Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board MeetING: 9:30 a.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Ty Lindsey (225) 765-2387. Email: tlindsey@wlf.la.gov.

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting: 1 p.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


Shrimp Task Force Meeting: 10 a.m., Terrebonne Council Meeting Room, 8026 Main Street, Houma.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

CAJUN LONG SPURS CHAPTER/NWTF BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm Building, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsors. Call Kerry Bedell (225) 673-4110. Email: kerrycbedell@eatel.net.


ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 9-11 a.m., Location TBA. On-the-water casting, tactics & techniques. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

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.

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 1 1/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.

25th-ANNUAL ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. Seminars, vendors, featured tiers from across the South. Special guest: Blane Chocklett. Fee $10 adults, $5 students 11-older, seniors, $15 families. Website: www.texasflyfishers.org.


FEB. 8 — 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.


FEB. 11 — 52ND 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 April 2 in Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: lwf@lawildlifefed.org. Website: www.lawildlifefed.org.

FEB. 14-16 — 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: https://everykidinapark.gov/.


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

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. Season 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 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.

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