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Sheriff's Office to host hunter education courses, field days

Sheriff's Office to host hunter education courses, field days

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will host several free Hunter Education Classroom Courses and Field Days in May, June and July for anyone ages 10 or older.

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.

The first classroom course will be offered on Thursday, June 25 through Friday, June 26. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LPSO Training Academy, located at 1300 Lynn Street in Thibodaux. The class will resume on Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Hwy. 182 in Raceland.

The second classroom course will be offered on Thursday, July 23 through Friday, July 24. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche First 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.

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 then attend a "Field Day" to complete their hunter education. After completing the online course, students should bring their completion voucher to present at the Field Day. Entry 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. All Field Days are held at the LPSO Shooting Range (3451 Hwy. 182, Raceland). Dates and times of the upcoming Field Days are:

• Wednesday, May 27, 4 - 9 p.m. 

• Tuesday, June 23, 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Firearms and ammunition should not be brought to any of the 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email Lt. Nolan Smith at nolan-smith@lpso.net.