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