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Civilians learn hunter responsibility & ethics

LAPLACE — A hunter safety education course for people age 10 or older was hosted by the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office July 9-10, 2021 at its new Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center, 947 Cambridge Drive, LaPlace. Participants in the course were the first civilians class to use the shooting range.

The 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.

Participants were required to attend both days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified.