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


LOUISIANA OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 pm, Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Health Committee, 10 am & Aquaculture Committee, 11 am meetings, same venue.


GULF COUNCIL REEF FISH AND SSS COMMITTEES MEETING: Wednesday noon-4 pm; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday; 8-11 a.m., Friday. Council Office, Suite 200, 4107 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Website:


ST. CROIX BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Red River South Marina, Bossier City. Daily weigh-in at 3:00 p.m. Website:


FLY FISHING IN WARM AUTUMN WATERS: Lake Concordia, Ferriday. Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Email:


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:


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

TEAL: Statewide, through September 25. It was also first divided for rails and redfish.

DEER/ARCHEY: Oct. 1-15, bucks only, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9, then Oct. 16-Feb. fifteen.

DEER / ARCHERY: October 1 – January 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 and 4.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: Oct. 1-Feb. 28, private land only.

DEER / ARCHERY: Until January 15, state deer areas 3, 7, 8 and 10.


SEPT. 30 DEADLINE: State Fish and Wildlife waterfowl hunts in Sherburne WMA (handicapped, general hunts and ages 10-17) and Bayou Pierre WMA (general hunts and ages 10-17). Application only on website: Two installments of $5.


SEPT. 25—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB GAME: 7:30 am, squad formation; 8 am at the shooting range, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA Match Rifle or Service Rifle, 200 yard/50 round match range. Fee $12 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors. $15 annual membership to the club and the Civilian Marksmanship Program (allows purchases at CMP). Email Rick Mol:

SEPT. 26—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY ASSEMBLE: 7 pm, Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website:

SEPT. OCTOBER 28-1—THE. BASS NATION QUALIFIER: Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. You must be a member of the BASS Federation. Call Ryan Lavigne (225) 921-9332.


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red Snapper (Friday-Sunday only, ordered closed September 19), Rail Snapper, Blackfin, Queen, Silk, and Wench among other snapper species and all groupers except closed for Goliath and Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

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

SHRIMP: The fall inshore season is open.


  • Closed: Pearl River WMA (St. Tammany Parish) closed (flooding); Wax Lake Outlet Campground (Atchafalaya Delta WMA) through Oct. 31; Lake Concord public boat (repairs); Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA fishing piers and pier adjacent to the Island Road water control structure and at the northeast corner of Wonder Lake (three other Island Road piers and pier remain open); and Deer Park Meander Launch (Concordia Parish).
  • Drawdowns: In progress at Lake Bruin. Lake Martin and Spring Bayou.