THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, first floor, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

SATURDAY

CMP M1 GARAND RIFLE CLINIC: 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. clinic, Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. History, operation, sights, safety, loading, field stripping & 35-round, 100-yard target qualifying. Fee $45, $10 17-younger. Only 18-older can qualify to purchase M1 Garand from Civilian Markmanship Program. Bring lunch, beverages. Call club (601) 341-8797 or email Doug Bowser: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com.

MONDAY

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

HUNTING

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Friday (Dec. 8), State Deer areas 1, 4, 6. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Friday (Dec. 8), State Deer areas 5 & 9, still-hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex days Nov. 24-26.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday, opening day, through Jan. 7, State Deer areas 1 & 4, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday, opening day, through Jan. 21, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday, opening day, through Jan. 21, State Deer areas 5 & 9, bucks only, with/without dogs, except either-sex take allowed Saturday-Sunday (Dec. 9-10), Dec. 30-31 & Jan. 13-14.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Through Dec. 15 statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).

DUCKS/COASTAL-WEST ZONES: Dec. 16-Jan. 21, second split.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Dec. 16-Jan. 28, second split.

SNIPE: Dec. 16-Feb. 28, statewide.

CANADA GEESE: Dec. 16-Jan. 31, statewide.

GEESE: Dec. 16-Feb. 11, statewide (specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

DOVES: Dec. 17-Jan. 15, third splits/North & South zones.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 31, State Deer Area 7, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Jan. 3, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 7, State Deer Area 10. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 7, State Deer areas 3 & 8, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 14, State Deer Area 2, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15 in State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31 in State Deer areas 1, 2, 4 & 7. Either-sex take allowed.

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

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

AROUND THE CORNER

DEC. 18—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

DEC. 19—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper in state/federal waters.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open on all “inside” Louisiana waters until notified closure by state Wildlife & Fisheries.

Email: outdoors@theadvocate.com