RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
STATE 2015-16 HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., LDWF Outdoor Education Center, 661 Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth.
Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board MeetING: 9:30 a.m., Second Floor Conference Room, Advanced Technology Center, UNO, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.
STATE 2015-16 HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6:30 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles & 6:30 p.m., Natchitoches Event Center, 750 Second Street, Natchitoches.
STATE 2015-16 HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas & 6 p.m., Caldwell Parish Courthouse, 201 Main Street, Columbia.
STATE 2015-16 HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 2nd Street, Slidell.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7:00 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
EAGLE EXPO & PHOTO EXHIBIT: Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau event, Morgan City, Patterson and other locations in St. Mary & Terrebonne parishes. Photo workshops, boat trips to view eagles, other raptors, resident/migratory birds, black bears, seminars, films, educational sessions. Fees vary by activity. Call (985) 380-8224. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15, refreshments, door prizes. Limited seating. Top short world’s fly-fishing films. Call Alex Beane at (225) 757-7286.
STATE DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: Homewood Suites, 201 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. Call Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing, Atchafalaya Spillway, Belle River. First in seven-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
29th-ANNUAL ACADIANA FLY FISHERS CONCLAVE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. Free. Programs, tying demos, casting clinics. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957. Website: www.laflyfish.com.
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. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY FESTIVAL: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Guided nature walks & children’s crafts. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.
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MARCH 7 — CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, La. 70, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. Fee $250/team. $12,500 guarantee first place, $1,250 guarantee big bass. Pretournament check-in March 5, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Presented by Gerry Lane Automotive. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722. Website: www.childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.
MARCH 7 — 23rd ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly fishing/kayak fishing programs, tying demos, casting clinics. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.
march 12 — CAJUN LONG SPURS CHAPTER/NWTF BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm Building, LSU, Baton Rouge. Dedicated to memory of John Thompson. Call Kerry Bedell (225) 673-4110. Email: email@example.com.
MARCH 17 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., March 17, Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 24, March 31 & April 7. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.
SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.
SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/STATEWIDE: Through March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Special allowances and regulations.
STATE/FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.