Richard H. Benoit Memorial Firing Range

Due to damage sustained at the Range during Hurricane Ida all classes have been canceled until further notice.


State law requires that all individuals born on or after September 1, 1969, must obtain a hunter education certificate card prior to purchasing a hunting license in Louisiana.  Individuals must be ten years of age or older to be certified.  The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid and wildlife identification.  The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Firing Range located on LA 3127 in Killona, behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility

Class size is limited to 30 students.  Each student must pre-register and attend both dates.

TWO-DAY COURSE:   (participants must attend both days)
  • Fridays:  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturdays:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm
FIELD DAYS FOR ONLINE PARTICIPANTS:  (participants must attend only one day)
   There will be 2 field days for individuals that have taken the course on line with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
  • Saturdays:  8:00 am  to  1:00 pm
Registration can be completed by visiting the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries website:
Sheriff Greg Champagne opens the Sheriff's Office firing range to the public for shooting monthly. Please refer to the Sheriff's Office website Calendar or Sheriff's Office Facebook page for upcoming dates. For more information contact Sergeant Richard Dubus at 985-783-6237.
Citizens wishing to obtain their Louisiana Concealed Carry permit must attend an 8-hour training class in addition to complying with other requirements.  These one-day classes are offered periodically throughout the year at our range.  For more information or to register for the next class, please contact Ms. Amber Walsh at (985) 783-1135.