THURSDAY

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.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Lake Martin, Alexander City, Alabama. 2:30 p.m. Daily weigh-in live website: bassmaster.com.

DFW WINTER BOAT EXPO: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. No admission Thursday & Friday. Website: dallasboatexpo.com.

FRIDAY

CRAPPIE SEMINAR: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs.

SATURDAY

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

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.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. NRA Certified Instructor Jacque Manuel. Call size limited. Call (912) 318-8420.

CRAPPIE SEMINAR & CRAPPIE MADNESS: 11 a.m., seminar & noon-5 p.m., Madness, Bass Pro Shops Denham Springs. No fee. Kids activities & Casting Challenge.

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.

EAGLE WATCHING DAY: Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels, Illinois. Website: fws.gov.

MONDAY

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

HUNTING

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.

AROUND THE CORNER

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

FEB. 15—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

FEB. 16—SPRING FISHING CLASSIC: Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs, through March 4. No fee. Women’s Fishing Workshop, Bassmaster University & Next Generation Weekend. Used rods/reels trade-in for donations to local nonprofit groups. Website: basspro.com/classic.

FEB. 17—16th LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Top anglers, fly tiers from ArkLaTex region. Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312. Website: littlemissouriflyfishing.com.

FEB. 17—FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS: 1-p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 20—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

FEB. 20—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.

FEB. 21—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.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

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.

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