TUESDAY

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

STATE HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Alexandria Forestry Center, 2500 Shreveport Hwy., Pineville; Also: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 Park Ave., Houma; 6:30 p.m., Thursday, LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette; 9 a.m., Saturday, LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles. Proposed 2020-2021 hunting seasons, limits & regs. Public comment taken.

WEDNESDAY

SPECKLED TROUT PUBLIC MEETING/PUBLIC COMMENT: 6 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Also: 6 p.m., Thursday, Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second Street, Slidell; 6 p.m., Feb. 26, Calcasieu Parish Extension Office, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles; 6 p.m., Feb. 27, Rapides Parish Extension Office, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria; 1 p.m., Feb. 29, Lincoln Parish Library, 910 North Trenton Street, Ruston. State Marine Fisheries Section data presentation & management options.

THURSDAY

ARCHERY ACADEMY: 6-7:30 p.m., Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Basic archery instruction for children 8 and older. Fee $40. Also Feb. 27. Call BREC (225) 272-9200. Website: brec.org.

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: acadianaflyrodders.org.

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

SATURDAY

FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials/tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

ONGOING

DERELICT CRAB TRAP COLLECTION: Through Feb. 16, Lake Pontchartrain, east of the Causeway Bridge & upper Barataria Basin from Lafitte to Little Lake.; through Feb. 19, Southern portion of Calcasieu Lake; through Feb. 23, Vermilion-Teche Basin in the western portion of Vermilion Bay. Call Peyton Cagle (337) 491-2575. Email: pcagle@wlf.la.gov.

HUNTING SEASONS

RABBIT/SQUIRREL/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands only.

SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 9, statewide. Blue, snow and Ross' geese only. No daily/possession limits. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed.

LICENSED HUNTING PRESERVES: Through April 30. Pen-raised birds only.

AROUND THE CORNER

FEB. 23—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: gserrett41@cox.net.

FEB. 24—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Independence Park Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

FEB. 25—MARDI GRAS

FEB. 27—LOUISIANA CHAPTER/SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL MEETING: 6 p.m., Drusilla Seafood, 3842 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge. Email Jason Matherne: navigator28@hotmail.com.

FEB. 27—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

FEB. 27-29—BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES TOURNAMENT: Smith Lake, Cullman, Alabama. Website: bassmaster.com.

FEB. 28-29—LOUISIANA B.A.S.S. NATION SPRING QUALIFIER: Atchafalaya Basin, Berwick. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

FEB. 29—GEAUX FISH CATFISH RODEO: 7:30-11:30 a.m., North Sherwood Community Park Pond, North Sherwood Avenue (north of Choctaw Drive) Baton Rouge. Age-group prizes, raffles; 850 pounds stocked catfish. Preregistration requested: brec.org/geauxfish. Call BREC Conservation (225) 216-9264.

FEB. 29—FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials/tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: All groupers except closed for the take of goliath, Nassau & gag groupers in state/federal waters. Gag grouper closed in federal waters through May 31. Lane snapper season opened Jan. 1.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons in state and federal waters & commercial king mackerel season.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in state outside waters between Caillou Boca and Freshwater Bayou & closed in all state inside waters except Breton & Chandeleur sounds.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com