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CLEAN YOUR FREEZER DAY: Hours vary by location in Baton Rouge, Acadiana, Northshore and Metairie. Collection of game and frozen fish and other meats to local food banks. Sponsored by Hunters for the Hungry of Louisiana. Collection Sites/Hours Website:


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


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


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: [email protected].


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

PIGEONS: First division, North Zone: until September 25. Closed in the South Zone.

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

DEER/SPECIAL: Until September 30, state deer areas 3, 7, 8 and 10, juniors and honorably discharged veterans only.

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/SPECIAL: October 8-14, State Deer Areas 2, Junior and Honorably Discharged Veterans Only.

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

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.


OCT. 6—WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 am, Joe Herring Room, State Wildlife and Fish Headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

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


CLOSING SEASONS: Recreational Red Snapper, Greater Catfish, Gray Triggerfish, and Red Grouper in state/federal waters.

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Rail, blackfin, queen, and silk snappers and wrasses 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).

-Drawdowns: in progress at Lake Bruin. Lake Martin and Spring Bayou.

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