super Sport and 50 target 5-Stand. Rates $40-$70. Lunch included. Call (985) 747-0310. Email: office@coveyriselodge.com

FISHING/SHRIMP

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (Fri-Mon, Labor Day weekend, then Fri-Sun only), rail, blackfin, queen and silk snapper and snapper among other species of snapper and all groupers, except closed to Nassau and Goliath groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSING SEASON: Yellowtail, Gray Triggerfish, and Red Grouper in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: Open fall inshore season.

LDWF UPDATES

  • Pearl River WMA (St. Tammany Parish) closed due to flooding. Also the Atchafalaya Delta WMA Wax Lake Outlet campground; Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA fishing piers and boat launch next to the Island Road water control structure and at the northeast corner of Wonder Lake; Deer Park Meander Launch (Concordia Parish); Lake Concordia public boat ramp (repairs).
  • Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (Cameron/Vermilion Parishes) will be closed to the public until noon September 7-11 for alligator trapping.
  • Drawdowns: Underway at Lake Bruin; September 6, Lake Martin and Spring Bayou.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com