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January 10, 2016 at 10:48am

You can print one immediately and request another at no charge by following the links below....just remember that if you took it years ago...in order to locate your information you will have to enter your OLD address....which you can change once found.

http://hbscards.wlf.louisiana.gov/

September 22, 2011 at 9:17am

The St. John sheriff's office will be sponsoring a Hunter Education field day on October 22 at the Hampton Inn in Laplace from 9am-3pm. This course is SPECIFICALLY for those individulas who have completed the online hunter education course. You MUST pre-register for this course by calling 985-359-8754. No walk-ins allowed....space is limited to 40 people.

To take the online course follow the link below:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/internet-home-study-course

September 22, 2011 at 9:14am

The St. John Sheriff's office will sponsor a hunter education field day course on August 27 from 9am-3pm at the Laplace VFW Hall. This course is ONLY for people who have taken and completed the online home study course. Space is limited. No walk-ins....Pre-registration only. To pre-register for this course, call 985-359-8754. Leave message if necessary.

To take the home study course, follow the link below:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/internet-home-study-course

August 16, 2011 at 2:47pm

Class Location:
St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
Range & Training Facility
29449 Sheriff Range Road
Vacherie, La.
HUNTING EDUCATION COURSES
August 13, 14, 2011
September 10, 11, 2011
October 8, 9, 2011
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Student must be present for its entirety.
Hunter Education is mandatory for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969.
Older hunters going out of state may also be required to have certification
depending on that state regulation.
Pre-Registration Required
Class size is limited
No walk ins.
Call Range at (225) 562-2572 for more information.
Send email to reserve a seat – range@stjamesla.com

August 03, 2011 at 4:12pm

The new law regarding hunter education and license sales requires hunters to have proof of completion of a hunter education course while hunting. No longer does a person have to have a hunter education card to purchase a license; however, they can not hunt alone. They must be in the immediate comany of someone 18 years or older that has completed a hunter education course. If you have lost your card, you can follow the link below to immediately print a temporary card and request a new one. If your address has changed since you took the course, you must enter your old address and your name exactly as it was printed on the card....even if it was misspelled. Once your card is found, you have the opportunity to change the information and request a new card. It will take about 2 weeks for your card to arrive. Copy and paste the following link in your URL.

http://hbscards.wlf.louisiana.gov/

Good luck and be safe!!

November 16, 2010 at 10:09am

A Hunter Safety Course has been scheduled for Saturday November 13th at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex (Old Wal-Mart Builing), 4876 Hwy 1 in Mathews from 8am-5pm and on Sunday November 14th at the Lafourche Parish Shooting Range from 9am-12 noon. Attendance both days is mandatory. Space is limited to 60 people. Call (985) 449-4480 for more information.

October 28, 2010 at 10:29am

A Hunter Safety Course has been scheduled for Saturday October 30th from 8am-5pm at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy, and on Sunday October 31st from 9am-12 noon at the Lafourche Sheriff's Office Shooting Range. Students must attend both days and have transportation. Call 985-449-4480 for more information.

October 25, 2010 at 10:32am

If you lost or need a new Louisiana Hunter Education card, go to the following website. You will be able to search the database for your card. Note that the address may not be your current one; it will be the address of when you took the course. It will allow you to change the information and request a card at no charge, as well as the ability to print one immediately. Also note that you must enter your name as it appears on the original card, so it may take a couple of tries before it is able to locate you if you have a nickname. Copy and paste the link.

http://hbscards.wlf.louisiana.gov/

September 21, 2010 at 10:59am

There will be a NBEF Bow Hunter Education course offered at the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff rifle range Sept 17 and 18 in Houma. It will begin at 630PM - 10PM on the 17th and from 8AM - 2PM on the 18th. This certification course is required to hunt in certain states and on certain federal lands; however, it is not required for Louisiana. This is a good course for the beginning bow hunter who wants to learn the basics, as well as the advanced bow hunter who wants to sharpen skills. For more information call the Sheriff range at 985-857-0260, or contact the LDWF instructor at 985-594-7142 or 985-594-5343. Space is limited.

