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:


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:


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. Also same time Jan. 30. Call Alex Beane at (225)757-7286.


JAN. 24 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 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. 25 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

JAN. 25 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website:

JAN. 26 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 17, second split.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 5: Through Jan. 17, still hunt only, either sex.

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

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 2: Jan. 18-24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex day Jan. 17.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Through Jan. 24, second split.

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

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Jan. 24, with/without dogs, bucks only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 1, 4, 6 & 9: Jan. 25-31, Area 1 still hunt only, either sex.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/WEST ZONE: Jan. 30, second date.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Jan. 31, second splits.

DEER/ARCHERY: 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 State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/EAST ZONE: Feb. 6, second date.

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

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Feb. 8-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.

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

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

DOVES: Closed.


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state water 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 Feb. 1-March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in state inside waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi line west to the Louisiana-Texas line, except that waters east of the Mississippi River in Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will remain open until further notice.