THURSDAY

CCA/WESTBANK CHAPTER SPRING FISHING SEMINAR: 6 p.m., NOLA Motorsports, Avondale. Must show photo ID at entrance. Speakers: Peace Marvel, CT Williams, Sam Barbera. Fee $5. Food, drink provided. No fee for women & children. Call Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.

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.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

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: info@cajuncoast.com.

FRIDAY

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.

UL-LAFAYETTE CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT OUT: 6 p.m., Homewood Suites, Lafayette. Tickets $25, $15 students/Greenwings. Includes dinner. Call Derrick Davis (337) 534-7999. Email: a337@gmail.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

STATE DUCKS UNLIMITED LEADERSHIP MEETING: Homewood Suites, 201 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. Call Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.

SATURDAY

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.

TUESDAY

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

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

AROUND THE CORNER

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 8 — Return to Daylight Savings Time: 2 a.m.

JUST ANNOUNCED

MARCH 7 — PLAQUEMINES PARISH CHAPTER/Ducks unlimited Dinner: 6 p.m., Buras Auditorium, 35619 La. 23, Buras. Call Byron Prest (504) 464-3427 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030.

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: kerrycbedell@eatel.net.

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.

HUNTING SEASONS

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.

RECREATIONAL FISHING

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.

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