COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT PLANNING TEAM MEETINGS: 8 a.m., Regions I & II, USFWS Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7:00 p.m., last Thursday montly through November, Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
ORVIS FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No Fee. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Next class Feb. 7. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., first Wednesday monthly, Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
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FEB. 5 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
FEB. 6 — DONALDSONVILLE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMIITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Lemann Center, 100 Clay Street, Donaldsonville. Call Todd Boudreaux (225) 278-5584. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 7 — PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Ages 14-older. Call Rick Sterwart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
FEB. 7 — ORVIS FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No Fee. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Also Feb. 14, Feb. 28. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY DAY/EAST ZONE: Jan. 31. Hunters 16 and younger only.
DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 4 & 9, bucks only.
DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1 & 6, either-sex take allowed.
DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: 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 Areas 3, 8 & 10.
WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.
CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 31, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of this species combined with specklebelly goose take.
BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’ & SPECKLEBELLY GEESE: Through Feb. 1, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of these four species.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Feb. 2-March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.
SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.
SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/EAST ZONE: Through March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.
STATE/FEDERAL RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.
FISHING OPENED/CLOSED seasons: Greater amberjack (30-inch fork length minimum), gray triggerfish (14-inch fork length minimum, 2 per day) & red grouper (20-inch total length minimum, 4-per-day) open in state and federal waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015. Recreational/commercial non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1; commercial small coastal-sharks open until 80 percent of the federal quota is met; commercial king mackerel season closed in state & federal waters.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in some state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.