MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

TUESDAY

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

THURSDAY

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS AWARDS BANQUET: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. End-of-the-year anglers awards. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

HUNTING

DOVES: Sunday, opening day third splits, North & South zones through Jan. 15.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 31, State Deer Area 7, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Jan. 3, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 7, State Deer Area 10. Either-sex take allowed, still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 7, State Deer areas 1, 3, 4 & 8, with/without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

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

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

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 Sunday (Dec. 10), Dec. 30-31 & Jan. 13-14.

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.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish 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: Effective sunset, Dec. 18 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 will remain open at this time. Closure map: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.

2018 calendar

Friday, Dec. 22 is the deadline for submitting activities and events for The Advocate's Outdoors 2018 Calendar scheduled to be published Thursday, Jan. 4.

Please include: Event's name/title, time, date and location including the site, address and city.

Also include all fees, age limits or skill-level requirements and any other particulars for the event, including beneficiaries for fundraising events.

Other requirements are a full name of the contact person with the area code and phone number and e-mail address.

Send to Joe Macaluso, Advocate outdoors, P.O.Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or email: outdoors@theadvocate.com.