Boating

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Address: 

Concordia Parish Training Center
Firing Range Road, Hwy. 15
Ferriday, LA

City: 
Ferriday
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Address: 

Concordia Parish Training Center
Firing Range Road, Hwy. 15
Ferriday, LA

City: 
Ferriday
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Address: 

Academy Sports and Outdoors
3205 S MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71301

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 318-487-5634 to register. Class is limited to 15 people. This class is a part of LDWF's Boating Education Lagniappe Day and may offer free lunch and giveaways.

LDWF Agents Make Arrest on Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge

Release Date: 01/31/2012

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents arrested a Texas man for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) and numerous wildlife management area violations on the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson Parish on Jan. 24.

Agents arrested Matthew M. John, 21, of Bullard, Texas, who is temporarily living in Rayne, for second offense DWI, failing to take a breathalyzer test twice within five years, possessing an illegal firearm, possessing a firearm and glass bottles on Elmer’s Island and simple littering.  John was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

While on patrol, Agents found John’s truck stuck on the beach.  During their attempt to assist John with his truck, agents noticed that John was under the influence of alcohol.  Agents then administered a field sobriety test to John, which he allegedly failed.  John refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Agents impounded John’s truck and seized his shotgun, which failed to have a minimum barrel length of 18 inches required under law.  John also allegedly confessed to throwing beer bottles on the beach that were nearby his truck.

It is illegal to possess any firearm or glass bottles while on the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge.  John was also charged for a DWI in November of 2011 in which he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Second offense DWI carries a fine up to $1,000 and six months in jail.  Failing to take a second breathalyzer test within five years brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and between 10 days and six months in jail.

Possession of an illegal firearm brings up to a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in jail.

Possession of a firearm on Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge carries a fine between $100 and $350 and up to 60 days in jail.  Possession of glass bottles on Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge carries a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.  Simple littering brings a fine up to $75 or up to eight hours of community service in a litter abatement program.

Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Douglas Danna and Cody Soileau.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Region 6 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Address: 

Larose Civic Center
307 E. 5th St.
Larose, LA 70373

City: 
Larose
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Region 6 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Address: 

LaFourche Parish Sheriff's Office Rifle Range
1156 HWY 90
Raceland, LA 70394

City: 
Raceland
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This class is a part of LDWF's Boating Education Lagniappe Day and may offer free lunch and giveaways.

Region 8 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Address: 

St Charles East Bank Library
160 West Campus Drive
Destrahan 70047

City: 
Destrahan
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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