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MONDAY

MEETING OF THE GULF COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEES ON CORAL, SHRIMP AND THORN LUMB: Noon to 3 p.m., virtual via webinar. Website: gulfcouncil.org.

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

THURSDAY

CHAPTER EAST ASCENSION/CANKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Trademart Building, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South St. Landry Avenue, Gonzales. Tickets $15-$75. Sponsorships available. Ticketing website: louisianadu.com

FRIDAY

FRIENDS OF THE NRA/BAYOU TECHE BANQUET: 5 p.m., Community Center, 305 La. 83 West, Baldwin. Tickets $50-$75. Tables available. Call Sandra Verret (337) 256-2848. Website: friendsofnra.org/la/events

SATURDAY

MONTHLY NSCA SHOOTING: 8 a.m., Covey Rise Gun Club, 58256 Covey Rise Drive, Husser. 100 Main, 50 Super Sport & 50 Target 5-Stand. Fees from $40 to $70. Lunch included. Call (985) 747-0310. Email: [email protected]

ELMER’S ISLAND BEACH CLEANUP DAY: 10:00am-1:00pm, Elmer’s Island, off La. 1 north of Grand Isle. Pre-registration site: forms.gle/V7jzS3t53VQwYdfN9. Bring a bucket.

SQUIRREL HUNT 101: 9 a.m.-noon, Waddill Wildlife Refuge, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. LDWF Wildlife Division Seminar. No charges. Limited space. Registration requested. Call Travis Dufour (337) 735-8685/email: [email protected]

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]

HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/ARCHY: Sept. 17-Jan. 15, state deer areas 3, 7, 8 and 10.

COLOMBES: first divisions, southern zone: until September 18; North Zone: until September 25.

TEAL: Statewide through September 25. Also split first for rails and gallinules.

LOTTERY HUNT

State Wildlife & Fisheries waterfowl hunting on Sherburne WMA (handicapped, general and 10-17/youth hunting) and Bayou Pierre WMA (general and 10-17/youth hunting). Application only available on the website: louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Deadline September 30. Two $5 fees.

AT THE CORNER

SEVEN. 21-23—GULF COUNCIL REEF FISH AND SSS COMMITTEE MEETING: 12:00-4:00 p.m., September 21; 8am-4pm, September 22; 8-11 a.m., September 23, Council Office, Suite 200, 4107 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org

SEVEN. 23-25—FALL WARM WATER FLY FISHING: Lake Concordia, Ferriday. A Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Email: [email protected]

SEVEN. 25—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]

FISH/SHRIMP

RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: red snapper (Friday-Sunday only), snapper, blackfin snapper, queen and floss and henchmen among other snapper species and all groupers except Goliath and Nassau groupers in the national/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Greater amberjack, gray triggerfish and red grouper in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: Fall coastal season open.

LDWF UPDATES

  • 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 boat launch Island Road water remain open); and launch of Deer Park oxbow (Concordia Parish).
  • Drawdowns: In progress on Bruin Lake. Lake Martin & Spring Bayou.

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