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.


FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

15th LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Fly fishing experts and fly tiers from the ArkLaTex region. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors. Website: Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312.


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


FEB. 23—SECRETS OF A SUCCESSFUL KAYAK TOURNAMENT ANGLER: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. No cost. Kayak fishing strategies from twice world champion Steve Lessard and twice Hobie Angler of the Year Brendan Bayard. Website:

FEB. 23—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

FEB. 24—FELICIANA TOMS CHAPTER/NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION BANQUET: 6 p.m., Old High School Gym, 3312 College Street, Jackson. Live/silent auction, supper. Call Noel Gilmore (225) 634-7791. Email:

FEB. 25—FISHERS OF MEN/SOUTH LOUISIANA CIRCUIT: Lake Verret, Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part. Second in four-tournament, pick-your-partner circuit. $40 annual membership, Tournament fee $150/team. Must be B.A.S.S. member. Call Bridget Michel (985) 519-6321.

FEB. 25—BASS-N-BUCKS/RAY-LEDO DIVISION TRAIL: Toledo Bend. $200 entry fee. Second in six-event series. Website:

FEB. 26—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

FEB. 27—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website:

FEB. 28—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

MARCH 1—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


All deer hunting days still-hunt only except where noted.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Feb. 15. State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9 either sex deer allowed.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS: Through Feb. 28, statewide private lands. See Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for public lands dates.

QUAIL & SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Feb. 13-March 12, statewide, take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ species. No limit. Hunting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls & unplugged shotguns allowed.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper opens in states waters. Greater amberjack state and federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gag grouper in state & federal waters. Recreational gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters. Remains open in Breton and Chandeleur sounds.