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Sign up to attend a free hunter Education Field Day or Classroom Course in September

Sign up to attend a free hunter Education Field Day or Classroom Course in September

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will host a free Hunter Education Classroom Course and a Hunter Education Field Day in September 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 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 course will be offered Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Saturday 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 Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range, located at 3451 Highway 182 in 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 Field Day will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 23 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.

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 Lieutenant Nolan Smith at

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 and must be applied for and approved by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.