THURSDAY

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

10TH ANNUAL BURDEN ARBOR DAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, Burden Woods, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. No admission fee. Plant a native tree sapling to reforest Burden Woods, scavenger hunt, children’s activities/harnessed tree-climbing, hayrides. Children must be accompanied by adult. Email Katie Guitreau: kguitreau@agcenter.lsu.edu.

ARBOR DAY-STATE ARBORETUM: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Louisiana State Arboretum, La. 3042, Ville Platte. Tree seedling giveaway, games, crafts, tree care & planting guides. Fee $3/person to enter Chicot State Park. Call (888) 677-6100.

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

HUNTING SEASONS

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

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 20, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 20, State Deer Areas 1 & 4, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 20, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 20, State Deer Areas 5 & 9, with/without dogs, bucks only.

DUCKS: Coastal & West zones, Through Jan. 20, second split.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 21-31, State Deer Areas 1, 4 & 6 still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS FIREARMS: Jan. 21-31, State Deer Area 5 & 9, still-hunt only, bucks only.

DUCKS/YOUTH ONLY: Jan, 26, West Waterfowl Zone.

DUCKS: East Zone, Through Jan. 27, second split.

DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10, through Jan. 15. Through Jan. 31, State Deer areas 1, 2 & 4, either-sex take allowed.

CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 31, second split, statewide but closed in portions of Cameron and Vemilion parishes.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DUCKS/YOUTH ONLY: Feb. 2, East Waterfowl Zone.

GEESE: Through Feb. 10, second split, specklebelly, blue, snow & Ross’ species, statewide.

SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide, second split.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15 (either sex), State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9.

SQUIRREL & RABBIT: Through Feb. 28, statewide private lands & selected wildlife management areas.

QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands only.

AROUND THE CORNER

JAN. 24—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.

JAN. 26—ORVIS TRAVEL DAY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Orvis Baton Rouge, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. No cost. Meet destination fly fishing guides. Hourly presentations. Call (225) 757-7286.

JAN. 28—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

JAN. 31—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.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: State Wildlife and Fisheries closed the fall inshore season in all state inside waters Dec. 17, except in inside waters east of the Mississippi River in Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, the MRGO, the Intracoastal Waterway in Orleans Parish from the East Closure Sector Gate west to the intersection with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, and open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. All state outside waters seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line will remain open.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com