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: www.PheasantFest.org. 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: www.laflyfish.com
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 banquet8: 6 p.m., Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Boulevard, Lafayette. $25 buffet dinner. Call Clint Crowe (337) 298-9000. Email: email@example.com.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office, Suite 400, 646 Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 — HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6:30 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: email@example.com.
FEB. 25-27 — CARHARTT BASSMASTER COLLEGE CENTRAL REGIONAL: Atchafalaya Basin. Tournament headquarters in Houma. Nicholls St. host school. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
FEB. 26 — HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., Dry Prong Community Center, 705 2nd Street, Dry Prong. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
FEB. 27 — HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 2 p.m., LDWF Monroe Office, 368 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.