Advocate staff photo by JOE MACALUSO A James River Armory display at last week's Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show is of reconditioned M1 Garands and M14 rifles the James River staff has taken from U.S. military weapons no longer in servicemen's hands. The two reconditioned Garands shown at the top of the photo have been outfitted with scopes. Shooting enthusiasts can attend Saturday's M1 Garand Clinic at the Southwest Mississippi Gun Club near McComb, Mississippi. Successfully completing the clinic, which includes live-fire of the Garand comes with the option to purchase this World War II classic rifle from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

SUNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership.

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. 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.

TUESDAY

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Legislative Committee Meeting: 10 a.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans

Louisiana Crab Task Force Meeting: 1 p.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Top agenda item, LDWF Blue Crab Management Plan.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT PLANNING TEAM MEETINGS: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Region IV, Estuarine Fisheries & Habitat Center, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette; 9 a.m., Wednesday (Jan.28), Region III, Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma; 8 a.m., Regions I & II, Thursday (Jan. 29), USFWS Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

THURSDAY

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7:00 p.m., last Thursday montly through November, Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

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M1 GARAND CLINIC & TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m. registration, Southwest Gun Club, Edna Drive, McComb, Mississippi. History, operation, shooting positions, cleaning, maintenance, safety & 35-shot firing course. Fee $25. Successful completion allows participant to purchase Garand from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call SW Gun Club (601) 341-8797. Email: dougbowser@

cableone.net.

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. Next class Feb. 7. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

AROUND THE CORNER

FEB. 3 — ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

FEB. 4 — PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., first Wednesday monthly, Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

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FEB. 6 — DONALDSONVILLE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMIITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Lemann Center, 100 Clay Street, Donaldsonville. Call Todd Boudreaux (225) 278-5584. Email: boudreauxtodd@yahoo.com.

HUNTING SEASONS

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.

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

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 26-31, State Deer Areas 4 & 9, bucks only.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/EAST ZONE: Jan. 26-March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY DAY/EAST ZONE: Jan. 31. Hunters 16 and younger only.

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

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: 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 Areas 3, 8 & 10.

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.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Feb. 2-March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.

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.

FISHING OPENED/CLOSED 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) open in state and federal waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015. Recreational/commercial non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1; commercial small coastal-sharks open until 80 percent of the federal quota is met; commercial king mackerel season closed in state & federal waters.

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.

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