Hunter Safety Course

Date: July 27, 2011

Learn to Hunt the Right Way... FREE of charge!

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HuntingThe Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunter Education Division will be conducting a FREE Hunter Safety Field Day Class Saturday August 27th, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the LaPlace VFW Post 3337,  205 W 5th St, LaPlace, LA.   Interested persons MUST pre-register at 985-359-8754 if no answer leave name of student with a contact number. This class will be limited to 20 persons. For further info please contact Sgt. Marshall Carmouche of the Public Relations Division.

Due to passage of a mandatory hunter education bill, beginning on September 1, 1985, hunting licenses will not be issued to anyone born on or after September 1, 1969, unless the applicant provides proof of completion of an approved hunter education course. The public is therefore invited to enroll in the Louisiana Firearms & Hunter Education Program. This program stresses firearm safety/hunter ethics/conservation and consists of 10* Hours of classroom instruction, a written final exam with a score of 75 percent or better, and completing a live-fire exercise. Upon successful completion, students are certified by the Wildlife & Fisheries Department as Certified Safe Hunter. Anyone can participate in the basic student course, but only those persons 10 years of age or older are eligible for certification. Students will receive a certification card and an embroidered patch. *Must attend all class hours to be certified.

LA Wildlife & Fisheries Hunter Education Home Study Course

The home study program is an alternative means of delivery intended to make hunter education more accessible to the public. To obtain certification, students must complete either the interactive internet or CD-ROM course and attend a scheduled field day. The field day consist of one day with hands on activities and a written test. You must attend the field day portion of the course to graduate. Please click here for more information, or contact the LA Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries.

For Classes in other locations at this time click here for the Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries

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