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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • MPSO to offer hunter education classes

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  • The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office will offer hunter education classes in September and October for hunters needing certification. Louisiana law requires anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to take the three day course in order to legally hunt without supervision or accompanied by a hunter 18 years of age or older who has taken the course and received a certification of completion card. The basic student course is open to all ages, but only those persons 10 years of age or older are eligible for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certification Card that is recognized by all states and provinces that require hunter education. The class will be taught by Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office Major James Mardis at the LSU Ag building and will cover topics including Ethics and responsibility, wildlife management and conservation, understanding firearms and ammunition, safe firearms handling and personal safety in the outdoors. Students are also required to participate in a live fire exercise and successfully complete a written exam. The class will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sept. 10 through 12. A second class will be held Oct. 8 through 10. Those interested must register through the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website, www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/hunter-education. There is no charge for the class.
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