The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host FREE Hunter Education classroom courses in June and July for anyone ages 10 or older. This two-day course covers 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 Wednesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 27. The classroom portion on June 26 will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 Galliano Station, located at 17462 West Main Street in Galliano. The class will resume the following day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. CLICK HERE to register for this course.
The second classroom course will be offered on Wednesday, July 31 through Thursday, August 1. Both days will be at the LPSO Shooting Range at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. The classroom portion on July 31 will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and class will resume the following day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CLICK HERE to register for this course.
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, and a valid email address is required for registration.
Firearms and ammunition should NOT be brought to the class, but snacks are permitted. For more information, or for assistance with online registration, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 387-4480 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email Lieutenant Nolan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.