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UPDATE: Responding to the state’s COVID-19 situation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has canceled National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) events scheduled for September 25 across Louisiana.
Louisiana’s National Hunting and Fishing Day events are free. Each location’s event varies but all include exhibits on LDWF’s research and conservation efforts, shooting and fishing demonstrations, and exhibits from local chapters of Ducks Unlimited, the Safari Club, and the Coastal Conservation Association, as well as local businesses. Attendees can try their skills at the shooting ranges, fishing ponds, and boating activities and learn about wildlife with live animal demonstrations.
- Baton Rouge: Waddill Outdoor Education Center — 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Minden: Bodcau Shooting Range — 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Monroe: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge — TBD
- Woodworth: Woodworth Shooting Range — 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Tour du Teche 135 is an annual race for canoes, kayaks, pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe), and SUP’s along the entire length of Bayou Teche in southwestern Louisiana, a total of 135 miles (217 kilometers) including small sections of Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River. It’s a three-day staged race beginning the first Friday in October.
Shake Your Trail Feather is an annual festival celebrating the 130-mile-long Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail. The 10th Annual Festival will take place on October 16 in scenic Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts. Live music in the park starts at noon with crowd favorites Stop the Clock (noon-1:30 p.m.), Bonsoir, Catin (2-3:30 p.m.) and Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express (4- 6 p.m.). The event is free, but we encourage you to buy the annual festival pin to show your support for the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail. Included at the park are kids’ activities, artisans, food and drink and a Heritage Tent with ecological and cultural speakers. We also plan to have a Best Bird costume contest, so come with your beaks and feathers on!
Louisiana Sea Grant will host an Infographic Challenge Coastal Connections competition at Louisiana State University on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.
In this competition students will use a mixture of visual imagery and text to effectively communicate their research findings. An infographic is a tool that combines imagery, text, and statistical figures to easily convey a subject. They help communicate information quickly and clearly. This Coastal Connections competition will focus on the ability of students to consolidate their ideas, crystalize their research discoveries and share them using the power of visual media.
This free event includes lunch (with advance registration).
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, door prizes and more!
Workshops will run throughout the day, in conjunction with a trade show that features hands-on demonstrations on safety, innovative handling and processing equipment, gear and techniques.
Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – with their industry partners – it is part of the Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) education initiative.