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Trapper Education

Trapping Workshops

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association will offer five free trapping workshops during the 2019-2020 trapping season.​

  • November 23: Minden Field Office 
  • December 7: Waddill Education Center (Baton Rouge) 
  • January 18: Vermilionville (Lafayette)  
  • February 1: Woodworth Education Center ​
  • February 15: Monroe Field Office 

Although there is no cost to attend the workshops, registration is required. You can register by contacting Tanya Sturman at or calling 318-487-5885 ext 3420.

LDWF has partnered with the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association (LTAHA) and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to provide a free, voluntary online trapper education course.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Trapper Education
  • Historical Considerations
  • Furbearer Management
  • Best Management Practices
  • Running a Trapline
  • Trapping Regulations
  • Types of Traps
  • Trapping Equipment
  • Trapping Safety
  • Responsible Trapping
  • The Market Value of Furbearers

Trapper education is not mandatory in Louisiana, but the information provided in this free course can help current trappers improve their knowledge and provide new trappers with a basic background of the industry. The purpose of this course is to increase active trapper numbers, provide basic trapping knowledge, and teach ethical and law-abiding behavior, as well as to instill public confidence and maintain public support for trapping as a wildlife management tool.

LDWF and the LTAHA also offer hands-on trapping workshops. Workshops are held each winter, generally as full day Saturday events, in both the southern and northern areas of the state. Workshop topics include trap setting for land and water areas, skinning demonstrations, and pelt handling techniques. Workshops are available to teens and adults who have completed the online course.

For more information contact Jennifer Manuel at or 337-735-8674.

Hunter and Bowhunter Instructor Courses

Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Academy (2-day course)


January 24, 2020 5:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

January 25, 2020 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.



DeRidder Water Treatment Facility

1366 Ball Road

DeRidder, LA 70634 

To register for the class, please go to:

Coffee, Snacks & Lunch Saturday will be provided.  Please bring the names and contact information of two character references.  For additional information, contact Theresa Cross at



February 12, 2020 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

February 13, 2020 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.



LDWF Monroe Office

368 CenturyLink Dr.

Monroe, LA 71203

To register, please go to:

For more information, contact Joshua Johnson at (318) 343-1241 or



February 21. 2020 5:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

February 22, 2020 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.



Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Range

29225 Woodside Dr.

Walker, LA 70785


To register, please go to:


Meals will be provided both days. All materials for the course will be provided.

For more information, contact Brad Jackson at


Requirements for other states


See link below.



Any part of the deer or wild turkey divided shall have affixed thereto the name, date, address and big game license number of the person killing the deer or wild turkey and the sex of that animal. This information shall be legibly written in pen or pencil on any piece of paper or cardboard or any material which is attached or secured to or enclosing the part or parts. On lands enrolled in DMAP, deer management assistance tags must be attached and locked through the hock of the antlerless deer, (including those taken with bow, muzzleloader and those antlerless deer taken on either-sex days) in a manner that it cannot be removed, before the deer is moved from the site of the kill.


Natchitoches Shooting Range


See website


$20 per day; half price for military, police, and students; memberships available upon request; see website for details


635 Tauzin Road, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (6 miles from Natchitoches on LA Hwy 6 East)




Natchitoches Sportsman's Association


The Natchitoches Shooting Range is a privately owned and operated facility. LDWF has partnered with its owners to provide additional shooting and hunter education opportunities to the public.

  • Shooting accommodations
    • Rifle range (100 yards; lighted, movable target backs; 10 shooting points)
    • Pistol range (25 and 50 yards; 16 lighted shooting points)
    • Sporting clay range (10 stations)
    • 5-stand shotgun (lighted)
    • Skeet and trap (lighted)
    • Archery range with 3-D targets
  • Courses
    • Hunter Education
    • Concealed Carry
    • NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Safety, Personal Protection
  • Proshop
    • Limited stock available onsite plus special order.
    • Gunsmith on duty all hours.

Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range


See website


See website


Pearl River Wildlife Management Area near Slidell, LA




Owned by LDWF; operated by Southeast Louisiana Firearm Safety Incorporated


Shooting opportunities include a rifle range, rim-fire and pistol range, shotgun range with electronic throwers, and a 3-D archery range. Southeast Louisiana Firearm Safety Incorporated is a nonprofit volunteer organization which handles the day-to-day operations and upkeep of the range using all volunteer staff. The organization uses money generated from range fees for range maintenance, improvements, and operations.


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