LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.
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. 27. Call (337) 482-6386.
PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., LDWF office, 9961 U.S. 80, Minden.
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. 28. Call (337) 482-6386. Call (337) 421-6560.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.
WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Port Aransas, Texas. Website: fws.gov.
PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Fly fishing around the world. Tickets $15 includes refreshments, door prizes. Limited seating. Call (225) 757-7286.
FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Beginners/advanced freshwater & saltwater flies. No fee. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLY TYING 101: 1-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
FLY FISH TEXAS: 9 a.m., Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Tickets $10 18-older. Seminars, fly tying, casting clinics. Website: tpwd.texas.gov.
3GN SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Universal Shooting Academy, Frostproof, Florida. 8 courses of fire for rifle, shotgun & pistol with mix of fast, bay-stages and long-range targets. A Feb. 23 3GN course offered. An NRA Sports event. Website: 3GunNation.com.
RABBITS, SQUIRRELS, QUAIL, SNIPE & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Through March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).
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FEB. 25— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
FEB. 26—PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., Ponchatoula High library, 19452 La. 22, Ponchatoula.
FEB. 26—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., meeting room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
FEB. 27—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Bring tools, materials provided. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
MARCH 2—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.
MARCH 2—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.
MARCH 3—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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/18aaacook.
MARCH 3—26th Annual RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Roadd, 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.
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: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.