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LA. WILDLIFE & FISHERIES GRANT-SYSTEM REGISTRATION: 1 p.m., Westbank Library, 2751 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey. For $23.95 million federal funds for state commercial and charter fishing industry (Equipment Modernization Grant Program). Also: 9 a.m., Tuesday, St. Bernard Parish Government, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dumas Auditorium, 301 West Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call (800) 630-3791.

RED STICK FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Website:


LA. SPORTING CLAYS ASSOCIATION REGISTERED SHOOT: South Central Regionals, Covey Rise, Husser. Email Dan Lavergne: Website:


LA. OUTDOORS FOREVER TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: 9 a.m., Herring Room. state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS ‘CLASSIC’: 7 p.m.-midnight, LA Express landing, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat, max 2 anglers. End-of-season tournament. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


TEAL: Statewide, Sept. 15-30.

DEER/ARCHERY: Sept. 16-Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Either-sex deer allowed.

DOVES: first splits, South Zone: thru Sept. 17; North Zone: thru Sept. 24.


WHITE LAKE WATERFOWL HUNTS: Deadline Sept. 30 for 2 youth hunts (Nov. 4-5, ages 10-17), 30 marsh hunt & 30 rice-field hunt dates, White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (Vermilion Parish). Applications available only state Wildlife & Fisheries website: Two $5 application fees. Additional fees if selected. Call Schuyler Dartez (337) 536-6061/email:


SEPT. 20—GULF COUNCIL SHRIMPERS ‘LISTENING’ SESSION: 3-6 p.m. (CDT), Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Information from shrimp boat captains, crew & permit holders. Call Molly Stevens (305) 361-4489/email:

SEPT. 21—GULF COUNCIL ECOSYSTEM COMMITTEE MEETING: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.n. (CDT), Gulf Council office, 4107 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Website:

SEPT. 22–BEGINNER CATFISHING COURSE: Waddill Wildlife Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Wildlife & Fisheries instructors. Limited to 10 anglers. All ages 18 & older must have valid state fishing license. Registration website:, then “Fishing Ed” folder. Call Joshua Porter (225) 763-3540.

SEPT. 22-24–38th-annual GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE: Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsored by Second Amendment Foundation & Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Website:

SEPT. 23—NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge.

SEPT. 24—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Other match dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 26. Contact Mike Burke:


GRAND ISLE ONLINE RODEO: Through Oct. 1, 6 Inshore & 6 Offshore categories. Cash prizes. Email:


SHRIMP: Fall Inshore season open statewide. All state outside waters open. Map website:

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish, red snapper; lane, blackfin, queen and silk snappers & wenchmen among other snapper species; all groupers including gags (thru Nov. 9), except closed for red, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack, red, goliath & Nassau grouper in state/federal waters. Federal for-hire, red snapper permit holders. Commercial take of greater amberjack.


-Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge closed until noon daily through Sept. 15 for controlled alligator season.

-Waterfowl blinds on Little River Basin portion, Dewey Wills WMA must be removed.

-Drawdown set Sept. 18 for Lake Claiborne; underway on Henderson Lake, Lake Bistineau, Bundick Lake, Ivan Lake, Nantachie Lake, Chicot Lake & Clear-Smithport Lake (Desoto Parish);

-Tram ATV Trail, south tract Tunica Hills WMA (West Feliciana Parish) closed, repairs; Hope Canal Road (Maurepas Swamp WMA) & boat launch closed indefinitely, levee construction.


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