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Free Hunter Education Classes slated for November

Free Hunter Education Classes slated for November

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a free Hunter Education Classroom Course and a Hunter Education Field Day in November for anyone ages 10 or older.

The traditional “Classroom Course” is a two-day course covering topics such as hunter responsibility and ethics, how firearms work and more.

The next Classroom Course will be offered Saturday, November 19 through Sunday, November 20. The first day will be the classroom portion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LPSO Law Enforcement Complex, located at 1300 Lynn Street in Thibodaux.

The class will resume the next day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range, 3451 Hwy. 182, Raceland. Participants must attend BOTH days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

As an alternative to the two-day course, a Home Study Course is available online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website. Those who complete the home study course MUST take their completion voucher to a “Field Day” to complete their hunter education.

The next Field Day will be offered on Thursday, November 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range. Entry to the Field Day will be denied unless the completed forms are presented. There will be a written test required to complete the Field Day. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

For more information, or for assistance with online registration, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email Lieutenant Nolan Smith at nolan-smith@lpso.net.

*Anyone born after September 1, 1969, who wishes to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana, must successfully complete a hunter education course. Exceptions may be granted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for active or veteran members of the United States armed services, for any P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer, or for persons who are under the direct supervision of a person 18-years or older who is already licensed and has taken the approved course. Exceptions must be applied for and approved by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.