Check out the Outdoors calendar for early July

Check out the Outdoors calendar for meetings, fishing tournaments and LDWF updates | Sports
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WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, LA Express landing, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat, max 2 anglers. Weekly event through Sept. 9. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


NRA BASIC PISTOL/CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT COURSE: 9 a.m., High Point Shooting Grounds, Belle Chasse. Provided by The Carlton Group. Fee $110 (with $20 registration deposit applied to fee). Call John Carlton (504) 329-8667. Email:


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: CCA summer-long fishing contest through Sept. 5. Website:


JULY 11—RED STICK FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website:

JULY 14—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church gym, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

JULY 15-16–30th BLUE JAY FISHING RODEO: Weigh-in July 16, John Ryan Stadium, Metairie. Registration website: Call Mike McMahon (504) 650-1700.

JULY 16—6th VETERANS OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s (either side), Stephensville. Veterans fish free. Entry fee $151.50/team ($75.75 for team with veteran). 70% payback, 30% to Wounded War Heroes. Sponsored by the Westside Bassmasters. Preregistration meeting 6-8 p.m., July 14, Cajun Outboards, Addis. Call Joey Stein (225) 776-6982.


JULY 15-17—LEEVILLE SALTWATER FLY FISHING: A Red Stick Fly Fishers event due to Hurricane Ida damage.


July 22 deadline for alligator take on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge (Terrebonne Parish). Application website: Mail applications to: Mandalay NWR Alligator Permit Lottery, 1725 Willow Street, Franklin, LA 70538. 43 tags to each to 2 permittee. Call Brian Pember (985) 860-6681.

-July 27 deadline for La. Wildlife and Fisheries dove & teal hunts. Dove hunts, Elbow Slough WMA. Teal hunts, White Lake Conservation Area. LDWF website: & $5 application & transaction fees. Elbow Slough, call David Hayden (318) 487-5353. Teal, call Schuyler Dartez (337) 536-6061.

-Aug. 11 deadline for Atchafalaya Delta WMA houseboat mooring sites at Log Island & & Campground passes. Call (337) 735-8667. LDWF website:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper (Fridays-Sundays only), lane, blackfin, queen and silk snappers & wenchmen among other snapper species & all groupers, including gag, red grouper, except closed for goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: All inshore waters closed except “double-rig line” in Breton/Chandeleur sounds.

CLOSED SEASONS: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish.


-Lake Concordia public boat ramp closed for repairs.

-Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge open.

-Iatt Lake (Grant Parish) July 5 drawdown to control giant salvinia.

-Closed: Roads & trails on Richard Yancey WMA; Atchafalaya Delta WMA Wax Lake Outlet campground; Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA fishing piers & boat launch next to Island Road water control structure & at northeast corner Wonder Lake (three other Island Road piers & boat launch remain open); Maurepas Swamp WMA Hope Canal Road/boat launch; Thistlethwaite WMA a section of East Road over Bayou Wauksha; and, Deer Park oxbow launch (Concordia Parish).



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