July 26, 2012 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Education Section is offering a Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor Academy at Waddill Refuge in Baton Rouge on Aug. 7 through 9. Waddill Refuge is located at 4142 North Flannery Road and the academy sessions will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.
Participants must attend all three nights to be certified as a Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor. There is no charge for the academy and it is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in teaching Hunter Safety Courses.
Requirements for Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor
- Attend a 12-hour instructor training course
- Complete live fire exercise
- Pass a written exam
- Undergo a criminal background check
Volunteer instructors are the backbone of LDWF’s hunter education program. Become a part of the team that makes a difference. One of the rewards of serving as a volunteer instructor is the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to preserve the future of hunting by passing on a time honored tradition.
What Does LDWF Look For In a Volunteer Instructor?
- A professional demeanor
- Courteous and respectful
- Good communicator
- People oriented
- Dedicated and motivated
- Someone who believes in the importance of education
For more information about the academy or to register for the course, please contact Bradley Breland at the Waddill Refuge by calling 225-274-8089 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org 
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  Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb  or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.