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THE. JOINT WORKING GROUP WORKING GROUP MEETING: 10 am, Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Discuss the final EIS for the Mid-Barataria sediment diversion for the State Shrimp, Crab, and Oyster Working Groups. Webinar: (215) 861-0674, Password: 806520#

GULF OF MEXICO HEARING FMC GREATER AMBERJACK: 6-9 pm, Doubletree New Orleans Airport, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. Open to public comment on management, seasons and catch limits. Also 6-9 pm, Thursday, Adult Activity Center, 26251 Canal Road, Orange Beach, Alabama, and October 11 webinar. Website: Deadline for written comments 4 pm October 11 to: [email protected]


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

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


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.

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

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.

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

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


OCT. 9—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: [email protected]

OCT. 10—RED STICK FLY FISHERMEN MEETING: 7 pm, Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge. Also on November 14, December 12. Website:

OCT. 11—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:

OCT. 12—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:

OCT. 13—A WILD NIGHT: 6 pm, Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Fundraising for the. Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. attended Live/silent auctions. Benefits Junior Hunter Education Challenge, Louisiana Game and Fish Day, State Youth Fishing Programs, Louisiana Wetshop, and Whooping Crane Restoration. Call Missy Fox (225) 765-5100. Email: [email protected]. Website:

OCT. 15-16—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.


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

RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: Lane, Blackfin, Queen, and Silk Snappers & Wenchmen, among other snapper species, and all groupers except 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).

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