The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a FREE Hunter Safety Course on December 13-14 for anyone ages 10 years or older. This two-day courses cover 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 begin with the classroom portion on Saturday, December 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy located at 1300 Lynn Street in Thibodaux. The class will then resume on Sunday, December 14 at the LPSO Shooting Range (3451 Highway 182, Raceland) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Participants must attend BOTH days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. The class is FREE, but class size is limited, so you must register in advance. Registration is available online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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.
ABOUT LOUISIANA HUNTING LICENSES:
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.