NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6:30 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARHARTT BASSMASTER COLLEGE CENTRAL REGIONAL: Bob’s Bayou Black Marina launch site. Nicholls St. host school. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
11th ANNUAL EAGLE EXPO & MORE: Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau event, Morgan City & other locations in St. Mary & Terrebonne parishes. Seminars, photo workshop, boat trips to view eagles, birding, films, dinner events. Fees vary by activity. Call (985) 380-8224. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.cajuncoast.com/eagleexpo.
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.
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. Call (225) 952-9200. Email Katie Laurent: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Next match April 24. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Club meets last Monday each month. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 915 3rd Street, Alexandria & 6 p.m., LDWF Minden Office, 9961 U.S. 80, Minden. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: email@example.com.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.
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
MARCH 3 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Also April 7
MARCH 4-6 — BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
MARCH 5 — 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 3, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Presented by Gerry Lane Automotive, Cabela’s. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722. Website: www.childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.
MARCH 5 — NATCHITOCHES FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Events Center, 750 2nd Street, Natchitoches. Free. Light tackle/fly fishing programs, tying demos, casting clinics, vendors. Sponsored by Cane Country Fly Casters. Call Burley Johnson, (318) 352-3522. Website: www.canecountry.blogspot.com.
MARCH 5 — 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.
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.