The South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association’s 6th annual Gun Bash is set for Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the LSU 4-H Mini-Farm located on AgCenter Drive.

More than 40 guns - one for every 15 people in attendance - will be given away, along with deer stands, feeders, prints, bows, knives, clothing items and more.

The event was originally slated for Sept. 15, but was postponed because of flooding in the area last month. 

QDMA Louisiana state president Darren Boudreaux is expecting another sellout crowd of 300-plus next month, and said a special raffle for a Palmetto State Armory AR-15 will benefit area flood victims. 

The bulk of the money raised at the banquet will be used for projects funded by the local chapter, including deer research projects conducted in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, he said.

“We just bought two handicap-accessible blinds to put up at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, and we’ve bought a bunch of blinds for youth hunts,” Boudreaux said. “We also funded the telemetry study and the fawn improvement study at Tensas (NWR) they did not long ago.”

Tickets are $100 each or $800 per table, and include entry into the Gun Bash raffle. The meal will be catered by Walk-Ons.

For more ticket information, contact Bill Shockey at 225-291-7500.