Check the Outdoors Calendar for Upcoming Fishing Tournaments and LDWF Updates | Sports
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY TYING: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea Dr., Baton Rouge. Website: rsff.org.
36th Annual DUCKS IN THE DESERT SPORTING CLAYS: Clark County Shooting Complex, North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ducks Unlimited Event. 200 main events, 5 stands, side games. Shooters are encouraged to provide their own cartridges. Website: scorechaser.com
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, State Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE SPONSOR BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. A tribute to Bowie Outfitters. Ticket 2ebsite: BR-DU.com.
JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Gymnasium, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.
DUCKS UNLIMITED/CABELA’S 50-GUN BASH: 5 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Live/silent auctions and raffle. Website: dufrenzy.com.
BASS AUTISM FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe Daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Weigh-in at 4 p.m. Tournament fee $205 (includes launch pot/big bass). $5,000 for first place. Benefits Port City Enterprises/S&S Behavioral. Call Moonie Bergeron (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941.
BATON ROUGE DAY: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Waddill Wildlife Refuge, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. A Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Fly tying, casting instructions and speakers. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 505-4997. Email: [email protected]
BECOMING AN OUTDOOR WOMAN/BUCKS & DOES: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Outdoor Education Center, Woodworth. Deer biology/management, habitat, hunting and deer stand safety, firearms and techniques. Material provided. For 18 years and over. Fees $35. Limited class size. State Wildlife and Fisheries Event. Website: lawff.org/arc. Email: Dana Norsworthy: [email protected]
THE. HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR QUALIFIER/WEST DIVISION: San Miguel Park, Toledo Bend. Call Tommy Abbott (504) 722-6638. Website: louisianahighschoolbassnation.com
QUAILS/RABBITS/BEAKS/SQUIRRELS: until February 28.
ORDER OF CONSERVATION/GEES: East and West zones, until March 6. No daily limit or possession limit. Hunters are permitted to use electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than three rounds. Catch limited to catches of blue, white and Ross’s geese.
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MARCH 6—LA. HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR QUALIFIER/NORTH DIVISION: San Miguel Park, Toledo Bend. Also March 19, Jimmie Davis State Park, Caney Creek, Chatham. Call Tommy Abbott (504) 722-6638. Website: louisianahighschoolbassnation.com
MARCH 11—BASS SENIORS TOURNAMENT: Weigh-in deadline before daylight saving time, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Fishermen aged 55 and over. Fee of $55/angler (can fish alone or in teams of two anglers), limit of 3 bass. Registration 5 a.m., Doiron’s. May fish in Atchafalaya or Verret basins, but not south of US 90. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.
MARCH 12—BECOMING AN OUTDOOR WOMAN/CAMPING: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Tent bases, sleep gear, kitchen. Classroom instruction and practice. Material provided. For 18 years and over. Fees $35. Limited class size. State Wildlife and Fisheries Event. Website: lawff.org/arc. Email: Dana Norsworthy: [email protected]
MARCH 13—SUMMERTIME: starts at 2:00 a.m.
- Elmer’s Island Wildlife Sanctuary is open.
- Registration opens for March 19 Becoming a Woman of the Outdoors/Shotguns for ages 18 and up. Website: lawff.org/arc. Email: Dana Norsworthy: [email protected]
- Closed: Wax Lake Outlet Campground (Atchafalaya Delta WMA); fishing docks and boat ramp next to the Island Road water control structure and at the northeast corner of Wonder Lake (Pointe-aux-Chênes FMZ; three other docks and boat ramp Island Road water remain open); Hope Canal Road boat launch (Maurepas Swamp WMA); a section of East Road on Bayou Wauksha (Thistlethwaite WMA); Launch of Deer Park oxbow (Concordia Parish); and Woodworth Rifle Range (Rapids Parish).
- Hunter education course. Website: wlf.louisiana.gov/page/hunter-education.
RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: snappers, blackfin snappers, queens and silks, among other species of snappers and all groupers, including red grouper, except goliath and nassau groupers in state/federal waters.
SHRIMP: All coastal waters in the state are closed, except open twin-rig waters in the Breton/Chandeleur Straits.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack. Commercial king mackerel (hook and line; gillnet) in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Commercial catch of large inshore sharks (inshore major groups and hammerheads) closed.
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