Boating

Boating Education Lagniappe Day Slated for May 2

Release Date: 04/06/2015

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the fifth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 2 at nine different locations across the state.

During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, LDWF will provide instructors for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course, NASBLA boating education certification, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all free of charge to the public.

LDWF urges the public to register quickly as most places have limited spaces available and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.

The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements.  The course also covers many navigation rules and charts, trailering, sailboats, canoeing, personal watercraft and more.  Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card.

Below is the list of class locations and the registration contact information, which can also be found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/lagniappeday

Webster Parish
LDWF Region 1 Office
9961 Hwy. 80
Minden, LA 71055
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To register please call 318-371-3049.
Sponsors include the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.

Ouachita Parish
Academy Sports and Outdoors
111 Constitutional Dr.
West Monroe, La 71292
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To register please call 318-343-2417.
Sponsors include Academy Sports and Outdoors, Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association and Pizza Hut.

Rapides Parish
Academy Sports and Outdoors
3205 S MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, La 71301
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register please call 318-487-5634.
Sponsors include Academy Sports and Outdoors.

St. Landry Parish
St. Landry Lumber
207 N Railroad Ave.
Opelousas, La 70570
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To register please call 337-948-0257.
Sponsors include Raising Canes of Opelousas, Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association and St. Landry Lumber of Opelousas.

Calcasieu Parish
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, La 70601
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register please call 337-491-2580.
Sponsors include Whitetails Unlimited and the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.

Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Rifle Range
2100 Savanne Road.
Houma, La 60360.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To register please call 985-447-0821.
Sponsors include the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.

Ascension Parish
Gonzales Boat Club
13311 Diversion Canal Road
St. Amant, La. 70774
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To register please call 225-765-2999.
Sponsors include the Gonzales Boat Club.

St. Tammany Parish
Madisonville Branch of St. Tammany Parish Public Library
1123 Main St.
Madisonville, LA 70447
9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call 504-284-2023 to register.
Sponsors include Raising Cane’s and the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Region 7 Boating Class

Date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Address: 

Tangipahoa Parish
204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, La. 70422

City: 
Amite
Notes: 

Class is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Region 7 Boating Class

Date: 
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Address: 

Tangipahoa Parish
204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, La. 70422

City: 
Amite
Notes: 

Class if from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Region 7 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Address: 

Tangipahoa Parish
204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, La. 70422

City: 
Amite
Notes: 

Class is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Region 7 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Address: 

Tangipahoa Parish
204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, La. 70422

City: 
Amite
Notes: 

Class is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Region 7 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Address: 

Tangipahoa Parish
204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, La. 70422

City: 
Amite
Notes: 

Class is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Region 6 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Address: 

Larose Civic Center
307 E. 5th St.
Larose, LA 70373

City: 
Larose
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Region 5 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Thursday, October 15, 2015
Address: 

LSU Ag Center
7101 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles, LA

City: 
Lake Charles, La
Notes: 

5:00 p.m to 9:00p.m. Pre register at 337-491-2588.

Region 5 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015
Address: 

LSU Ag Center
7101 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles, LA

City: 
Lake Charles, La
Notes: 

5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Pre register at 337-491-2588

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