THURSDAY

  • 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.

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 for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Next class March 12. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email: wimpflies@gmail.com.
  • 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. Same time Feb. 20. Call Alex Beane at (225)757-7286.
  • 14TH ANNUAL LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors. Website: www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com. Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY

  • 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/.

TUESDAY

  • 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: WWW.LAFAYETTEKAYAKFISHING.COM.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • FEB. 19 — 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.

FEB. 19-21 — NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC: CONVENTION CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. INCLUDES FEB. 20 CAREER FAIR & SHOOTING SPORTS CLINIC. WEBSITE: WWW.PHEASANTFEST.ORG. CALL JOHN LINQUIST (712) 253-0373.

FEB. 20 — 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.

FEB. 20 — 30TH ANNUAL ACADIANA FLY FISHERS CONCLAVE: 9 A.M.-4 P.M., GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 518 ROSELAWN BLVD., LAFAYETTE. FREE. PROGRAMS, TYING DEMOS, EXHIBITORS, CASTING CLINICS, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS. SPONSORED BY ACADIANA FLY RODDERS. CALL RICHARD LATIOLAIS, (337) 354-8957. WEBSITE: WWW.LAFLYFISH.COM

HUNTING

  • 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.

FISHING

  • 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.

Email: outdoors @theadvocate.com.