June 21, 2013 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Education Section is offering a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Class at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Training and Educational Facility on June 28 and 29.
The training facility is located at 39395 Pine Street in Pearl River and class begins on Friday, June 28 with a three-hour session from 6 to 9 p.m., and concludes on Saturday, June 29 with eight hours of training from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participants must attend both parts to be certified as a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor. Successful completion of this course will certify attendees as instructors for LDWF hunter education courses.
There is no charge for the class and it is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in teaching hunter education courses. Topics covered will include safe gun handling, wildlife management, responsibility and ethics, and general outdoor safety. Live fire exercises will also be part of the training.
Requirements for Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor are:
- Attend the 12-hour instructor training course
- Complete a live fire exercise
- Pass a written exam
- Undergo a criminal background check
Volunteer instructors are the backbone of LDWF’s hunter education program. One of the rewards of serving as a volunteer instructor is the self satisfaction of knowing you are helping to preserve the future of hunting by passing on a time honored tradition. Become a part of a team that makes a difference.
What Does LDWF Look For In a Volunteer Instructor?
- Firearm safety experience
- Courteous and respectful demeanor
- Good communications skills
- Someone who believes in the importance of education
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.