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Volunteer Hunter Education Instructors

Volunteer instructors are the backbone of LDWF’s Hunter Education Program. Volunteers have a wealth of information and are invaluable in passing on the knowledge and skills of the outdoors to future hunters. Volunteers donate countless hours of their time teaching thousands of students lessons of responsibility, conservation, firearms safety, and safety in the outdoors. Louisiana’s volunteer instructors teach Hunter and Bowhunter Education and provide instruction for other important hunting-related outdoor skills.

How do I become a volunteer hunter education instructor?

We look for volunteers who demonstrate:

  • A professional demeanor
  • Courtesy and respect
  • Good communication
  • People-skills
  • Dedication and motivation
  • Value of the importance of education. 

To become a volunteer hunter education instructor, you must:

  • Be of reputable character
  • Attend a 12-hour instructor training course
  • Complete live-fire exercises
  • Pass a written exam
  • Undergo a criminal background check
  • Teach or assist in teaching one course every 24 months.


Benefits of Volunteering

We offer incentives to our volunteer hunter education instructors through the International Hunter Education Association’s discount program for instructors. However, the greatest reward is giving back to your community and knowing you are helping to preserve the future of hunting by passing on a time-honored tradition.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

LDWF and partners have multiple programs that depend on volunteer assistance to introduce people to outdoor recreational sports.