Check the outdoor calendar for meetings, hunting seasons and updates from LDWF | Sports

MONDAY

GULF COUNCIL CORAL, SHRIMP AND LOBSTER ADVISORY PANEL MEETING: Noon to 3 pm, virtual via webinar. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org.

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

NSCA MONTHLY SHOOTING: 8 a.m., 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

ELMER’S ISLAND BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY: 10am-1pm, Elmer’s Island, off La. 1 north of Grand Isle. Pre-registration website: forms.gle/V7jzS3t53VQwYdfN9. Bring a bucket.

SQUIRREL HUNT 101: 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.

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.

HUNTING SEASONS

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

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.

LOTTERY HUTS

State Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl Hunts in Sherburne WMA (handicapped, general and ages 10-17/youth hunts) and Bayou Pierre WMA (general and ages 10-17/youth hunts). Application only on website: louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Deadline September 30. Two installments of $5.

JUST AROUND THE CORNER

SEPT. 21-23—GULF COUNCIL REEF FISH AND SSS COMMITTEES MEETING: noon-4 pm, Sept. 21; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 22; 8-11 am, September 23, Council Office, Suite 200, 4107 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org

SEPT. 23-25—FLY FISHING IN WARM AUTUMN WATERS: Lake Concordia, Ferriday. A Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Email: elsimmons@cox.net

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: southlahighpower@hotmail.com

FISHING/SHRIMP

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (Friday-Sunday only), street snapper, blackfin snapper, queen snapper, silk snapper, and wenches among other snapper species and all groupers, except closed for Goliath and Nassau groupers in open waters. state/federal.

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

SHRIMP: Open fall inshore season.

LDWF UPDATES

  • Closed: Pearl River WMA (St. Tammany Parish) closed (flooding); Wax Lake Outlet Campground (Atchafalaya Delta WMA) through Oct. 31; Lake Concordia Public Watercraft (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.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com