THURSDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

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: www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.

TUESDAY

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: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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

HUNTING

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

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

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Through March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).

AROUND THE CORNER

FEB. 22—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

FEB. 22-25—WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Port Aransas, Texas. Website: fws.gov.

FEB. 23—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.

FEB. 24—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.

FEB. 24—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.

FEB. 24—FLY FISH TEXAS: 9 a.m., Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Tickets $10 18-older. Seminars, fly tying, casting clinics. Website: tpwd.texas.gov.

FEB. 24-25—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.

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—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.

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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