NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.


LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


SPACE COAST BIRDING AND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: Through Jan. 26, Eastern Florida State College & Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida. Workshops, exhibits. Website:


CENLA FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kees Park Civic Center, 2450 La. 28, Pineville. Free. Fly fishing programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 937-5855. Website:

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

ORVIS FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No Fee. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

SUnDAY, jan. 25

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:


JAN. 26 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website:

JAN. 26 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website:


DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Areas 2 & 5, either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/WEst ZONE: Through Jan. 18, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 9, with/without dogs, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan.18, State Deer Area 1, still hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 4, still hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Jan. 18.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 19-25, State Deer Areas 4 & 9, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 19-31, State Deer Areas 1 & 6, either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY DAY/WEST ZONE: Jan. 24. Hunters 16 and younger only.

DUCKS/coastal & EAst ZONEs: Through Jan. 25, second split.

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’, SPECKLEBELLY GEESE & CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 25, East Waterfowl Zone, second split. Special limits for take of all five species.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 26-31, State Deer Areas 4 & 9, bucks only.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/EAST ZONE: Jan. 26-March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.

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

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY DAY/EAST ZONE: Jan. 31. Hunters 16 and younger only.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 31, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of this species combined with specklebelly goose take.

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’ & SPECKLEBELLY GEESE: Through Feb. 1, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of these four species.

SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.



FISHING OPENED/CLOSED seasons: Greater amberjack (30-inch fork length minimum), gray triggerfish (14-inch fork length minimum, 2 per day) & red grouper (20-inch total length minimum, 4-per-day) open in state and federal waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015. Recreational/commercial non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1; commercial small coastal-sharks open until 80 percent of the federal quota is met; commercial king mackerel season closed in state & federal waters.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in some state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website ( for remaining open waters.