RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY TYING: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website: rsff.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7pm-midnight, LA Express landing, Jarreau. Fee of $40/boat, max 2 anglers. Weekly event until September 9. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.
PUBLIC MEETING ON CHRONIC WASTE DISEASE: May 27, 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro; May 28, 10 a.m., LSU AgCenter Northeast Louisiana Research Center, St. Joseph. Public Hearings Conducted by the State of Wildlife and Fisheries on the Notice of Intent to Prohibit Supplementary Feeding for the Export of Deer and Cervid (Deer) Carcasses from the “Control Area” of chronic wasting disease in Franklin, Madison, and Tensas Parishes. Email LDWF Program Manager Johnathan Bordelon: firstname.lastname@example.org or LDWF Veterinarian Dr. Jim LaCour: email@example.com
NRA ANNUAL MEETING: Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. Website: nraam.org
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: CCA Summer Fishing Contest through September 5. Website: ccalouisiana.com
SQUIRRELS: Through May 29, statewide, on private land only.
AT THE CORNER
MAY 29—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: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 29 – BLESSING OF THE BOATS: 2 p.m., Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads. A project of the Pointe Coupée Kiwanis Club. All ships included. Dial (225) 718-1319.
MAY 30—REMEMBRANCE DAY
JUNE 2—WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, State Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: gray triggerfish, greater amberjack (until May 31); Blackfin, queen, and tang snappers and maids among other species of snappers and all groupers, including redfin grouper, except goliath, gag, and Nassau grouper in state waters/ federal.
SHRIMP: Coastal open from the Louisiana-Mississippi line to the Freshwater Bayou Canal, except closed in the Biloxi Swamp (opens 6 a.m., May 23). Opening at 6 a.m., May 23, from the west line of the Louisiana/Texas Freshwater Bayou Canal, except in the Mermentau River area (opening at 6 a.m., May 28).
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational Red Snapper (opens Friday, May 27) and Gag Grouper. 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.
-Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge open.
-Jun 30 Alligator Lottery Harvest Application Deadline Aug 31-Nov. 5 of 21 WMAs. Website: louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. $10 fee. Email: LAalligatorprogram@wlf.la.gov
-Closed: Roads and Trails (Richard Yancey WMA), 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).