August 22, 2010 at 5:04pm

This course is a standard 2-day course. NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. You must pre-register at the contact number listed.

October 31st and November 1st
8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday
9:00am - Noon Sunday
Raceland Lion's Club 600 Hospital Dr,
Raceland on Saturday
LPSO Rifle Range Hwy 182 on Sunday
Pre Registration required Contact 985/449-4480
Must Attend both days, Students must bring bag
lunch and black ink pen. Tardiness is not acceptable.

October 15, 2009 at 8:01pm

This listing is for a standard 2-day course in Kraemer, La.

This IS NOT a field day course. Attendance both days are required for certification.

Pre-registration is required....No Walk-Ins allowed. Space is limited.....first come, first served.

Dates - October 24 and 25
Location - Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Station - 3457 Hwy 307, Kraemer, La.
Times - Oct. 24 (Sat.) - 8am-3pm; Oct. 25 (Sun) - 8am-1pm
Students must Pre-Register by phone, NO WALK-INS. Attendance both days is mandatory.
Contact Number for pre-registration and for more information- 985-537-7317
Students must bring ink pen, bag lunch, snacks, and drinks.

For this and other course information in your area visit the LDWF website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

September 28, 2009 at 1:43pm

This course is for individuals who have completed the online hunter education course. To take this course, go to www.wlf.louisiana.gov and navigate to education - hunter education - home study course.

Date - Oct. 25
Location - St. Charles Sheriff Rifle Range - 5061 Hwy 3127, Killona, La. (Behind Prison)
Times - 10:00 Am - 5:00 PM

Bring Bag Lunch/Drinks

Pre-Registration Required - NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. Limited Space Available. Call 985-783-1173 to pre-register

September 28, 2009 at 10:05am

Follow the link below to print a temporary card and request a new one. Don't forget to change your address if you have moved. If you took the course when you were living at another address, you will have to enter the zipcode where you lived at the time you originally took the course.

Copy and paste the link in your URL.

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hbscards/hbscards1.asp

September 09, 2009 at 8:45am

If you want to hunt this year and need Hunter Education, NOW is the time to attend a Hunter Education course.

Statewide, volunteer instructors are scheduling and teaching courses, with the majority of courses being taught now through Nov.

Once hunting season starts, the majority of the volunteer instructors will be hunting, not teaching!

If you or your child need to be cerified DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.....make time to take a course. They are free and certification is lifetime nation-wide.

The following links will send you to the statewide schedule by parish:

Copy and paste the links in the URL.

For a 2-day standard course :

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/education/standardcourselisting/

For the Home-Study Course and Field Day Schedule:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/education/homestudyprogram/fielddays/

To take a home-study course, log on to the WLF website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov. You must pre-register in order to attend field-day courses. All contact information is listed on the field-day schedule according to parish.

August 19, 2009 at 9:29am

HOW TO LOCATE HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ON THE INTERNET

A list of all Hunter Education Classes for the entire State can be found on the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov ).

1. First go to the above Website.
2. On the top of the page, move your cursor over (Education/Research)
3. Next, in the drop down box, click on Hunting Education.
4.Finally, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Standard Course Listing.

This should give you a list of all hunter education classes, organized by Regions (East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes are in Region 7), then by parishes. Most classes have a contact number to register for the class or to get more information.

If you are looking for bowhunter courses, click on Bowhunter at the bottom of the page.

HOME STUDY PROGRAM

If you are interested in the Home Study Course you can find information about it under Home Study Program on the bottom of the page. To find out when and where the Field Days will be conducted around the State, click on Home Study Program, and then on Field Day at the bottom of that page.

October 11, 2007 at 10:08am

The La. Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries along with local bow hunter instructors will be sponsoring a NBEF bow hunter education course.
Bow hunters are required to have completed this course to hunt on federal lands such as Mandalay, or Tensas National Wildlife Refuges.
These will be the only two courses available in the Houma-Thibodaux area, so please be there if you intend on hunting these areas. Also, if you want to become a knowledgeable bow hunter or need a refresher course, this is the course for you. The course is free and open to the public. Items you will need to bring include:
Bow and arrows (field points only), bug repellant, rubber boots, rain gear, and something to write with.

