LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
DONALDSONVILLE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMIITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Lemann Center, 100 Clay Street, Donaldsonville. Call Todd Boudreaux (225) 278-5584. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Ages 14-older. Call Rick Sterwart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
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.
24th ANNUAL ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. Seminars, 80 tiers from across the South. Special guest: Drew Chicone. Fee $10 adults, $5 students/seniors $5, $15 family. Call Chris Sumers (281) 392-5296. Website: www.texasflyfishers.org.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., second Monday monthly, Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
51ST 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 March 28 banquet, Juban’s Restaurant, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.lawildlifefed.org.
AROUND THE CORNER
FEB. 12 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
FEB. 14 — 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.
FEB. 14 — SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Monthly event. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 14 — 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.
FEB. 14 — BASSMASTERS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN: Lake Martin, Alabama. First in two-tournament series. Second date March 14, Toledo Bend, Many. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
FEB. 14 — 13th ANNUAL LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Top fly fishers & tiers from the Ark-La-Tex region. Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312. Website: www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.
FEB. 14-16 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
FEB. 17 — MARDI GRAS
FEB. 21 — 4th annual Multiple Sclerosis Open Team Bass Tournament: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “trailer” tournament. Weigh-in St. James Boat Club, Airline Highway, Gramercy. $150/boat & optional $20 big-bass kitty. Morning check-in Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part; Doiron’s, Stephensville; Public Landing, Belle River. Benefits Louisiana Chapter, MS Society. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Billy Jordan (225) 806-3719. Website: www.theriverparishateam.com.
SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.
SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/STATEWIDE: Through 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.
STATE/FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.
OPEN 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. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; federal managers announced closed season on gray triggerfish will begin at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 7.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.