GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., IP Casino, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Hearing on extending shrimp permit moratorium for 10 years.


LOUISIANA CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., Room 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.


GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma.


GULF OF MEXICO COUNCIL/SHRIMP AMENDMENT 17A PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank, 275 Whitney Avenue, Gretna.


GET OUT AND FISH!: 7 a.m. registration through 11 a.m. weigh-in, Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park, Chalmette. Rainbow trout & other species in Little Angler/ages 8-under, Junior Angler/ages 9-15 & Adult Angler/16-older (must have valid fishing license. No fee. Bank-only fishing. Lunch provided. Anglers need to bring tackle & ice chests to take home catch. Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Email:

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte. Tree seedling give-a-way, games, hikes, tree care, planting information. Fee $2 entry into Chicot State Park. Call (888) 677-6100.

FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Hands-on fly-tying basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane at (225)757-7286.


JAN 18 — NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Some areas have $3-$5 daily-use fees. No fee for military & families. Special “Every Kid in a Park Initiative” fee waivers at website:


DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 3 & 8: Through Jan. 10, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREAS 5 & 10: Through Jan. 10 still hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 5: Jan. 11-17, still hunt only, either sex.


DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 17, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 2: Through Jan. 17, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREA 2: Jan. 18-24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 1: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 4: Through Jan. 24, still hunt only, bucks only except during either-sex days of Jan. 10 & Jan. 16-17.

DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Through Jan. 24, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 6: Through Jan. 24, with/without dogs, either sex.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/AREA 9: Through Jan. 24, with/without dogs, bucks only except during either-sex day Jan. 10.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/AREAS 1, 4, 6 & 9: Jan. 25-31, Area 1 still hunt only, either sex.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/WEST ZONE: Jan. 30, second date.

DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.

CANADA GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Jan. 31, second splits.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DUCKS/YOUTH-ONLY/EAST ZONE: Feb. 6, second date.

GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 7, second split, includes specklebellies, blue, snow & Ross’ species.

CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Feb. 8-March 6, second split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.

SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.

QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in state inside waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi line west to the Louisiana-Texas line, except that waters east of the Mississippi River in Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will remain open until further notice.


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state water out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increases to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure Feb. 1-March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.