The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office held a free hunter education course for people age 10 and older July 8-9, 2022 at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center in LaPlace.

This two-day course covered 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 next class is August 5-6 and September 9-10 at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center, 947 Cambridge Drive, LaPlace. Participants must attend BOTH days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. Class size is limited to 30. Advance registration is required by calling 985-359-8965 (if no answer, please leave name of student with a contact number.) or register at

**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.