LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main item: Presentation of proposals for resident-game, migratory waterfowl and wildlife management areas for the 2016-2017 hunting seasons.


DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION & EXPO: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center & Omni Hotel, Dallas. Admission $20. Website:


FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email:

ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 9-11 a.m., Location TBA. On-the-water casting, tactics & techniques. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.


GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., IP Casino, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Hearing on extending shrimp permit moratorium for 10 years.


GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma.


JAN. 14 — GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank, 275 Whitney Avenue, Gretna.

JAN. 16 — GET OUT AND FISH!: 7 a.m. registration through 11 a.m. weigh-in, Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park, Chalmette. Rainbow trout & other species in Little Angler/ages 8-under, Junior Angler/ages 9-15 & Adult Angler/16-older (must have valid fishing license. No fee. Bank-only fishing. Lunch provided. Anglers need to bring tackle & ice chests to take home catch. Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Email:


DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 3 & 8: Through Jan. 10, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 5 & 10: Through Jan. 10 still hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 5: Jan. 11-17, still hunt only, either sex.


DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 17, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Through Jan. 17, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 2: Jan. 18-24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days of Jan. 9-10 & Jan. 16-17.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Through Jan. 24, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 6: Through Jan. 24, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Jan. 24, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days Jan. 9-10.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 1, 4, 6 & 9: Jan. 25-31, Area 1 still hunt only, either sex.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/WEST ZONE: Jan. 30, second date.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Jan. 31, second splits.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/EAST ZONE: Feb. 6, second date.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 7, second split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Feb. 8-March 6, second split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.

QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in state inside waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi line west to the Louisiana-Texas line, except that waters east of the Mississippi River in Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will remain open until further notice.


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state & federal waters.

SEASONS REOPENED JAN. 1: Recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increases to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure Feb. 1-March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.