MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Joe Herring Room, Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 505-4997. Website: rsff.org.

WEDNESDAY

LOUISIANA FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING: 9 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dr. Jim LaCour (225) 765-2346/email: jmlacour@wlf.la.gov.

PADDLE UP 2: 6-7 p.m., Wampold Memorial Park, Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge. Basic kayak/paddleboard instruction. 8-and-older. A BREC event. Fee $10-$15. Call BREC (225) 272-9200; email: outdooradventure@brec.org; website: webtrac.brec.org.

HUNTING SEASONS

See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & state WMA season dates.

SPRING TURKEY: Saturday, opening day, through May 5, State Area A lands; through April 28, State Area B lands; through April 21, State Area C lands. Also several state wildlife management areas outlined in 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet. Note: flooding has forced season on Richard Yancey, Dewey Wills & Grassy Lake WMAs.

AROUND THE CORNER

APRIL 11—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

APRIL 11—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

APRIL 13—FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales. No fee. Learn to make basic bream, bass and saltwater flies and sac-a-lait jigs. Must bring materials. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email: wimpflies@gmail.com.

APRIL 13—PAC SPRING FLY TOURNAMENT: PAC Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Fly fishing tournament, non-motorized boats. Entry fee $25. Heaviest 2-redfish stringer. Website: packayakrentals.com.

APRIL 16—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational all groupers except gag, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack, red snapper and gray triggerfish seasons state and federal waters.

SHRIMP CLOSURE: All inshore areas closed except open waters (double-rig line) in Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. All state outside waters seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line remain open.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com