CLEAN UP YOUR FREEZER DAY: Hours vary by location in Baton Rouge, Acadiana, Northshore and Metairie. Collection of frozen game and fish and other meats from local food banks. Sponsored by the Louisiana Hunters for the Hungry. Collection Sites/Times Website:


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


THE. BASS NATION QUALIFICATION: Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. Must be a member of the BASS Federation. Call Ryan Lavigne (225) 921-9332.


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]


Deer seasons allow for the capture of deer of both sexes unless otherwise specified.

COLOMBES: first segment, northern zone: until September 25. Closed in the southern zone.

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

DEER/SPECIAL: Through Sept. 30, State Deer Zones 3, 7, 8, and 10, only for Honorably Discharged Youth and Veterans.

DEER/ARCHY: Oct. 1-15, males only, State Deer Areas 5, 6, and 9, then Oct. 16-Feb. 16 15.

DEER/ARCHY: October 1 through January 31, State Deer Zones 1, 2, and 4.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS: Oct. 1-Feb. 28, private land only.

DEER/SPECIAL: Oct. 8-14, State Deer Areas 2, honorably released youth and veterans only.

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

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


SEVEN. 30 DEADLINE: Wildlife and Fish State Waterfowl Hunts in the Sherburne WMA (Disabled, General, and 10-17 year old hunting) and Bayou Pierre WMA (General and 10-17 year old hunting ). Application only available on the website: Two $5 fees.


OCT. 6—WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, State Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

OCT. 6—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Gymnasium, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.


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

RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: snappers, blackfin snappers, queens and silks, among other species of snappers and all groupers, except closed for goliath and Nassau groupers in state/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 boat launch Island Road water remain open); and launch of Deer Park oxbow (Concordia Parish).

– Drawdowns: In progress on Lake Bruin. Lake Martin & Spring Bayou.

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