MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: Via Zoom. Website: rsff.org.

TUESDAY

LOUISIANA CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., St. Bernard Port Harbor, 100 Port Blvd., Chalmette. COVID-19 requirements. Limited to 40 attendees.

THURSDAY

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

SATURDAY

TRAPPER EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Day long, Vermilionville Historic Village, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette. No fee, preregistration required. Open to public. Demos, laws, regulations, skinning & other hands-on instruction. Dress appropriately. Also Feb. 6, Wildlife & Fisheries office, 368 Century Link Drive, Monroe. Email Tanya Sturman: tsturman@wlf.la.gov.

HUNTING SEASONS

Note: Either sex take allowed for deer hunters except where noted. Special licenses for archery & primitive weapons seasons.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 10, State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10, still hunt only.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15. State Deer areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 17, State Deer Area 2, with/without dogs.

DOVES: Through Jan. 21, South Zone; through Jan. 24, North Zone.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 18-24, State Deer Area 2.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 24, State Deer areas 1, 4, still hunt only.

DUCKS/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Through Jan. 24, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 24, State Deer areas 5 & 9, bucks only, with/without dogs.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 24, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 25-31, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6, 9. Bucks only in Areas 5 & 9.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

GEESE: Through Jan. 31, North Zone; Through Feb. 7, South Zone. All species, except take of Canada geese prohibited in portions of Cameron & Vermilion parishes.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31. State Deer areas 1, 2 & 4.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15. State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9.

RABBITS/SQUIRRELS/QUAIL/SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.

AROUND THE CORNER

JAN. 24 — 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). Also Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24 & Nov. 28. Email Rick Mol: southlahighpower@hotmail.com

FISHING/SHRIMPING

SHRIMP: Fall inshore season closed in all waters except waters from the Intracoastal Waterway East Closure Sector Gate west to the waterway’s intersection with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gag grouper & gray triggerfish & commercial king mackerel.

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Several snapper species & all groupers except closed for goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

LDWF UPDATES

  • All Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries offices and wildlife management areas are open with mandates for social distancing, face masks and other virus-preventing measures. Public restrooms at those sites are closed.
  • Hunter Education classes have resumed. Website: wlf.louisiana.gov/page/hunter-education.
  • Elmer’s Island, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, & South Bosco Tract ATV/UTV Trail on the Russell Sage WMA, and Camp Bayou Road on the Dewey Wills WMA (open for ATVs only) are closed.
  • Deer Park Lake public boat ramp closed for repairs.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com