COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT REGIONS 1 & 11 PLANNING MEETING: 10 a.m., USFWS Big Branch Refuge complex, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

FELICIANA CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Bluffs, 14233 Sunrise Way, St. Francisville. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Tickets $45, $65 couples, $15 youths, $500 tables, $1,200 gun table. Call Justin Metz (225) 721-0580 or Andrew Hughes (601) 431-9029.


NRA’S GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SHOW: Through Feb. 11, Farm Show complex. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Also: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Friends of NRA Banquet, tickets $65. Websites: &


ATLANTA FLY FISHING SHOW: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf PARKWAY, Duluth, Georgia. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday & 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday. Tickets $15, military $10. Website:


DFW WINTER BOAT EXPO: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. No admission fee Friday. Also Feb. 8-11. Website:


FLY TYING 101: 1-3 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard at Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

CAJUN LONG SPURS/NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm, LSU campus, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsors. Dinner, raffles, live/silent auction. Call Bradley Breland (985) 515-0519. Email:

FLORIDA SCRUB JAY FESTIVAL: Lyonia Environmental Center, Hobe Sound, Lake Wales Ridge & Merritt Island National Wildlife refuges, Deltona, Florida. Website:

SPARROW FEST: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls, Texas. Website:


54th GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Categories: Professional, Volunteer, Youth Conservationist, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications and Conservation Organization. Awards presented March 17, Boudreaux’s, Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: Website:


SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Four 2-hour seminars. Fee $89 includes course material, lures/jigheads. Instructors John Godwin, Steve Danna, Todd Huckabee & Brad Chappell. Also Feb. 20 & 27. Call (337) 482-6386.

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.


SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: Sowela Tech Community College, Lake Charles. Four 2-hour seminars. Fee $89 includes course material, lures/jigheads. Instructors John Godwin, Steve Danna, Todd Huckabee & Brad Chappell. Also Feb. 21 & 28. Call (337) 482-6386. Call (337) 421-6560.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Feb. 3, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger.

GEESE: Statewide second split through Feb. 11 (specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Feb. 12-March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS, QUAIL, SNIPE & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


FEB. 8—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.

FEB. 10— LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASS QUALIFIER:River Bluff Landing, Calcasieu River, Moss Bluff. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.

FEB. 10—FLY FISHING 101: 8-10:30 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Casting, rigging & knots basics. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 10—FLY TYING 101: 1-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on basics fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 10—EAGLE WATCHING DAY: Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels, Illinois. Website:

FEB. 12—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:

FEB. 14-18—NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville. Website:


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish (through Feb. 28) and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

CLOSURE/FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: State inside waters closed from Louisiana-Mississippi line west to Louisiana-Texas line, and state outside waters out to a 3-mile line from Caillou Boca west to Freshwater Bayou Canal, EXCEPT open are open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds and state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal. Closure map: