NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Some areas have $3-$5 daily-use fees. No fee for military & families. Special “Every Kid in a Park Initiative” fee waivers at website:


Louisiana Oyster Task Force Legislative Committee Meeting: 10 a.m., Suite 201, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $50, $75 couples, $800 tables. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 638-8626 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.

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


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


ORVIS FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15. Limited seating. Fly fishing films from around the world. Includes refreshments, door prizes. Call Alex Beane at (225) 757-7286.


NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC: Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes Feb. 20 Career Fair & Shooting Sports Clinic. Website: Call John Linquist (712) 253-0373.


29th ANNUAL ACADIANA FLY FISHERS CONCLAVE: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. Free. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Seminars by Jeff Ferguson, Craig Matherne & Keith Richard. Silent auction & raffles. Sponsored by Acadiana Fly Rodders. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957. Website:

STATE DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Mark Callais (504) 235-8504 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.

FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane at (225)757-7286.

ACADIANA FLY FISHERS banquet: 6 p.m., Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette. $25 buffet dinner. Call Clint Crowe (337) 298-9000. Email:


FEB. 22 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

FEB. 23 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

FEB. 25 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

FEB. 25-27 — CARHARTT BASSMASTER COLLEGE CENTRAL REGIONAL: Atchafalaya Basin. Tournament headquarters in Houma. Nicholls St. host school. Website:

FEB. 26-27 — CCA State Convention: Hilton Capitol Center, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Also: CCA Hall of Fame Banquet, 6 p.m., Feb. 26, Hilton Capital Center. Reservations/advanced tickets requested. Email Katie Laurent:

FEB. 27 — PLAQUEMINES PARISH/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 6 p.m., Buras Auditorium, Buras. Tickets $30-$75. Tables $700. $300 sponsor. Call Byron Prest (225) 615-1220 or Mitch Jurisich (504) 382-7061.


MARCH 11 — 3RD ANNUAL BECASSE CHAPTER/AMERICAN WOODCOCK SOCIETY SPORTSMEN’S HABITAT BANQUET: 6 p.m., Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf, 1008 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson. Tickets $70, $105 couples, $35 17 & younger, $275-$2,500 sponsor levels. Live/silent auctions, door prizes. Proceeds enhance grouse and woodcock habitat. Call Shawn Trahan (337) 654-4559. Email:

MARCH 17 — WEST BANK STRUTTERS/NWTF HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET: 6 p.m., Community Center, 7510 La. 1-South, Addis. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $15 Jakes (youth), $275 sponsors. Call Rhyan Leblanc (225) 268-1775. Email:


DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed. Season closed in State Deer Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 10.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.

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

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through 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.


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure through March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters and state outside waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Exceptions: Open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal, and fishery jurisdiction waters claimed by Louisiana beyond the three nautical mile closure zone.