THURSDAY

SPORTSMEN’S NIGHT OUT/B.R. DUCKS UNLIMITED CHAPTER: 6-8 p.m., Gerry Lane Cadillac, 10945 Reiger Road, Baton Rouge. Tickets $20. Hunting/fishing equipment, Raffle-only event. Call Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.

ST. MARTIN PARISH CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Poche’s Country Club, 3027 Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge. Call Barry Latiolais (337) 233-6600 or Mike Clay (337) 277-4502.

FRIDAY

WEST FELICIANA CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 11485 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Call Kenneth Jones (225) 933-2700.

SATURDAY

FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies (Poppers, ?lil Tommies, Rooters, Bendbacks, shrimp.) Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK FAIS DO-DO & BACKYARD MOVIE: 5 p.m., 162 Croydon Ave., Baton Rouge. Movie “100 Days” Yukon River expedition.

CAPITAL CITY BASS ANNUAL MEETING: 6 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. New members welcomed. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 241-4996. Email: capitalcitybass@yahoo.com

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries state headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

AROUND THE CORNER

DEC. 15-RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org

DEC. 17-SLU FISHING TEAM FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m. start three locations, 3:30 p.m. weigh-in I-55 North Pass Landing, Pass Manchac. 3:30-6:30 a.m. check-out Manchac Boat Launch, WalMart-Boutte & WalMart-Plaquemine. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100/boat. Benefits Southeastern Louisiana University Fishing Team. Call Jonathan Ambrose (985) 549-5670.

DEC. 17-ACROSS THE COURSE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 200-, 300- & 600-yard courses. Email Jay Hunt: jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com

HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Friday (Dec. 9), State Deer Areas 1 & 6. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Friday (Dec. 9). Blue, snow & Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Friday (Dec. 9). Special Atchafalaya Basin area. Bucks only. Still-hunt only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 10) opening day, through Jan. 8, State Deer Area 1. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 10) opening day, through Jan. 22, State Deer Area 6. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 10) opening day, through Jan. 29, second split. Ducks, mergansers & coots.

GEESE/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 10) opening day, through Jan. 29, second split.

DEER/SPECIAL ATCHAFALAYA BASIN SEASON/MODERN FIREARMS: Dec. 10-11. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DOVES/THIRD SPLIT: North Zone: Saturday (Dec. 10) opening day, through Jan. 2, Third split. South Zone: Dec. 17-Jan. 2, third split.

SNIPE: East Waterfowl Zone, Saturday (Dec. 10), opening day, second split through Feb. 28. West Waterfowl Zone, closed. Second split, Dec. 17-Feb. 28.

DEER/WMA HANDICAPPED WMA HUNTS: Saturday-Sunday (Dec. 10-11), Buckhorn WMA (reservations required; call 318-343-4044). Other hunts Dec. 26-Jan. 1.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Sunday (Dec. 11), State Deer Area 5. Either-sex take allowed. Still-hunt only.

DEER/SPECIAL ATCHAFALAYA BASIN SEASON/MODERN FIREARMS: Monday (Dec. 12), opening day. With/without dogs. Bucks only. Through Jan. 15.

DEER/WMA HANDICAPPED WMA HUNTS: Through Tuesday (Dec. 13), Big Colewa WMA, bucks-only days (reservations required; call 318-343-4044.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Dec. 16. Blue, snow & Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

DUCKS/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Dec. 17-Jan. 22. second split.

GEESE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Dec. 17-Feb. 5, second split.

CANADA GOOSE: Dec. 17-Jan. 29, statewide except closed in portions of Vermilion & Cameron parishes.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 1, State Deer Area 7. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Through Jan. 4, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 8, State Deer Area 3, still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 8. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Area 2. With or without dogs. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Area 4. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 & 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31; State Deer Area 6 through Feb. 15. Either-sex take allowed in Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8; Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season) through Feb. 15) ,either-sex take allowed.

SQUIRREL, RABBIT & QUAIL: Through Feb. 29, statewide.

NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29. Daily limit is 5. Nontoxic shot only for shotguns. See state Hunting Regulations 2011-2012 for specific restrictions on take & pelting.

UNREGULATED BIRDS: Statewide through Jan. 1 for crows, blackbirds, cowbirds & grackles. Specific regulations for “depredating” order.

LICENSED PRESERVES/DEER-EXOTIC ANIMALS: Through Jan. 31.

LICENSED PRESERVES/PEN-RAISED BIRDS: Through April 30.

STATE PARKS

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx

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