Who is required to take the hunter education course?
Act 149 of the 1984 Louisiana Legislature enacted a mandatory education requirement for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969. All young hunters must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license.
Older hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation where they plan to hunt. All 50 states now require some form of mandatory hunter education certification prior to issuing a license.
Who teaches hunter education courses?
Courses are taught by Hunter Education staff and volunteer instructors. The majority of courses are taught by volunteers recruited from schools, law enforcement agencies, sportsmen's groups, and many other conservation-minded organizations.
Where are the hunter education courses offered?
More than 600 courses are taught throughout the state yearly.