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


GMFMC RED SNAPPER PRIVATE ANGLER ADVISORY PANEL MEETING: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council conference room, Suite 1100, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida. Website: gulfcouncil.org.

FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING: 9 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dr. Jim LaCour (225) 765-2346. Email: jmlacour@wlf.la.gov.


WINGS OF WINTER: Tennessee & Cross Creeks National Wildlife refuges, Buchanan, Tennessee. Workshops for wildlife photography, beginning birding. Website: fws.gov.


NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., 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. Also March 10-11. Email: Doug Bowser: dougbowser@cableone.net. Call club (601) 341-8797.

CENLA FLY FISHING & LIGHT TACKLE FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kees Park Center, La. 28-East, Pineville. No admission fee. Presentations, tying demos, casting clinics, vendors. Benefits Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website: kisatchiefly.org.

ARBOR DAY/BURDEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. Burden Arboretum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Plant native trees, scavenger hunt, children’s activities, story time. No fee. Call Katie Guitreau (225) 763-3990, Ext. Email: kguitreau@agcentr.lsu.edu.

ARBOR DAY/ARBORETUM: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte. Tree seedling give-a-way, games, hikes. $3 admission to Chicot State Park. Call (888) 677-6100.

LOUISIANA CHAPTER NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION AWARDS BANQUET: Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Call Bobby Berthelot (601) 657-0707. Email: bberthelot@nwtf.net.


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

DOVES: Third splits, North & South zones through Jan. 15.

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

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 15-21, State Deer Area 2. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/COASTAL-WEST ZONES: Second split through Jan. 21.

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

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 21, State Deer areas 5 & 9, bucks only, with/without dogs, except either-sex take allowed Jan. 13-14.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 21, State Deer areas 1 & 4. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 22-28, either-sex take allowed & Jan. 29-31, bucks only, State Deer areas 5 & 9.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 22-31, State Deer areas 1, 4 & 6. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Jan. 27, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 28.

CANADA GEESE: Statewide second split through Jan. 31.

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

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

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

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


JAN. 22—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

JAN. 23—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Bring tools, materials provided. Classes held every fourth Tuesday monthly except December. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

JAN. 25—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

JAN. 27—FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales. Beginners/advanced freshwater & saltwater flies. No fee. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email: wimpflies@gmail.com.

JAN. 27—ORVIS TRAVEL DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. No fee. Hourly sessions from fly-fishing guides from Louisiana, other destinations. Call (225) 757-7286.

JAN. 27-28—B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend, Many. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper, greater amberjack (through Jan. 26) & gray triggerfish (will be closed Jan. 16-Feb. 28) in state/federal waters.

CLOSURE/FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: State inside waters will close from Louisiana-Mississippi line west to Louisiana-Texas line EXCEPT Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, the portion of the Intracoastal Waterway in Orleans Parish from the East Closure Sector Gate west to the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. All state outside waters remain open. Closure map: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.

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