Hunter Safety Course

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a FREE Hunter Safety Course.

Classes will be held July 9-10, August 6-7 and September 3-4, 2021 at at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center, 947 Cambridge Drive, in LaPlace. Friday classes are from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

These are two-day courses, and participants must attend BOTH days to be certified. Do not bring firearms or ammunition.

People must pre-register for this class. To register, CLICK HERE.

People also may register by calling 985-359-8685. If no answer, please leave name of student with a contact number or email at

Children under 17 attending must be picked up by their parents on time at ending of class. All persons attending MUST arrive promptly due to attendance hours needed to complete the class.

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.


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