NOTE: THESE TWO COURSES ARE SCATTERED IN SUCH A WAY AS THE 7 & 7 WORKERS WILL CATCH ONE OF THESE COURSES.

Course information: 2007 BOWHUNTER COURSES

Dates: AUGUST 3-4
Times: 6 PM TILL 10 PM ON FRIDAY & 8AM TILL NOON ON SAT.

Dates: Oct. 19-20
Times: 6 PM TILL 10 PM ON FRIDAY,
8 AM TILL NOON----SUNDAY

Location: Terrebonne Parish Sheriffs rifle range, Savanne Rd. Houma.
No pre-registration: just show up on time.
Tardiness is not acceptable.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR ANY HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE:
PLEASE CALL: JOHN LEBLANC- 985-594-7142
OR GET ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.WLF.STATE.LA.US

June 25, 2007 at 8:54am

Opening morning I took my 6-year old out for his first "real" duck hunt (with his own shotgun). The mosquitoes were horrible, but he stuck it out like a trooper until the thermocell became effective. For the first hour of daylight I did not even consider picking up my gun as we were swarmed by gadwall, teal, and mottle ducks. We were both waiting for them to land and present him with some good shots, as he was shooting a .410 with bismuth shot. He shot his first 4 ducks that day...3 mottle ducks and one drake gadwall, and best of all......he killed a banded mottle duck. Now......I have been duck hunting for over 28 years and have never shot a banded duck.....but I could never have been happier having him shoot one instead of me. After his arm became weary from shooting $20 worth of shells, I finished our hunt with my limit with 6 gadwalls. When we finished, he helped me clean our 10 ducks, and my wife cooked them for the family.....he was the provider on this day, and loved everything about the experience......I think I just created a lifelong hunting partner...just look at the expression on his face holding his prize banded mottle duck. Now for my daughter......

November 13, 2006 at 2:28pm

VOLUNTEER HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP OFFERED

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct several workshops to certify volunteer hunter education instructors to teach hunter education and bow hunter education student classes.

The workshops will be held statewide over the next several months and are open to the public free of charge.

Volunteer instructors are required to attend a special 12-hour instructor workshop, successfully complete a mandatory live fire exercise and pass a written test. The workshop includes the basic hunter education course, audio-visual training, classroom management, and proficiency with firearms and related equipment training.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the courses. Anyone interested in attending a workshop or wanting more information about the workshops should contact Daniel Hurdle or John Sturgis at (225) 765-2932.

Dates and locations of upcoming courses:

Date Location Contact Person

Hunter Education Instructor Courses
July 8-10, 2005 Woodworth John Sturgis
August 12-13, 2005 Baton Rouge Daniel Hurdle

Bow Hunter Instructor Course
June 10-12, 2005 Woodworth John Sturgis
July 29-30, 2005 Baton Rouge Daniel Hurdle

EDITORS: For more information contact Daniel Hurdle at 225/769-2920 or dhurdle@wlf.louisiana.gov

May 10, 2005 at 4:38pm

VOLUNTEER HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP OFFERED

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct several workshops to certify volunteer hunter education instructors to teach hunter education and bow hunter education student classes.

The workshops will be held statewide over the next several months and are open to the public free of charge.

Volunteer instructors are required to attend a special 12-hour instructor workshop, successfully complete a mandatory live fire exercise and pass a written test. The workshop includes the basic hunter education course, audio-visual training, classroom management, and proficiency with firearms and related equipment training.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the courses. Anyone interested in attending a workshop or wanting more information about the workshops should contact Daniel Hurdle or John Sturgis at (225) 765-2932.

Dates and locations of upcoming courses:

Date Location Contact Person

Hunter Education Instructor Courses
July 8-10, 2005 Woodworth John Sturgis
August 12-13, 2005 Baton Rouge Daniel Hurdle

Bow Hunter Instructor Course
June 10-12, 2005 Woodworth John Sturgis
July 29-30, 2005 Baton Rouge Daniel Hurdle

EDITORS: For more information contact Daniel Hurdle at 225/769-2920 or dhurdle@wlf.louisiana.gov

May 10, 2005 at 4:21pm
A comment titled: Bump in response to a report titled: Hunter Education Cards

Bump

December 02, 2010 at 11:18am
A comment titled: Nosler or Barnes in response to a report titled: 223 bullet choice

I agree...either the Nosler Partition 60g or the Barnes 62g DPX. Order from midwayusa.com.

