Hunting season is getting closer each day and if you were born after September 1, 1969, you'll need to pass a Hunter Education Course in order to get your Louisiana Hunting License.

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will have not one, but two chances for you to get the necessary courses to obtain your license.

The Caddo Sheriff will host two sessions of Hunter Education August 1-3 and September 5-7.  Each session will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Caddo Sheriff’s south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road in Keithville. You'll learn all you need to know about hunting, firearms safety, and ethics.

For students who prefer to take the course on-line, a Hunter Education field day will be held from 1-6 p.m. August 12 at the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy, 15639 Hwy. 1 South. The field day is only for on-line students, and the on-line voucher is required to participate.

Students MUST attend all three days in the session to become certified. Students who are at least 10 years old and complete the course will receive a lifetime Hunter Education certification that is good in all 50 states. Children under 10 years old cannot be certified, but can attend the class.

Class sizes are limited. To register visit the Wildlife and Fisheries website at