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


GULF OF MEXICO FMC REEF FISH PANEL MEETING: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CDT), 4107 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, FL. Main components: amberjack, gag grouper, yellowtail snapper, scamp and commercial limits of gray triggerfish. Virtual presentation available. Website:

THE. OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1:00 p.m., Jean Lafitte Civic Center, 4953 City Park Drive, Lafitte.

THE. OUTDOORS FOREVER TECH ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: 2 p.m., State Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


JOINT GULF AND ATLANTIC FISHERIES COUNCIL WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT, Gulf of Mexico FMC Office, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Discussion under the Modern Fish Act for the management of the recreational sector. Virtual presentation available. Website:


A WILD NIGHT: 6 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. La Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation Fundraiser. Catering. Live/silent auctions. Benefits Youth Hunter Education Challenge, La. Hunting & Fishing Day, Youth Fishing Programs, La. Wetshop and Whooping Crane Restoration. Call Missy Fox (225) 765-5100. Email: [email protected] Website:


NRA BASIC PISTOL/CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT CLASS: 9:00 a.m., High Point Shooting Grounds, Belle Chasse. Supplied by the Carlton Group. $110 fee (with a $20 registration deposit applied to fees). Call John Carlton (504) 329-8667. Email: [email protected]


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 for the capture of deer of both sexes unless otherwise specified.

DEER/SPECIAL: Through Oct. 14, State Deer Area 2, for Honorably Released Youth and Veterans only.

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

DEER/ARCHY: Until October 15, males only, State Deer Areas 5, 6 and 9, then October 16 to February 16. 15.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 15-Nov. 27, State Deer Areas 3, 7 & 8, shot hunting only.

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

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Oct. 15-Jan. 1, State Deer Area 10, shot hunting only.

DEER/ARCHY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Zones 3, 7, 8, and 10.

DEER/ARCHY: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Zones 1, 2, and 4.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: until February 28, private grounds only.


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

OCT. 20—CCA BATON ROUGE CHAPTER & STAR BANQUET AWARDS: 5:30 p.m., 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: [email protected]

OCT. 23—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB GAME: 7:30 a.m., squad; 8 a.m. on the beach, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA Match Rifle or Service Rifle, 200 yard/50 round match range. Fees $12 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors. $15 annual membership in club and civilian marksmanship program (allows purchases from CMP). Email Rick Mol: [email protected]


CLOSED SEASONS: Greater amberjack, gray triggerfish and red grouper in state/federal waters. Commercial/recreational plaice season closes October 15.

RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: Recreational red snapper (open until October 14), blackfin snappers, queens and silks and henchmen among other snapper species and all groupers except Goliath and Nassau groupers in national/federal waters.

SHRIMP: Fall coastal season open.


– Closed: Pearl River WMA (St. Tammany Parish) closed (flooding); Wax Lake Outlet Campground (Atchafalaya Delta WMA) through Oct. 31; Lake Concordia public boat (repairs); The Pointe-aux-Chênes WMA fishing docks and boat launch adjacent to the Island Road water control structure and at the northeast corner of Wonder Lake (three other docks and Island Road water remain open); and launch of Deer Park oxbow (Concordia Parish).

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