October 12, 2010 at 9:26am
A comment titled: LDWF HQ in response to a report titled: Hunter Education Cards

225-765-2932. This is the Hunter Education Office in Baton Rouge

September 29, 2010 at 3:59pm
A comment titled: Bump in response to a report titled: Hunter Education Cards

TTT

September 27, 2010 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: Banded Water Snake in response to a report titled: Snake ID

Definitely a water snake....I say banded, as the diamond backs son't have the verticle bars on the sides.

September 06, 2010 at 3:40pm
A comment titled: Reduced Recoil in response to a report titled: Rifle caliber for 9 year old

If you already have a rifle, look in to getting the reduced recoil ammo for it before you buy a smaller gun. My 8 year old shoots my .270 and has no problems at all.....it seems like it kicks less than a lighter model of .243; However.....there is nothing like shopping and getting a new gun!! Even if it\'s not for you. .243 is the \'standard\' youth gun, but I know old-timers that have gone back to them after years of shooting the big boy calibers. A properly placed small bullet will bring home more venison than a misplaced big one will. Heck...my son killed his first 3 deer with a .223....all were bang-flops because he wasn\'t scared of the gun and put the bullet right where it needed to be. Whatever you choose, make him shoot it until he can put all of his shots into a 4\' circle...that will be his maximum range.

August 21, 2010 at 2:33pm
A comment titled: Fill the holes... in response to a report titled: crappy equipment

Unless the stand is made from aluminum it will rust.....once the metal stand is put together, fill all openings with some marine-grade silicone. Do this before hunting the stand to let the silicone cure. What happens is that water from rains enters the holes and sets within the framework of the stand tubes and just stays there. If you fill all gaps with silicone caulking, it not only prevents this, but also keeps wasps from building nests in there. Make sure you set the caulking with a bead extending out of the squares, not dimpled inward. Ever since I followed this advice, my stands have lasted years.....even the cheap ones.

March 28, 2010 at 9:52pm
A comment titled: Internet in response to a report titled: Federal Premium Ammo

www.sportsmansguide.com or www.midwayusa.com

Any kind of ammo you want.

November 09, 2009 at 3:55pm
A comment titled: Need a better picture of the head in response to a report titled: ID please

Looks like a hognose to me.......

October 28, 2009 at 9:50pm
A comment titled: Agreed in response to a report titled: 8-Point Rule

Management is indeed part of the total hunting package and is a great way to educate younger hunters in the care of a resource. I agree......it's not the kill.....it's the total experience. BUT.....Louisiana has too many diverse habitats that a blanket management plan can not address. Each region has a certain potential for deer management: population density, carrying capacity, soil fertility, regional farming practices, neighboring landowner practices, and hunter density.

What one club can do with a property along the Mississippi River.....another cannot do in the swamps of extreme south La. The resources and soil fertility are different. I agree......all clubs should have a reasonable, REACHABLE goal set according to the habitat type that they are in........the best way to know what your expectations of a property should be is to contact one of the private land biologists with the LDWF in your region and get insight to what your particular habitat type can sustain.

October 23, 2009 at 8:05am
A comment titled: OK....I'll bite in response to a report titled: 8-Point Rule

The trophy is in the eye of the beholder. There are many factors that govern antler development, but probably the main one is age. If you shoot a 2.5 year old deer, there is a 100% chance he won't get any bigger....that is fact.

For what it's worth, when hunting for bucks, I shoot for belly size, not antler size. This gives me the opportunity to harvest what I am sure is a mature deer. If I just want meat....I shoot a doe. That is just me.....I look down on no one who chooses a different path.

There is one facet of hunting however that none of us should ignore....and that is hunter management. Without appeasing hunters the hunting club does not exist in most cases. Hunters have to have hope. Education is the key.

