SJSO will host Hunter Education Class

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is planning free hunter education courses for people age 10 or older July 26-27, August 23-24 and September 13-14 at the Leonard Robinet Multi-Purpose Room, 100 Deputy Barton Granier Drive in LaPlace.
Class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 26, August 23 and September 13 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27, August 24 and Sept. 14.
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.
Participants must attend BOTH days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. Class size is limited to 25. Advance registration is required by calling 985-359-8754. If no one answers, please leave name of student with a contact number or email at for the July course. For the September course, please visit
Anyone born after September 1, 1969 who wishes to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana must successfully complete a hunter education course. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries may grant exceptions for active or Veteran members of the United States Armed Services, for any P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer or for those 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.