COST TO BECOME A RANGE OFFICER
RANGE OFFICER REQUIREMENTS
Become a Range Officer and volunteer to work as such at the range for one shift per month.
A shift is either 4 or 5 hours long, depending upon whether we are operating on our winter (standard time) or summer (daylight savings time) hours.
Once you complete the requirements to become a Range Officer, you will be reimbursed for mileage to and from the range when serving your voluntary monthly shift.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A RANGE OFFICER
Be a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Join here. Complete the Louisiana Hunter Safety INSTRUCTOR Course. This course consist of 12 hours of instruction after which you will be a Certified Louisiana Hunter Safety Instructor qualified to teach the Hunter Safety Course if you so choose. Serving your monthly voluntary shifts as a Range Officer will fulfill the state's re-certification requirement to maintain your instructor status. Become a NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer. Work eight shifts at the Honey Island Range as a Range Officer Trainee. During this time you will learn how to run a firing line so that range safety is maintained. Training sessions are divided into either 4 or 5 hour shifts. The final stage of the Range Officer/membership process is approval of the applicant by the Board of Directors after the applicant has completed all of the above requirements.
RANGE OFFICER BENEFITS
Once you have completed all of the requirements for becoming a Range Officer and the Board of Directors approves your status, you enjoy the following benefits:
Free use of the range 7 days per week. You can use the range not only when it is open to the public (i.e. Friday afternoons and Saturdays and Sundays) but also during the week when the range is closed to the public ( i.e. Monday through Friday morning). PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT SHOOT WHILE YOU ARE WORKING YOUR VOLUNTARY SHIFT AS A RANGE OFFICER. THE REASON FOR THIS IS OBVIOUS. A RANGE OFFICER'S ATTENTION MUST BE FOCUSED SOLELY ON THE SHOOTERS HE/SHE IS SUPERVISING. You can bring the family out to the range at anytime free of charge. However, you must be present with them. You can bring up to 4 guests out to the range during non-public hours. During public hours your guests must pay unless you provide them with a free pass (explained below). Each time you work your voluntary shift at the range, you will earn one free pass to the range. These can be given to anyone you choose. Passes are distributed to members at the quarterly membership meetings. The satisfaction derived from helping to provide the public with a well supervised and safe place to shoot is very gratifying. Your volunteer efforts will also help to promote the exercise of the public's second amendment rights.
Because we are a non-profit organization, Range Officers cannot use the range for commercial purposes when the range is closed to the public.
This includes, but is not limited to, bringing to the range any student/guest who is taking a concealed carry class, NRA certified class, or any other class or situation where the member, as part of using the range, is being paid for his services by the student/guest.
Members who wish to use the range for commercial purposes may do so when the range is open to the public and the member is not working a shift on the range as a Range Officer. In this case, the student/guest will be considered the same as any other public shooter and will be charged the usual entrance fee.
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