THURSDAY

REGIONS I & 2 COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT PLANNING TEAM MEETING: 8 a.m., USFWS Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER SOUTHERN OPEN: Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Kissimmee, Florida. First in 3-event series. Winner earns 2017 Bassmaster Classic berth. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

ZACHARY HIGH SCHOOL/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary. Tickets $45, $60 couples, $25 students, $250 sponsors, $1,000 tables. Call Katie Mestayer (225) 301-6387. Email: ktmest553@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

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.

TUESDAY

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.

WEDNESDAY

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

FEB 4 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

FEB. 4 — CAJUN LONG SPURS CHAPTER/NWTF BANQUET: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm Building, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $275 sponsors. Call Kerry Bedell (225) 673-4110. Email: kerrycbedell@eatel.net.

FEB. 6 — ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 9-11 a.m., Location TBA. On-the-water casting, tactics & techniques. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 6 — JAN. 16 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.

FEB. 6 — 25th-ANNUAL ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. Seminars, vendors, featured tiers from across the South. Special guest: Blane Chocklett. Fee $10 adults, $5 students 11-older, seniors, $15 families. Website: www.texasflyfishers.org.

FEB. 6 — FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.

FEB. 8 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.

FEB. 9 — MARDI GRAS

HUNTING

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/WEST ZONE: Jan. 30, second date.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 1, 4, 6 & 9: Through Jan. 31, Area 1 still hunt only, either sex.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Jan. 31, second splits.

DEER/ARCHERY: 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 State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/EAST ZONE: Feb. 6, second date.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 7, second split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Feb. 8-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.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.

QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.

DOVES: Closed.

FISHING

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state water 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 Feb. 1-March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.

SHRIMPING

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.

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