WEDNESDAY

SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING: 10 a.m., Terrebonne Council Meeting Room, 8026 Main Street, Houma.

CRAB INDUSTRY WORKSHOP: 1-4 p.m., Lake Pontchartain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville. Sponsored by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries & Louisiana Sea Grant. No fee. Call/register Carol Franze (985) 543-4129 or Julie Anderson (225) 578-0771.

THURSDAY

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Email: Brad.L.Inman@usace.army.mil.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS AWARDS BANQUET: 7 p.m., (venue change), Waddill Wildlife Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

AROUND THE CORNER

DEC. 14 — 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: www.rsff.org.

DEC. 15 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.

HUNTING

DUCKS/EAST, COASTAL, WEST ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first splits.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first split.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Dec. 6, first split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 7-18, first split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Through Dec. 8, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Dec. 9-Jan. 17, with/without dogs, either sex.

DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Dec. 10-Jan. 15.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 1 & 6: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex day Dec. 6.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Dec. 11, still hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Dec. 12-Jan. 3, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Dec. 12-Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days of Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 2-3.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 6: Dec. 12-Jan. 24, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Dec. 12-Jan. 24, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days of Dec. 12-13, Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 9-10.

WOODCOCK: Dec. 18-Jan. 31, statewide.

DOVES/SOUTH ZONE: Dec. 19-Jan. 15.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Dec. 19-Jan. 17, second split.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Dec. 19-Jan. 24, second split.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Dec. 19-Jan. 31, second split.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 19-Jan. 31, second splits.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 19-Feb. 7, second split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Dec. 19-Feb. 28, second split.

RAILS & GALLINULES: Through Dec. 30, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 7: Through Jan. 3, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 3 & 8: Through Jan. 10, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 5: Through Jan. 10 still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex day Dec. 6.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 10: Through Jan. 10, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days Dec. 26-27.

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.

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

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: Federal recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish (federal waters), red grouper & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open coastwide until further notice.

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