Calendar

MONDAY

  • RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • 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.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • WOODCOCK: Tuesday (Dec. 18), opening day, statewide through Jan. 31.
  • CONSERVATION ORDER GEESE/WEST ZONE: Through Friday (Dec. 21), blue, snow & Ross’ geese only allowed to be taken. No possession limits. Electronic calls & unplugged shotguns allowed. Special hours: one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 22) second split through Jan. 20. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) & mergansers.
  • DEER/SPECIAL MAUREPAS SWAMP WMA/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 22), opening day through Dec. 28, bucks only, still-hunt only.
  • DEER/SPECIAL PLAQUEMINES-ST. BERNARD AREA/MODERN FIREARMS: Saturday (Dec. 22), opening day through Jan. 6, bucks only, with or without dogs.
  • DOVES/SOUTH ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 22) opening day, third split through Jan. 7.
  • SNIPE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 22) opening day, second split through Feb. 28.
  • CANADA GEESE/WEST ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 22) opening day, second split through Jan. 21.
  • GEESE/WEST ZONE: Saturday (Dec. 22) opening day, second split through Feb. 3. Open to take speckledbelly, blue, snow & Ross’ geese.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 5, through Dec. 23 , still-hunt only, either-sex allowed to be taken.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Dec. 24-30, State Deer Area 5, , still-hunt only, either-sex allowed to be taken.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/LAKE MAUREPAS AREA: Through Dec. 30, bucks only, with or without dogs. Special area map: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
  • RAILS & GALLINULES: Statewide, through Jan. 2.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 3, through Jan. 6, either-sex season, still-hunt only.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Areas 1 & 8, through Jan. 6, either-sex season, with or without dogs.
  • DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Through Jan. 7, third split.
  • 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/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 6, through Jan. 20, either-sex season, with or without dogs. Note: The special Lake Maurepas area, Plaquemines Parish and 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.
  • 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.
  • CANADA GEESE/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 31, second split.
  • GEESE/COASTAL ZONE: Through Feb. 3, second split. Open to take speckledbelly, blue, snow & Ross’ geese.
  • SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Statewide through Feb. 28.
  • SNIPE/EAST & COASTAL WATERFOWL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.
  • 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 &d commercial king mackerel, gray triggerfish., state and federal waters
  • OPEN: State Fall Inshore Shrimp season (all inshore waters), but closed in Elmer’s Island-Fourchon area; recreational amberjack season; Effective Dec. 18, closed inshore/state offshore waters Caillou Boca west to Atchafalaya River; then, Jan. 7 closure Atchafalaya River west to Freshwater Bayou.
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