THURSDAY

LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item proposed 2015-2016 resident-game hunting seasons.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

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 Feb. 14. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 10 a.m.-noon. On the water instruction in fly casting, tactics, and techniques. Location TBA. Registration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

FESTIVAL OF THE CRANES: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. Sandhill cranes, whooping cranes & white pelicans viewing, workshops, nature walks & kids’ activities. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.

AROUND THE CORNER

JAN. 15 — BAYOU COAST KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call (225) 743-3400. Website: www.bckfc.org.

HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Areas 2 & 8, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 3, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Areas 5 & 10, still-hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 12-18, State Deer Areas 2 & 5, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Through Jan. 15, third split.

DUCKS/WEst ZONE: Through Jan. 18, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 9, with/without dogs, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Jan. 10-11.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan.18, State Deer Area 1, still hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 4, still hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Jan. 10-11 & Jan. 17-18.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 19-25, State Deer Areas 4 & 9, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 19-31, State Deer Areas 1 & 6, either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/coastal & EAst ZONEs: Through Jan. 25, second split.

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’, SPECKLEBELLY GEESE & CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 25, East Waterfowl Zone, second split. Special limits for take of all five species.

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.

SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.

FISHERIES NOTICES

STATE/FEDERAL RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.

RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES/reopening 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) reopened Jan. 1 in federal and state waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015.

RECREATIONAL/COMMERCIAL NON-SANDBAR LARGE COASTAL SHARKS: Reopened Jan. 1, 2015 for all sharks in La. waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2015 (closure through June 30.) Commercial small coastal-sharks take reopened in state waters Jan. 1 and will be open until 80 percent of the federal quota is met.

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.

COMMERCIAL KING MACKERAL CLOSURE: Closed in state & federal waters.

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