Outdoors calendar

CALENDAR

SATURDAY

  • FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, sac-a-lait, bass, redfish & speckled trout. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

TUESDAY

  • GOVERNOR’S OYSTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: 1:30 p.m., Terrebonne Parish Council Chambers, 8026 Main St., Houma. Call (225) 342-3968.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • JAN. 18 — ZACHARY CHAPTER DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4724 McHugh Dr., Zachary, LA. Call Barry Hanks (225) 572-1886. Email: bjhanks@bellsouth.net.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • JAN. 19 — CCA-LIVINGSTON CHAPTER FISHING SEMINAR: 2-5 p.m., Tracker Boat Showroom, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Speakers: Tommy & Dara Smith/freshwater; Dudley Vandenborre, Owen Landridge, Robby Johnson/saltwater. No fee. Door prizes. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
  • JAN. 21 — CANEY CREEK RESERVOIR PUBLIC MEETING: 7 p.m., Jimmie Davis State Park Conference Center, 1209 State Park Rd., Chatham. Call Evan Thames (318) 371-5216.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 2, through Jan. 13, either-sex season, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Through Jan. 13, bucks only, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Jan. 14-20, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 & 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 through Jan. 31. Deer Area 6 & Special Atchafalaya Basin/I-10 south (Oct. 1-15, bucks only) through Feb. 15. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken except where noted. Special license required: $10.50 for residents (ages 16-59); $26 for nonresidents (16 and older).
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 1 through Jan. 20, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS/LAKE MAUREPAS AREA: Jan. 19-27, bucks only. Special area map website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
  • DEER/SPECIAL PLAQUEMINES-ST. BERNARD AREA/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Jan. 19-27, bucks only. Areas outside the major flood walls of both parishes.
  • DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 20. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 6, through Jan. 20, either-sex season, with or without dogs. Note: The special Lake Maurepas area, Plaquemines Parish and a portion of St. Bernard Parish are excluded from State Deer Area 6 dates.
  • DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 20, second split. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • CANADA GEESE/WEST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 21.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Jan. 21-31, State Deer Areas 1 & 6, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Jan. 21-31, bucks only, still-hunt only.
  • DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 27, second split. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • GEESE/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 27, second split. Open to take speckledbelly, Canada, blue, snow & Ross’ geese.
  • CONSERVATION ORDER GEESE/EAST ZONE: Jan. 28-March 9, take restricted to blue, snow and Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Hunters allowed to use electronic calls & unplugged shotguns. Special hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • WOODCOCK: Statewide through Jan. 31.
  • CANADA GEESE/COASTAL ZONE: Second split through Jan. 31
  • GEESE/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Through Feb. 3, second split. Open to take speckledbelly, blue, snow & Ross’ geese.
  • CONSERVATION ORDER GEESE/WEST & COASTAL ZONES: Feb. 4-March 9, take restricted to blue, snow and Ross’ geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Hunters allowed to use electronic calls & unplugged shotguns. Special hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Statewide through Feb. 28.
  • SNIPE/EAST, WEST & COASTAL WATERFOWL ZONES: Second split through Feb. 28.
  • NOTE: Deer tags are required for all hunters no matter their ages for taking deer in Louisiana. Tags must be affixed to the deer before taking it from the field. State basic & big-game licenses needed for deer hunters. Special stamp needed to take deer on wildlife management areas.

OPENED & CLOSED

  • CLOSED: Elmer’s Island area; Recreational red snapper, gray triggerfish & commercial king mackerel, gray triggerfish, state and federal waters; Fall shrimp season, Lake Pelto, Terrebonne & Timbalier bays, inside waters only; inshore/state offshore waters Caillou Boca west to Atchafalaya River & Jan. 7 closure Atchafalaya River west to Freshwater Bayou.
  • OPEN: State Fall Inshore Shrimp season (all inshore waters, except where noted); recreational amberjack season; commercial fishing for non-sandbar large coastal sharks state and federal waters (effective Jan. 1) until April 1-July 1 commercial & recreational closure.
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