PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., LDWF office, 368 Century Link Drive, Monroe.
5TH ANNUAL CLAYS FOR A CAUSE: Bridgeview Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Drive, Port Allen. 100 clays, 13-station sporting clays event. Individuals & four-shooter teams. Sponsored by Neighbors FCU. Benefits Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Fund. Call (225) 819-5627. Website: NeighborsFCU.org/claysforacause.
DUCKS UNLIMITED/CABELA’S FIREARM FRENZY 50-GUN SUPER RAFFLE: 5-9 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Tickets $20 includes supper, raffles. Call Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Website: dulafirearmfrenzy.com.
ANGLERS FOR AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: 4:30 a.m. check-in, Doiron’s landing for Atchafalaya Basin & Belle River/Lake Verret, stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. 3 p.m. weigh-in, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Fee $205, $10,000 first-place. Benefits Emerge Center. Call Moonie Bergeron, Bergeron’s Cajun Meats (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941. Sponsorship, call Brandi Monjure (225) 343-4232, Ext. 1897. Also: Wild Game & Seafood Cook-Off, 11 a.m., Cabela’s Gonzales. Website: surveymonkey.com/r/18aaacook.
26th Annual RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly & kayak fishing, fly-tying, casting clinics & demos. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website: rsff.org.
DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: 9 a.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. National DU fundraising and conservation speakers for seminars for Louisiana chapters. Call Stephen Babcock (225) 445-2361.
LOUISIANA FISHERIES FORWARD SUMMIT: Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. Commercial fishing, seafood industry. Sponsored by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sea Grant & LSU AgCenter. Website: LaFisheriesForward.org/Summit.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Through March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).
AROUND THE CORNER
MARCH 8—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
MARCH 8—CCA MONROE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center Conference Hall, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 9-10—PADDLEPALOOZA XIV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Fee $50 includes Friday meal, fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website: bckfc.org
MARCH 10-11—NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 6 p.m., March 10 & 9:30 a.m., March 11, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call club (601) 341-8797.
MARCH 10-11—TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Tickets $20, under 17 free. Exhibitors, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying. Guest speakers: Ed Jaworoski, Pat Dorsey, Dave Whitlock, Wanda Taylor and more. Website: txflyfishingfestival.org.
MARCH 12—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website: rsff.org.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & greater amberjack and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters.
OPEN SEASONS: Gray triggerfish & gag grouper in state/federal waters.
CLOSURE/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: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.