MONDAY

54th GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Categories: Professional, Volunteer, Youth Conservationist, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications and Conservation Organization. Awards presented March 17, Boudreaux’s, Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: lwf@lawildlifefed.org. Website: lawildlifefed.org.

TUESDAY

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. 20 & 27. Call (337) 482-6386.

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.

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. 21 & 28. Call (337) 482-6386. Call (337) 421-6560.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

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

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

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.

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.

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. 12—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.

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

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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