Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office will host two free Hunter Education Field Days this summer for those taking the states online Hunter Safety Course. The combination of completing the online course and attending a Field Day is designed as an alternative to taking the traditional two-day Hunter Safety Course. Successful completion of one of the Hunter Safety Courses is required to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana for all those born after September 1, 1969.
The first Hunter Education Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 25, and the second will be held on Tuesday, July 16. The Field Days will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range, located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. Students MUST complete the online Home Study Course through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website and present the completion voucher to attend. Entry will be denied unless completed forms are presented. There will be a written test required to complete the Field Day. Students should NOT bring firearms or ammunition, but snacks are permitted.
Field Day attendance is FREE, but advance registration is required and available online through the Wildlife and Fisheries website.
TRADITIONAL HUNTER SAFETY COURSES:
For those interested in taking the traditional two-day Hunter Safety Course, Sheriff Webre is reminding residents that two classes are being offered this summer:
Wednesday, June 26 Thursday, June 27
o This course begins Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche Fire District #3 (17462 W. Main Street, Galliano). The course concludes on Thursday at the LPSO Shooting Range (3451 Hwy. 182, Raceland) from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 23 Wednesday, July 24
o This course begins Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche Parish Public Library Thibodaux Branch (705 West 5th Street). The course concludes on Wednesday at the LPSO Shooting Range from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Participants must attend BOTH days of class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. Advance registration is required and available online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
For more information, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.