I can't tell anyone what their idea of a trophy is......only myself. I will not deny someone the feelings that I felt when I harvested my first buck......especially a child. I can only control myslef.

The greatest inch of wildlife management is your trigger.

October 23, 2009 at 6:50am
A comment titled: Controller in response to a report titled: Golf Cart Help

If you have new batteries and have lifted the cart, it sounds like your controller might be getting overheated. Most standard carts have a minimum amp controller, while the more rugged carts offer higher amperage ones. A way to get more power is to replace all of your standard 6-gauge wiring to 4 gauge. Not just the battery cables.....all cables leading up to the controller. Total cable replacement is around $100......a new controller.....now you're talking $$$$. The next time you think your batteries are depleted, let the cart cool down for about 10 minutes. If the cart suddenly has new life.....it's the controller getting overheated.
I thought the same thing when my cart started dying on low-speed extended use trips after I had bought a new set of Trojan batteries.

October 22, 2009 at 9:51pm
A comment titled: A few things to try... in response to a report titled: grouping

Try some different bullets. Federal powershock is the most consistent of the cheap ammo that I have seen.....try at least three different brands/types.

Let your barrel cool down between shots.....bring another rifle or 2 to pass the time and let that barrel cool down.

Sandbags....find them, use them. I personally don't like any sled-type device.....anything that puts pressure on my barrel or forestock with a strap affects barrel harmonics......not the same when you are hunting....unless you shoot with one.

Trigger pull.....heavy triggers equal frustration......spend the $40 and visit a gunsmith and have it done right.

Clean barrel......you didn't say if the gun was new.......I clean my guns after about 15 shots.....after they have been "seasoned". New guns need to be cleaned thouroughly before they are fired......

Let someone else (experienced) shoot......find out if it's you.....or the gun.....have someone load the gun for you.....and slip in a blank cartridge when you don't know.....find out if the gun kicks when it's empty (this will suprise ALOT of people!)

If none of this helps.....check tourque on all bolts and screws......scope bases, rings, and gun action bolts.

Be Safe at the range!

October 17, 2009 at 3:00pm
A comment titled: Crab spider in response to a report titled: Spider I.D.

...best guess.

September 21, 2009 at 12:35pm
A comment titled: Yes in response to a report titled: Tag Question

She can hunt without a hunter education certificate as long as she's with either a licensed hunter, or an adult 18 years or older that has a hunter education certification.

Her deer tags are required and are available at any vendor. All she needs is her social security number and there is no charge.

September 21, 2009 at 12:33pm
A comment titled: Juvenile Cottonmouth in response to a report titled: What kind of snake is this?

The yellow-tipped tail gives it away.......Nasty little boogers with no venom control.....no dry bites with the little ones......watch it, be careful!

September 10, 2009 at 9:38pm
A comment titled: Bump........ in response to a report titled: Lost Your Hunter Education Card?

Good info. to know!!

September 09, 2009 at 7:31pm
A comment titled: Agreed in response to a report titled: Game Cameras

We have 12 cameras operating and have tried several makes.
The best value is the Moultrie D-40. If you want to spend more....look at the I-40 as mentioned....they last forever on a set of batteries.

August 12, 2009 at 7:41pm
A comment titled: Beat this one in response to a report titled: Direct TV installation stories

One month ago I bought a home that already had Direct Tv wired in the house. Guys came over and after 7 hours, all kinds of problems (equipment), unable to run a cable where I wanted to (settled for another room). I felt really bad for this guy...very hot in the attic. After the installation I went in the attic and what awaits.....a broken drain line from the a/c coil (water in the attic), an a/c unit that is disconnected (had to get a repairman over the folowing day), and an intercom system that no longer works, insulation layed out all over, and wires strung in such a fashion that I can't access my own attic in certain places. I am still waiting for the company to reimburse me for the cost of repairmen I have had to call out to my house....I'll bet they don't forget to bill me on time.

July 02, 2009 at 11:27pm
A comment titled: A few things. in response to a report titled: In NEED of HELP

Change all battery connections to 4ga wiring all the way to the controller. A new controller will cost you $$$, but it will help as well. For about $125 you can change the wiring...and it's a really good start.

April 27, 2009 at 6:36am
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