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.
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. 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 8am to 5pm at the LPSO Training Academy, located at 1300 Lynn Street in Thibodaux. The class will resume on Friday from 8am to 11am 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 Thursday, July 23 through Friday, July 24. The course will begin with the classroom portion on Thursday from 8am to 5pm at the Lafourche Fire District #3 Galliano Station, located at 17462 West Main Street. The class will resume on Friday from 8am to 11am at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. CLICK HERE to register for this course.
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). Here are the dates and times of the upcoming Field Days:
- Wednesday, May 27, 4pm-9pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
- Tuesday, June 23, 4:30pm-9:30pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
- Tuesday, July 21, 4:30pm-9:30pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
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 email@example.com.
*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.