SATURDAY

FLY FISHING 101: 9-11 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Casting, rigging, knots basics. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

TUESDAY

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

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PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

JAN. 7 — 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.

JAN. 7-10 DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION & EXPO: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center & Omni Hotel, Dallas. Admission $20. Website: www.biggame.org.

HUNTING

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Dec. 30, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Through Jan. 3, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days Jan. 2-3.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Jan. 4-24, still hunt only, either sex.

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

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.

DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Through Jan. 15.

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.

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.

SHRIMPING

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed effective sunset Monday, Dec. 21 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.

FISHING

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER: Open in state waters until further notice, but remains closed in federal waters. Daily limit is 2 with 16-inches minimum length.

CLOSED SEASONS: Through Dec. 31, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper. Federal recreational red snapper until further notice.

SEASONS REOPEN 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) beginning Jan. 4 & red grouper closure Feb. 1-March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.

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