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Hunter Safety

LA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries

During the month of September each year, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Pineville Police Department hosts a Hunter Safety Course.  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 receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certification Card that is recognized by all other states.

Act 149 of the 1984 Louisiana Legislature enacted a mandatory education requirement for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969.  These 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.

The Hunter Safety Course is generally held in the second week of September, on Thursday-Friday-Saturday.  This 8-hour course is free and refreshments are served on Thu-Fri, with a meal served on Saturday…plus door prizes are given away.

The course is held at Kees Park Civic Center, located at 2450 Hwy 28 East in Pineville.  The times are 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday 8:00am to Noon.

For more information and to register, visit the LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunter Education web site.

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