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


GULF OF MEXICO FMC REEF FISH PANEL MEETING: 7:30 am-4:30 pm (CDT), 4107 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Key Elements: Limits for amberjack, gag grouper, yellowtail snapper, loon, and commercial gray triggerfish. Virtual presentation available. Website:

THE. OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 pm, Jean Lafitte Civic Center, 4953 City Park Drive, Lafitte.

THE. OUTDOORS FOREVER TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: 2 pm, Fish and Wildlife State Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


JOINT ATLANTIC AND GULF FISHERIES COUNCIL WORKSHOP: 8:30 am-3 pm (CDT), FMC Gulf of Mexico Office, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Discussion within the Modern Fish Act for the management of the recreational sector. Virtual presentation available. Website:


ONE WILD NIGHT: 6 pm, Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Fundraising for the. Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. attended Live/silent auctions. Benefits Educational Challenge for Young Hunters, La. Hunting and Fishing Day, youth fishing programs, La. Wetshop and restoration of whooping cranes. Call Missy Fox (225) 765-5100. Email: Website:


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:


JUNIOR SW BASSMASTERS TOURNAMENT: Bridge Bay, Toledo Bend. 7-10, 11-14, 15-18 age groups for members/captains. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.


Deer seasons allow the taking of deer of either sex, except where noted.

DEER/SPECIAL: Through Oct. 14, Deer State Area 2, Honorably Discharged Juniors and Veterans Only.

DEER/EARLY WEAPONS: Through Oct. 14, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8, and 10.

DEER/ARCHEY: Through Oct. 15, bucks only, State Deer Areas 5, 6, and 9, then Oct. 16-Feb. 2. fifteen.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: October 15-November 1. 27, State Deer Areas 3, 7 and 8, set hunt only.

PIGEONS: Second division, South Zone, Oct. 15-Nov. 27; North Zone, until November 13.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: October 15 to January 1. 1, Deer State Area 10, fixed hunt only.

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

DEER / ARCHERY: Until January 31, state deer areas 1, 2 and 4.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: Through Feb 28, private land only.


OCT. 18– GULF COUNCIL LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING: 8:30 am-5 pm, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Law Enforcement Committee . Website:

OCT. 20—ACC BATON ROUGE CHAPTER AND STAR AWARDS BANQUET: 5:30 pm, Live Oak at Cedar Lodge, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Tickets $25-$75, Tables available. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

OCT. 21-23—FALL SALTWATER FLY FISHING: Galliano Inn, Galliano. Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Email:

OCT. 23—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:


CLOSING SEASON: Yellowtail, Gray Triggerfish, and Red Grouper in state/federal waters. The commercial/recreational flounder season will close on October 15.

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Recreational Red Snapper (Open through Oct. 14), Rail Snapper, Blackfin, Queen, Silk, and Wench Snappers among other snapper species and all groupers, except closed for Goliath and Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: Open fall inshore season.


-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).