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


FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Beginners/advanced freshwater & saltwater flies. No fee. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email:

ORVIS TRAVEL DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvc, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hourly sessions from fly-fishing guides from Louisiana, other destinations. Call (225) 757-7286.


B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend, Many. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.


SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 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:


STATE SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING: 10 a.m., Terrebonne Council Meeting Room, 8026 Main Street, Houma. Webinar:


SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Four 2-hour seminars. Fee $89 includes course material, lures/jigheads. Instructors John Godwin, Steve Danna, Todd Huckabee & Brad Chappell. Also Feb. 6, 20 & 27. Call (337) 482-6386.


SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: Sowela Tech Community College, Lake Charles. Four 2-hour seminars. Fee $89 includes course material, lures/jigheads. Instructors John Godwin, Steve Danna, Todd Huckabee & Brad Chappell. Also Feb. 7, 21 & 28. Call (337) 482-6386. Call (337) 421-6560.


DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Jan. 27, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 28.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 28, either-sex take allowed & Jan. 29-31, bucks only, State Deer areas 5 & 9.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 31, State Deer areas 1, 4 & 6. Either-sex take allowed.

CANADA GEESE: Statewide second split through Jan. 31.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31 in State Deer areas 1, 2, 4 & 7. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Feb. 3, special youth-only day, hunters 17 and younger

GEESE: Statewide second split through Feb. 11 (specklebellies, blues, snows & Ross’ geese).

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Feb. 12-March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer areas 5, 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS, QUAIL, SNIPE & NUTRIA: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


FEB. 1—FELICIANA CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Bluffs, 14233 Sunrise Way, St. Francisville. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Tickets $45, $65 couples, $15 youths, $500 tables, $1,200 gun table. Call Justin Metz (225) 721-0580 or Andrew Hughes (601) 431-9029.

FEB. 2-3—ATLANTA FLY FISHING SHOW: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf PARKWAY, Duluth, Georgia. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2 & 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Feb. 3. Tickets $15, military $10. Website:

FEB. 3—FLY TYING 101: 1-3 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard at Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FEB. 3–FLORIDA SCRUB JAY FESTIVAL: Lyonia Environmental Center, Hobe Sound, Lake Wales Ridge & Merritt Island National Wildlife refuges, Deltona, Florida. Website:

FEB. 3—SPARROW FEST: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls, Texas. Website:

FEB. 5—54th GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Categories: Professional, Volunteer, Youth Conservationist, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications and Conservation Organization. Awards presented March 17, Boudreaux’s, Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: Website:

FEB. 6—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.

FEB. 7—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & gray triggerfish (through Feb. 28) and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters.

OPEN SEASONS: Gag grouper & greater amberjack (through Jan. 26) in state/federal waters.

CLOSURE/FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: State inside waters closed from Louisiana-Mississippi line west to Louisiana-Texas line. Note: Effective sunset Friday (Jan. 26) all other state inside waters and a portion of state outside waters out to 3-mile line from Caillou Boca west to Freshwater Bayou Canal will be closed, EXCEPT open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds and state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal. Closure map: