BOATING SAFETY COURSES STILL AVAILABLE DURING HUNTING SEASON

Release Date: 10/17/2006

Hunting season is here and many hunters in Louisiana routinely use watercraft during their fall and winter hunts.


Whether using pirogues or center consoles, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) advises all hunters to adhere to responsible boating practices.  Current Louisiana law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course before operating a watercraft powered by a motor over 10 horsepower.


Free boating courses are available across the state to assist boaters, fishermen and hunters in meeting boating education requirements.  Anyone interested in attending a free course can view a schedule of courses on the LDWF Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses.  On-line courses are also available for a small fee.


For more information, contact Sgt. Rachel Zechenelly at 225-765-2984 or rzechenelly@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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