BUGS & BEER: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Skeeta Hawk Brewery, 455 North Dorgenois Street, New Orleans. Fly tying & demos. Open to public. New Orleans Fly Fishers Club event.


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


REGISTRATION DEADLINE/WOMEN’S FISHING 101 WORKSHOP: March 11, Waddill Wildlife Education Center, North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Registration open, Feb. 3 deadline. Also: April 15, same venue. Basic fishing instruction for women 18 and older. Limited to 15 each session. State fishing license required. Registration website: then “fishing” & “women’s fishing workshops” pull-down tabs.


ATLANTA FLY FISHING SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday. Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia. Seminars, trips, tying, flies for bass. Fees for classes. 2023 International Fly Fishing Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Admission $5-$25. Website:


LA. HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR BASS QUALIFIER/EAST DIVISION: Belle River Public Landing, Belle River. Call Tommy Abbott (504) 722-6638. Website:

DERELICT CRAB TRAP CLEANUP/VOLUNTEER DAY: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Terrebonne Basin, Isle de Jean Charles Marina, 571 Island Road, Montegut. Preregistration encouraged. Email Peyton Cagle:



Deer seasons allow take of either-sex deer except where noted.

DUCKS/EAST & WEST ZONES: Through Jan. 29, includes coots & mergansers.

GEESE/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 29. Includes blue, snow, Ross' & specklebellies species.


GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/EAST ZONE: Jan. 30-March 5. 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.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1 & 6, either sex & State Deer Areas 5 & 9, bucks only.

WOODCOCK: Statewide, through Jan. 31.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 & 4; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9. Closed in State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10;

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Feb. 4, special youth-only & veterans-only day.

GEESE/WEST ZONE: Through Feb. 5, third split. Includes blue, snow, specklebellies, Ross' & Canada geese. Take of Canada geese prohibited in portions of Cameron & Vermilion parishes.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/WEST ZONE: Feb. 6-March 5. 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.

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

SNIPE: Through Feb. 28, statewide.


FEB. 7—DEADLINE/STATE WMA TURKEY HUNTS: Open hunts on White Lake WCA & Pearl River, Tunica Hills, Bayou Macon, Clear Creek, Sonny Gilbert, Sabine and West Bay wildlife management areas. WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts Pearl River, Tunica Hills, Clear Creek, Fort Polk-Vernon/Peason Ridge, Pomme de Terre, Spring Bayou and West Bay WMAs. Applications ($5 fee) on LDWF website: (Paper applications not accepted.) Call David Hayden (318) 487-5353/ Email:

FEB. 7—DEADLINE/FISHING PERMITS: White Lake WCA. 100 fishing-access permits ($40 if drawn.) Boats restricted to 40 horsepower or less outboards. Application website: Call Schuyler Dartez (337) 536-6061. Email:


FEB, 7—DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET/RAYNE-CHURCH POINT CHAPTER: 6 p.m., American Legion Hall Post 77, Rayne. Website:

FEB. 9—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age-group club, boys & girls ages 7-18. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

FEB. 10-11—LA. SPORTING CLAYS ASSOCIATION REGISTERED SHOOT: Wilderness Gun Club, Lafayette. Email Dan Lavergne: Website:

FEB. 11—TRAPPING WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. LEAF Center, Hodges Gardens; Feb. 25, Acadiana Park Nature Station. No fee. Lunch provided. Preregistration required. Website: Call Tanya Sturman (318) 487-5415. Email:

FEB. 11—ORVIS FLY TYING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Beginners basics of tying & knots. Also Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 4. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.

FEB, 11—DUCKS UNLIMITED/UL CONSERVATION COOKOFF: 11 a.m., Wildcat Brothers at Gator Cove, 2301 SE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette. Website:

FEB, 11—DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET/SPRINGFIELD BULLDOG CHAPTER: 5:30 p.m., Springfield Elementary gym, 25190 Blood River Road, Springfield. Website:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Lane, blackfin, queen and silk snappers & wenchmen among other snapper species & all groupers, except closed for gag, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & gag, goliath & Nassau grouper in state/federal waters.

SHRIMP: Fall inshore season is closed in all state inside waters except double-rig line in Breton & Chandeleur sounds. Closure map website:


-Cas-cas Road (Grassy Lake WMA) ATV/UTV trail closed. Vehicles allowed on rocked portions on roads and trails.

-Camp Bayou Road on Dewey Wills WMA closed (flooding) to large vehicles, but open for ATV/UTV use.