THURSDAY

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

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

SPECKLED TROUT PUBLIC MEETING/PUBLIC COMMENT: 6 p.m., Rapides Parish Extension Office, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria. Also: 1 p.m., Saturday, Lincoln Parish Library, 910 North Trenton Street, Ruston. State Marine Fisheries Section data presentation & management options.

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

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES TOURNAMENT: Smith Lake, Cullman, Alabama. Website: bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

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

SATURDAY

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.

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.

SUNDAY

LA. B.A.S.S. NATION COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP: Atchafalaya Basin, Berwick. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR NATION TOURNAMENTS: Smith Lake, Cullman, Alabama. Website: bassmaster.com.

MONDAY

PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE/PROPOSED 2020-2021 HUNTING SEASONS: Through 9 p.m. Email Tommy Tuma: ttuma@wlf.la.gov.

DERELICT CRAB TRAP COLLECTION: Through March 15, Pontchartrain Basin-Lake Borgne & the Terrebonne Basin between Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes and Bayou Terrebonne. Volunteers requested. Call Peyton Cagle (337) 491-2575. Email: pcagle@wlf.la.gov.

WEDNESDAY

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

HUNTING SEASONS

SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide.

RABBIT/SQUIRREL/QUAIL: Through Feb. 29, statewide, private lands only.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 9, statewide. Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross' geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Hunters allowed to use electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than three shells.

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

AROUND THE CORNER

MARCH 5—WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

MARCH 5—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DU SPONSOR BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Honoring Military & Veterans. Ducks Unlimited dinner, raffles, live/silent auctions. Benefits Sherburne WMA waterfowl project for youth/disabled veterans hunting opportunity. Website: brdusponsor.org.

MARCH 5—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Boys & girls age-group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Thursday night followed tournaments 10 days later.Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

MARCH 6—CRISTO CLAYS: 11:30 a.m. registration/lunch, 1 p.m. sporting clays shoot. Bridgeview Gun Club, La. 1, Port Allen. Fees $150/shooter, $500/4-shooter team. Sponsorships available. Benefits Cristo Rey High School. Website: cristoreybr.org. Call Amy Tyrrell (225) 788-8893. Email: atyrrell@cristoreybr.org.

MARCH 6—INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15, included food/drink & raffle. Proceeds to Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Call (225) 757-7286 for tickets.

MARCH 6-8—BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Classic Expo & daily weigh-ins Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham. Alabama. Website: bassmaster.com.

MARCH 7—26th Annual RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly & kayak fishing programs; tying & kayak demos, casting clinics. Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website: rsff.org.

MARCH 7—SATURDAY TRAP SHOOT: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. ATA-style trap field/portable traps/25 singles or 12 pairs per round. Only 7½ shot size or smaller. Fee $5/round (cash/correct change only). Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasmbowser@att.net.

MARCH 8—DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: 2 a.m.

MARCH 9—NOMINATIONS DEADLINE/LA. WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Professional, Volunteer, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications, Organization, Youth & Youth Organization categories. LWF’s website: lawildlifefed.org. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: lwf@lawildilfed.org.

MARCH 9—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Adult Education Building, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 752-0073. Website: rsff.org.

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. Recreational gray triggerfish opens 12:01 a.m., March 1.

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