RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website:




52ND 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 April 2 in Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: 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. Next class March 12. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email:

FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Preregistration required. Same time Feb. 20. Call Alex Beane at (225)757-7286.

14th ANNUAL LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors. Website: Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312.


FEB. 14-16 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Some areas have $3-$5 daily-use fees. No fee for military & families. Special “Every Kid in a Park Initiative” fee waivers at website:

FEB. 16 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Club meets third Tuesday monthly. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

FEB. 19 — ORVIS FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15. Limited seating. Fly fishing films from around the world. Includes refreshments, door prizes. Call Alex Beane at (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 19-21 — NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC: Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes Feb. 20 Career Fair & Shooting Sports Clinic. Website: Call John Linquist (712) 253-0373.

FEB. 20 — STATE DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Mark Callais (504) 235-8504 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.

FEB. 20 — 30th ANNUAL ACADIANA FLY FISHERS CONCLAVE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. Free. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Sponsored by Acadiana Fly Rodders. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957. Website:


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.

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

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

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


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure through March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters and state outside waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Exceptions: Open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal, and fishery jurisdiction waters claimed by Louisiana beyond the three nautical mile closure zone.