News from the Sheriff's OfficeDeputy Brennan Matherne, Public Information Officer
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Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, November 24
Saturday: 8am-5pm at Lafourche Parish Government Mathews Complex (4876 Hwy. 1)
Sunday: 8am-11am at LPSO Shooting Range (3451 Hwy 182, Raceland)
The course will cover topics including:
- hunter responsibility and ethics
- how firearms work
- firearms handling and safety
- survival and first aid skills
- hunting techniques
- wildlife identification and game care
- information related to wildlife conservation and management
There is NO COST for this course. Advance online registration is required.
To register, please sign up for the appropriate class on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries site.
For more information, contact the LPSO Training Academy:
(985) 449-4480 - Weekdays from 8am to 5pm
*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.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will offer a Concealed Handgun Training Course on Sunday, October 20 at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range Facility located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until approximately 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.
Each course will include the following:
- One hour of instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures of a revolver and semi-automatic pistol.
- One hour of instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting.
- Three hours of instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution.
- (Includes a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force)
- One hour of instruction on handgun shooting positions.
- One hour of instruction on child access prevention.
- Two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 6 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds.
- Must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance.
- Must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of a NRA B-27 type silhouette target with at least 36 rounds.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host another FREE Hunter Education Field Day on the evening of Monday, September 23. The Field Day will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. While past Field Days have been scheduled during morning hours, this event has been scheduled for the evening in order to accommodate those who wish to attend after school or work.
The “Field Day” is designed for those taking the state’s online Hunter Safety Course. The combination of completing the online course and attending a “Field Day” is an alternative to taking the traditional two-day Hunter Safety Course. Successful completion of a Hunter Safety Courses is required to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana for all those born after September 1, 1969.
Students planning to attend this Field Day MUST complete the online “Home Study Course” through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website and present the completion voucher at the Field Day. Entry will be denied unless completed forms are presented. There will be a written test required to complete the Field Day. Students should NOT bring firearms or ammunition, but snacks are permitted.
Field Day attendance is FREE, but advance registration is required and available online through the Wildlife and Fisheries website. For more information, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Direct Link to Sign Up for Field Day: CLICK HERE