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


WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL: Port Aransas, Texas. Website:


PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles.

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.


FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Beginners/advanced freshwater & saltwater flies. No fee. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email:

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.

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


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:


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:


PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., Ponchatoula High library, 19452 La. 22, Ponchatoula.

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


FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Bring tools, materials provided. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 913 Third Street, Alexandria.

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. Call (337) 482-6386.


PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., USGA Wetlands Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette.

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. Call (337) 482-6386. Call (337) 421-6560.


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

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


MARCH 1—PUBLIC HEARING/2018-2019 PROPOSED HUNTING SEASONS: 6 p.m., LDWF office, 368 Century Link Drive, Monroe.

MARCH 2—5TH-ANNUAL CLAYS FOR A CAUSE: Bridgeview Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Drive, Port Allen. 100 clays, 13-station sporting clays event. Individuals & four-shooter teams. Sponsored by Neighbors FCU. Benefits Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Fund. Call (225) 819-5627. Website:

MARCH 2—DUCKS UNLIMITED/CABELA’S FIREARM FRENZY 50-GUN SUPER RAFFLE: 5-9 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Tickets $20 includes supper, raffles. Call Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Website:

MARCH 3—ANGLERS FOR AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: 4:30 a.m. check-in, Doiron’s landing for Atchafalaya Basin & Belle River/Lake Verret, stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. 3 p.m. weigh-in, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Fee $205, $10,000 first-place. Benefits Emerge Center. Call Moonie Bergeron, Bergeron’s Cajun Meats (225) 938-2834 or Keith Thibodeaux (225) 938-0941. Sponsorship, call Brandi Monjure (225) 343-4232, Ext. 1897. Also: Wild Game & Seafood Cook-Off, 11 a.m., Cabela’s Gonzales. Website:

MARCH 3—26th Annual RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly & kayak fishing, fly-tying, casting clinics & demos. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website:

MARCH 3—DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: 9 a.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. National DU fundraising and conservation speakers for seminars for Louisiana chapters. Call Stephen Babcock (225) 445-2361.

MARCH 6—LOUISIANA FISHERIES FORWARD SUMMIT: Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. Commercial fishing, seafood industry. Sponsored by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sea Grant & LSU AgCenter. Website:

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

MARCH 7—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:


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: