following Hunter Education
Courses for the general public:
September 11-12, 2010
October 23-24, 2010
November 6-7, 2010
The location of the courses will be at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Academy at 1815 Terrace Hwy. St. Martinville, La. All courses will run
from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.on Saturday and 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (or until
completed) on Sunday. Students that do not drive to the course must have an
adult parent or guardian attend with them. Students must attend all portions of
the Saturday and Sunday course. Courses are free and
all course materials are provided, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is
required, please call 394-2700 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays
The major objectives of the Hunter Education programs are:
Reduce the number of hunting accidents
Improve the image of hunting through ethical and responsible conduct
Promote the shooting sports
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate in the basic student course, but only those persons 10
years of age or older are eligible for certification. This course requires
classroom attendance, passing a written test with a score of 75 percent or
better, and completing a live-fire exercise. Upon successful completion of the
course, students will receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certification Card
that is recognized by all other states.
Major subjects of the Curriculum are:
Ethics and responsibility
Firearms and ammunition
Safety in the field
Who is required to take the hunter education course?
Act 149 of the 1984 Louisiana Legislature enacted a mandatory education
requirement for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969. All young hunters
must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license.
Older hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation
where they plan to hunt. All 50 states now require some form of mandatory hunter
education certification prior to issuing a license.