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Hunter Education classroom courses offered for summer

Hunter Education classroom courses offered for summer

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host two free Hunter Education Classroom Courses this summer for anyone ages 10 and older.

The traditional “Classroom Course” is a two-day course covering topics such as hunter responsibility and ethics, how firearms work and firearms safety, survival and first aid skills, firearm handling skills and hunting techniques, wildlife identification, game care, and information related to wildlife conservation and management.

The first Classroom Course will be offered on Thursday, June 30 through Friday, July 1 at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will resume on Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The second Classroom Course will be offered on Thursday, July 28 through Friday, July 29. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche Fire District #3 Galliano Station, located at 17462 West Main Street. The class will resume on Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range in Raceland.

Firearms and ammunition should NOT be brought to these courses, but snacks are permitted. For more information, or for assistance with online registration, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email Lieutenant Nolan Smith at nolan-smith@lpso.net.

NOTE: 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.